Tip: If you have a Mac, remember these 11 tricks

1. IF YOUR BOSS IS PASSING BY NOW AND YOU ARE READING THIS ARTICLE, PRESS …

COMMAND + W

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Command + W will quickly close current tab in your browser which is helpful in case you are for example secretly trying to watch cat videos (or worse) at work.

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2. IF YOUR BOSS IS CONSTANTLY PASSING BY YOU AND ALL YOU READ IS SOMEHOW INCRIMINATING, PRESS…

COMMAND + H

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Command + H will hide the current application and all its windows. Because – admit it – sometimes more than one page can be incriminating.

3. IF YOU’RE DROWNING IN THE SEA OF WINDOWS…

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COMMAND + OPTION + M

Command + Option + M will minimize all the windows, so that you can create an illusion of a fresh start, But remember, the mess is not really gone.

4. IF YOU NEED TO SWIM THROUGH A SEA OF MESS…

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COMMAND + F3

Command + F3 will push all the running applications from your way, so you can finally see your desktop. This way you can prevent possible overload.

5. IF YOU WANT TO BECOME A TAB-SCROLLING EXPERT, PRESS…

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COMMAND + SHIFT + ←,→

Command + shift + ←,→ will help you move easily through the tabs in your browser, so you can quickly see what you need and what is more important, click the button of what you don’t want.

6. IF YOU ARE A LITTLE BIT PICKY ABOUT THE VOLUME AND BRIGHTNESS OF YOUR MAC…

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OPTION + SHIFT + (F1, F2, F5,F6,F11,F12)

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Option + Shift + (F1,F2,F5,F6,F11,F12) will reduce or increase the brightness of your screen, brightness of your keyboard, volume (according to the F keys) by smaller differences than the usual. Who knew?

7. IF YOU DON’T WANT TO WATCH THE WHOLE HOUR OF YOUR NIECE’S DANCE VIDEO ON YOUTUBE…

1, 2, 3 (AND SO ON)

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1, 2, 3 keys will allow the video to forward to 10%, 20%, 30%…etc, from the full length.

  1. IF YOU OFTEN TYPE WORDS LIKE “ANTISHMENTARIANISM”, PRESS…

OPTION + DELETE

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Alt + Delete will delete whole words, so you don’t need to hold the Delete key for too long. Unfortunately, there is no keyboard shortcut to stop your terrible grammar.;

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9. IF TEXT FORMATTING MAKES YOU MAD…

CONTROL + COMMAND+V

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Control + Command + V will paste the copy of text including formatting. Your problems with it have suddenly disappeared.

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10. IF YOU ARE A FAST READER , OR YOU JUST HAVE TOO MUCH CAFFEINE IN YOU…

COMMAND + ↑   A   COMMAND + ↓

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Command + ↑ a Command + ↓ will allow you to jump through text much faster, just try it yourself.

11. IF THE FEELING OF SUNSHINE ON YOUR FACE HAS BEEN PERMANENTLY REPLACED BY THE BRIGHTNESS OF RETINA DISPLAY, TRY…

CONTROL + OPTION + COMMAND + EJECT

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Control + Option + Command + Eject will quickly shut down your computer, so you can finally get out on the fresh air. No, seriously, go outside !

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