Pro Tip: iPad Pro uses same keyboard shortcuts as your Mac


Use your new iPad Pro with these familiar keyboard shortcuts.
Use your new iPad Pro with these familiar keyboard shortcuts.
Photo: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

Pro Tip Cult of Mac bugIf you’re one of the lucky ones to get your hands on a big, beautiful iPad Pro, you might be surprised that many of the same OS X keyboard shortcuts, like the ones for cut, paste, find, etc., are available right on your new giant laptop replacement.

The iPad Pro keyboard has a Command key on it, as do several third-party keyboards.

If you’re already a Mac user (and you should be), you’ll feel right at home when you need to create a new document in Pages, make your text bold or italic, or even show the word count in a document. Here are several key combinations you can use right out of the box.

Of course, to apply any of these shortcuts requires a keyboard with a Command key on it, so make sure yours does, first. Then try all these great shortcuts, like:

Text editing

Style your text with bold, italic, underline, or even change the size of your writing with these. Copy the style of any bit of text for an easy paste to another bit of text, too.

Bold: Command + B
Italic: Command + I
Underline: Command + U
Increase font size: Command + + (plus)
Decrease font size: Command + – (minus)
Copy style: Command + Option + C

Word processing

You can add comments, find specific words and phrases, make the ruler appear, or even create a new document with these easy to remember shortcuts.

Add comment: Command + Shift + K
Find: Command + F
Show word count: Command + Shift + W (works for a highlighted section of text, too)
Show ruler: Command + R
Create document: Command + N

Miscellaneous keyboarding

Generally, anything you can do on your Macbook keyboard, you can do on your iPad Pro (or any iPad with a compatible Mac-style keyboard connected to it).

Try Command-Tab to invoke the app switcher and move one app to the right, or Command-Tilde (~) to move one app to the left.

Try Command-P to print your document, too.

Find any others? Let us know in the comments.

Via: Tech Radar