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.


PC Keyboard Shortcuts

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