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10 Essential Cheat Sheets To Download

Aibek Esengulov 15-07-2008

Ever wanted to master the keyboard shortcuts and get more productive on the web? Here is everything you need – 10 quick cheat sheets for some of the most widely used tools on the web. Download, print and stick them somewhere near your desk.

Google Cheat Sheet

Google Cheat Sheet

Windows Cheat Sheet*

Windows Shortcuts

Mac OS X Cheat Sheet

Mac OS X Cheat Sheet

Gmail Cheat Sheet

Gmail Cheat Sheet

Firefox Cheat Sheet

Firefox Shortcuts Windows

Firefox (for Mac)

Firefox Shortcuts Mac

Google Reader Shortcuts
Google Reader Shortcuts
Linux Cheat Sheet

Linux Manual and Reference

Linux Command Line Ref. 

Linux Command Line Reference

Thunderbird Cheat Sheet
Mozilla Thunderbird Cheat Sheet
Internet Explorer Shortcuts
Internet Explorer Shortcuts

UPDATE: Hey folks, due to massive response the download links to above cheat sheets were moved to our must-have downloads page which is only available to MakeUseOf subscribers. So you will need to subscribe before you can get them. No worries, it takes about 5 seconds. You can subscribe via email.

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  1. PJW
    November 15, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    I subscribed, confirmed my subscription. Still can't find the cheat sheets.

    Okay, call me an idiot (I will actually laugh if someone does!) but is there a link to the actual sheets? What am I missing here?

  2. Chip Milligan
    October 16, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    how to sign up and access cheat sheets???

  3. Chip Milligan
    October 16, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    where's the link to sign up? where are the cheat sheets? how about some links and better directions?

  4. Anonymous
    November 20, 2015 at 9:07 am

    what is that??

  5. Ronald Reagan
    March 6, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    I humbly retract my complaint. Found them in the archives after a bit of searching. Donated $150 for bandwidth. Hope others do likewise for the vast wealth of resources provided. Keep up the good work. -RR

  6. Ronald Reagan
    March 6, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    I have subscribed, confirmed via email, & then repeated the process 4x times now, & in 3 hours I have not been able to access even ONE of the "so-called "NOT well hidden" cheat sheets". I fully understand they are a free offering & a gracious one at that, but seeing as how I subscribed as requested AND followed the directions (repeatedly, "to a T") I have not received ANY further emails or other communications nor have I been able to access any of the promised content....

    • Christopher
      September 8, 2016 at 2:52 pm

      I agree, it should not be this difficult to access the cheat sheets.

  7. zayarsan
    January 26, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    i like this makeuseof's collections and ET collections.

  8. Hungry Hacker
    January 18, 2010 at 2:27 am

    These are simply great Cheat Sheets. I just would like to give you one more "Google Talk Cheat Sheet". Here is the Link to get Google Talk Cheat Sheet: [Broken URL Removed]

  9. dj
    January 17, 2010 at 11:18 am

    what is that??

  10. Greg
    January 5, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    What a intresting story
    since reading your post I think it may be the same of a similar website in
    avg free

  11. Ankit
    January 2, 2010 at 12:24 am

    thanks these are quite helpful codes..

  12. Mikoyangurevich15
    December 11, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Is there any other useful PDFs that Makeuseof has?

    • Aibek
      December 12, 2009 at 7:03 pm

      Yes, there are about 20 useful guides as well.

  13. wiliwil
    December 7, 2009 at 7:37 pm


    If I may ask a dumb question, does Google Chrome have a menu bar (file--edit--etc) and where do you find it? I know it's intended to be a lite browser, but...

    I think the new IE that comes with win7 is not only the best browser, but of all IE versions, this one doesn't really seem buggy. Thank you.



    • Aibek
      December 7, 2009 at 9:13 pm

      There is no menubar in Google Chrome.

  14. Daystar
    December 2, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    I have subscribes and activated the account, and I still can't get these pages, any reason that would happen?

  15. Kory Kipfer
    November 16, 2009 at 8:29 am

    aaaaah, sheet!

  16. juja
    November 14, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    nice sheets

  17. jocky pants
    November 2, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    yee ha

  18. Sakari Koivunen
    October 28, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Sorry, I am not able to follow your logic here. "Due to massive response [...] only available to MakeUseOf subscribers".

    Since so many people found the cheat sheets helpful, you decided to make it harder for people to get the information they are looking for? Does that solve some problem we had or do we now have a problem that needs to be solved?

    • Aibek
      October 29, 2009 at 2:13 am

      The cheat sheets proved to be popular, so we improved them and made them available to subscribers only. We also allocated one member of MUO team to constantly add new resources to the cheats/manuals page. Now they serve as an incentive to drive new subscribers.

  19. WordpressThemes
    October 26, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Ya,I agree with Tim,Opera has a many useful shortcuts.

  20. Tim
    October 19, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Hey, would you be able to add an Opera 10 cheat sheet? There's a whole ton of useful shortcuts for that too. Thanks!

  21. Mark King
    October 13, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    Ya.I must have it.Im curious about little windows stuff.I love my laptop

  22. sir jorge
    September 26, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    great overall, wish i had these in college

  23. Khaled
    September 17, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    I know it is too late to say thanks ,

    But you are really amazing

    Thanks so much ...

    • Aibek
      September 17, 2009 at 11:45 pm

      you're welcome

  24. Ruby
    September 17, 2009 at 6:29 am ROCKS!!!

    I had a problem I posted in a comment, thinking another guest might be able to help me out. Aibek saw my comment and sent me the nicest email with all the info I needed.

    This site is fantastic. Nice people running it is frosting on the cake.

  25. beatcoach
    September 14, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    What a find! Thanks a bunch (downloading cheat sheets as we speak :-)

  26. ahameddeedat
    September 6, 2009 at 6:33 am

    hi h r u

  27. Bob Doktorich
    August 23, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    i cannot d/l using Chrome

    • Aibek
      August 24, 2009 at 12:34 am

      checked it with Chrome, works fine!

  28. robb
    August 21, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    oh i had windows cheat sheet already.
    a great list for those who's curious about little windows stuff.

  29. Prateek
    August 5, 2009 at 5:07 am

    i can't open it in my computer however, i hv downloaded the cheat sheets....
    it's showing symbols in ms word....

    • Aibek
      August 5, 2009 at 10:44 am

      You're the first person reporting that. I am not sure what can be the issue.

    • Andrew
      August 26, 2009 at 4:58 am

      Sound like he doesnt have adobe reader installed on his computer. you can download adobe reader here

  30. Daniel Weinreb
    August 2, 2009 at 5:59 am

    These look great!

  31. sabri
    July 17, 2009 at 5:26 am

    i need runescape privat sservers cheat :S how i get it

  32. irwandiaz
    July 15, 2009 at 3:43 am

    nice share.. and valuable trick for traffic.. :)

  33. Owais Ahmed
    July 12, 2009 at 10:34 am

    I am already a subscribed user from about a fortnight and waiting for the cheat sheets. When will i be able to get them.

  34. John
    July 2, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Excellent website! I will download most of the PDFs =)

    Thank you for posting.

  35. kurniawan
    June 30, 2009 at 2:38 am

    usefull cheats

    thanks a lot

  36. pete
    June 28, 2009 at 1:57 am

    great cheats

  37. Phaoloo
    June 26, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Great cheat sheets to download and bookmark.

  38. maud
    May 25, 2009 at 11:47 am


  39. johan henderson
    April 11, 2009 at 4:58 am

    Leuk die shortcuts. Maakt het makkelijk

  40. pbm
    April 4, 2009 at 11:19 am

    Why is everyone so excited? It's been pointed out by a couple readers that much if not all of this info is "stolen" from other sites, not something I have a major problem with if credit is given where it's due, but to neglect that and act as if the content was created by the author of the article doesn't seem cool. It's nice to have this stuff collected in one place, but don't act like you did all the work if you didn't. And while I know nothing about the accusation of logo copycatting, the reps of this site reacted in a very rude and unprofessional fashion that doesn't reflect well on this site's character at all. Instead of calling someone an "idiot" why not just show the two logos side by side and politely point out they're mistaken?

    • Aibek
      April 5, 2009 at 4:47 am

      hey there

      We never really claimed that the cheat sheets were created by us, in fact it's clear from most of the cheat sheets that they were created by someone else. Nonethteless, I agree that we should have added the credit link to the author's website.

  41. Free-Soft
    February 2, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Nice Job. I have already subscribe.

  42. Ricky Buchanan
    January 26, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    For Mac OS X beginners there are printable keyboard shortcut sheets available here also:

  43. projectautomatika
    January 26, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Wow! I'll be printing these stuff for reference. Thanks!

  44. KDB
    December 20, 2008 at 6:15 pm


  45. blusydays
    November 30, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    Hi, very nice work.

    I have a request, may I download them and share them on my blog ( Moroccan-French blog ) ?
    Check the URI I've submitted to see it :-)

  46. John Coldwell
    November 26, 2008 at 4:12 am

    Hello, I have subscribed to the Google Reader RSS feed a dozen times now, via all RSS links on the site, and still no email with a link to the cheat sheets. In fact I have two (2) MakeUseOf feeds in the reader - they both come from MUO but appear to be different.Please send me email with link. Thanks. I'm tired of going round and round in circles. :-)

    • