What is a Keyboard Shortcut?

A keyboard shortcut is a key or combination of keys providing quick access to a particular function within a computer program. The combination usually uses a "modifier key" plus another key in a specific sequence. Common modifiers include:

Tech Savvy Tips and Tricks: Keyboard Shortcuts

Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

The Command key, , formerly also known as the Apple key or open Apple key, is the modifier key present on Apple keyboards.

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PC Keyboard Shortcuts

The Control key, ctrl (sometimes ), is the modifier key present on Windows keyboards.