Tag Archive: Shortcut


How to Change Siri Keyboard Shortcut for Mac

As you likely know by now, there are multiple ways to summon Siri on macOS; you can open Siri with a keyboard shortcut, you can access Siri from the menu bar icon, and you can open Siri from the Dock icon too. If you want to customize how you access Siri, you can change the … Read More

Manually Check for New eMail in Mail for Mac with a Keyboard Shortcut

The Mail app for Mac will automatically check email accounts for new mail, and with a little customization you can even adjust how often it refreshes and checks for new emails as well. Those settings work fine for many users, but another option is to manually refresh and force a check for new email by … Read More

How to Enable or Disable Apple Pay Lock Screen Access Shortcut on iPhone

iPhone owners who have set up Apple Pay on their devices can use an optional shortcut to access the feature from the locked screen. Assuming the lock screen access feature is enabled with Apple Pay, all you need to do is double-press the Home button on the locked Apple Screen to bring up Apple Pay … Read More

How to Add a Website Shortcut to Dock on Mac

A nice way to quickly visit your favorite website(s) is to add a website shortcut for that site to the Dock on Mac OS X. Once a website shortcut has been added to the Dock, simply clicking on it will both launch the browser and immediately load that site. While you can add URLs to … Read More

How to Quickly Type Emoji on Mac with a Keyboard Shortcut

If you use Emoji characters often in OS X, you’ll enjoy knowing there is a very fast keystroke to immediately access a special Mac Emoji character panel from anywhere text entry is possible in OS X. Additionally, you can navigate within this quick Emoji panel entirely with the keyboard, which makes typing Emoji on the … Read More

Instantly Add Item to the Mac Dock with a Keyboard Shortcut

Just about all Mac users know that you can add items to the Dock of OS X by dragging and dropping things into it, but another option, which may even be faster for some users, is to use a keyboard shortcut. With a quick keystroke, you can instantly add any item from the file system … Read More

Enable Dark Mode with a Keyboard Shortcut in OS X Yosemite

Dark Mode impacts the appearance of the Dock and Menu Bar in OS X Yosemite, turning both from their grey on white defaults to a higher contrast white text against black background dark alternative. The effect is sort of iOS-like, but it also makes a great addition to the Increase Contrast feature on a Mac … Read More

The iOS @@ shortcut is so useful, you’ll never use your iPhone the same way again

Text shortcuts are one of the most useful settings in iOS. Having the potential to just hit a couple of keys to input an entire string of text is a wonderful time saver… as long as you have the foresight… Read more ›

Set a Keyboard Shortcut for “Save as PDF” in Mac OS X

Saving a file or document as a PDF is easily done from almost anywhere in Mac OS X by using the print to PDF feature, which is part of the Mac Printer service, but to trigger it you have to go to the Print menu and then specifically select to ‘print’ the file as a … Read More

Launch Mac App Preferences & Settings with an (Almost Universal) Keyboard Shortcut in OS X

Adjusting the Preferences and Settings of Mac apps is common and often a necessity to get things just right for you, particularly if you’re using an app for the first time, or setting up a new Mac. Rather than fish around in the menu items to find the Preferences or Settings menu option, you can … Read More