Pointing and clicking with a mouse is great. There are times, however, where using the mouse to perform simple tasks interrupts productivity and slows you down. Try these helpful Mac keyboard shortcuts to help you work more efficiently.
Minimizing (or “Docking”) the front app window: Command + M
Use this combination when you have several apps, browsers, or Finder windows open and want to minimize the active one. To minimize all open windows at once, press Option + Command + M.
Closing an active window: Command + W
This shortcut lets you close active apps or programs like browsers, Finder, Thesaurus, or any app that allows multiple tabs to be open simultaneously. To close all tabs without quitting the program entirely, press Option + Command + W.
Quitting a program: Command + Q
Clicking the red X button in most Mac apps and programs, like Mail, only puts them in the dock. This shortcut lets you fully quit an application.