Whether you’re just getting started with keyboard shortcuts or would like to build on your existing skills, follow along below for how to find Mac keyboard shortcuts for macOS and third-party apps.

If you’re looking for a specific keyboard shortcut or two, use the handy tips below to find them. If you’d like to take your shortcut skills a bit further, and build some new habits, one tip is to pick just 3-5 new ones each week to implement into your daily use.

With hundreds of different shortcuts, it can be easy to become overwhelmed or try a bunch of them without many actually sticking around as new habits.

How to find Mac keyboard shortcuts

  1. Check out the comprehensive list of keyboard shortcuts on Apple’s support page here
  2. For third-party apps, try command + ? or sometimes just ? will work to pull up the shortcuts menu

If you’re just getting started with shortcuts, the “Cut, copy, paste, and other common shortcuts” section is a great place to start. If you’re looking to take your shortcut vocabulary further, the “Finder and system shortcuts” portion will likely be valuable.

As mentioned above, play around in third-party apps to discover the shortcuts menu. For example, in Gmail on the web, you can use the keyboard shortcut to pull up the menu.

In other apps like Slack, command + ? might do the trick.

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