Keyboard shortcuts and gestures in Books on Mac
In the Books app on your Mac, quickly accomplish many tasks using your keyboard, trackpad or Magic Mouse.
Add a new collection to your library
Add books to your library
Bookmark the page you’re currently viewing
Open a book’s search field
After opening the search field, just start typing, then press Return to search
Show a book’s table of contents
Show a book’s thumbnails
Show your notes in the book’s margins
Show all notes and highlights in the Notes panel
Show study cards for a book
Show a book’s glossary
See one page at a time
See two pages at a time
See the book at its actual size
Command-Plus sign (+)
Command-Minus sign (-)
Switch to full-screen view
Go to the next page, or the next image, callout or question in expanded interactive media
Right Arrow, Down Arrow or Page Down
Go to the previous page, or the previous image, callout or question in expanded interactive media
Left Arrow, Up Arrow or Page Up
Go to the next chapter
Go to the previous chapter
Go back to your previous spot in the book
Command-Left bracket ([)
Go forward to your original spot in the book
Command-Right bracket (])
Open the Book Store
Open the Audiobook Store
Open your library
Go to the next or previous page.
Swipe left or right.
Go to the next or previous gallery image.
Swipe left or right when the pointer is over a gallery.
Enlarge the feature.
When you’re done, pinch closed.
Pinch open when the pointer is over interactive media.
The graphical TOC opens.
Pinch closed in a book with a graphical table of contents.