Appendix E. The Master Mace OS X Secret Keystroke List
Here it is, by popular, frustrated demand: The master list of every secret (or not-so-secret) keystroke in Mac OS X Snow Leopard, including all the keys you can press during startup. Clip and post to your monitor (unless, of course, you got this book from the library).
For the most part, the following list doesn’t include the keystrokes already listed in your menus, like ⌘-P for Print, ⌘-S for Save, and so on.
Keys to Hold Down
Starts up from a CD
Starts up from the first partition
Starts up from network server
Resets the laptop screen
Puts the Mac into FireWire Target Disk mode
Shows icons of all startup disks and partitions, so you can choose one for starting up.
Starts up from external drive (or CD)
Zaps the parameter RAM (PRAM). (Hold down until you hear the second chime.)
Brings up Open Firmware screen (pre-Intel Macs).
Shows Unix console messages during startup, logout, and shutdown
Starts up in single-user (Unix command-line) mode
Ejects a stuck CD or DVD
6 and 4 keys
Starts up in 64-bit mode
Just after powering up: Turns off kernel extensions
Just after logging in: Prevents Finder windows and startup items from opening. (They’ll return the next time you start up.)
In the Finder
Highlights Spotlight box
Opens Spotlight window
Expands or collapses a selected folder in list view
Expands a folder in a list ...
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