When it comes to navigating your computer like a pro, nothing speeds you up like knowing the exact keystroke to open a new window, or force quit a troublesome app.
Here to wean you off your mouse dependency are these keyboard shortcuts that’ll rid you of that point and click habit once and for all.
Command + Tab.
From there, you can navigate with the arrow keys.
Command + Shift + Option + Esc for three seconds
This bypasses that annoying dialogue box that asks you if you’re sure every time.
Screenshot your entire screen
Command + Shift + 3
Not just a selected area.
Screenshot a specific application
Command + Shift + 4 + Space Bar
A camera will appear, and you simply move it to the right window and click.
Empty the trash without confirming
Command + Option + Shift + Delete
Find typos in your text
Command + ;
Create a new folder
Command + Shift + N
Open up Spotlight to browse your whole computer
Command + Space
Close just your current tab
Command + W
Should you need to get rid of some evidence in a hurry.
Create a new email in Apple Mail
Command + Shift + I
Invert your desktop colors
Command + Control + Option + 8
Quit your open program
ALT + F4
Lock your computer screen
Windows Logo + L
Close your current window
ALT + F4
Open the start menu
Control + Escape
Alternate between programs
ALT + Tab
Open up task manager
Control + Shift + Escape
Delete an item permanently
Shift + Delete
And bypass sending it to the recycle bin.
Minimize open windows
Windows logo key + M
Clear applications to reveal the desktop
Windows logo key + D
Compare two documents side by side
Windows logo key + Left Arrow or Right Arrow