You can get more from your Mac, and use if more efficiently, if you utilize its built in keyboard shortcuts. You can see what these shortcuts are when you click on the menu bar at the top of your Mac’s screen. For example, in the image below, I’ve clicked on “History” in Safari’s menu bar:
If I want to learn the keyboard shortcut for “Back” in Safari, I can see here that I should click on the command key (which looks like a four-leaf clover) and the ”[” symbol. Safari will then go back one page.
However, it’s sometimes mystifying what keys go with what symbols. Over at Dan Rodney’s blog, I found this extremely useful cheat-sheet detailing the symbols that go with the keys.
For example, the option key is that weird ramp looking symbol: