How-To: Use iPad keyboard shortcuts in iOS 9 and work more efficiently (Cheat Sheet)

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    How-To: Use iPad keyboard shortcuts in iOS 9 and work more efficiently (Cheat Sheet)




    I’ve compiled a cheat sheet of which keyboard shortcuts work in all the system apps and several popular third-party apps. Whether you’re using Apple’s Smart Keyboard for the iPad Pro, Magic Keyboard, Logitech’s excellent K811, or any other physical keyboard, these will make you more efficient when working on your iPad.

    Enter the shortcuts by holding down the ⌘ (command) and, if applicable, shift or option keys together, then hitting the letter, number, or symbol. So for ⌘ shift H, hold down ⌘ and shift, then hit H to execute the shortcut.


    App Switching + Search

    ⌘ shift H — Go to Home Screen
    ⌘ space — Search
    ⌘ tab — Switch App


    Calendar

    ⌘ N — New Event
    ⌘ F — Search
    ⌘ T — Show Today
    ⌘ R — Refresh Calendars
    ⌘ 1 — Go to Day View
    ⌘ 2 — Go to Week View
    ⌘ 3 — Go to Month View
    ⌘ 4 — Go to Year View


    Camera

    Volume +/- to take a photo or start/stop a video recording


    Contacts

    ⌘ N — Create a New Contact
    ⌘ F — Search for a Contact


    Mail

    ⌘ R — Reply
    ⌘ shift R — Reply All
    ⌘ shift F — Forward
    ⌘ shift J — Mark as Junk
    ⌘ shift L — Flag
    ⌘ shift U — Mark as Unread
    ⌘ up arrow — Go to Previous Message
    ⌘ down arrow — Go to Next Message
    delete — Delete Message
    ⌘ shift N — Get All New Mail
    ⌘ option F — Mailbox Search
    ⌘ N — New Message


    Maps

    ⌘ 1 — Switch to standard
    ⌘ 2 — Switch to Transit
    ⌘ 3 — Switch to Satellite
    ⌘ F — Begin Search


    Messages

    return — Send
    ⌘ N — New Message


    Notes

    ⌘ B — Bold
    ⌘ I — Italics
    ⌘ U — Underline
    ⌘ option T — Title
    ⌘ option H — Heading
    ⌘ option B — Body
    ⌘ option L — Checklist
    ⌘ shift U — Mark as Checked
    ⌘ N — New Note
    ⌘ F — Find Note


    Reminders

    ⌘ N — Create New Reminder
    ⌘ control I — Show Reminder Details


    Safari

    ⌘ R — Reload Page
    ⌘ [ — Back
    ⌘ ] — Forward
    ⌘ F — Find…
    ⌘ L — Open Location…
    ⌘ T — New Tab
    ⌘ W — Close Tab
    control shift tab — Show Previous Tab
    control tab — Show Next Tab
    control shift \ — Show All Tabs


    Pages

    ⌘ F — Find
    ⌘ shift W — Show Word Count
    ⌘ N — Create Document


    Keynote

    ⌘ N — Create Presentation
    ⌘ F — Find
    ⌘ shift K — Add Comment
    ⌘ option P — Play Slideshow
    ⌘ option A — Show Transitions and Builds
    ⌘ option N — Show Presenter Notes


    Numbers

    ⌘ N — Create Spreadsheet
    ⌘ F — Find
    ⌘ option C — Copy Style
    ⌘ shift N — Insert Sheet

    You may discover that additional keyboard shortcuts you’re familiar with from the Mac also work, including ⌘ plus X/C/V for cut, copy, and paste, while some shortcuts within apps only work in certain parts of those apps. Several popular apps from the App Store also support external keyboard shortcuts. Just hold the Command ⌘ key for a few seconds in each app to find out, or try out shortcuts you know from other apps if you don’t see a list. Here are some examples from popular apps:

    Facebook Messenger

    ⌘ N — New Message
    return — Line Break
    ⌘ return — Send


    Fantastical

    left arrow — Previous
    right arrow — Next
    up arrow — Earlier
    down arrow — Later
    ⌘ return — Accept
    esc — Cancel
    ⌘ N — New Event
    ⌘ S — Save
    ⌘ delete — Delete
    ⌘ F — Search
    ⌘ R — Reminders
    ⌘ I — Get Info
    ⌘ , — Preferences
    ⌘ shift F — Full Screen
    ⌘ T — Go to Today
    ⌘ K — Toggle Type


    Google Chrome

    ⌘ T — New Tab
    ⌘ shift N — New Incognito Tab
    ⌘ shift T — Reopened Closed Tab
    ⌘ L — Open Location…
    ⌘ W — Close Tab
    ⌘ D — Bookmark This Page…
    ⌘ F — Find in Page…
    ⌘ R — Reload
    ⌘ left arrow — Back
    ⌘ right arrow — Forward
    ⌘ Y — History
    ⌘ shift . — Voice Search


    Hipchat

    ⌘ F — Search chat history
    ⌘ option 1 — Chat tab
    ⌘ option 2 — Info tab
    ⌘ option 3 — Files tab
    ⌘ option 4 — Links tab
    esc — Dismiss


    Microsoft Outlook

    ⌘ up arrow — Select Previous Message
    ⌘ down arrow — Select Next Message
    ⌘ R — Reply
    ⌘ shift R — Reply All
    ⌘ J — Forward
    ⌘ 1 — Switch to Mail
    ⌘ 2 — Switch to Calendar
    ⌘ 3 — Switch to Files
    ⌘ 4 — Switch to People
    ⌘ 5 — Switch to Settings
    ⌘ N — Create New Message
    ⌘ shift N — Create New Event


    Slack

    up arrow —Move Up
    down arrow — Move Down
    option up arrow — Jump to previous channel
    option down arrow — Jump to next channel
    option shift up arrow — Jump to previous unread channel
    option shift down arrow — Jump to next unread channel
    option ` — Toggle the channel list
    ⌘ K — Show the Quick Switcher
    ⌘ T — Show the Quick Switcher (two ways!)
    ⌘ F — Perform a search
    ⌘ W — Close window


    Tweetbot

    ⌘ 1 — Timeline
    ⌘ 2 — Mentions
    ⌘ 3 — Messages
    ⌘ 4 — Stats
    ⌘ 5 — Search
    ⌘ 6 — Faves
    ⌘ 7 — Profile
    ⌘ 8 — Lists
    ⌘ 9 — Mutes
    ⌘ N — Compose





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