Windows to Mac Newbies

One of the things I see new Mac users do all the time, especially if they have just switched over from Windows, is closing the window rather than quitting the application. Clicking that little red dot (or cross) may have been good enough for your Windows OS but it doesn’t work that way on OSX. Think of it this way, you QUIT the application, rather than close it. In fact, you Command it to Quit.

The keyboard shortcut is Cmd + Q (for Quit!)

If you get into the habit of thinking that you command OSX to do things, you might also find it easier avoiding the confusion over the Ctrl key. (That is the substitute for a right mouse button.)

So, Cmd + C (copy), Cmd + V (paste) Cmd + A (select all), Cmd + W (close the window) and so on.

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