Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Keyboard Shortcuts For Designers (mac)

As designers we learn the keyboard shortcuts we need to be faster and more efficient, but what are some "need-to-know" shortcuts? Layers Magazine has a great informational article regarding handy shortcuts: mastering keyboard shortcuts


  • command z : undo a recent task
  • command a: select all
  • command s: saves your work
  • command q: quit an app
  • command w: close a window
  • command o: open a file
  • f: in most apps this is full screen view
  • command/alt/tab: switch between apps
  • space bar: in adobe apps gives us a hand tool to change the area in the screen
  • right click: most apps use this to access options for tools

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