Mac text editing shortcuts

Posted on 9/20/2016 @ 4:01 PM in #Apple by | Feedback | 1241 views

Earlier today on an alternate chat, AC hooked me up with a pretty nifty utility “brew install cheatsheet” – tells you all sorts of shortcuts the active window has registered. A “GREAT” way to learn.
However, it doesn’t tell you text-editing shortcuts, which are as below.

 

option-left arrow

move left one word

option-right arrow

move right one word

control-delete

delete accent to left

option-delete

back delete one word

shift-option-delete

foward delete one word (equivalent to option-del)

option-up arrow

move up one paragraph

option-down arrow

move down one paragraph

command-up arrow

move to beginning of all text

command-down arrow

move to end of all text

control-left arrow

move to start of current line

command-left arrow

control-right arrow

move to end of current line

command-right arrow

shift + any of the above

extend selection by appropriate amount

click then drag

select text

double-click then drag

select text, wrapping to word ends

triple-click then drag

select text, wrapping to paragraph ends

shift-select text with mouse

add to selection (contiguous)

command-select text with mouse

add to selection (non-contiguous)

option-drag

select rectangular area (non-contiguous)

command-option-drag

add rectangular area to selection

drag selection

move text

option-drag selection

copy text

command-control-D

use the dictionary to look up the word under the mouse pointer

escape

show auto-complete list for word (equivalent to F5 or option-escape)

control-A

move to start of current paragraph

control-B

move left one character

control-D

forwards delete

control-E

move to end of current paragraph

control-F

move right one character

control-H

delete

control-K

delete remainder of current paragraph

control-N

move down one line

control-O

insert new line after cursor

control-P

move up one line

control-T

transpose (swap) two surrounding character

control-V

move to end, then left one character

control-Y

paste text previously deleted with control-K

 

PS: I’m doing this because karbiner does not work in MacOS sierra, and well, I’m teaching myself to not use windows shortcuts on Mac.

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