Find, Learn and Remember Mac Shortcuts the Easy Way

So if you’ve just made the switch to Mac, you are likely enjoying the freedom and versatility that is offered by the Magic Trackpad. The gesture support for the trackpad makes navigating through OS X very fast and simple. However, you can also use the keyboard in combination with shortcuts to make Mac browsing even more seamless. The only problem is, it’s sometimes difficult to remember keyboard shortcuts. In today’s post, we will review how you can learn and remember Mac shortcuts effectively.

Mac Cheatsheet

The internet, of course, is a good spot to lookup shortcuts for your Mac. There are simply tons of articles on the net that list Apple compatible shortcuts. However, your web browser is usually preoccupied by other tasks, and you will probably rarely use it to lookup shortcuts, as searching for these codes takes up more time than actually using them.

For better learning, accessibility and memorization, you may want to consider using the Cheat Sheet App, which is currently available for free download from the official website.

Cheatsheet Website

Upon downloading the app, simply unzip it using the built-in Mac OS X zip utility. From there, double click the app to begin installing it. This app is self deploying, so it doesn’t require an installation wizard as most other apps do. When installing, choose the Move to Applications folder option.

Now, with the app installed, all you need to do is simply hold down the command⌘ key to display a list of shortcuts. Keep under consideration that shortcuts are most of the time app dependent. So, as you can tell from the above screenshot, the app Pixelmator has it’s own unique shortcuts. Some apps may not have shortcut support, but most of the more complex programs do offer shortcuts.

That’s basically all there is to it. Now, all you have to remember is one key, command, which will present all shortcuts for an app or program. Thank you for stopping by the site for today’s post. Be sure to check back tomorrow for even more Apple tips.

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