19 Mac Keyboard Shortcuts Youll Wish You Knew About Sooner

Time is money, friends, which is exactly why you can’t be wasting microseconds of your life moving your mouse just to save a file or searching for URLs you’ve already Googled (but, whoops, accidentally closed). That’s why we pulled together a list of helpful keyboard shortcuts for Mac users…whether you’re a computer novice or pro. (Don’t worry, PC users: You’re next!)

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If You Want to Copy
Command + C 

If You Want to Paste
Command + V

If You Want to Undo a Mistake
Command + Z

If You Want to Start a New Doc
Command + N

If You Want to Open an Existing Doc
Command + O 

If You Want to Save
Command + S 

If You Want to Take a Screenshot of Your Whole Screen
Hit Command + Shift + 3 

If You Want to Take a Screenshot
Command + Shift + 4 

If You Accidentally Close the Wrong Google Chrome Tab
Command + Shift + T
(FYI, you can do this up for up to ten tabs.) 

If Your Computer Suddenly Freezes
Command + Option + Escape 

If You Want to Search for a File
Command + Space Bar 

If You Want to Zoom In (or Out) on Your Screen
Command + Shift + Plus or Minus Signs 

If You Want to Type in a New URL
Command + L 

If You Want to Toggle Between Web Browser Tabs
Command + Option + Arrow Keys

If You Want to See All the Apps You Have Open
Command + Tab + Arrow Keys
(Just be sure you continue to hold down the Command key to select a program.)

If You Want to Quickly (and Permanently) Empty the Trash
Command + Shift + Delete
(Make sure you’ve selected the desktop first.) 

If You Have Too Many Programs Open and Need to Find Your Desktop
Command + F3 

If You Want to Hide the Dock on Your Desktop
Command + Option + D
(The same keys bring it back.)

If You Want to Put Your Mac to Sleep
Shift + Control + Power Button

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