Mac Commands

Certain commands for various GUIs are slightly different when running on a Mac OSX due to the keyboard setup. Below is a list of equivalent commands.

Tip: We highly suggest using a USB mouse with a laptop to make it easier to work with our GUIs. Either way, it's also recommended to change your X11 or XQuartz preferences to "emulate a three button mouse". This is under the "Input" section of preferences.

Within a Terminal

Home (to jump to the beginning of the line) ==> Shift+Fn+LeftArrow

End (to jump to the end of the line) ==> Shift+Fn+RightArrow

Copy ==> Highlight text and type Command+c

Paste ==> Command+v

Page Up ==> Fn+UpArrow

Page Down ==> Fn+DownArrow


Cycle through layer list

Instead of Alt+c ==> Fn+Option+c

Toggle volume visibility in layer list

Instead of Alt+v ==> Option+v

Toggle surface visibility in layer list

Instead of Alt+f ==> Command+f

Toggle aseg.mgz visibility in layer list

Instead of Alt+a ==> Command+a

Toggle wm.mgz visibility in layer list

Instead of Alt+w ==> Command+w

Toggle slices on/off when in 3D View

Crtl+Shift+S ==> Shift+Command+s


Before you set SUBJECTS_DIR to a path that directs it to a USB-connected device, you must first mount the drive using the command below:

diskutil mount /path/to/drive

MacCommands (last edited 2019-09-23 11:59:26 by AllisonStevens)