Keyboard shortcuts can make using your Mac faster and easier, and leave your mouse feeling archaic. With just a few taps, you can save files, open new tabs, or play a movie—all without using your mouse even once. Don't Miss: 30+ Keyboard Shortcuts You Should Be Using on YouTu ...more
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Moving away from a webpage you were looking at accidentally is always frustrating. Get back to what you were doing as quickly as possible by using these keyboard shortcuts for Mac browsers to move back a page quickly and easily.
Learn how to assign and change keyboard shortcut assignments on your Mac.
If you already have your basic keyboard shortcuts under control—we're talking classics here, Control-C (copy for PC) or Command-C (copy for Mac)—it's time to load up your memory bank. There are endless shortcuts available (truly endless—since you can customize them yourself), ...more
All of those keys on your keyboard can do much more than just help to update your Facebook status or fire off a scathing tweet. By learning all of the keyboard shortcuts for apps on your Mac, you can cut back on mouse or trackpad usage to perform actions faster and more effici ...more
This video demonstrates how to customize keyboard shortcuts on a Mac. From the people who brought you the Dummies instructional book series, brings you the same non-intimidating guides in video form. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to customize keyboard shortcuts on a M ...more
If you're a Mac user, you know the keys to the castle are literally knowing how to use the shortcuts and hot-keys. But, what if you don't like the predefined OS X setup? Well, simple answer, change them. This is a quick guide to remapping any keyboard shortcut in any applicati ...more
Interested in creating your own custom keyboard shortcuts within Mac OS X? It's easier than you might think. It's so easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to can present a complete, head-to-toe overview of the process in just over a minute's time. For details, including ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to use ten handy and easy-to-remember keyboard shortcuts on an Apple Mac OS X or Microsoft Windows PC. They're easy to use and this video presents a complete guide. For more information, including a full demonstration and detailed, step-by-step i ...more
There's no denying it- keyboard shortcuts make life a little simpler, a little faster. Cut down on those small annoyances, and pick up some tips from CNET. Image Credit.
We love the guy who invented keyboard shortcuts. Especially now that we're all glued to our computers from sunrise until sunset (and perhaps even after that), being able to tab between pages with the click of a button or two and to open new tabs without having to drag the mous ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to set up and use custom key commands on an Apple computer running the Mac OS X operating sytem. It's an easy process and this video presents a complete guide. For more information, including a full demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instru ...more
The dock has been a staple of Mac OS X since its creation and not much has been needed to improve its functionality, but when you add theming to the mix, you can run into some issues. At times, I have my Mac set up with a particular theme that doesn't need a dock taking up pr ...more
In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to use keyboard shortcuts within Google Gmail to speed up common and repetitive tasks. For all the details, including step-by-step instructions, and to get using these useful key commands yourself, take a look.
In this clip, you'll learn how to save time with a number of useful keyboard shortcuts for the Apple MacBook. They're easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-electronics how-to can present a complete overview of them in about five minutes. For more information, including detail ...more
Apple's keyboard has a set of media controls to navigate the music playing on iTunes, allowing you to play, pause, skip, and replay songs and videos. Unfortunately, these controls are exclusive to iTunes; if you're playing music from Spotify, Pandora, or the myriad of other on ...more
On average, it takes three seconds to move your hand from the keyboard to the mouse, then click once and move your hand back to the keyboard. While the time wasted my sound trivial, it can add up quickly throughout the day. Seconds can become minutes wasted and can make it di ...more
There are hundreds of keyboard shortcuts out there, but these 7 are the ones you'll definitely want to remember. I use them every day, and you should too. Step 1: Tab Domination If you're a super user like me, you probably have at least 10 tabs open at any given time. Tabs we ...more
Keyboard shortcuts make computing in Mac OS X faster, but what do you do if there isn't a shortcut for your favorite task? Tune in to Tekzilla and fine out!
