How to Shutdown, Restart, Sleep or Log Out on the Mac from Keyboard Shortcuts


One of the key benefits of using the physical keyboard is that you can perform the several tasks more quickly by using the combination of different keys which are typically known as the keyboard shortcuts. You can perform the tasks on your Mac like the sleep, shutdown, restart or log out as the current user quickly by using the different keys. This is not just a quicker way but also works best when you’re Mouse or Track pad stop working or your computer gets suck for any reason. There are some useful keyboard shortcuts that bring ease to your life.

Shut down or Restart with the Keyboard shortcut

Power button

  • To turn on the Mac or wake it from the sleep press the power button.
  • Press the power button for just five second without lifting to get you Mac turn off.
  • To get the turn off dialog hold the power button for 1.5 seconds. The dialog will confirm you either you want to shutdown, restarts or put you Mac on the sleep. You are also able access the dialog box fast by pressing the key of Control plus the Power button.

For restart you Mac use this shortcut keyboard key

Command + Control + Power Button

For quit all apps and the restart of the Mac use:

 Command Control + Media Ejection button

For quickly turn off you Mac use the:

 Command + Option + Control + Power Button

Log out as the current user account with the keyboard shortcut

Press this combination of key to log out from user account and it will happen after the confirmation

Command + Shift + Q

If you add the option key in the given shortcut then it will not ask you for any confirmation message for the log out

Command + Shift + Option + Q

Put you Mac to Sleep with the Keyboard Shortcut

Use this combination of Key for the quickly turn off the Mac and put it on sleep

Shift + Control + Power Button

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