How to Quickly See All The Keyboard Shortcuts for Any Mac App with CheatSheet

How to View All The Keyboard Shortcuts for Any Mac App with CheatSheet

For any Windows-to-Mac migrator, keyboard throws enough tantrums to send him back to Windows. Instead of going back to Windows, you can stick to this new operating system by installing CheatSheet on your Mac. Here is how to see all the keyboard shortcuts for any Mac app.

CheatSheet is a Mac app that helps you know your shortcuts on any app. Once you download and install CheatSheet, you can quickly view all the shortcuts of a particular app you are using on your Mac. On a regular day, you may be using apps like Safari, Notes, Mail, iTunes, Messages, and more. With CheatSheet, you can see shortcuts of each app by holding (⌘) Command key on the physical keyboard.

How to View All Keyboard Shortcuts in Mac Apps

Why Should I Use CheatSheet?

You can easily memorize popular keyboard shortcuts like a copy, paste, undo, find, etc. But there are other shortcuts that can improve your productivity. While some shortcuts are universal in nature, there are a few, which are specific to apps. In this scenario, the user has to memorize app-specific shortcuts and this is a daunting task for any user.

CheatSheet plays a vital role here. When you are using an app, you can quickly access shortcuts for that app by holding the (⌘) Command key on your keyboard.

Let’s now use CheatSheet to view keyboard shortcuts on Mac apps.

Step #1. First off, you need to download CheatSheet on your Mac.

This software requires macOS 10.10 or later version. This is a free software piece, which provides an iOS-style iPad keystrokes overlay to your macOS.

Step #2. Next, open the Downloads folder on your Mac and double-click CheatSheet zip file you have downloaded.

Step #3. Now, drag-and-drop file to the Applications folder.

Move CheatSheet App to Mac Applications Folder

If you have set an Accessibility passcode on your computer, you will have to enter the code or password, so that you can install the software.

Open SettingsSecurity & PrivacyPrivacy tabsAccessibility (from left navigation) → Click the lock to make changes.

Allow CheatSheet App to Control your Mac

Once, CheatSheet is installed, it is quite easy to use the app.

Quickly View All The Keyboard Shortcuts For Any Mac App

Next, hold down the (⌘) Command key for a few seconds and a sheet of shortcuts will appear on your Mac screen. This sheet has all the shortcuts for the app you have opened.

You need to hold down the (⌘) Command key as long as you want to see shortcuts. When you release the key, the sheet will disappear.

View Keyboard Shortcuts for Any Mac App with CheatSheet
Safari Keyboard Shortcuts

If you want to keep shortcut sheet for a long time on your Mac screen, click on the Settings icon on the sheet; it is near the bottom right corner. You can find five options: Print, Support, Check for Update, Delay, and Quit. Now you can release the (⌘) Command key and you will see that CheatSheet will stay on the screen for a long time. To leave the CheatSheet, click on the Quit button and the sheet will disappear.

That’s all folks!

Signing off…

CheatSheet is a smart way to use shortcuts of all Mac apps. Note that the software also supports third-party apps you are using on your Mac. CheatSheet pulls shortcuts from the menu bar of an app, and therefore, developers of CheatSheet are not supposed to upload those shortcuts on the cloud.

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