Mac OS X Lion Server Keyboard Tips for Windows Users - dummies

Mac OS X Lion Server Keyboard Tips for Windows Users

By John Rizzo

Part of Mac OS X Lion Server For Dummies Cheat Sheet

You frequently use several keyboard and mouse actions in Mac OS X Lion Server’s administration tools. Mac users will be familiar with these techniques, but they may be new to Windows users:

  • Make multiple selections in a list:

    • Shift-click lets you select a range of items at once. Click an item to select it and shift-click another item; all the items in between will be selected.

    • Command-click lets you add items to those you selected, in any order.

  • To right-click, hold down Control while clicking. Or, use a mouse with two or more buttons. On a Mac notebook or Apple Magic Trackpad, click the trackpad with two fingers to right click.

  • 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 the Option key when you drag and drop the file. (In Windows, it’s 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.