Mac OS useful shortcuts

A list of useful shortcuts for Mac OS (X).

Option = alt; Command = cmd

Move files (copy and paste) in Finder (cmd + x doesn’t work any more)

  • Select files –> cmd + c –> cmd + alt + v

Go to individual directory in Finder

  • Home: cmd + shift + h
  • Desktop: cmd + shift + d

Spotlight search

  • cmd + whitespace

Take screenshot

  • cmd + shift + 4 (take and save as a file)
  • cmd + ctrl + shift + 4 (take and save to clipboard)
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Z. Lu
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