Windows Tips for Mac Users

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Windows Keyboard Shortcuts Overview
Use shortcut keys as an alternative to the mouse when working in Windows. You can open, close, and navigate the Start menu, desktop, menus, dialog boxes, and Web pages using keyboard shortcuts. Keyboard shortcuts may also make it easier for you to interact with your computer.


Use Snipping Tool to capture screenshots
Capture part or all of your PC screen, add notes, save the snip, or email it right from the Snipping Tool window.


Windows Terms vs. Mac Terms

Windows Mac OS X
Alt key Option key
Alt-Tab Command-Tab
Control key Command key
Control Panel System Preferences
Ctrl+Alt+Delete Option+Command+Esc
Device Manager System Information
Exit (Alt+FX) Quit (Command+Q)
Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge Safari
My Computer Finder
My Documents Documents folder
My Music Music folder
My Pictures Pictures folder
Network Connections Network Preferences
Notepad TextEdit
Outlook Mail
Recycle Bin Trash Can
Search Spotlight
Settings Preferences
Shortcut icon Alias
Taskbar Dock
Hourglass cursor (busy signal) Spinning beach ball (busy signal)
Windows Explorer Finder window
Windows Update Software Update



Keywords:windows shortcuts keyboard key board short cut combination combinations ctrl alt del delete alt tab mouse click commands command start menu button   Doc ID:50418
Owner:Jessica C.Group:Chippewa Valley Technical College
Created:2015-04-14 08:37 CSTUpdated:2017-02-23 13:00 CST
Sites:Chippewa Valley Technical College
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