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PapaLazarou    0

If you press shift and the shortcut key for invoking dashboard (f11 in my case) it descends super slow-mo. Thought it'd crashed the first time I did it. Dunno why its there but its looks cool sort of

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Here are a couple of keyboard shortcuts that I use quite a lot:

 

Control F2

This gets you to the Apple menu, file, edit etc.

 

Control F3

This allows you to use the arrow keys to move along the applications in the dock.

 

Command space bar

Takes you straight to the Spotlight search box.

 

Alt Command +

Zoom in to parts of the screen.

 

Alt Command -

Zoom out from the screen.

 

Command shift 3

Takes a screenshot and saves it as a PNG file on your desktop.

 

Command shift 4

Allows you to take a screenshot of only a selection of your screen.

 

(For the last two keyboard shortcuts, holding control down at the same time copies the screenshot to the clipboard)

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Jubilee    0

Holding the shift button down while clicking on a minimized window in the dock will bring it up in slow motion. Just a little trick

Same goes if you want to minimize a window.

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Jubilee    0

Also in Safari if you click Command R will Refresh the page. :D

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kensterator    0

Well, if you say that there are many more shortcuts in Safari such as Emtpy cache is Option+Command+E

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gal    0

I haven't seen someone posted these shortcuts yet but maybe

you already know them.

 

ctrl + eject button will take you to 3 options: Restart, sleep or shutdown.

I guess you knew that..

 

But did you know that when you press crtl + option + command + eject will simply

shut down you mac...

 

Well.. maybe you knew that too..

 

I started using the full access keyboard option: crtl + F1, mostly to just maximize

my docked windows... ctrl + F3 :)

 

And last one.. I saw some window snap shots on the forum with the

command + shift + 4. doing so will make you work too much selecting the

area you wanted.

 

After you pressed the combination above just add space bar and it will border

a window for you.

 

I Will definitely use some of the shortcuts you've posted so far.

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joshr    0

thank you so much for the cntrl-eject shutdown shortcut. I have been trying to figure that one out for a while.

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MACo_Polo    0

I found a shortcut that really is useless :) but is kind of cool. When I hold down Command+Spacebar it changes the little flag on the top right hand corner of my screen. It toggles between The American Flag and The Canadian Flag.

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kensterator    0

When you have a window that doesn't take up the fullscreen and you click onto finder: option+click on Finder, then you will hide the currunt Window.

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rhatta    0

In Finder: option-command-click on the chiclet button in the upper right hand corner of a Finder window will cause the toolbar configuration sheet to pop up.

 

In a scollbar: option-click on a scrollbar arrow to page up or page down. option-click in a scrollbar "trough" to jump to that position.

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Someone said if you press Shift and Minimize, then it goes super slow-mo...

 

Try Control+Shift+Minimize, It goes even slower!

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drivec    0
Apple + F5 turns off / on the functions for the visually impaired.

I've always feared Stephen Hawkings would get stuck in my Mac. No wonder why it is so fast!

 

I'm on an iBook and I'm not a complete fan of the track-pad, so i use the keyboard when ever I can.

For example: to switch between app.s I press cmnd + tab

and to switch between windows within an app, cmnd + `

I also discovered a few days ago that you can go backwards and forwards through safari's history using cmnd + the left or right arrow keys.

you can hit Command+~ after you hit command+tab to go left.

-drivec

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cherry su    0

F14 and F15 to toggle brightness, assuming your mac has the newer apple keyboards that go up to F16 and are using a built in display or a cinema display.

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rmarcus    0

I haven't been able to find a shortcut for loading images in Mail when the preferences setting for loading images is turned off. Does anyone know a shortcut or can anyone tell me how to set one up?

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Check out:

 

Dictionary Lookup

Cmd+Ctrl+D

 

Screen Shot

Cmd+Shift+3 (to file)

Cmd+Ctrl+Shift+3 (to clipboard)

 

Screen Selection Shot

Cmd+Shift+4 (to file)

Cmd+Ctrl+Shift+4 (to clipboard)

 

And of course Front Row:

Cmd+Esc

 

( Most of us will already know these, but hey! ), I also blogged about tiger shortcuts briefly a while back, but it pales in comparison to this forum thread, I might have to make it a weekly thing!

http://www.mactake.streamk.com/2007/02/osx...dictionary.html

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Firas    0

Came across this on a MacWorld podcast if I remember correctly. I've always wanted a shortcut to take a screenshot of the current application window only (no background, menu bar, or other apps) without having to drag the selection across the window (which is the default functionality of screenshot in windows' alt+printscreen if i remember correctly):

 

Cmd + Shift + 4 then hit Spacebar and the crosshairs will turn into a camera and you can click on any window to take a screenshot of that window only in full!

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Incredible!!!!!

Sweeet find Firas, soon as I have a chance I'll be blogging about it and linking back to you :D

 

Thanks!

 

*edit*

Apple should really, really update that picture of the camera. Looks more OS 7ish than Tiger!

 

But still, amazing functionality!

Edited by SkippyChalmers

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Firas    0
*edit*

Apple should really, really update that picture of the camera. Looks more OS 7ish than Tiger!

You're welcome :) Just sharing what I've learnt.

Yeah that camera does look like it's a little outdated (by a few decades) :lol:

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ro2nie    0

Cut and paste in finder:

drag a file or folder and press command, drop the file inside the destination folder, and voila.

 

Make an alias of a file/folder:

drag a file or folder, press command+option, then drop into the destination folder.

Edited by ro2nie

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ro2nie    0
Someone said if you press Shift and Minimize, then it goes super slow-mo...

Try Control+Shift+Minimize, It goes even slower!

You can press shift followed by any animation like front row, expose, dashboard, minimize and even in the slideshow mode when opening images within an email.

I guess you will be able to do slow motion in Time Machine with the shift key when leopard comes out too.

Edited by ro2nie

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ro2nie    0
It is either Option-L or Command-L. I am not in front of my Mac right now, so I am unable to reply the right one with certainty.
acually it is apple key+L

andmac :wink:

Apple key=Command

Edited by ro2nie

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Flipper    0

when your in safari and press apple and any number it takes you to that bookmrk

say if you have maccast.com as your 1st bookmark from left to right you do apple 1 and it takes you there

 

 

and when you do apple r it reloads the webpage

Edited by Flipper

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rmsmits    0

So I've searched this thread and there dosn't seem to be a way to simply maximize a window with a keyboard shortcut. Am I missing something?

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