How do I get into Mac recovery mode?

How to start up Mac Recovery Mode

  1. Restart your Mac.
  2. Immediately hold down Command-R.
  3. Release them as soon as you see the Apple logo.

What is Ctrl N in Mac?

Control-Command-A: Make an alias of the selected item. Command-N: Open a new Finder window. Option-Command-N: Create a new Smart Folder.

How do you CTRL F2 on a Mac?

If you want to change the top row of keys to work as standard function keys without holding the Fn key, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences.
  2. Click Keyboard.
  3. Select “Use F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys”.

What does Command r do on Mac?

Command-R restores the latest macOS that was installed on your Mac without upgrading to a later version. Option-Command-R upgrades to the latest macOS that is compatible with your Mac. Shift-Option-Command-R restores the macOS that came with your Mac or the version closest to it that is still available.

How do you do Command R on Mac?

Command (⌘)-R: Start up from the built-in macOS Recovery system. Or use Option-Command-R or Shift-Option-Command-R to start up from macOS Recovery over the internet.

How do you Alt F4 on a Mac?

On Windows, you close a file window with Alt-F4 and the equivalent on a Mac is Command-W. But that only closes the open window, not the entire app. If you need to close the entire app, you hit Command-Q.

How do you F11 on a Mac?

By default on MacBook / Pro / Air, and on the small keyboard for iMac, the F11 key is mapped to special functionality, like decreasing the volume. All you need to do is hold down the “fn” function key (bottom left corner of your keyboard) while pressing the F11 key to trigger the show-desktop command.

What is macOS recovery mode?

As its name suggests, Mac Recovery mode is designed to recover your Mac. More specifically, it’s a software tool that can load up before macOS starts, so you can fix problems with your Mac, even if you can’t boot into the operating system. From Recovery mode, you can: Reinstall macOS. Restore from a Time Machine backup.

How do I restore a Frozen Mac?

Press and hold Cmd + Opt + P + R keys at the same time, until the grey screen appears. Hold down these keys until your Mac restarts and you hear the startup chime for the second time. Release all the keys.