Wish there were a way to use Apple-style keyboard shortcuts on a Windows 7 PC? Well, there is! And this clip will show you how it's done. With maComfort, It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this handy home-computing how-to from the folks at Tekzilla can present a complete overvi ...more
Keyboard shortcuts are super useful for multitasking and saving time on the computer. But if you're like me, you might only know a few of the million of keyboard shortcuts that are out there. I pretty much know the most basic of basic shortcuts: copy, cut, paste, save, select ...more
Facebook recently revamped its Newsfeed in order to save us some time when scrolling around the website. But an even cooler, more underground time-saver are these super legit keyboard shortcuts. Facebook actions have been around forever, but I bet you never even knew about the ...more
New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 618th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn about a handy ...more
New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 4th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to add data ...more
New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 2nd installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to create ch ...more
New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 705th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use Ctr ...more
When creating business documents or communicating with colleagues in other countries with your Apple computer, it's often necessary to use certain typographic symbols. In this video, you'll learn how you can use quick key combinations to access certain characters. For more on ...more
"Enter your email address. Confirm your email address." I absolutely hate seeing those two sentences when I'm signing up for something online, especially on my Samsung Galaxy S3. The less keyboard work I have to do on my mobile the better. Luckily, there is a way to enter you ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use the on-screen keyboard on a Mac OS X computer. To turn on the keyboard viewer, go to Apple and select System Preferences. Under Personal, click on Language & Text. Click on the Input Sources tab and check Keyboard & Character Vi ...more
In this video, we learn how to clean your Mac computer keyboard. You will need to have iKlear and iClean to do this, along with a microfiber cloth. To start, you will take off the tops to each of the keys one by one. After you remove one, you will place the cloth over the top ...more
OS X has some easy shortcuts, just as Windows does. Watch this computer tutorial video to learn how to use them. This how-to video will help you use OS X's shortcut keys and allow you to use your computer faster.
Have you zoomed way in to read a poorly-made webpage in the browser on your Mac and left yourself with no idea how to return the page to normal size? This video will tell you that all you need to do is hit Apple-0 and you're set.
In this tutorial, we learn key commands that will allow you to sleep, restart or shutdown an Apple computer running the Mac OS X operating system. They're easy to use and remember and this video presents a complete guide. For more information, including a full demonstration an ...more
With a Mac, you always have a dictionary and thesaurus close by in any Apple application. Simply highlight the word and hold down command control D. For a step-by-step walkthrough of the the look up process within Mac OS X, watch this video tutorial.
Need to clear you cache? This guide details how on any web browser (Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Internet, and Dolphin) for any platform (Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, and Android). What Is the Cache Exactly? The web cache stores certain information (HTML page ...more
There are many ways to take a screenshot in Mac OS X, but all of the well-known options give you a drop shadow for windows seen in the picture. If you use the Command Shift 3 shortcut, it takes a screenshot of the entire screen. If you use the Command Shift 4 shortcut, it let ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to zoom in and out on a Mac computer. To access the zooming tool, begin by clicking on the Apple menu and select System Preferences. Under System, select Universal Access and check On under Zoom. In Options, users are able to set speci ...more
Remembering keyboards shortcuts can prove difficult, especially when there are so many to remember, not to mention that they differ from app to app. While tools like CheatSheet can make them easier to use, today I'm going to show you how to enter them without using your keyboa ...more
Mac OS X has finally added a way to use two apps side by side in full screen mode, à la Microsoft's Windows Snap. But since it's only available in 10.11 El Capitan right now, those of us with older systems will have to wait until the El Capitan Public Preview or final build is ...more
You know that moment when you finally figure out something, but you figured it out years after you really needed it? Don't you freaking hate that?! Don't Miss: All the Guides You Need to Master Microsoft Office Thanks to Reddit user josawalk, whom I hate, yet love, I now kno ...more
How To : Customize Your Mac's Top Keys to Control Either Functions or Built-in Features Without Using “Fn”
Mac keyboards are great when listening to music or watching a movie, since you can control what's playing without going back into iTunes or QuickTime Player. However, when you're using an app like Photoshop that uses the F7, F8, and F9 as shortcuts, it gets pretty annoying to ...more
