Most Mac users can open a file, quit an app, print, and cut, copy, paste right from the keyboard. What else?
After the basic shortcuts, we need app menus to give us keyboard shortcut visual cues. If all you can remember are less than a dozen shortcuts then you’ll be surprised to know that each Mac app often has dozens of menu shortcuts.
Where do you find the list?
Get All Keyboard Shortcuts On Cue
One of the first differences between average Mac users and power Mac users is the use of the keyboard. The keyboard gets used more than the Mac’s mouse or trackpad.
The problem with advancing from average Mac user to power Mac user is locked up in finding keyboard shortcuts.
That’s where KeyCue comes in. This amazing Mac app pops up a window which displays all the currently available keyboard shortcuts for each app.
Getting the pop up table of shortcuts is easy, too. Simply hold down the Mac’s Command key a little longer, and the table pops up. Check the table for the shortcuts you need and move on.
The KeyCue pop up window dissolves automatically. KeyCue is even useful even if you don’t want to remember or memorize shortcuts. That’s because all those shortcuts also have functions we may not be aware of.
What happens after you use KeyCue for a few weeks is easy to predict.
First, you start to remember specific keyboard shortcuts in different Mac apps. Then, you begin to use some of the functions you didn’t know existed in an app.
That’s because KeyCue, in addition to displaying the keyboard shortcuts, also makes them clickable.
Shortcuts on the Mac are everywhere. Some keyboard shortcuts are hidden, but KeyCue brings those to your attention, too.
It displays shortcuts for nearly every Mac app (and, as you’ve probably learned the hard way, shortcuts vary from app to app). Safari. iTunes. Mail. Finder. You name it.
My beefs with KeyCue are two-fold. First, the pop up window is ugly and needs to be more visually friendly and inviting (and less business-like). Even the new themes don’t help much. And, I’d like the pop up window to stick around the screen longer.