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What are some common Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts?

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Common Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts include Command+Option+D to show or hide the dock, Command+Z to undo previous actions, Command+F to find words in a document, Command+S to save a document and Command+P to print. Command+Option+Esc brings up the Force Quit window to close an unresponsive application.

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To edit documents, Apple users can press Command+C to copy text or files, Command+X to cut words or phrases and Command+V to paste copied or cut items from the clipboard to the current app or document. For styling, Command+B makes text bold, Command+I adds italics and Command+U underlines the selected text.

When working inside a program, Command+N opens a new document or window, Command+W closes a document or window and Command+Q closes the application.

When using Finder, Command+N opens a new Finder window. The keyboard shortcuts to open certain folders are Command+Shift+D for the Desktop folder, Command+Option+L for the Downloads folder, Command+Shift+O for the Documents folders and Command+Shift+U for the Utilities folder. Command+Shift+N creates a new folder.

Command+Delete moves a selected item to the Trash, while Command+Shift+Delete empties the Trash and deletes the item from the system.

Users can press Command+Control+Power to force a system restart, Command+Option+Power to put the Mac to sleep or Shift+Control+Power to put the displays to sleep.

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