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By: Miguel

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 06:07:34 +0000

How to select from cursor till end or line in Safari? Shift+Cmd+arrow switches browser tabs. I dont see any option to disable this. This is one inconsistency about MacOS i dont like. Switch tabs should be just shift+Cmd+[ ]

By: jeff

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 20:17:23 +0000

Thank you so much.

By: John

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 01:34:15 +0000

OK. But how does one select non-editable text without using the mouse, specifically, such as the text that appears on a web page? Thanks!

By: Don

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:56:13 +0000

Why use ctl-a, etc. when ⌘← does the same thing? But ctl-k and ctl-y are very useful.

By: Bill

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 16:52:52 +0000

I think you meant to put "Option+Left Arrow" to move to beginning of current word? You have: "Jump to beginning of current word – Option+Right Arrow Jump to end of current word – Option+Right Arrow"

By: Andres

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 14:33:45 +0000

"Option + Left arrow" works perfectly to go to the beginning of a word. But in my keyboard Option + Right arrow doesn't go to the end of the word. Do you know how to fix this? or how can I remap this shortcut?

By: Paul

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 18:10:56 +0000

This is a great question, you can use the command key to select non-contiguous text on the Mac. A walkthrough is here including a video to demonstrate the feature:

By: Lance

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 17:40:28 +0000

It isn't actually swapping. It is moving the character that is right of the cursor one space to the left. Try it between a character and a space that is left of the character.

By: Lance

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 17:35:37 +0000

How do you select two or more sections of text that are not continuous?

By: john doe

Thu, 18 Jun 2015 15:03:10 +0000

Format --> Quote Level --> Decrease

By: Gerry Proudman

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:05:07 +0000

How do I remove those little arrows before each line in Mac Mail. They can make an email very long. What purpose do they serve

By: cavenewt

Thu, 21 Feb 2013 21:58:43 +0000

Speaking of dyslexia, if you position the cursor between two transposed characters, a control-T will swap them. Also, if you have a shorty wireless keyboard, you can emulate an Enter keypress with fn-Return, and do a forward delete with fn-Delete.

By: Colin

Tue, 19 Feb 2013 19:00:38 +0000

I haven't seen anyone mention ctrl-T, another Unix text editor one. When the insertion point is between two characters, this shortcut transposes their position. So if you typed "ym," move the insertion point between the two letters and press ctrl-T to change to "my."

By: Mercyaqvin.J

Fri, 21 Dec 2012 09:54:52 +0000


By: Curt

Mon, 29 Oct 2012 03:36:52 +0000

:) I love the emacs shortcuts too, thought I was one of the few people who used them in OSX GUI