MacOS X: My Missing Manual


Here is a list of accelerators and how-to related to Yosemite. It will be maintained and update regularly.

Accelerators

Keyboard Symbols

Command
Control
Option
Shift

Boot

Select Startup Volumes
Boot to OSX Recovery ⌘ + R
Apple Hardware Test D

Chinese Symbols

\
⋯⋯ ⌥ + ;
,
.

English Symbols

⌥ + ;
¥ ⌥ + Y
⌥ + [
⌥ + ]

File Management

Move to Trash Immediately ⌘ + Delete / Backspace
Empty Trash ⇧ + ⌘ + Delete / Backspace

Finder

Move ⌘ + Drag
Copy ⌥ + Drag
Move Up to selected Folder ⌘ + ↑
Move In to selected Folder ⌘ + ↓

Miscellaneous

Toggle Language ⌘ + Spacebar
Reset NVRAM / parameter RAM ⌘ + ⌥ + P + R
Force to Restart ⌘ + ⌥ + Power
Display Sleep ⇧ + ⌥ + Media Eject ⏏
Copy without formatting ⇧ + ⌘ + ⌥ + V

Screen Capture

Whole Screen to File ⌘ + ⇧ + 3
Select Window to File ⌘ + ⇧ + 4
Use Mouse and Spacebar to select.
Mouse click to capture.
Whole Screen to Clipboard ⌘ + ⌃ + ⇧ + 3
Select Window to Clipboard ⌘ + ⌃ + ⇧ + 4
Use Mouse and Spacebar to select.
Mouse click to capture.

Switch Among Apps and Windows

Switch Apps ⌘ + Tab
Display Open Windows of Focus App ⌃ + ↓
Display All Apps in Groups ⌃ + ↑

Mini How-To

Enable Switching Input Source by ⌘ + Spacebar

Enable [System Preferences] → [Keyboard] → [Shortcuts] → [Input Sources] → [Select the previous input source] and also disable [System Preferences] → [Keyboard] → [Shortcuts] → [Spotlight] → [Show spot light search].

Use Virtual Keyboard to Input Symbols

AppleUser: 不用再問怎麼打,Mac 標點符號超快輸入學習方式!

Enable [System Preferences] → [Keyboard] → [Keyboard] → [Show Keyboard & Character Viewer in menu bar]. Now, you may select [Show keyboard viewer] from language menu.

Set root password

In terminal, use $sudo passwd root to setup password for root. Forget after reboot.

Reference

  1. About.com: How To Capture a Screen Shot with Mac OS X
  2. Apple: OS X: Keyboard shortcuts
  3. Apple: OS X Lion: Use Apple Hardware Test
  4. AppleUser: 不用再問怎麼打,Mac 標點符號超快輸入學習方式!
  5. Beginners Mac Blog: Copy and Paste Without Formatting
  6. OSX Daily: 4 Useful Trash Keyboard Shortcuts Every Mac User Should Know
  7. Wiki: OS X: 5.12 Version 10.10: “Yosemite”

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