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Mountain Lion Server Keyboard Tips for Windows Users

Part of the Mac OS X Mountain Lion Server For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Mac users may be familiar with the keyboard and mouse actions used to administer Mountain Lion Server, but these techniques may be new to Windows users:

  • To right-click using a one-button mouse, hold down the Control key while clicking. To right-click with a two-button mouse, use the right button. If you are using a Mac notebook or an Apple Trackpad, click the trackpad with two fingers to right-click.

  • Windows users know that to make multiple selections in a list, they click the first item in the range to select it and then shift-click the last item in the range. All the items in between will be selected. What Windows users may not know is that they can Command-click to add items, in any order, to those they have already selected. They can also Command-click on selected items to deselect them.

  • The Mac Option key is also labeled Alt but isn’t always equivalent to the PC Alt. And the Mac Control key isn’t always the same as the Windows Ctrl key. For example, to copy a file, hold down the Option key when you drag and drop the file. (In Windows, you Ctrl-drag).

  • System Preferences is the rough equivalent of the Windows Control Panel. It holds settings (such as IP addresses) for the individual machine hosting the server.

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