Apple: Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts/Commands for START UP

Keystroke

Description

Press X during startup

Force Mac OS X startup

Press Option-Command-Shift-Delete

during startup

Bypass primary startup volume and seek a different startup volume (such as a CD or external disk)

Press C during startup

Start up from a CD that has a system folder

Press N during startup

Attempt to start up from a compatible network server (NetBoot)

Press T during startup

Start up in FireWire Target Disk mode

Press Shift during startup

start up in Safe Boot mode and temporarily disable login items and non-essential kernel extension files (Mac OS X 10.2 and later)

Press Command-V during startup

Start up in Verbose mode.

Press Command-S during startup

Start up in Single-User mode


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