Okay, the term “greatest” is certainly subjective in this case. But trying to explain myself with a disclaimer in the title would be way too complicated and confusing. I’m not even sure if a web browser could parse a URL that boasted some variant of a concatenated string that incorporated “Top 10 Greatest Mac Keyboard Shortcuts of All-Time as Compiled by One Author Whose Opinion May or May Not Match Your Own and Does Not Necessarily Reflect Any Official Policy or Position of the Rocket Yard Blog, OWC, or any of its Partners or Affiliates.”
See what I mean? Too complicated.
We’ll do this old-school David Letterman Top 10 List style, in reverse order from the least of the greatest to the greatest of the greatest. And no, I am not going to mention the no-brainers like cut, copy, paste and ordering sushi delivery. Sorry.
You may want to cut this out and tape it to your monitor…
So, why are these Mac keyboard shortcuts the greatest? Simply because they are the ones I use most frequently (aside from #1 which is just too cool to not mention 😎).
Perhaps I’ll do a “Top 10 Worst Mac Keyboard Shortcuts of All-Time” post somewhere down the road. I can’t think of anything more useful than a useless list of useless shortcuts counting down from the greatest of the least to the least of the least. It’s like trying to name your 10 least favorite Presidents when you can’t remember 30 of them in the first place.
So, what are your favorite and/or most used keyboard shortcuts? It would be interesting to see if there is commonality or just a random shotgun blast of everything. Extra points for the most bizarre or little-known shortcut!
[UPDATE: Thanks to reader Frederico for pointing out that it would be helpful to include a link to the list of Mac keyboard shortcuts on Apple’s support page.]