Basic Mac keyboard shortcuts

Basic Mac keyboard shortcuts

 

Common actions
Copy ⌘ + c
Cut ⌘ + x
Paste ⌘ + v
Paste without formatting ⌘ + Shift + v
Undo ⌘ + z
Redo ⌘ + Shift + z
Insert or edit link ⌘ + k
Open link Option + Enter
Show common keyboard shortcuts ⌘ + /
Save
Every change is automatically saved in Drive
⌘ + s
Print ⌘ + p
Open ⌘ + o
Find ⌘ + f
Find and replace ⌘ + Shift + h
Find again ⌘ + g
Find previous ⌘ + Shift + g
Hide the menus (compact mode) Ctrl + Shift + f
Insert page break ⌘ + Enter
Search the menus Option + /
Ctrl + Option + z
Repeat last action ⌘ + y
Switch to editing ⌘ + Option + Shift + z
Switch to suggesting ⌘ + Option + Shift + x
Switch to viewing ⌘ + Option + Shift + c
Text formatting
Bold ⌘ + b
Italicize ⌘ + i
Underline ⌘ + u
Strikethrough ⌘ + Shift + x
Superscript ⌘ + .
Subscript ⌘ + ,
Copy text formatting ⌘ + Option + c
Paste text formatting ⌘ + Option + v
Clear text formatting ⌘ + \
Increase font size ⌘ + Shift + .
Decrease font size ⌘ + Shift + ,
Paragraph formatting
Increase paragraph indentation ⌘ + ]
Decrease paragraph indentation ⌘ + [
Apply normal text style ⌘ + Option + 0
Apply heading style [1-6] ⌘ + Option + [1-6]
Left align ⌘ + Shift + l
Center align ⌘ + Shift + e
Right align ⌘ + Shift + r
Justify ⌘ + Shift + j
Numbered list ⌘ + Shift + 7
Bulleted list ⌘ + Shift + 8
Move paragraph up/down Ctrl + Shift + Up/down arrow
Images and drawings
Alt text ⌘ + Option + y
Resize larger ⌘ + Ctrl + k
Resize larger horizontally ⌘ + Ctrl + b
Resize larger vertically ⌘ + Ctrl + i
Resize smaller ⌘ + Ctrl + j
Resize smaller horizontally ⌘ + Ctrl + w
Resize smaller vertically ⌘ + Ctrl + q
Rotate clockwise by 15° Option + Right arrow
Rotate counterclockwise by 15° Option + Left arrow
Rotate counterclockwise by 1° Option + Shift + Left arrow
Rotate clockwise by 1° Option + Shift + Right arrow
Close drawing editor ⌘ + Esc
Shift + Esc
Comments and footnotes
Insert comment ⌘ + Option + m
Open discussion thread ⌘ + Option + Shift + a
Enter current comment holding Ctrl + ⌘, press e then c
Insert footnote ⌘ + Option + f
Move to current footnote holding Ctrl + ⌘, press e then f
Move to next footnote holding Ctrl + ⌘, press n then f
Move to previous footnote holding Ctrl + ⌘, press p then f
Move to next suggestion holding Ctrl + ⌘, press n then u
Move to previous suggestion holding Ctrl + ⌘, press p then u
Review suggested edits holding Ctrl + ⌘, press o then u
Move to next comment holding Ctrl + ⌘, press n then c
Move to previous comment holding Ctrl + ⌘, press p then c
Open comment history ⌘ + Option + Shift + a
Use keyboard shortcuts on selected comments
Reply to current comment R
Move to next comment J
Move to previous comment K
Resolve current comment E
Exit current comment U
Menus
Context (right-click) menu ⌘ + Shift + \
Shift + F10
File menu Ctrl + Option + f
Edit menu Ctrl + Option + e
View menu Ctrl + Option + v
Insert menu Ctrl + Option + i
Format menu Ctrl + Option + o
Tools menu Ctrl + Option + t
Help menu Ctrl + Option + h
Accessibility menu
(present when screen reader support is enabled)
Ctrl + Option + a
Input Tools menu
(available in documents in non-Latin languages)
⌘ + Option + Shift + k
Toggle input controls
(available in documents in non-Latin languages)
⌘ + Shift + k
Show your browser’s context menu Shift + right-click
Text selection with keyboard
Select all ⌘ + a
Extend selection one character Shift + Left/right arrow
Extend selection one line Shift + Up/down arrow
Extend selection to the beginning of the line Shift + Fn + Left arrow
Extend selection one paragraph Option + Shift + Up/Down arrow
Extend selection to the end of the line Shift + Fn + Right arrow
Extend selection to the beginning of the document ⌘ + Shift + Up arrow
Extend selection to the end of the document ⌘ + Shift + Down arrow
Select current list item holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press e then i
Select all list items at current level holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press e then o
Text selection with mouse
Select word Double-click
Extend selection one word at a time Double-click + drag
Select paragraph Triple-click
Extend selection one paragraph at a time Triple-click + drag

Screen reader shortcuts

The shortcuts below help you work with a screen reader. Before you use them, turn on screen reader support. Learn how to turn on screen reader support.

