Keyboard Shortcuts – Mac101 – Get one to one with your Mac ! Tue, 10 Jan 2017 11:49:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 MacBook Pro Tips Wed, 04 Jan 2017 10:55:35 +0000

Set up

The first time your MacBook Pro starts up, Setup Assistant walks you through the simple steps needed to begin using your new Mac. If you want to transfer your data from another computer, see Migrate your data for details.

A screen with Setup Assistant open to the Welcome screen.

Be sure to connect to Wi-Fi, turn on Bluetooth® wireless technology, get an Apple ID, then sign in to iCloud. Activate Siri during setup, if you want. If your MacBook Pro has the Touch Bar, you can also set up Touch ID and Apple Pay.

You can do these steps quickly and easily with Setup Assistant—but if you want to do them later, here’s how:

Connect to Wi-Fi. Click the Wi-Fi status icon in the menu bar, then choose a Wi-Fi network and enter the password, if necessary.

Turn Wi-Fi on or off. Click the Wi-Fi status icon in the menu bar, then choose Turn Wi-Fi On or Turn Wi-Fi Off.

Turn Bluetooth on or off. Click the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar, then choose Turn Bluetooth On or Turn Bluetooth Off.

Tip: If you don’t see the Wi-Fi status icon or Bluetooth icon in the menu bar, you can add them. For Wi-Fi, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Network. Click Wi-Fi in the list on the left, then select “Show Wi-Fi status in menu bar.” For Bluetooth, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Bluetooth, then select “Show Bluetooth in menu bar.”

Get an Apple ID. Your Apple ID is the account you use for everything you do with Apple—including using the App Store, the iTunes Store, iCloud, iMessage, and more. Your Apple ID consists of an email address and a password. You need only one Apple ID to use any Apple service, on any device—whether it’s your computer, iOS device, or Apple Watch. It’s best to have your own Apple ID and not share it—create separate Apple IDs for each family member.

If you don’t already have an Apple ID, you can create one (it’s free). Go to the Apple ID account website.

Important: If you forget your Apple ID password, you don’t need to create a new Apple ID. Just click the Forgot link in the login window to retrieve your password.

Set up iCloud on your MacBook Pro. With iCloud, you can store all of your content—documents, movies, music, photos, and more—in the cloud, and access it anywhere you go.

To set up iCloud, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click iCloud. In the window that appears, enter your Apple ID and password. Then select the features you want to use. For more about iCloud, see Access your content anywhere with iCloud.

Important: Be sure to use the same Apple ID for iCloud on all your devices.

Set up Siri. You can enable Siri on your MacBook Pro when prompted during setup. To learn how to turn on Siri later and for information about using Siri on your Mac, see Siri.

Set up Touch ID. If your MacBook Pro has the Touch Bar and Touch ID, you can add a fingerprint to Touch ID during setup. To set up Touch ID later or to add additional fingerprints, click the System Preferences icon  in the Dock, or choose Apple menu > System Preferences. Then click Touch ID. To add a fingerprint, click the add icon and follow the onscreen instructions. You can add up to three fingerprints per user account (you can add up to five fingerprints total to your MacBook Pro).

The Touch ID preferences window with options for adding a fingerprint and using Touch ID to unlock your Mac, use Apple Pay, and buy from the iTunes, App Store, and iBooks Store.

You can also set options for how you want to use Touch ID on your MacBook Pro: to unlock your Mac instead of entering your password, to use Apple Pay (see Apple Pay), or to purchase items on the iTunes Store, App Store, and iBooks Store.

Tip: If two or more users use the same MacBook Pro, each one can add a fingerprint to Touch ID to quickly unlock, authenticate, and log in to the MacBook Pro. Your MacBook Pro can store a total of five fingerprints.

For more information about Touch ID, see the Apple Support article Use Touch ID on your MacBook Pro.

Set up Apple Pay. If you have a MacBook Pro with the Touch Bar, you can set up Apple Pay for one user account on your MacBook Pro during setup. Other users can still pay with Apple Pay, but they must complete the purchase using their iPhone or Apple Watch that’s been set up for Apple Pay (see Apple Pay for more details). Follow the onscreen prompts to add and verify your card. If you already use a card for iTunes purchases, you might be prompted to verify this card first.

To set up Apple Pay or add additional cards later, click the System Preferences icon  in the Dock, or choose Apple menu > System Preferences. Then click Wallet & Apple Pay and follow the onscreen prompts to set up Apple Pay.

