Tuesday, January 22, 2019


In setting up my new Mac, I had to remember an improvement I haven’t thought about since 2011 (the last time I set up a new Mac): change Command-V, ⌘-V, to “Paste and Match Style.” The change greatly simplifies to work of copying and pasting.

And here’s how to type ⌘, ⌥, and other symbols available from Emoji & Symbols. It’s telling, I think, that Apple makes silly emoji front and center but hides the basic stuff of the Mac keyboard from view.

[Is it ⌘V or ⌘-V? Mojave menus say ⌘V. But Apple’s December 2018 page about keyboard shortcuts uses hyphens.]

comments: 4

brownstudy said...

Great tip; I always forget these commands can be customized.

Here's one you may find useful: Press Command and press P twice to print to PDF: https://www.macsparky.com/blog/2017/10/fixing-the-print-to-pdf-trick-for-high-sierra

Michael Leddy said...

Yes, that’s a nice one. A good way to save a web page.

zzi said...

Do they still have the etched apple on the key? I write Cmd V and say Apple V. In the old days some would say Clover V.

Michael Leddy said...

I say Command-V, but I like putting that symbol in. I think the apple disappeared long before I began using a Mac. But I remember Open-Apple and Solid-Apple from my Apple //c. And MacroWorks, to make Solid-Apple execute commands of your own!