Keyboard shortcuts on your Mac
You can press key combinations to do things on your iMac that you’d normally do with a trackpad, mouse, or other device. Here’s a list of commonly used keyboard shortcuts.
Note: Keyboard shortcuts in apps may vary depending on the language and keyboard layout you’re using on your Mac. If the shortcuts below don’t work as you expect, look in the app menus in the menu bar to see the correct shortcuts. You can also use the keyboard viewer to see your current keyboard layout, known as an input source. See Use the keyboard viewer on Mac in the macOS User Guide.
Cut the selected item and copy it to the Clipboard.
Copy the selected item to the Clipboard.
Paste the contents of the Clipboard into the current document or app.
Undo the previous command. Press Command-Shift-Z to redo.
Select all items.
Open a Find window, or find items in a document.
Find the next occurrence of the item you’re searching for. Press Command-Shift-G to find the previous occurrence.
Hide the windows of the front app. Press Command-Option-H to view the front app but hide all other apps.
Minimize the front window to the Dock. Press Command-Option-M to minimize all windows of the front app.
Open a new document or window.
Open the selected item, or open a dialog to select a file to open.
Print the current document.
Save the current document.
Close the front window. Press Command-Option-W to close all windows of the app.
Quit the current app.
Choose an app to Force Quit.
Switch to the next most recently used app among your open apps.
Open the Screenshot utility. You can also take screenshots using the following shortcuts:
If you switched to the Mac from a PC, check out the Apple Support article Mac tips for Windows switchers for a list of Mac keyboard shortcuts and the differences between Mac and Windows keyboards. For more keyboard shortcuts, see the Apple Support article Mac keyboard shortcuts.