Mac OS X Cheatsheet


  • 2013-08-31
  • Reference Card for Mac OS X
  • #mac

Copy/Cut and Paste

Keys Action
⌘ C copy
⌘ V paste
⌘ ⌥ V cut and paste
⇧ ⌘ ⌥ V paste exactly (File owned by user)

Resize Windows

Keys Action
⌥ hold resize window on both sides
⇧ hold resize with proportions
⌘ hold resize background window
drag ↑ ↓ move window (while resize ← →)

Finder

Keys Action
⌘ ⇧ G Go to Folder
⌘ ⇧ ? Search Help (Every App)

Special Chars

Keys Action
⌥ ⇧ u [aou] Umlaute
⌥ ⇧ u [aou] Umlaute capitalized
⌥ s ß - sharp s

Dialog Access

  • Turn on Full keyboard access in Keyboard Preferences
Keys Action
tab/arrows switch between options
⌘ . presses Cancel
⌘ D presses Don’t…
⌘ N presses No…
spacebar presses button with ring
return presses colored button
cp -Rp ~/Desktop /Volumes/Files
chmod -R -N ~/Desktop
rm -rf ~/Desktop
ln -s ~/Dropbox/Desktop ~/Desktop

Desktop > Show View Options

  • Icon Size: 32x32
  • Grid Spacing: highest
  • Text Size: 11 or 10
  • Label Position: right
  • Snap to Grid: yes

System Preferences > Trackpad Settings

  • More Gestures > Swipe between pages > Swipe with three fingers

AppleScript

  • AppleScriptEditor > Preferences > Show Script menu in menu bar