Control key

If you’re new to Mac OS X, you may not know what to do with the “Control” key. Luckily, there are several ways to remap it for your Mac’s keyboard. One way to do this is by switching the primary modifier keys. Switching the “Command” key to “Control” will tell macOS that control is the primary modifier. It’s a simple, but useful way to get more from your Mac keyboard.

For example, pressing Command-Space will open the application preferences. This is easier to access than using the Menu bar.

Option/Alt keys

The Option/Alt keys on Mac keyboards were removed from older models around the time of the company’s processor migration from Motorola to Intel. The older keyboards did not even have a label for the alt or option keys – instead, they had a symbol for them. The symbol is not as obvious as it is on new Mac keyboards.

The Alt key, like the Command key on Windows, is used to access alternative characters. For example, pressing Alt+p will bring up the p character, while Alt+o will show a menu with more options. MacOS has a neat key combination design, and there are some useful combinations that you might find helpful. Among the most common key combinations are copy/paste, quit, and change application.

Command key

There are several shortcut keys available in macOS that allow you to customize keyboard shortcuts to your liking. While some shortcuts work across all applications, others are application-specific. For instance, Shift + Option + Right Arrow does not work in the Finder app. So if you’re looking to change the shortcut to move the cursor to a different volume, use the Command key.

If you’re using MacOS, you can change the keyboard shortcuts so that the “Command” key corresponds to the “Control” key on the Windows keyboard. To do this, open the “System Preferences” menu and click “Keyboard.” From here, you can change the function of the “Command” and “Control” keys to suit your needs.

Function keys

The Function keys on the Mac keyboard allow you to access certain functions. You can use the Fn key to trigger features like the Expose feature. The Fn-F10 key also triggers functions like Cut and Copy. These keys are available in most applications. Moreover, you can add actions to these keys, and it’s easy to do.

Besides the Fn key, there are also other keys that you can use with the Function keys on the Mac. The F5 and F6 keys have no particular function. However, they are used for different purposes. For example, Command+C will copy selected items to the clipboard, while Command+I will display additional information on the selected item. Furthermore, the Command+Option+Space keys will open Spotlight menu, while Command+Shift+A will open the Applications folder. Finally, Shift-Command-(?) opens the Help menu.


If you want to bring up the help menu in a program, one of the most common keyboard shortcuts is Command+H. You can change the shortcut by deleting or adding a key on the keyboard. This shortcut can also be used to close all open windows. However, you should note that deleting a key on the keyboard will not automatically remove it from your Mac’s keyboard.

If you don’t want to change the shortcut, you can press Option-Command-Space to open the Character Viewer. This will open a box that you can use to enter symbols or other characters.

Command + Option + H

The Change Command + Option + H keyboard shortcuts in Mac OS X lets you change the keyboard shortcuts for several functions, including the active tool or window. You can also save custom shortcuts for certain actions. For example, you can use this shortcut to close the active viewer or Timeline panel. Another useful shortcut is command+semicolon (;) to cycle through misspelled words in a document. This shortcut will also open the spelling and grammar window, where you can correct any spelling errors.

In addition, the same shortcut can open the help menu. This feature is handy when you’re trying to navigate through a complex program, and is useful for finding information. Using this shortcut can help you navigate the help menu quickly and efficiently.

Command + Option + J

The Change Command + Option + J keyboard shortcuts feature in Mac OS X lets you change the default keyboard shortcuts for the most common tasks. It lets you change the commands for the active panel, switch between windows, create new files, and print documents. You can also use the key combinations to search across all menus and tools in the Mac OS X operating system. For example, if you want to search for a word, press Command+R, followed by the word “R.” Alternatively, you can use the Find Action command in order to search through all tools and menus on Mac OS X. Then, you can select the tool or setting you want to execute, and click OK.

The “rotor” feature in VoiceOver is another way to quickly perform navigation actions. If you often perform the same navigation action, you can quickly choose this shortcut by pressing the F8 key. You can also press VO + F8 to open the VoiceOver Utility.

Command + Option + K

The Change Command + Option + K keyboard shortcuts enable you to quickly navigate your inbox and compose replies. This keyboard shortcut opens an action menu that allows you to perform many different actions. Press Enter ( ) to select your current selection, or press Esc ( ) to close the action menu.

Depending on your needs, you may need to change the shortcuts for different applications. For example, you may want to use Shift-Command-O to open the Finder. Alternatively, you can use the Shift-Command-P command to open the Preview pane. Likewise, Shift-Command-S will open a Save As dialog. Lastly, Command-Question marks (?) will open the Help menu for the current app.

Command + Option + L

If you need to close an app, you can use the command and option keys to close it immediately. These keys also quit an application and open the desktop. You can also use them to reboot the Mac. Moreover, they are useful for navigating between open files. You can use them to open the Home or Applications folders, or to browse through your iCloud Drive.

The Command key has a logo that looks like a four-petalled flower or a squiggly square. It was designed by Susan Kare for the original iMac and is based on a Scandinavian icon for a place of interest. It works similarly to the Control key on a PC. For example, pressing the Command key and pressing the letter A will open the “Save As” menu in an app.


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