Web Shortcuts For Mac

Shotcut was originally conceived in November, 2004 by Charlie Yates, an MLT co-founder and the original lead developer (see the original website).The current version of Shotcut is a complete rewrite by Dan Dennedy, another MLT co-founder and its current lead.

Safari User Guide

Here are shortcuts you can use, in addition to those that appear in Safari menus.



Shortcut or gesture

Scroll up, down, left, or right

Press the arrow keys.

Scroll in larger increments

Press Option while you press an arrow key.

Scroll down a screen

Page Down

Space bar

Scroll up a screen

Page Up

Shift–Space bar

Scroll to the top-left or bottom-left corner of the page

Command–Up Arrow or Home

Command–Down Arrow or End

Highlight the next item on a webpage

Tab highlights the next text field or pop-up menu. Tab also highlights buttons and other controls if “Use keyboard navigation to move focus between controls” is selected in the Shortcuts pane of the Keyboard pane of System Preferences.

Option-Tab highlights the same items as Tab plus all other clickable items.

To swap the behavior of Tab and Option-Tab, turn on “Press Tab to highlight each item on a webpage” in the Advanced pane of Safari preferences.

Show all tabs


Open a page in a new tab

Command-click a link

Command-click a bookmark

Command-Return after typing in the Smart Search field.

Open a page in a new tab, and make that tab the active tab

Shift-Command-click a link

Shift-Command-click a bookmark

Shift-Command-Return after typing in the Smart Search field.

Make the next tab the active tab

Control-Tab or Shift-Command-]

Make the previous tab the active tab

Control-Shift-Tab or Shift-Command -[

Select one of your first nine tabs

Command-1 to Command-9

Close all tabs except for one

Option-click the Close button on the tab you want to leave open

Reopen the last tab or window you closed


See a list of your recently visited pages by name

Hold down the Back or Forward button until the list appears

See a list of your recently visited pages by web address (URL)

Press Option and hold down the Back or Forward button until the list appears

Go to your homepage

Command-Home key

While typing in the Smart Search field, restore the current webpage address


Close Reader


Exit full-screen view


Download a linked file

Option-click a link to the file

Open a downloaded file

Double-click the file in the downloads list

Zoom website content

Press Command-Plus Sign (+) or Command-Minus Sign (-)

Zoom website text

Press Option while you choose View > Make Text Bigger or View > Make Text Smaller

  1. Linux portable tar users: No install required, simply extract the archive and run it.You can drag the Shotcut folder to copy and move it wherever you want. If double-clicking the icon in your file manager does not launch Shotcut, open Shotcut.app, and try double-clicking the shotcut shell script.
  2. Creating web shortcuts on the Mac OS X desktop. Have you ever needed, or just wanted, to make a shortcut icon on the the desktop in Mac OS X? Honestly it’s relatively trivial to do but the result isn’t always what people expect. My goal is to demonstrate how to create a web page shortcut.

Reading List


Shortcut or gesture

Show or Hide the Reading List sidebar


Add the current page


Add a linked page

Shift-click a link to the page

Remove a page

Control-click the page summary in the sidebar, then choose Remove Item.

You can also swipe left over the page summary, then click Remove. Or, swipe all the way to the left until the page summary disappears.

Web Shortcuts For Mac



Shortcut or gesture

Add a bookmark to the Favorites bar

Click the Smart Search field to show the page’s full address and its icon, then drag the icon to the Favorites bar

Open all bookmarks from a folder in the Favorites bar

Command-click the folder in the Favorites bar

Move a bookmark on the Favorites bar

Drag the bookmark left or right

Remove a bookmark from the Favorites bar

Drag the bookmark off the top of the bar


Web Shortcuts For Mac Catalina

Bookmarks sidebar and bookmarks view


Keyboard Shortcuts For Mac Os X


Shortcut or gesture

Show or Hide the Bookmarks sidebar


Select bookmarks and folders in the sidebar

Command-click each bookmark and folder

Shift-click to extend the selection

Select the next bookmark or folder

Up Arrow or Down Arrow

Open the selected bookmark

Space bar

Open the selected folder

Space bar or Right Arrow

Close the selected folder

Space bar or Left Arrow

Change the name or address of a bookmark

Select the bookmark, then press Return

You can also force click the bookmark

Cancel editing a bookmark name in the sidebar


Finish editing a bookmark name


Create a folder containing the selected bookmarks and folders in bookmarks view

Option-click the New Folder button near the top-right corner

Delete a bookmark

Control-click the bookmark, then choose Delete

Word For Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

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