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 MagicMacKeys  last edited 12 years ago by beat

"Magic Keys" during boot

  • Cmd-V Verbose startup (text console)
  • Cmd-S Single user mode
  • T Export internal Disk as firewire device
  • C Boot from CD-ROM
  • N Boot from Network
  • X Switch boot device to MacOS X folder
  • Opt Boot device selection
  • Cmd-Opt-O-F Enter OpenProm prompt
  • Cmd-Opt-P-R Flush OpenProm nvram

"Magic Keys" during operation

  • Cmd-Shift-3 Create screenshot, puts a file on the desktop (PDF in MacOS X <= 10.3, PNG in MacOS X >=10.4)
  • Cmd-Shift-4 Create screenshot with selection, puts a file on the desktop (PDF in MacOS X <= 10.3, PNG in MacOS X >=10.4), click space to capture a window
  • Ctrl-Cmd-Shift-3 Create screenshot, puts it into the clipboard
  • Ctrl-Cmd-Shift-4 Create screenshot with selection, puts it into the clipboard, click space to capture a window
  • Cmd-Alt-Esc End program
  • Shift-Alt-Cmd-Q logoff immediatly
  • Ctrl-Cmd-Opt-8 Switch to Black and White (MacOS X <=10.3), inverse screen (MacOS X >=10.4) :)

Settings for boot-args - may be set by command nvram or in the OpenProm prompt:

  • -v Verbose boot
  • -s Single user
  • -x Safe (used by kextd)

Much more magic keys may be found here and here.