Here are some shortcuts to make your life using a Mac a little easier. (Windows Shortcuts coming next week.)
These keyboard shortcuts will make navigating and managing your browser tabs a breeze!
To close your current tab–
On Windows: Ctrl + W
On Mac: Command + W
To open a new tab–
On Windows: Ctrl + T
On Mac: Command + T
To move to another tab–
On Windows: Ctrl + Tab to go to the right and Ctrl + Shift + Tab to go to the left
On Mac: Ctrl + Tab to go to the right and Ctrl + Shift + Tab to go to the left
To close your current window–
On Windows: Alt + F4
On Mac: hold Command + Q
To open a new window–
On Windows: Ctrl + N
On Mac: Command + N
To move to another window–
On Windows: Alt + Tab
On Mac: Command + Tab
To Minimize/Maximize your browser–
On Windows: Window Key + Arrowkeys
On Mac: Command + M to Minimize to Dock
To open a recently closed tab or window–
On Windows: Ctrl + Shift + T
On Mac: Command + Shift + T
Working on a project and opened way too many tabs to navigate? Finding it difficult to switch between the calendar and inbox in Outlook? This week we have just the quick tip for you!
You can move between tabs in a browser quickly by pressing “Control” if you are using a Windows computer, or “Command” if you are using a Mac computer, and “Tab”. This shortcut will take you to the next tab to the right.
You can also move directly to a specific tab by pressing Control/Command + [insert tab number here]. The tabs are assigned a number with the tab open on the far left being number 1 and the numbers going up as the tabs open to the right.
This tip can also be used in the Outlook application (not on the website) to switch views. Control/Command + 1 will switch to the Mail view, Control/Command + 2 will switch to the Calendar views.
Replacing the number with 3 will show the Contacts view, 4 the Tasks view, 5 the Notes view, 6 the Folder list, 7 the Shortcuts, and 8 will open the Journal.
Have you ever accidentally closed the wrong tab on your browser and then become frustrated when you have to find your way to that tab all over again?
The good news is that there is a shortcut for opening the last tab you closed.
On Windows: Ctrl + Shift + T
On Macs: Cmd + Shift + T
Also if you use Chrome and accidentally close an entire window, these shortcuts will open the window back up with all the tabs that were in use before it was closed.
Some of the most common and helpful Windows keyboard shortcuts are:
Ctrl+C will copy a selected item to your clipboard
Ctrl+V will paste the item in the clipboard
Ctrl+Z will undo the previous action
Ctrl+P will print the current page/document
Ctrl+S will save the current page/document
Ctrl+F will open the search to find a term in the current page
A full list of keyboard shortcuts for Windows can be found here.
Another Tuesday, another tech tip! Check out some of these shortcuts more Macs!
Some of the most common and helpful Mac keyboard shortcuts are:
Command+C will copy a selected item to your clipboard
Command+V will paste the item in the clipboard
Command+Z will undo the previous action
Command+P will print the current page/document
Command+S will save the current page/document
Command+F will open the search to find a term in the current page
Command+Spacebar will open the spotlight search
A full list of keyboard shortcuts for Macs can be found here.