So, for example, Command+W closes the front window. Option+Command+W closes all windows for the front application. Shortcuts can be complex. The shortcut in TextEdit for Edit→Paste and Match Style is Option+Shift+Command+V. Control: This key’s symbol looks like a hat. The key is pressed in combination with a mouse click to mean right-click. So, for example, Command+W closes the front window. Option+Command+W closes all windows for the front application. Shortcuts can be complex. The shortcut in TextEdit for Edit→Paste and Match Style is Option+Shift+Command+V. Control: This key’s symbol looks like a hat. The key is pressed in combination with a mouse click to mean right-click.
If you are new to Mac OS X, it can be frustrating to learn some of the hot-keys that you were used to on Windows. While there isn't always an exact equivalent, there are a few shortcuts that are similar and will get you started.
Control-Alt-Delete In Windows Control-Alt-Delete will bring up the security window allowing you to change users and lock the computer, among other things. There are a few hot-keys on the Mac that can perform the same functions. • Control-Command-Eject restarts the Mac • Control-Option-Command-Eject shuts down the Mac immediately • Shift-Command-Q logs you out so you can login as another account Control-Shift-Escape Control-Shift-Escape pulls up the task manage on Windows and the equivalent on the Mac is the Force Quit menu. You access that with Command-Option-Escape.
Print Screen You can put a snapshot of screen into your clipboard on Windows with the Print Screen button. Mac offers several hot-keys for screen shots: • Shift-Command-3 takes a screen shot of the entire screen • Shift-Command-4 takes a screen shot of an area • Shift-Command-4-Space takes a screen shot of a specific window The cursor changes to show you which screen shot type you'll be taking, and the shot it saved to your desktop.
MORE: File and Document Shortcuts There are many shortcuts you can use to open, edit, manage and close documents and files in Windows and Macintosh. • To open a file in Windows, you type Control-O, and on the Mac you hit Command-O.
• To open a new document hit Control-N or Command-N on a Mac. • To select all the text on a page or document, you hit Control-A or Command-A on a Mac. • Copy highlighted text with Control-C or Command-C on a Mac. • Cut the highlighted text with Control-X or Command-X on a Mac. • Paste the copied or cut text with Control-V or Command-V on a Mac. • Paste special text with Control-Alt-V or Control-Command-V • Print the current document with Control-P or Command-P on a Mac.
• Save the file or document with Control-S or Command-S on a Mac. • Closing a window is slightly different on a Mac from Windows. On Windows, you close a file window with Alt-F4 and the equivalent on a Mac is Command-W.
Other Macintosh Shortcuts You can learn other Mac shortcuts by going to the System Preferences, then Keyboard in the Shortcuts tab. My favorite hot-keys are Command-Q to quit apps and Command-W to close windows.
• Command-X: Cut the selected item and copy it to the Clipboard. • Command-C: Copy the selected item to the Clipboard. This also works for files in the Finder. • Command-V: Paste the contents of the Clipboard into the current document or app.
This also works for files in the Finder. • Command-Z: Undo the previous command. You can then press Shift-Command-Z to Redo, reversing the undo command. In some apps, you can undo and redo multiple commands. • Command-A: Select All items. • Command-F: Find items in a document or open a Find window. • Command-G: Find Again: Find the next occurrence of the item previously found.
What's New in MacVim. MacVim is a port of the text editor Vim to Mac OS X that is meant to look better and integrate more seamlessly with the Mac than the older Carbon port of Vim. Most importantly, MacVim brings you the full power of Vim 7.2 to Mac OS X. MacVim supports multiple windows with tabbed editing and a host of other features such as: • bindings to standard OS X keyboard shortcuts (⌘-Z, ⌘-V, ⌘-A, ⌘-G, etc.), • transparent backgrounds, • full-screen mode, • multibyte editing with OS X input methods and automatic font substitution, • ODB editor support, • and more.
To find the previous occurrence, press Shift-Command-G. • Command-H: Hide the windows of the front app. To view the front app but hide all other apps, press Option-Command-H. • Command-M: Minimize the front window to the Dock.
To minimize all windows of the front app, press Option-Command-M. • Command-O: Open the selected item, or open a dialog to select a file to open. • Command-P: Print the current document. • Command-S: Save the current document. • Command-T: Open a new tab. • Command-W: Close the front window.
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