Keyboard shortcuts and gestures in Maps on Mac
In the Maps app on your Mac, you can quickly accomplish many tasks using keyboard shortcuts and gestures. See the shortcuts and gestures below, as well as keyboard shortcuts in Maps menus in the menu bar. In app menus, keyboard shortcuts are represented by symbols.
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.
Show your current location
Move up or down, left or right
Press the arrow keys.
Click and hold the mouse or trackpad, then drag the map.
On a trackpad, you can also drag using two fingers.
Rotate the map
Option-Left Arrow (to rotate counterclockwise) or Option-Right Arrow (to rotate clockwise).
Click and hold the compass while you drag left and right, or up and down.
On a trackpad, rotate using two fingers.
Tilt the map
Click the 3D button in the toolbar, then drag the slider in the lower-right corner.
Return to the north-facing orientation
Command-Plus Sign (+).
On a trackpad, pinch two fingers open.
Press the Option key while you double-click.
Command-Minus Sign (-).
On a trackpad, pinch two fingers closed.
Switch to explore view
Switch to driving view
Switch to transit view
Switch to satellite view
Show 3D map
Show Look Around
Drop a pin
Show or hide the sidebar