Mac OS X Hints Weblog: Show Spotlight results in Finder
Posted 24 October 2006 - 03:30 PM
Apple-Command key Tab / shortcut to rotate between app's that are running
Apple-Command key tilde ( ~ ) / for use with multiple windows open; very convenient for laptop use, ie between multiple Safari pages that are open
Apple-Command key H (hide) / very convenient; one of my favorite new shortcuts this year; Keeps app's running, but makes them disappear . . . ie You want to keep Mail running, but you can Hide it, allowing you to free up from screen clutter, and also still keep your mailbox active . . . then just "tab back" to it later when you want it.
Apple-Command key Cut / Vpaste / Xdelete / Bold / Zundo / All select / Save / Quit / Window close / Eject / Underline / Open / Print / Italicize etc etc etc . . . these can all be learned from the drop-down menus at the top of the screen . . .
And, just for fun, Shift F9 or F10 or F11 or F12 . . . or even without the Shift . . .
Here's a list from Apple "OSX Keyboard Commands":
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Posted 24 October 2006 - 04:10 PM
Sometimes its the simple things that make Spotlight a bit more useful for me!
Such as the fact that Command-Spacebar is the zoom shortcut in most every graphics application.
It's up there with the Command-Option-Spacebar which is zoom out but Apple used inexplicably to rotate language keyboards to turn your typing into gibberish.
Posted 25 October 2006 - 03:25 AM
Though I love keyboard shortcuts too (I am visually impaired and they are, in fact, essential) there are only so many shortcuts I can juggle in my head. I have to draw the line somewhere and making the Spotlight menu jump through hoops is over that line in my book.
Posted 07 November 2006 - 11:40 AM
...there are only so many shortcuts I can juggle in my head.
I love the shortcuts, but can never remember them all either. But I have found a widget that is very helpful: XCuts.
It is well organized with a search feature which makes it very easy to find a specific shortcut very quickly. Also, when not in use, it collapses to a tiny footprint so it doesn't take up a lot of valuable space in the dashboard window.
Something else I have found extremely helpful is when I have an app get stuck and seemingly freeze up all normal quit commands (menu, keystroke and even prevents the dock from coming up), I can still bring up the dashboard using F12. It's sometimes very slow to respond due to the problem app, but it usually does come up. And then I can get to XCuts to find the shortcuts to quit the app using other means that I cannot remember, such as that screen that you an evoke to quit an app, restart, etc.
I just checked, and it does have the spotlight shortcut first posted in this thread. It seems to be well packed with most, if not all, of the shortcuts, and it even has instructions for how to use shortcuts that require more than just pressing a combination of keys all at once.
P.S. I am not affiliated with XCuts in any way whatsoever. Just a happy user.