Want to grab an image to place into the document you're typing in? Just tap Control-Shift-Command-6 and the picture will be saved to your Clipboard for pasting it in. You can change where that button is located so you're less likely to tap it by accident. Move your cursor to the bottom of your screen and keep moving as if you're moving it off the screen ; you should see one of the items in your Touch bar highlighted.
Now move your cursor to highlight the Siri button and then drag and drop that button a space or two to the left. This is also an excellent way to become familiar with how you can edit other items in your Touch Bar.
Do you use the function keys regularly in some apps? But it's also possible to set up the Touch Bar so it always shows the function keys in those apps.
You can then select the app s. This web browser tip can sometimes be a lifesaver. Got a story? Drop me a line via Twitter or in comments below and let me know. I'd like it if you chose to follow me on Twitter so I can let you know when fresh items are published here first on Computerworld. Jonny is a freelance writer who has been writing mainly about Apple and technology since Current Job Listings.
Command-W Closes the active window you are currently in. Command-Y A lot of people use QuickLook to preview items they're looking for. Command-M Press this combination to minimize the front app window to Dock, or press Command-Option-M to minimize all the windows belonging to the front app. Command-Space The combination that can change your life, Command-Space invokes Spotlight, just depress these keys and start typing your query. Command-L The fastest way to make a search or navigate to a Website in Safari, Command-L instantly selects the address bar: Command-Tab Open application switcher, keeping Command pressed, use Tab to navigate to the app you hope to use.
Command-Option-D Show or hide the Dock from within most apps. Fn-left arrow or right arrow Jump directly to the top or bottom of a web page using the Function key and the right to the bottom of the page or left to the top of the page arrows on the keyboard. Option-Brightness Up or down Use this command to quickly launch Displays preferences. Touch Bar tip No. Safari tips There are lots of keyboard tips for the Safari browser: Open new message with content of a page. Open the folder that contains the current folder. Command—Control—Up Arrow: Open the folder that contains the current folder in a new window.
Command—Down Arrow: Open the selected item. Right Arrow: Open the selected folder.
This works only when in list view. Left Arrow: Close the selected folder. Move the selected item to the Trash. Empty the Trash. Empty the Trash without confirmation dialog. Command—Brightness Up: Turn target display mode on or off. Command—Brightness Down: Option—Brightness Up: Open Displays preferences.
This works with either Brightness key. Change the brightness of your external display, if supported by your display. Adjust the display brightness in smaller steps. Add the Control key to this shortcut to make the adjustment on your external display, if supported by your display. Option—Mission Control: Open Mission Control preferences. Command—Mission Control: Show the desktop. Control—Down Arrow: Show all windows of the front app. Option—Volume Up: Open Sound preferences. This works with any of the volume keys.
Adjust the sound volume in smaller steps. Option—Keyboard Brightness Up: Open Keyboard preferences. This works with either Keyboard Brightness key. Adjust the keyboard brightness in smaller steps. Option key while double-clicking: Open the item in a separate window, then close the original window.
Command key while double-clicking: Open a folder in a separate tab or window. Command key while dragging to another volume: Move the dragged item to the other volume, instead of copying it. Option key while dragging: Copy the dragged item. The pointer changes while you drag the item. Option-Command while dragging: Make an alias of the dragged item. Option-click a disclosure triangle: Open all folders within the selected folder.
Command-click a window title: See the folders that contain the current folder. Learn how to use Command or Shift to select multiple items in the Finder. Click the Go menu in the Finder menu bar to see shortcuts for opening many commonly used folders, such as Applications, Documents, Downloads, Utilities, and iCloud Drive. Document shortcuts The behavior of these shortcuts may vary with the app you're using.
Boldface the selected text, or turn boldfacing on or off. Italicize the selected text, or turn italics on or off.
Add a web link. Underline the selected text, or turn underlining on or off. Show or hide the Fonts window. Select the Desktop folder from within an Open dialog or Save dialog. Show or hide the definition of the selected word. Display the Spelling and Grammar window. Command-Semicolon ;: Find misspelled words in the document. Delete the word to the left of the insertion point. Delete the character to the left of the insertion point. Or use Delete.
Delete the character to the right of the insertion point. Or use Fn-Delete. Or use Control-D. Delete the text between the insertion point and the end of the line or paragraph. Fn—Up Arrow: Page Up: Scroll up one page. Fn—Down Arrow: Page Down: Scroll down one page. Fn—Left Arrow: Scroll to the beginning of a document. Fn—Right Arrow: Scroll to the end of a document.
Move the insertion point to the beginning of the document. Move the insertion point to the end of the document. Command—Left Arrow: Move the insertion point to the beginning of the current line. Command—Right Arrow: Move the insertion point to the end of the current line. Option—Left Arrow: Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word.
Safari tips There are lots of keyboard tips for the Safari browser: Open a new Finder window. We also boast an active community focused on purchasing decisions and technical aspects of the iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Mac platforms. Power button: What's New: I actually have this plugin installed and have for years.
Option—Right Arrow: Move the insertion point to the end of the next word. Shift—Command—Up Arrow: Select the text between the insertion point and the beginning of the document. Shift—Command—Down Arrow: Select the text between the insertion point and the end of the document. Shift—Command—Left Arrow: Select the text between the insertion point and the beginning of the current line. Shift—Command—Right Arrow: Select the text between the insertion point and the end of the current line.