I consider myself a lover of music from all genres, but sometimes a song comes on and I just have to press next. That could be a tedious task, since I often in another app that I'm highly engaged in. Other times, my MacBook is across the room from me without easy access to key ...more
We are most certainly not machines. We all need some downtime every once in a while to set our sanity scales back in balance, which in turn, makes us more productive workers. This is a premise that several forward-thinking employers fully understand, but these types of compani ...more
Catching up with Windows 8, Apple has finally included a way in Mac OS X to use two apps side by side in full screen view. In the 10.11 El Capitan update, it's called Split View, and it works fairly well for the most part. It's not quite as intuitive as it should be, but easy ...more
If you're running iOS 10 or lower, there is no built-in way to make a screen recording on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch directly from the device, but that doesn't mean there isn't a way to record your screen at all. Occasionally, there will be an app in the iOS App Store tha ...more
While you may not have loads of secret files hiding on your computer, there might be one or two items that need a little extra security, like a file of website logins or a folder of risqué photos. Mac OS X does have FileVault as a good security option, which uses XTS-AES 128- ...more
I can't tell you how many times I've force-closed or restarted Chrome due to it freezing or loading pages incorrectly. And don't even get me started on that obnoxious "Aw, Snap!" error. I guess you could say I have a love-hate relationship with my most used browser. But, it t ...more
In this clip, you'll learn how to use the quickly lock the screen of an Apple Mac OS X computer with the Shift + Control + Eject keyboard shortcut. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this helpful home-computi ...more
If you want to create a shortcut in Mac OS X, or if you want to change the default hotkey for a function on your Mac computer, check out this quick tip from Tekzilla. It will help you learn how to access the system preferences on your Mac and gain access to the full list of ke ...more
If you hide the dock in your Mac, it might be troublesome to switch between open applications. This video shows you how to easily switch between open applications in Mac OS X by using a keyboard shortcut. It's a very cool trick especially for Mac newbies! Easily switch between ...more
Have you recently switched to an Apple computer? This video how-to demonstrates three helpful techniques to make your transition from PC to Mac as smooth as possible. Specifically, this tutorial addresses workflow management and keyboard shortcuts. For more information, as wel ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use the Mouse Keys feature in a Mac OS X computer. This feature can be accessed under the Mouse & Track-pad tab, in the Universal Access menu. Turn on the feature by checking On. Once turned on, users can use the number keys on the ...more
What's the easiest way to keep track of your website passwords? Maybe in a password-protected document on your computer? Makes sense. But surprisingly, this is no easy task in Mac OS X. Snow Leopard does not have an easy one-click option for password protecting files and fold ...more
Want to switch between various open applications via keyboard shortcut? With Mac OS X and the app switcher tool, it's a breeze. It's so easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to can presenta complete overview of the process in just over two minutes. For more information, ...more
John Hendron demonstrates keyboard shortcuts and the "Sidebar" in Mac OS X Tiger with tips on keeping files organized. This 7.5 minute video includes how to "tell where you are" in the file system, how to set desktop preferences, and how to customize the toolbar in Finder wind ...more
Ever wanted a quick way to toggle between programs? If so, you're in luck: This video tutorial demonstrates how to use the keyboard shortcut for switching among open applications, an often-overlooked feature available in Windows, Ubuntu Linux, and Mac OS X. Make time for this ...more
Spotlight, Apple's selection-based search system, received a major facelift on Mac OS X Yosemite. Packed with dozens of new features, such as a central search window and increased app suggestions, the reworked Spotlight was a breath of fresh air. While the Spotlight Search to ...more
If you've been visiting websites of ill repute, or if you've been Christmas shopping and don't want to spoil the surprise, it would be a disastrous situation if anyone were to come across your browsing history. Visited sites, cookies, and cache can paint a very clear picture o ...more
I'm all about saving time. If there's a quicker way to do something, I'm going to find it. For this reason, whenever I need to search through old emails or compose new ones in Gmail, I do it directly from Chrome's address bar, or as Google likes to call it, the omnibox—and you ...more
When you think of Terminal, you probably imagine some hacker sitting in front of their computer in a dimly lit room trying to break into an FBI database. In reality, it's just a simple tool that can make using your Mac much easier. Now, I'm not saying that learning Terminal c ...more