Why the Apple Keyboard Is So Useful
Keyboard shortcuts are the key to a smooth workflow, but sometimes it’s easy to miss the point.
Here are five keyboard shortcuts you might have missed the first time around.
Type “C” to close a document 2.
Type in a command and hit enter to add a line 3.
Type Ctrl+Alt+Delete to delete a line 4.
Press Tab to quickly search for a command 5.
Double-tap the Shift key to copy a text file (or other file) to your clipboard.
Here’s how to set it up. 2.
Press Ctrl+Enter to open a new tab 3.
Press Enter to close all open tabs 4.
Type a few keystrokes and hit Enter to start typing 5.
Type another few keystroke and hit Return to end typing.
It may take a few tries, but you’ll get there.
Here is how to add more shortcuts to your keyboard.
Right-click on any word in your document.
(You can also press Tab or Alt+Tab to move a selection.)
Click on the word that you want to highlight 5.
Hit the Return key to close the word selection 6.
Type the text you want highlighted and hit the Return button again to close it 7.
Repeat steps 2-5 until you’ve typed the desired number of characters.
Open the Finder.
Click the “Files” icon in the top left corner of the Finder window.
Click “Open in Finder” 7.
Select the folder you want the text file to be located in 8.
Click OK 9.
Open “Open In…”
Click and drag the text from the text box into the Finder 11.
Click to open the Finder again.
You should now be able to access the text in your text file.
Here, I’ve added a line to my document.
If you’re not seeing it yet, click on the text and hit F9 to open File > Open.
You’ll see a menu with a list of all your open files.
Click any file and you’ll be taken to its file menu.
If the text isn’t visible, make sure you’re using the correct file extension and hit “Close” to return to the text editor.