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  • Why go the long way?

  • Save time while working on your Mac with keyboard shortcuts.

  • Here are a few to get you started.

  • If you're running macOS Mojave or later, you can press Shift + Command + 5 to open the Screenshot app.

  • From there, take a screenshot, record your screen, and more, all of which will be saved to your Desktop by default.

  • Want to switch between apps?

  • Hold down Command and press Tab to see all of the apps you have open.

  • Then, tap the Tab key until you land on the app you want to switch to, and release Command to change it.

  • When you're in the Finder, you can change the file layout view by holding Command and keys 1 through 4.

  • Press Command + 2 to switch to list view.

  • Command + 3 for column view.

  • Command + 4 for gallery view.

  • And Command + 1 for icon view.

  • You can also select multiple files by pressing the Command key while clicking the documents you want.

  • And use Quick Look to view a scrollable preview of a file.

  • Just select a file and press the Space bar.

  • No more funky formatting when you're pasting something from your clip board.

  • Just hold down Option + Shift + Command + V to paste and match style.

  • To look up the definition of something while you're in an app or on the web, highlight the text and press Control + Command + D.

  • Quickly find the right emoji or special character by bringing up the character viewer.

  • All you have to do is hold Control + Command + Space bar.

  • Now you can find the right emoji or special character.

  • To find apps and documents on your computer, or information from the web, you can use Spotlight.

  • Bring it up by pressing Command + Space.

  • Instead of having multiple Safari windows open, open a new tab by pressing Command + T.

  • Then close it by pressing Command + W.

  • And press Control + Tab to switch active tabs.

  • To hide the active app, press Command + H.

  • This won't quit the app, but it will minimize the window.

  • You can reopen it from the Dock.

  • When you're in an app, find out what shortcuts you can use by clicking anywhere on the menu.

  • Shortcuts will appear next to menu items.

  • For everything else, there's also the Help menu, which is just a Shift + Command + ? away.

  • Now you can try Mac keyboard shortcuts out for yourself.

  • For more tips on how to make the most of your Mac, subscribe to the Apple Support channel, or click another video to keep watching.

Why go the long way?

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