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MacBook and OS X Info

OS X Annoyances
See also Linux Annoyances for Terminal on Mac

Selected OS X keyboard shortcuts

Common OS X shortcuts (Resolve shorts)

⌘-F, ⌘-GFind, find again
⇧⌘-5screenshot or screen recording
⇧⌘-6screen capture Touch Bar
Power buttonPress to sleep/wake; Long press to turn off Mac

Finder and System Shortcuts

⇧⌘-COpen Computer window
⇧⌘-FOpen Recents window
⇧⌘-HOpen my Home folder
⇧⌘-IOpen iCloud drive
⇧⌘-OOpen Docunents folder
⌥⌘-DShow/hide Dock
⌘-NOpen new Finder window
⌘-↑Open folder containing current folder
⌘-↓Open the selected item
⌘-deleteMove selected item to Trash
⌘-spaceInvoke Spotlight
⌘-tabOpen application switcher; keep ⌘ pressed use Tab to get to app you want to use
fn-fnLaunch Dictation, start speaking. Press fn when done.
⌘-`Move between open windows in currently active app.

Document Shortcuts

⌥-DeleteDelete word to left of insertion point
fn-↑Page up; scroll up one page
fn-↓Page down; scroll down one page
fn-←Home: scroll to beginning of document
fn-→End: scroll to end of document
⌘-↑Move insertion point beginning of doc
⌘-↓Move insertion point to end of document
⇧⌘-↑Select text between insertion point and beginning of the document
⇧⌘-↓Select text between insertion point and end of document
∧TSwap the character behind insertion point with character after it

Startup Key Combinations

⌥⌘-P-RReset NVRAM or PRAM
Start up in Safe mode
⌘-VStart up in Verbose mode, you can enter UNIX commands, to exit UNIX mode type command reboot


Command (or Cmd)
Option (or Alt)
Control (or Ctrl)
Caps Lock

Casting to Chromecast

Trying to find free apps to use to cast to Chromecast. Did not have any luck; here are results 20200314:

App nameNotes
Video cast for chromecast5 min limit else pay $10
Elmedia Video PlayerPlays video directly (not screen cast) for 1 min, works, $10
MKV Omni Playernever connected to cast
Stream to Smart TVAll options cost $$
Mirror to Smart TVChoppy video and no audio. Only “works” with “Fast TV” option. Smooth TV and Audio never does anything
Just StreamLooks like it's starting but stops without any casting
Oka MirrorIsn't able to find any devices, even without VPN
Mirror Screen for Smart TVWorks but only for 3 mins

Note: MacBook must be on exactly the same LAN as the TV.

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macbook.txt · Last modified: 2022.10.23 14:49 by Steve Isenberg