Tips & Tricks Get menu help quickly

macOS

Tips & Tricks

Get menu help quickly

On Macs, get help with menus quickly, at any time, using almost any program.

This tip is for Apple computers.

Follow the steps and/or view the video below.


Method

    • Hold down this combination of keys:
    • Shift, Command, forward-slash.
    • The help menu will open up with a flashing cursor in it.
    • Type the first few letters of the command you are trying to locate.
    • Suggestions will appear below the search field.
    • Use your up and down arrow keys to select the one you want.
    • Hit Enter to invoke that command.
    • That’s it!
Additional tip

I use a handy free utility called CheatSheet (opens in a new window).

When you press and hold the Command key for a while it shows a list of commands in the program you are using.

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