Usefull Apple Shortcuts Nr. 6 – The @ sign on a Windows VM under Parallels

Again a different behavior for typing an at (@) sign when you are using a Windows (Win7) VM under Parallels Desktop on your mac. I had my problems typing my first email addresses 😉 Ctrl + ⌥ + q (means: Ctrl + alt + q)

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Usefull Apple Shortcuts Nr. 5 – Parallels and Windows Ctrl + Alt + Del

If you have to have a windows vm on board of your mac using parallels desktop and you have to have a user logon on startup of the machine let's say because of your companies security settings you might have run into this problem earlier. Windows unlock screen request to ctrl+alt+del for login from you [...]

Usefull Apple Shortcuts Nr. 4 – Lock Screen using the keyboard

You have 2 possibilities to lock your mac's screen, first you can activate the "show keychain state in menu" from within the keychain administration tools settings dialog. After activating this you will have a lock symbol active in your menu bar. From there you can call the "lock screen" command by clicking on the lock [...]

Usefull Apple Shortcuts Nr. 3 – New Line in Excel Cell Office 4 Mac

Sometimes you want to have one or more new lines within an excel cell without formatting the automatic newline of the cell on resize. In Windows this is accomplished by going into the cell to edit the text inside and press alt+return. On the mac to get the same result press ⌥ ⌘ ↩ (in words: alt + [...]

Useful Apple Keyboard Shortcuts – Nr. 2

Always thought about how to get a part of the screen as a screenshot and instantly put it to the clipboard instead of an image on disk? ⇧ Ctrl ⌘ 4 (in words: Shift+Control+Command+4) it is a quite complex shortcut (we should not name it a shortcut ;-)) but this will bring up the screenshot [...]