Shortcut keys for MacOs Windows and Linux operating system-
Shortcut keys are somewhat which refers to giving instructions to the computer and to give a command using keyboard. There are certain number of keys available for passing info to the computer instead of mouse. So, here we will discuss about Shortcut keys for MacOs Windows and Linux operating system.
By using keyboard instead of a mouse saves a lot of time. This helps in typing faster and accurate. It saves a lot of time and as a result it saves cost and also the output is better from this.
Shortcut keys is one of fastest and easiest way to send input to the computer. Many users find it difficult to operate the keys shortcuts. But once when you will be familiar with the shortcut keys, you would be able to make your task easier.
As technology is improving day-by-day, users also create their own set of keyboard shortcuts like in Mac OS. However, the users can’t create keyboard shortcuts for general purpose.
Here are the lists of shortcut keys of different-different operating systems which are as follows :
MacOS shortcut keys :
- Open Apple + ? : For Mac help.
- Open Apple + M : For minimizing window.
- Open Apple + N : For new finder window.
- Open Apple + Shift + N : For new folder.
- Open Apple + W : It closes the current window.
- Open Apple + C : For copying the selected item to the clipboard.
- Open Apple + X : It cuts the selected item.
- Open Apple + V : This pastes item from the clipboard.
- Open Apple + L : For making alias.
- Open Apple + T : For add to favorites.
- Open Apple + O : This opens the selected icon.
- Open Apple + F : It displays the find dialog box.
- Open Apple + G : This repeats the last find operation.
Windows shortcut keys :
- Alt + Tab : Helps in switching between open applications.
- Ctrl + Print Screen/Print Screen : For creating a screen shot of the entire screen.
- Alt + double-click : For displaying the properties of the object.
- Ctrl + Alt + Del : This reboots the computer and/or bring up the windows task manager.
- Alt + Print Screen : This creates a screen shot only for the program you are currently in.
- Ctrl + Shift + Esc : This immediately bring up the windows task manager.
- Ctrl + Esc : To bring up the windows start menu.
- Alt + Esc : For switching between the open applications on taskbar.
- F3 : Starts find from desktop.
- F5 : Refreshing contents to where you were on the page.
- Shift + F10 : Works same as right-click on the selected item.
- F4 : Select a different location to browse in the windows explorer toolbar.
- Right Shift key for 8 seconds : This turns filter key on/off (repeat rate).
Linux shortcut keys :
- Ctrl + Alt + Fl…F6 : Used for switching among the text terminals.
- Ctrl + Alt + F7…F12 : For switching to GUI mode.
- Tab : To auto-complete the command.
- Up/Down Arrow : This shows previous/next commands history.
- Ctrl + Alt + (+)/(-) : This increase/decrease the screen resolution (GUI).
- Ctrl +Alt + Del : To restart the system.
- Ctrl + C : This kills the current process.
- Ctrl + D : To log off from current terminal.
- Ctrl + Z : This sends the current process to the background.
- Ctrl + Tab : For going to the next virtual desktop (GUI).
- Ctrl + Shift + Tab : For going to the previous virtual desktop (GUI).
- Ctrl + Alt + L : This locks the desktop (GUI).
- Ctrl + S : To stop the transfer process to the terminal.
- Ctrl + Q : For resuming the transfer process.
- Shift + Page up/down : For going to top/bottom of the terminal.