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Learn about OS X keyboard shortcuts


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IsmailYakub Calculating status...
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Oct 10, 2012 10:08 AM

Hey guys. I just bought a new macbook pro. I want to know if there is any way that i can view the shortcuts in the bar on top of every application in this fashion "Shift-Command-S" and not with the symbols ?


Because my keypad has control, option, command written on it and not the signs for the respective keys. So when i click on Edit it shows me the shortcut signs for each element and its hard to remember the signs. FOr EXample:


the way it shows me the shorcut for downloads in safari is :

Command key icon Option or Alt key icon L


I want it to show me : Command + Option + L


Please help me out here.

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,160 points)
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    Oct 10, 2012 1:47 PM (in response to IsmailYakub)

    Nope. You just have to memorize the symbols. You can open up Keyboard viewer, Language & Text prefPane in System Preferences, and study them. Alternatively, just print out a screenshot from


    Screen shot 2012-10-10 at 1.45.03 PM.png

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • markwmsn Level 4 Level 4 (3,945 points)
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    Oct 10, 2012 4:11 PM (in response to IsmailYakub)

    There are third-party tools that can help you learn the command-key shortcuts. For example, KeyCue will pop up a list of all shortcuts available at that time in the current application. It does use the symbols, but it includes a list of the symbols and meaning in the display.


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