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Typical Apple Mac Keyboard

The Mac doesn't have quite so many keyboard shortcuts as Windows, but there are still quite a few.

Take, say, 3 a day. 

Use them and learn them and remember them. 

Doing so will save you tons of time.
Full Keyboard Symbol List:

 ⌘  is command

 ⌥  is option

 ⌃  is control

 ⇧  is shift

 ⇪ is caps lock

 ← is left arrow

 → is right arrow

 ↑ is up arrow

 ↓ is down arrow

 ⇥ is tab

 ⇤ is backtab

 ↩ is return

 ⌤ is enter

 ⌫ is delete

 ⌦ is forward delete

 ⇞ is page up

 ⇟ is page down

 ↖ is home

 ↘ is end

 ⌧ is clear

 ␣ is space

 ⎋ is escape

 ⏏ is eject

For years I’ve collected these keystrokes. I hope they help you become the power user that lies within. I have tested them on macOS Sierra, but most should work on older versions of Mac OS X (such as El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks).

Menu Symbols

Symbol Key on Keyboard
Command   (or Cmd)
Like the Control key on Windows/PC. Formerly known as the Apple key.
Option   (like Alt on Windows/PC)
Control   (Control-click = Right-click)
Enter (on Number Pad, or fn-Return on compact keyboards)
Page Up   (fn-Up Arrow on compact keyboards)
Page Down   (fn-Down Arrow on compact keyboards)
Home   (fn-Left Arrow on compact keyboards)
End   (fn-Right Arrow on compact keyboards)
Arrow Keys
Delete Left   (like Backspace on Windows/PC)
Delete Right   (fn-Delete on compact keyboards. Also called Forward Delete)