Despite the fact that Apple has long positioned its line of professional tablets as a complete replacement of the computer, many users still refer to the iPad with skepticism – not recognizing it. However, it is safe to say that for undemanding tasks iPad is more than enough. Especially if you connect an external keyboard.

Let’s look at keyboard shortcuts to be productive on the iPad. For convenience, we denote the combination in the following way: — Command — Control, option — Option — Shift.

System

  • ⌘+ Space: launch Spotlight from any application
  • ⌘ + H: return to the desktop
  • Tab ⌘: switching between applications
  • ⇧ + ⌘ + 3 : screenshot
  • ⇧ + ⌘ + 4: a screen shot and switching to the layout view
  • Option + ⌘ + D: launch the Dock from anywhere

Working with text

  • ⌘ + up arrow: transition at the top of the page
  • ⌘ + down arrow: move to the bottom of the page
  • ⌘ + A: selects all
  • ⌘ + C: copies selected text
  • ⌘ + X: cuts the selected text
  • ⌘ + V: pastes the contents of the clipboard

Calendar

  • ⌘ + N: new event
  • ⌘ + F: search
  • ⌘ + T: show “Today”
  • ⌘ + R: sync calendars
  • ⌘ + 1: the mode is “Day”
  • ⌘ + 2: transition in a Week
  • ⌘ + 3: move to the “Month”
  • ⌘ + 4: mode “Year”

Mail

  • ⌘ + R: reply
  • ⌘ + ⇧ + R: reply all
  • ⌘ + ⇧ + F: forward
  • ⌘ + ⇧ + J: mark as spam
  • ⌘ + ⇧ + L: check
  • ⌘ + ⇧ + U: mark as unread
  • ⌘ + up arrow: go to previous message
  • ⌘ + down arrow: go to next message
  • Delete: delete the message
  • ⌘ + ⇧ + N: to update all the boxes
  • ⌘ + Option + F: search
  • ⌘ + N: new message

Notes

  • ⌘ + B: bold
  • ⌘ + I: italic
  • ⌘ + U: underline text
  • ⌘ + Option + T: name
  • ⌘ + Option + H: header
  • ⌘ + Option + B: plain text
  • ⌘ + Option + L: checklist
  • ⌘ + ⇧ + U: to mark the point
  • ⌘ + N: new note
  • ⌘ + F: search within note

Safari

  • ⌘ + R: refresh page
  • ⌘ + [: move back
  • ⌘ + ]: move forward
  • ⌘ + F: find in page
  • ⌘ + L: go to address bar
  • ⌘ + T: new tab
  • ⌘ + W: close current tab
  • ⌃ + ⇧ + right arrow: show the previous tab
  • ⌃ + right arrow: show the next tab
  • ⌃ + ⇧ + \: show all tabs
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