How many of the Mac’s keyboard shortcuts do you know? Beyond the basics of Command-Tab, Command-C, Command-V, Command-X, and Command-Q, how many do you know?
Surprisingly, most Mac apps come with keyboard shortcuts, too, and they’re easily found by browsing through the Menubar menu selections.
Or, you can play Mac power user and dig through the list of keyboard shortcuts on your Mac, OS X and apps, by using KeyCue.
This very handy app gives you an instant look at all the menu keyboard shortcuts in any app on your Mac. That includes hidden keyboard shortcuts.
The popup shortcuts have other advantages, too. Click on a shortcut for a specific app, and it executes as if you’d entered it on the keyboard.
One problem you’ll notice right away is the sheer number of keyboard shortcuts. Each Mac app may have dozens.
What KeyCue does is instant and subtle.
First, you don’t need to learn or memorize all the keyboard shortcuts for any app. KeyCue brings them up onscreen in a humongous table where you can see them, and click which ones you need.
And, KeyCue displays them on an app by app basis. View an app’s shortcut, then click to execute it.
Second, over time you start to learn a few more keyboard shortcuts in each app. You can even add your own keyboard shortcuts. For as long as I’ve used a Mac, one of the most daunting tasks has been remembering keyboard shortcuts. Now you won’t have to.