Mac operating system is really a good choice for those who are bloggers and Youtubers, well not only for those, even it is the best choice for developers where programmers can develop their iOS applications using Swift language and Android applications using Android Studio. Mac works the best in every aspects, light weight operating system, User friendly, performance wise much better than windows and much more. If you are new to Mac operating system then you won’t be aware about how to use it, right? So starting from today, we have written a small guide on some important mac startup keys and combinations which can help you perform your task easier.
So lets start and see how these mac startup keys works and how they are so important to us?
What are these Mac Startup Keys?
Mac startup commands are basically commands which will make your task easier. Using these little commands shortcuts you can access many new great features of Mac OS without getting deep into complex Mac system.
Your Mac OS is working completely fine but sometimes due to light shortage your system had an Unexpected shutdown and then when you boot your Mac OS, it is not able boot it so for that we have some mac boot commands which can help you fix up the issue. In a same way there can be many issues in your Mac operating system like you are not able to launch any program or any files are corrupted or you want to compress/uncompress any files you can use these working mac startup keys in order to perform your task.
15+ Important Mac Options Keys & Combinations
If you are aware of how to use Mac and Windows operating systems, if you are aware of how to play with the system files, Bios and all other things then these commands are quite useful to you. You can use these command to change Bios Settings or If you want to Dual boot Mac and Windows OS then you can do it using these command or you can also live boot any other operating system if you want to and that is what we call a guy who is a geek in all these stuffs
Here is quick guide to all these mac startup options, Mac startup keys and other commands which will make your work easier and faster. This commands are bliss for those who are regularly playing with operating system like installing of new OS everyday, doing changes in Bios setting and much more.
If your system is intel based Mac and you want to boot it into any other OS like windows or linux then you have to press and hold several commands on your keyboard after powering on your System.
- Power (⎋): Manually restart
- C: Boot from CD/DVD
- Option (⌥): Startup Manager
- Command (⌘)—S: Single-User Mode
- T: Target Disk Mode
- Command (⌘)—V: Verbose Mode
- Shift (⇧): Safe Mode
- Command (⌘)—R: Recovery OS
- Command (⌘)—Option (⌥)—R: Internet Recovery OS
- D: Apple Hardware Test
- Option (⌥)—D: Apple Hardware Test over the Internet
- N: Boot from NetBoot server
- Option (⌥)—N: Boot from NetBoot server using the default image
- Media Eject (⏏), F12, mouse button or trackpad button: Eject removable media
- X: OS X Startup Volume: It will boot your OS from OS-X Start Up volume.
- Command (⌘)—Option (⌥)—P—R, then release the keys after you hear the startup sound for the second time: Reset PRAM/NVRAM
- Press C during startup: It will start up from a Bootable CD or DVD or USB Drive
So this wall all about some important Mac Startup keys which will make your regular work easier and faster. If you guys know any new command then you can let us know in comment section below and we will surely add it up here in this article and also if you guys face any problem then you can let us know in comment section below.