Keyboard shortcuts and gestures in Maps on Mac
There are several ways to navigate maps, including using keyboard shortcuts. If you have a trackpad, you have additional options.
To find shortcuts for common commands, look in the menus.
Show your current location
Click the Current Location button in the toolbar.
Move up or down, left or right
Press and hold the mouse or trackpad, then drag the map.
On a trackpad, you can also drag using two fingers.
Press the arrow keys.
Rotate the map
Click and hold the compass while you drag left and right, or up and down.
On a trackpad, rotate using two fingers.
Press Option-Left Arrow (to rotate anticlockwise) or Option-Right Arrow (to rotate clockwise).
Tilt the map
Click the 3D button , then use the slider in the lower-right corner.
Return to the north-facing orientation
Click the compass.
Press Command-Up Arrow.
Click the zoom in button in the lower-right corner of the map.
On a trackpad, pinch two fingers open.
Press Command-Plus Sign (+).
Click the zoom out button in the lower-right corner of the map.
Press the Option key while you double-click.
On a trackpad, pinch two fingers closed.
Press Command-Minus Sign (-).
Choose View > Show Traffic.
See an incident report
Click a marker on the map. There are four markers: a crash icon , a construction icon , a closed road icon and a general alert icon .
Switch between map, transit and satellite views
Choose View > Default, View > Transit or View > Satellite.
Press Command-1, Command-2 or Command-3.
Show 3D map
Click the 3D button .
Choose View > Satellite, then choose View > Show Labels.
Drop a pin
Choose Edit > Drop Pin.
If you have a Force Touch trackpad, force click.
Add a location to your Favourites
Click the location, click the More button in the information card, then choose Add to Favourites.
Share a location or map
Click the Share button , then choose how you want to share.