Note: The card issuer determines whether your card is eligible to use with Apple Pay, and may ask you to provide additional information to complete the verification process. Many credit and debit cards can be used with Apple Pay. For information about Apple Pay availability and current credit card issuers, see the Apple Support article Apple Pay Participating Banks.

The desktop

The first thing you see on your MacBook Pro is the desktop, where you can quickly open apps, search for anything on your MacBook Pro and the web, organize your files, and more.

A MacBook Pro screen calling out the Apple menu, desktop, Help menu, Finder window, menu bar, Wi-Fi status icon, Ask Siri icon, Finder icon, System Preferences icon, and the Dock.

Tip: Can’t find the pointer? To magnify it temporarily, move your finger rapidly back and forth on the trackpad. Or if you’re using a mouse, slide it back and forth quickly.

MacBook Pro built-in keyboard mapping in Windows Thu, 17 May 2012 12:13:00 +0000 MacBook built-in keyboards are similar to MacBook Pro built-in keyboards, but there are some differences (such as Keyboard Illumination keys, which are not on a MacBook keyboard). However, the majority of this article applies to MacBook keyboards as well.

MacBook Pro keyboard all keys
Sample MacBook Pro built-in keyboard

Key mappings for Microsoft Windows features 

Below is a chart of keyboard functions specific to Microsoft Windows, and equivalent key combinations as they are mapped to Apple keyboards by the Apple Keyboard Support driver.
PC keyboard all keys

Function PC keyboard MacBook Pro built-in keyboard

Print Screen PC Print Screen key Mac fn (function) keyMac Shift keyMac F11 key
Print active window Mac fn (function) keyMac Shift keyMac Option keyMac F11 key
Scroll Lock PC Scroll Lock key  Mac fn (function) keyMac Shift keyMac F12 key
Pause/Break PC Pause key  —
Backspace delete PC Backspace key  Mac delete key
Insert PC Insert key  —
Number lock PC numlock key Mac fn (function) keyMac F6 num lock key
Alt (Option) PC Alt key  Mac Option key
Enter PC Enter key Mac Return key 
AltGr / Alt GR PC Alt key

(Right Alt key)

 Mac Option keyMac Control key
Forward delete PC forward delete key  Mac fn (function) keyMac delete key
Applications PC applications key
Windows logo (Start menu) PC period delete keypad key Mac Command key 
Key mappings for Boot Camp features
Some keys are only available on a keyboard designed for Apple computers. They are either named differently or simply not available on a Windows-compatible keyboard.

Your Apple keyboard provides certain keys that are not available on Windows/PC keyboards.

MacBook keyboard all keys shown and certain ones highlighted

Function PC keyboard MacBook Pro built-in keyboard
Brightness down Mac F1 key 
Brightness up  Mac F2 key
Volume down  Mac F4 key
Volume up  Mac F5 key
Mute  Mac F3 key
Media eject  Mac eject key
Media eject secondary optical drive Mac Option key Mac eject key
Delete  Mac delete key
Fn (Function)  Mac fn (function) key
Display Mode Toggle  Mac F7 key
Keyboard Illumination Toggle (MacBook Pro)  Mac F6 key
Decrease Keyboard Illumination  Mac F9 key
Increase Keyboard Illumination  Mac F10 key

Numeric keypad mappings
Apple external and built-in keyboards provide the same functionality as Microsoft-compatible numeric keypads.

To enable numerical input, press Num Lock on a PC keyboard, or Fn-Numlock on the MacBook Pro keyboard.

The chart below shows equivalent keystrokes.

Function PC keyboard MacBook Pro built-in keyboard
Page Up PC 2 keypad Mac fn (function) keyMac Page Up key

(Numlock off)

Page Down PC 3 keypad Mac fn (function) keyMac Page Down key

(Numlock off)

Insert PC zero keypad  —
Decimal Point PC period delete keypad Mac decimal point key

(Numlock off)

Delete PC period delete keypad Mac fn (function) keyMac decimal point key

(Numlock off)

Up arrow PC 8 keypad  Mac page up key

(Numlock off)

Down arrow PC 2 keypad  Mac page down key

(Numlock off)

Left arrow PC 4 keypad  Mac left arrow key

(Numlock off)

Right arrow PC 6 keypad Mac right arrow key

(Numlock off)

Home PC Home keypad Mac fn (function) keyMac left arrow key

(Numlock off)

Additional Information
If you disable the Apple Keyboard Support driver in Windows, Windows will not recognize extended Function keys, nor the (Fn) key.

