Macintosh Accent Codes

Punctuation

To insert these characters, press the Option key (bottom of keyboard) then other “code” key to make the symbol appear.

SYMBOL NAME CODE
© Copyright symbol Option+G
® Registered Option+R
Trademark Option+2
Paragraph Symbol Option+7
Dot Option+8
§ Section Symbol Option+6
en-dash. Option, then minus sign Option+-
em-dash Shift+Option+-
Dagger Option+T

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Grab Screenshot

Command-Shift-4 – Will bring up a target icon. Select the area you want to take a screenshot of and it will save that selection to your desktop.

Command-Shift-3 – Will take a screenshot of what is on your current screen.

Command-Shift-4, then space, then click a window – Will take a screenshot of the selected window.

The following commands will do the same thing as above but will save your picture to the clipboard for use wherever you want to paste it to:

Command-Control-Shift-3 – Will take a screenshot what is on the screen and save it to your clipboard

Command-Control-Shift-4, then select an area – Will take a screenshot of the selected area and be saved to the clipboard.

Command-Control-Shift-4, then space, then click a window – Will take a screenshot of the window you select and save it to the clipboard.

How to: Force Eject a CD or DVD that is stuck in your Mac

Force Eject a CD or DVD that is stuck in your Mac

→ Open Terminal.app and type “drutil tray eject” – this will eject the disk tray most of the time.

 If you’re still having no luck, you can restart your Mac and hold down the mouse button. Keep your finger pressed down until the disk ejects, or the login screen appears.

 

How to Start Up Windows when using Bootcamp?

How do I choose which operating system will start up my Mac?

After running Boot Camp Assistant and installing Microsoft Windows and Boot Camp drivers, press and hold the Option (Alt) key while you start up your Mac to switch between Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. Use the Startup Disk control panel in Windows or Mac OS X Startup Disk preferences to set the default operating system to use each time the computer starts up.

MAC OS X Keyboard Shortcuts Resource

FREE MAC OS X HANDY REFERENCE CARDS AND EBOOKS

The following Mac OS X Handy Reference Cards and ebooks are available as free downloads (in pdf format) for your private use only as part of the Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts Resource Library. Each Reference Card contains all or most of the keyboard shortcuts and keyboard symbols for that particular application.