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Mac Keyboard Shortcuts
Shortcut English Computerese
new line insertNewline:
⌥ ↩ new line (don't leave form box)1 insertNewlineIgnoringFieldEditor:
new line insertNewline:
⌥ ⌅ new line (don't leave form box)1 insertNewlineIgnoringFieldEditor:
tab insertTab:
⌥ ⇥ tab (don't leave form box)1 insertTabIgnoringFieldEditor:
backtab insertBacktab:
⌘ space change languages cycleToNextInputScript:
⌘⌃ space change input system togglePlatformInputSystem:
⌘⌥ space change keyboard layout cycleToNextInputKeyboardLayout:
delete backward deleteBackward:
⌃ ⌫ delete backward (an accent deleteBackwardByDecomposingPreviousCharacter:
⌃⌥ ⌫ delete backward one word deleteWordBackward:
⌥ ⌫ delete backward one word deleteWordBackward:
delete forward deleteForward:
⌥ ⌦ delete forward one word deleteWordForward:
esc cancel cancelOperation:
⌥ esc complete current word complete:
move up moveUp:
⇧ ⇡ select upward moveUpAndModifySelection:
⌃ ⇡ scroll one page up scrollPageUp:
⌘ ⇡ move to the beginning of the document moveToBeginningOfDocument:
⌘⇧ ⇡ select to the beginning of the document moveToBeginningOfDocumentAndModifySelection:
⌥ ⇡ move to the beginning of the paragraph moveBackward moveToBeginningOfParagraph:)
⌥⇧ ⇡ select to the beginning of the paragraph moveParagraphBackwardAndModifySelection:
move down moveDown:
⇧ ⇣ select downward moveDownAndModifySelection:
⌃ ⇣ scroll one page down scrollPageDown:
⌘ ⇣ move to the end of the document moveToEndOfDocument:
⌘⇧ ⇣ select to the end of the document moveToEndOfDocumentAndModifySelection:
⌥ ⇣ move to the end of the paragraph moveForward moveToEndOfParagraph:)
⌥⇧ ⇣ select to the end of the paragraph moveParagraphForwardAndModifySelection:
move left moveLeft:
⇧ ⇠ select leftward moveLeftAndModifySelection:
⌃ ⇠ move to the beginning of the line moveToBeginningOfLine:
⌃⇧ ⇠ select to the beginning of the line moveToBeginningOfLineAndModifySelection:
⌘ ⇠ move to the beginning of the line moveToBeginningOfLine:
⌘⇧ ⇠ select to the beginning of the line moveToBeginningOfLineAndModifySelection:
⌘⌃ ⇠ switch writing direction to right-to-left changeBaseWritingDirectionToRTL:
⌥ ⇠ move one word left moveWordLeft:
⌥⇧ ⇠ select one word leftward moveWordLeftAndModifySelection:
move right moveRight:
⇧ ⇢ select rightward moveRightAndModifySelection:
⌃ ⇢ move to the end of the line moveToEndOfLine:
⌃⇧ ⇢ select to the end of the line moveToEndOfLineAndModifySelection:
⌘ ⇢ move to the end of the line moveToEndOfLine:
⌘⇧ ⇢ select to the end of the line moveToEndOfLineAndModifySelection:
⌘⌃ ⇢ switch writing direction to left-to-right text changeBaseWritingDirectionToLTR:
⌥ ⇢ move one word right moveWordRight:
⌥⇧ ⇢ select one word rightward moveWordRightAndModifySelection:
scroll to the beginning of the document scrollToBeginningOfDocument:
⇧ ↖ select to the beginning of the document moveToBeginningOfDocumentAndModifySelection:
scroll to the end of the document scrollToEndOfDocument:
⇧ ↘ select to the end of the document moveToEndOfDocumentAndModifySelection:
scroll one page up scrollPageUp:
⇧ ⇞ select one page up pageUpAndModifySelection:
⌥ ⇞ move one page up pageUp:
scroll one page down scrollPageDown:
⇧ ⇟ select one page down pageDownAndModifySelection:
⌥ ⇟ move one page down pageDown:
⌘ . cancel cancelOperation:
⌃ A move to the beginning of the paragraph moveToBeginningOfParagraph:
⌃ B move backward moveBackward:
⌃ D delete forward deleteForward:
⌃ E move to the end of the paragraph moveToEndOfParagraph:
⌃ F move forward moveForward:
⌃ H delete backward deleteBackward:
⌃ K delete to the end of the paragraph deleteToEndOfParagraph:
⌃ L center the selection in the text area centerSelectionInVisibleArea:
⌃ N move down moveDown:
⌃ O split the current line insertNewlineIgnoringFieldEditor moveBackward:)
⌃ P move up moveUp:
⌃ T transpose letters transpose:
⌃ V move one page down pageDown:
⌃ Y yank back 'killed' text yank:
F5 complete current word complete:

** Not on Apple keyboards **

Shortcut English Computerese
Backspace delete backward deleteBackward:
⌥ Backspace delete backward one word deleteWordBackward:
Linefeed new line insertNewline:
⌥ Linefeed new line (don't leave form box)1 insertNewlineIgnoringFieldEditor:

1 The commands invoked by '⌥ ⇥' and '⌥ ↩' are designed to avoid leaving the current text box, as happens when pressing '⇥', which usually tabs to the next form field, or '↩', which usually submits the form.

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