Friday, August 19, 2022

How To Shutdown Or Restart Mac With Keyboard?

Shortcuts are fun and makes the user experience better. Majority of the Mac users don’t know that there are shortcuts for shutdown, restart, sleep and even logout on Mac. These shortcuts may not change your entire experience on Macs, but can be useful.

Here I have discussed these shortcuts and hopefully you will find them useful on your Mac. Also, you can join our Facebook group and share your tech issues with us directly.

Keyboard Shortcuts For Shutdown, Restart, Logout And Sleep And More On Mac

Save your time and learn to use the Mac keyboard power shortcuts to shutdown, restart, logout and put to sleep on your Mac.

How To Shut Down Mac With Keyboard?

There are two shortcuts for shutting down your Mac. Here are the shortcuts:

1) Press and Hold on to the Power button: This shortcut is for force shut down. If you have any open unsaved files and folders, you won’t be asked if you want to save them or not. So keep it in mind before using this shortcut.

2) Control + Option + Command + Power button: This shortcut will close all the open apps and then shut down your Mac. If any unsaved changes are present, you will be asked if you want to save them or not before the Mac shuts down.

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3) Control + Option + Command + Media Eject: It has the same result as the 2nd shortcut.

How To Restart Mac With Keyboard?

There are two restart shortcuts on Mac. Use the one that is needed in the situation:

1) Control + Command + Power button: This shortcut will close all the open apps and restart your Mac without asking to save any unsaved documents.

2)  Control + Command + Media Eject: This shortcut will close all the open apps and restart your Mac. If any unsaved changes are present, you will be asked if you want to save them or not before the Mac restarts.

How To Logout On Mac With Keyboard?

You can also logout of your macOS user account using keyboard shortcuts. Here is how you can do it:

1) Shift + Command + Q: You will be asked if you want to logout of your macOS account. Accept it to logout.

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2) Option + Shift + Command + Q: This shortcut will directly log you out of macOS user account without asking for approval.

How To Send Your Mac To Sleep With Shortcuts?

There are 3 shortcuts for putting your Mac to sleep. Here are they:

1) Press and hold the power button for 1.5 seconds: This will directly put your Mac to sleep. Don’t hold it longer or your Mac will force shutdown.

2) Option + Command + Power Button: This will put your Mac to sleep.

3) Option + Command + Media Eject: Also puts your Mac to sleep.

How To Turn Off Display On Mac With Shortcut?

You can also turn off display on Mac with shortcuts. Here is how you can do it:

1) Control + Shift + Power button: Puts your displays to sleep.

2) Control + Shift + Media Eject: Also puts your display to sleep.

3) Control + Command + Q: Immediately locks your screen.

Closing Up

So, there you have it. Now you know how to shut down or restart your Mac with keyboard. If you have any further questions regarding this topic, ask us in the comment section.

Sanmay Chakrabarti
Sanmay Chakrabarti
Sanmay is a Windows Insider and editor at BottoBotto. He is a Tech enthusiast and has been writing tech blogs for over 2 years now. He loves reading books, traveling to new places and listening to music in his free time.

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