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That link in the first post does not take me to a list of shortcuts. It takes me to Apple Support, the main page.

It would seem then, that sometime in the last 9 years Apple's changed their link structure. Should be easily searchable from there "keyboard shortcuts"

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Great lists, I like the Command + tab most~~~
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⌘⇥ (cmd tab) is a great one. I did a short tutorial on it. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post a link so I'll paste it here...

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Press and hold ⌘, tap ⇥ once but keep holding ⌘. A box pops up as shown above, showing which apps are open. Tap and release ⇥ a few times while still holding ⌘ and you'll step through them. To change direction while the window is open hit ⇧ at the same time.

Switch between apps and show windows.

Most windows, including hidden ones (but not minimised) should show when you simply ⌘⇥ (cmd tab) to them and then release. Press ⌘ and hold it down, tap and release ⇥ repeatedly through the icons until you are on the app you want, and then release ⌘. Alternatively you can press ↩ while still holding ⌘ down. Both methods have their uses. While you are on each one you can also press Q for quit, H for hide, and M for minimise.

Show minimised windows

To restore a minimised window, or open a window where there isn't one open, select the application as described, and then while keeping ⌘ held down, hit ⌥ and hold that while you release ⌘. To do it with one finger see the tutorial Lose the mouse!

Quit all applications

It's not a bad idea to quit all programmes before you launch Live. It's important to realise that when you close an application window by clicking the red X in the top left corner, it still stays running. You can see which are still running by the lights under the icons in the dock. Hold ⌘⇥ Q for a couple of seconds and all active programmes will quit. You may have to skip over Finder as that won't quit.

For more window tricks see the Stay Afloat! page. See also the section on Automator in Organise your desktop.
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Great, this thread is really helping me and I know it helps a lot of other user there. Thanks
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I hate the fact that in the file menu Apple removed the option for "Save As". Here's how you can still use it.

In 10.7 (Lion), Apple removed the 'Save As' menu item and replaced it with "Duplicate" which did not work the same way. Apple relented in 10.8 (Mountain Lion) by returning "Save As..." but they hid it as an optionalmenu item which would only be shown when you held down the Optionkey while looking at the "File" menu. (There is also a keyboard shortcut for "Save As..." in 10.8, but it is not very convenient: Command + Shift +Option + S.)

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