Let’s enter into another round of true confessions. I’ll go first. I have a mild learning disability. I can’t remember strings of numbers and letters. That makes remembering login IDs, passwords, and keyboard shortcuts next to impossible.
True, I can do the basic three or four. Command+C for copy. Command+Q for quit. Command+V for paste. After those I have to slow down and think, pull down a menu for hints, or use my cheap cheat sheet.
That’s a play on words. The free app with all the available keyboard shortcuts for each Mac app is called CheatSheet. One could easily consider it a gift app from Heaven and wonder why Apple doesn’t make something like CheatSheet easily available.
What it does is display the keyboard shortcuts for whichever Mac application is active at the moment. Hold the Command key for two seconds and this pops up.
There’s an added bonus to using a keyboard shortcut cheat sheet on your Mac.
First, it teaches you keyboard shortcuts. Second, simply click on the desired shortcut and it executes in the application.
CheatSheet won’t show up in the Mac’s Dock. It runs in the background. Quit the app by using the action menu in the lower right corner. And, it only works on the app that’s running in the foreground, so bring forward the apps you want to use.
And, it’s free.