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Master Your Mac by Matt Cone

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Chapter 1. The Best Shortcuts (and How to Make Your Own)

You can always find more than one way to do something with your Mac. The question is, which method is the fastest, easiest, and most efficient? When it comes to opening applications, executing menu commands, and launching AppleScripts or shell scripts, there’s a clear winner: keyboard shortcuts.

Instead of using the mouse to select Print from the File menu, you could just press the and P keys to print a document. There are hundreds of preset keyboard shortcuts built into OS X, and you can also map custom keyboard shortcuts to actions you perform regularly.

Of course, using keyboard shortcuts ...

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