Mac OS X Shortcuts for Sleep and Shutdown

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Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts can go a long way towards improving your productivity since they reduce how much time you spend mousing instead of typing. Once place people donit think about using keyboard shortcuts, however, is shutting down or putting your Mac to sleep. Here are some keyboard shortcuts you can use when itis time to do something that doesnit involve your Mac:

  • Control-Eject This keyboard shortcut opens the Shutdown dialog. From here, you can choose to shutdown, restart, or put your Mac to sleep.

  • The Mac OS X Shutdown dialog offers sleep and restart options, too.
  • Command-Option-Eject Hold these keys down for a few seconds to put your Mac to sleep without opening a confirmation dialog.
  • Command-Option-Control-Eject This fist full of keys gracefully shuts down your Mac while giving you the option to save any open documents.
  • Power button If your Macis power button is in easy reach, press it once to open the Shutdown dialog.

Of course, you can also choose Shutdown, Restart, or Sleep from the Apple menu, but itis always nice to have options.


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