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Fullscreen

toggle with

Ctrl + Command + F

Move between desktops and/or fullscreens

Ctrl + -> Ctrl + <-

How to force an app to quit on your Mac

Option + Command + Esc

Or choose Force Quit from the Apple () menu in the upper-left corner of your screen.

How to take a screenshot on your Mac

Shift + Command + 3 -> the whole screen

Shift + Command + 4 -> a portion of the screen

Shift + Command + 4 + Space -> a window in the screen

Function-Delete to forward delete

Fn + Delete -> deletes the character to right of the cursor

Control + D -> deletes the character to right of the cursor

Command + Delete -> deletes whole word

Option + Delete -> deletes whole word

Lock screen

Shift + Command + Q

Open new tab (in browser, iterm, …)

Command + T

Switch to next/previous tab (in browser, iterm, …)

Ctrl + Tab, Ctrl + Shift + Tab

Command + 1, Command + 2 -> Switch to tab 1 and then tab 2 (works for the first 8 tabs)

Command + 9 -> Switch to the lat tab

Hide, minimize, close window

Command + H, Command + M, Command + W

Open settings for current program

Command + ,

Search with Spotlight or Alfred

Command + Space, Option + Space

Top shortcut keys

Command-C/V: Copy and Paste. Command-Z: Undo.

Line-level cursor movement

Control-A: Move to the beginning of the line or paragraph.

Control-E: Move to the end of a line or paragraph.

Control-K: Delete the text between the insertion point and the end of the line or paragraph.

Control-U: Delete the text between the insertion point and the beginning of the line or paragraph.

Control-P: Move up one line.

Control-N: Move down one line.

Character-level cursor movement

Control-F: Move one character forward, Equivalent to Right Arrow.

Control-B: Move one character backward, Equivalent to Left Arrow.

Control-H: Delete the character to the left of the insertion point.

Control-D: Delete the character to the right of the insertion point.

Word-level cursor movement

Option–Left Arrow or Option–Control-F: Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word.

Option–Right Arrow or Option–Control-B: Move the insertion point to the end of the next word.

Option-Delete: Delete the word to the left of the insertion point.

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