Important: Apple does not provide technical phone support for installing, using, or recovering Microsoft Windows. Support is available for using Boot Camp Setup Assistant, as well as installing or restoring Boot Camp software while booted into Windows. Support articles and discussions may also be available on Apple’s support website.

Keyboard Shortcuts Thu, 16 Jun 2011 20:18:00 +0000
  • Alt-⌘-Up to alter between .m and .h file
  • ⌘-Shift-D, When you want to open a file or a symbol definition that’s in your project or in a framework.
  • ⌘-Shift-E expand the editor view to full height of the window.
  • Alt-⌘-Left / Alt-⌘-Right, Navigate among open files back and forth.
  • Press Tab to accept the current completion.
  • Escape presents a pop-up list from which you can select from all the available completions (i.e after dot press Escape to list down a complete list).
  • Control-comma to show the list of available completions, Control-period to insert the most likely completion, and Control-Slash & Shift-Control-Slash to move between place holder tokens.
  • ⌘-double click on a symbol to see the definition of a symbol.
  • Option-double click on a symbol to see the documentation for that symbol– OR– Right click on any word and select ‘Find Selected Text in API Reference’ to search the API for that word.
  • Cmd-/ to automatically insert “//” for comments.
  • Ctrl+Left/Right Arrow to do intra-word text navigation.
  • Control-1 list down all the project files.
  • Control-2 to access the popup list of functions/methods/symbols in this file.
  • Control-3 list down all the include files
  • Right click on a variable in your function and click edit all in scope (Best one).
  • ⌘-[ and ⌘-] to indent and unindent selected text. Makes cleaning up source code much easier.
  • Double-click on the square brackets or parentheses to obtain bracket and parentheses matching.
  • Control-Shift-R to show the Console
  • Control-Alt-⌘-R to clear the log
  • Control-⌘ Left/Right to fold and unfold the function.
  • Shift-⌘-C, the class browser in Xcode.
  • ⌘-=, Jump to the next error in the list of build errors. Display the multiple Find panel with ⌘-Shift-F.
  • ⌘-O, Jump to the Project tab, to the build tab with ⌘-Shift-B and to the debug tab with ⌘-Shift-Y.
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        Keyboard Shortcuts Wed, 10 Dec 2008 12:45:00 +0000


        Press X during startup – Force Mac OS X startup
        Press Option-Command-Shift-Delete during startup – Bypass primary startup volume and seek a different startup volume (such as a CD or external disk)
        Press C during startup – Start up from a CD that has a system folder
        Press N during startup – Attempt to start up from a compatible network server (NetBoot)
        Press T during startup – Start up in FireWire Target Disk mode
        Press Shift during startup – Start up in Safe Boot mode and temporarily disable login items and non-essential kernel extension files (Mac OS X 10.2 and later)
        Press Command-V during startup – Start up in Verbose mode.
        Press Command-S during startup – Start up in Single-User mode

        Finder window:
        Command-W – Close Window
        Option-Command-W – Close all Windows
        Command-Right Arrow – Expand folder (list view)
        Option-Command-Right Arrow – Expand folder and nested subfolders (list view)
        Command-Left Arrow – Collapse Folder (list view)
        Option-Command-Up Arrow – Open parent folder and close current window

