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Tech Tips for Writers #133: 10 Favorite Mac Shortkeys

tech tips for writersTech Tips for Writers is an occasional post on overcoming Tech Dread. I’ll cover issues that friends, both real-time and virtual, have shared. Feel free to post a comment about a question you have. I’ll cover it in a future Tip.

Here’s a poster with ten of the most popular Mac shortkeys among my friends. In the comments below, list your favorites:

mac shortkeys

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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and the Man vs. Nature saga. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice,  a columnist for NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Against All Odds, Summer 2020. 

37 thoughts on “Tech Tips for Writers #133: 10 Favorite Mac Shortkeys

  1. I looked at this info-graphic with a lot of interest. I’m a Windows/PC user and occasionally use Mac. Some of these tips like the partial screenshot I did not know. The force quit tip is probably one I would never want to use but you know, systems and programs on Macs along with Windows do crash every now and again. Can’t be avoided 🙂 Hope you are doing well and take care, Jacqui.


    • I am best friends with the hard reboot on Windows. But I like that it gives me options for how to do stuff. And that why there is variety in computers!

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  2. Thanks Jacqui – I’ve had my MacBook Air for 5 years now. It’s a great little laptop. I think I’ll also print out the picture – I know I should be able to do a screen shot or whatever it’s called but haven’t mastered that yet. I hope you’re keeping well safe and safe, family too ..

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  3. Hi Jacqui – I used a mac for a while … but reverted to the pc at home … I’d love to be more informed and technically able – still – I can do what I need to … all the best and stay safe – Hilary

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  4. Jacqui, this is brilliant for me! 😀😀 Having been a Mac User for so many years I still did not know most of these shortcuts … I’m printing it out to hang by my desk. Many thanks for sharing here. Hope you have as lovely weekend as possible and all is well with you and your family. Xx

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    • A lot of people don’t like shortkeys. I like the keyboard more than a mouse–faster, more reliable. So, you’re not alone in not knowing many of these.

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