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22 August 2012 1,595 views 2 Comments

As apps go, Apple's Mac App Store app is rather basic in scope and functionality. Nevertheless, there are built-in keyboard shortcuts…

As apps go, Apple’s Mac App Store app is rather basic in scope and functionality. Nevertheless, there are built-in keyboard shortcuts that make using it more efficient. And, if you are thinking the available shortcuts (image above) seem very reminiscent of Safari, you’re right — the Mac App Store app is a WebKit framework.

Mac App Store keyboard shortcuts

• Back, Forward: Command + [ , Command + ]

• Reload/refresh pages: Command + R

• Search: Command + F

• Tab navigation:
— Command + 1: Featured
— Command + 2: Top Charts
— Command + 3: Categories
— Command + 4: Purchases
— Command + 5: Updates

Naturally, standard OS X keyboard shortcuts (Command + Q, quit; Command + A, select all; Command + V, paste; etc.) also work in the Mac App Store app. However, as text manipulation functionality in the app is rather limited, you probably won’t find much use for Undo (Command + Z), for example.

As always, if you want to create a custom keyboard shortcut (i.e. Edit > Sign Out), any menu item can easily be assigned to a combination of keys — see the Fairer Platform’s How to: Create a keyboard shortcut for more info.

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