Screen reader support
Enable screen reader support Option + ⌘ + z
Enable braille support ⌘ + Option + h
Speak selection holding Ctrl + ⌘ , press a then x
Speak from cursor location holding Ctrl + ⌘ , press a then r
Announce cursor location holding Ctrl + ⌘, press a then l
Announce formatting at cursor location holding Ctrl + ⌘, press a then f
Speak the table column and row header holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press t then h
Speak the table cell location holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press t then n
Speak the table row header holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press t then r
Speak the table column header holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press t then c
Show live edits ⌘ + Option + Shift + r
Speak comment holding Ctrl + ⌘, press a then c
Speak anchor holding Ctrl + ⌘, press a then a
Speak section formatting holding Ctrl + ⌘, press a then s

Navigation shortcuts

Two groups of shortcuts below help you move quickly through your document or table:

  • Move to the next or previous item with Ctrl + ⌘ + n or Ctrl + ⌘ + p followed by another key.
  • Move quickly around a table with Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift + t followed by another key.
Document navigation
Show document outline holding Ctrl + ⌘, press a then h
Move to next heading holding Ctrl + ⌘, press n then h
Move to previous heading holding Ctrl + ⌘, press p then h
Move to next heading [1-6] holding Ctrl + ⌘, press n then [1-6]
Move to previous heading [1-6] holding Ctrl + ⌘, press p then [1-6]
Move to next media
(image or drawing)
holding Ctrl + ⌘, press then g
Move to previous media
(image or drawing)
holding Ctrl + ⌘, press p then g
Move to next list holding Ctrl + ⌘, press n then o
Move to previous list holding Ctrl + ⌘, press p then o
Move to next item in the current list holding Ctrl + ⌘, press n then i
Move to previous item in the current list holding Ctrl + ⌘, press p then i
Move to next link holding Ctrl + ⌘, press n then l
Move to previous link holding Ctrl + ⌘, press p then l
Move to next bookmark holding Ctrl + ⌘, press n then b
Move to previous bookmark holding Ctrl + ⌘, press p then b
Move to next formatting change holding Ctrl + ⌘, press n then w
Move to previous formatting change holding Ctrl + ⌘, press p then w
Move to the next edit
(while viewing revision history or new changes)
holding Ctrl + ⌘, press n then r
Move to the previous edit
(while viewing revision history or new changes)
holding Ctrl + ⌘, press p then r
Table navigation
Move to the start of the table holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press t then s
Move to the end of the table holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press t then d
Move to the start of the table column holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press t then i
Move to the end of the table column holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press t then k
Move to the next table column holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press t then b
Move to the previous table column holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press t then v
Move to the start of the table row holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press t then j
Move to the end of the table row holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press t then l
Move to the next table row holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press t then m
Move to the previous table row holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press t then g
Exit table holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press t then e
Move to the next table holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press n then t
Move to the previous table holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press p then t
Other tools and navigation
Open revision history ⌘ + Option + Shift + h
Open Explore tool ⌘ + Option + Shift + i
Open spelling/grammar ⌘ + Option + x
Fn + F7
Open dictionary ⌘ + Shift + y
Word count ⌘ + Shift + c
Start voice typing
(available in Chrome browsers)
⌘ + Shift + s
Go to side panel ⌘ + Option + .
⌘ + Option + ,
Page up Fn + Up arrow
Page down Fn + Down arrow
Move to next misspelling ⌘ + ‘
Move to previous misspelling ⌘ + ;
Insert or move to header holding Ctrl + ⌘, press o then h
Insert or move to footer holding Ctrl + ⌘, press o then f
Move focus to popup
(for links, bookmarks, and images)
holding Ctrl + ⌘, press e then p
Move focus out of document text ⌘ + Option + Shift + m
Return focus to document text Esc
Show person or group info Option + Right arrow

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