        Menu commands:
        Shift-Command-Q (Apple Menu) – Log out
        Shift-Option-Command-Q (Apple Menu) – Log out immediately
        Shift-Command-Delete (Finder Menu) – Empty Trash
        Option-Shift-Command-Delete (Finder Menu) – Empty Trash without dialog
        Command-H (Finder Menu) – Hide Finder
        Option-Command-H (Finder Menu) – Hide Others
        Command-N (File Menu) – New Finder window
        Shift-Command-N (File Menu) – New Folder
        Command-O (File Menu) – Open
        Command-S (File Menu) – Save
        Shift-Command-S (File Menu) – Save as
        Command-P (File Menu) – Print
        Command-W (File Menu) – Close Window
        Option-Command-W (File Menu) – Close all Windows
        Command-I (File Menu) – Get Info
        Option-Command-I (File Menu) – Show Attributes Inspector
        Command-D (File Menu) – Duplicate
        Command-L (File Menu) – Make Alias
        Command-R (File Menu) – Show original
        Command-T (File Menu) – Add to Favorites (Mac OS X 10.2.8 or earlier), Add to Sidebar (Mac OS X 10.3 or later—use Shift-Command-T for Add to Favorites)
        Command-Delete (File Menu) – Move to Trash
        Command-E (File Menu) – Eject
        Command-F (File Menu) – Find
        Command-Z (Edit Menu) – Undo
        Command-X (Edit Menu) – Cut
        Command-C (Edit Menu) – Copy
        Command-V (Edit Menu) – Paste
        Command-A (Edit Menu) – Select All
        Command-1 (View Menu) – View as Icons
        Command-2 (View Menu) – View as List
        Command-3 (View Menu) – View as Columns
        Command-B (View Menu) – Hide Toolbar
        Command-J (View Menu) – Show View Options
        Command – [ (Go Menu) – Back
        Command – ] (Go Menu) – Forward
        Shift-Command-C (Go Menu) – Computer
        Shift-Command-H (Go Menu) – Home
        Shift-Command-I (Go Menu) – iDisk
        Shift-Command-A (Go Menu) – Applications
        Shift-Command-F (Go Menu) – Favorites
        Shift-Command-G (Go Menu) – Goto Folder
        Command-K (Go Menu) – Connect to Server
        Command-M (Window Menu) – Minimize Window
        Option-Command-M (Window Menu) – Minimize All Windows
        Command-? (Help Menu) – Open Mac Help
        Command-Space – Open Spotlight (Mac OS X 10.4 or later)
        Command-esc (Front Row) – Activates Front Row for certain Apple computers


        Universal Access and VoiceOver:
        Option-Command-8 – Turn on Zoom
        Option-Command-+ (plus) – Zoom in
        Option-Command– (minus) – Zoom out
        Control-Option-Command-8 – Switch to White on Black
        Control-F1 – Turn on Full Keyboard Access

        When Full Keyboard Access is turned on, you can use the key combinations listed in the table below from the Finder:
        Control-F2 (Full Keyboard Access) – Highlight Menu
        Control-F3 (Full Keyboard Access) – Highlight Dock
        Control-F4 (Full Keyboard Access) – Highlight Window (active) or next window behind it
        Control-F5 (Full Keyboard Access) – Highlight Toolbar
        Control-F6 (Full Keyboard Access) – Highlight Utility window (palette)
        Command-F5 or fn-Command-F5 – Turn VoiceOver on or off (Mac OS X 10.4 or later)
        Control-Option-F8 or fn-Control-Option-F8 – Open VoiceOver Utility (Mac OS X 10.4 or later)
        Control-Option-F7 or fn-Control-option-F7 – Display VoiceOver menu (Mac OS X 10.4 or later)
        Control-Option-; or fn-Control-option-; – Enable/disable VoiceOver Control-Option lock (Mac OS X 10.4 or later)

        The Universal Access preference pane allows you to turn on Mouse Keys. When Mouse Keys is on, you can use the numeric keypad to move the mouse. If your computer doesn’t have a numeric keypad, use the Fn (function) key.


        Mouse Keys:
        8 – Move Up
        2 – Move Down
        4 – Move Left
        6 – Move Right
        1, 3, 7, and 9 – Move Diagonally
        5 – Press Mouse Button
        0 – Hold Mouse Button
        . (period on keypad) – Release Mouse Button (use after pressing 0)


        Other Commands:
        Option-Command-D – Show/Hide Dock
        Command-Tab – Switch application
        tab – Highlight next item
        Command-Up Arrow – Move up one directory
        Command-Down Arrow – Move down one directory
        Page Up or Control-Up Arrow – Move up one page
        Page Down or Control-Down Arrow – Move down one page
        Option-Drag – Copy to new location
        Option-Command-Drag – Make alias in new location
        Command-Drag – Move to new location without copying
        Shift-Command-C – Show Colors palette in application
        Command-T – Show Font palette in application
        Command-Shift-3 – Take a picture of the screen
        Command-Shift-4 – Take a picture of the selection
        Command-Shift-4, then press Control while selecting – Take a picture of the screen, place in Clipboard
        Command-Shift-4, then Spacebar – Take a picture of the selected window
        Option-Command-esc – Force Quit
        Control-Eject – Restart, Sleep, Shutdown dialog box
        Control-Command-Eject – Quit all applications and restart
        Option-Command-Eject or Option-Command-Power – Sleep
        Command-click window toolbar button (upper right corner) – Cycle through available views for the window’s toolbar (dependant on the nature of the Finder or application window)
        Command-` – Cycle through windows in application or Finder (if more than one window is open)
        Function-Delete – (portables only–PowerBook, iBook, MacBook, MacBook Pro) Forward Delete – (delete the character to the right of your cursor)