Productivity Enhancing Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac OS & Windows

Function

Mac OS

Windows

Close dialog without any action

Esc

Esc

Contextual Menus

Control + Click

Right Click

Copy a file

Option + drag icon

Control + drag icon

Create an alias/shortcut

Command + M

Right Click and choose create shortcut

Create an alias/shortcut in a specific location

Command + Option and drag

Alt + drag

Item’s Info or Properties

Command + I

Alt + Enter

Move a file

Drag icon to location

Shift + drag icon

Select additional items without
deselecting previously selected
items

Shift + Click on items

Control + Click on items

Select All

Command + A

Control + A

Send to Trash/Recycle Bin

Command + Delete

Delete

Startup with Extensions Off/Safe Mode

Shift

F8

Switch to next active application

Command + Tab

Alt + Tab