How to Increase Your Productivity with Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

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Do you want to be more productive on your Mac? Keyboard shortcuts and Activity Monitor are two powerful tools that can help you get the most out of your computer. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the best Mac keyboard shortcuts and how they can help you work faster, as well as how Activity Monitor can prvide insight into the performance of your Mac.

Mac keyboard shortcuts are designed to help you quickly access and use vaious features on your Mac. By learning a few basic shortcuts, you can increase your speed and efficiency when working with your computer. Some of the most useful keyboard shortcuts include:
• Command + C for copy
• Command + V for paste
• Command + X for cut
• Option + Command + Esc for Force Quit
• Control + Option + Power button for restarting
• Control + Option + Eject to put your Mac to sleep
• Control + F2 to show/hide the Dock
• Shift+Option+Command+Q to log out of an account
• Option+Command+C for System Information.
These are just a few of the many keyboard shortcuts available on a Mac. To learn more, check out Apple’s full list of macOS keyboard shortcuts here.
In addition to keyboard shortcuts, Activity Monitor is another invaluable tool that can help you understand how your Mac is performing and identify any problems it may be having. This application provides detailed information about processor activity, memory usage, disk activity, network usage, and more. It also allows you to view which applications are using up resources and quit them if necessary. To open Activity Monitor, press Command+Spacebar to open Spotlight search and type in “Activity Monitor” or simply click on it in the Applications folder in Finder.
Using both keyboard shortcuts and Activity Monitor will allow you to work faster and more efficiently with your Mac while keeping an eye on its performance at all times. So give them a try today!

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Using Ctrl K on a Mac

Ctrl K on Mac is a keyboard shortcut that can be used to delete the text between the insertion point (cursor) and the end of the line or paragraph. This shortcut is esecially useful when you are editing or writing a document, as it allows you quickly remove unwanted text without having to manually select it.

Using Ctrl Shift R on a Mac

Ctrl Shift R (or Command Shift R) on a Mac is a shortcut for refreshing the page in your web browser. By pressing this key combination, you can quickly reload the page and see any changes or updates to the content. This is especially useful when loading dynamic content such as news websites and social media feeds. It can also be helpful when troubleshooting issues with a website or oher web-based application.

Using Ctrl Shift V on Mac

Ctrl + Shift + V on Mac is the shortcut for “Paste and Match Style” which allows you to copy and paste something without its previous formatting. The command is used to paste content from an external source, such as a web page, into a text document or other application while preserving the original style of the source instead of taking on the style of the current document. This makes it easier to make sure that your content looks consistent with its original form, regardless of where you are pasting it into.

Using Ctrl F3 on a Mac

Ctrl F3 (or “Function Key 3”) on Mac is a shortcut that opens the Mission Control feature. It provides you with an overview of all running applications, grouping windows from the same application, and your Spaces. Mission Control helps you to better organize your desktop and quickly switch between open applications. It can be accessed by pressing the F3 key or by clicking on the Mission Control icon in the dock.

Using CTRL+P on a Mac

Ctrl P on Mac is a keyboard shortcut used to perform the Print command. It opens the Print dialog box, which allows you to select the printer and print settings for your document. The shortcut works in most applications that support printing, including web browsers, text editors, and word processors. To use Ctrl P on Mac, simply press the Control (Ctrl) key and the letter “P” at the same time.

Using Alt F10 on Mac

Alt F10 on a Mac is the keyboard shortcut for jumping to the editor toolbar. It is a combination of the Fn, Option, and F10 keys. When pressed together, this shortcut will move your focus to the first icon in the top row of the editor toolbar. You can then use the arrow keys to move forward and backward trough the toolbar icons.

Using Alt F9 on Mac

Alt F9 on Mac is a keyboard shortcut that toggles between “field code view” and “field results view” in text documents. When you press the shortcut, it will show any fields that have been inserted into the document, such as hyperlinks or bookmarks. This can be usful if you need to edit or remove these fields. The shortcut is also known as option-F9 (or fn-option-F9/fn-alt-F9).

The Function of Ctrl Y on Mac

Ctrl+Y is not a keyboard shortcut used in MacOS. Instead, MacOS uses ? Command + ? Shift + Z for Redo, which reverses the previous Undo action. In some programs such as Microsoft Office it will repeat the previous action if it was something othr than Undo.

The Function of Ctrl Shift 3 on Mac

Ctrl Shift 3 on a Mac is a shortcut command that allows you to take a screenshot of the entire screen, and save it to the clipboard. This can be useful if you want to quickly capture somethig displayed on your screen and save it for future use. To take a screenshot with this command, press and hold down the Ctrl, Shift, and 3 keys simultaneously. If done correctly, your Mac should make a camera shutter sound and the image will be stored in the clipboard. You can then paste this image into an application such as an image editor or word processor for further manipulation.

The Function of Ctrl Shift C

Ctrl+Shift+C is a keyboard shortcut used to copy selected formatting in Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. It can be used to quickly duplicate the formatting of text, shapes, images, and other elements in a document. This shortcut can be particularly useful when creating templates or when applying consistent formatting across multiple documents or sections of a document.

Using Shift F5 on a Mac

Shift F5 is a keyboard shortcut on Mac computers that can be used to force the browser to reload the page completely and download all the files again. It is also sometimes referred to as “Hard Reload” and can be used to ensure that you are viewing the most recent version of the page sent by the server. To use this shortcut, press Command + R on your Mac keyboard.

Using Ctrl + L

Ctrl + L is a keyboard shortcut used to quickly align text or selected content to the left side of the screen. To use this command, press and hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard and press L at the same time. This will instantly move the text or content to the left of your page.

The Function Keys: F1 – F12

F1 trough F12 are the function keys located at the top of a computer keyboard. These keys can be used in combination with the Alt or Ctrl keys to perform specific tasks depending on the operating system or program that is currently running. For example, pressing F1 may open a help menu in some programs, while pressing Ctrl + F5 may refresh a webpage. Other functions of the F-keys include adjusting the volume of audio, controlling media playback, and opening application menus.

The Function of F8 on Mac Computers

F8 on Mac keyboards is the Pause/Play button, which can be used to pause or play audio. This button works with both internal and external audio sources. If you have an external media player connected to your Mac, pressing F8 will pause or play the song that is currently playing. You can also use F8 to pause or play videos within a browser window.

The Function of the F12 Key

The F12 key is primarily used to print a file in the active window. Depending on the program you are using, it may have additional functions such as opening a document or executing oher specific commands. It can also be used to access certain menus and settings within some programs.


In conclusion, Mac Keyboard Shortcuts can be a great way to increase productivity and efficiency when using a Mac computer. By utilizing the shortcuts provided by Apple, users can quickly navigate through the system, open programs, and edit text in an efficient manner. Some of the most commonly used shortcuts are Command + R to start up from the built-in macOS Recovery system, Command + Shift + V to paste and match style withut its previous formatting, and F3 to open Mission Control. With just a few simple keystrokes, users can accomplish tasks quickly and easily.

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Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.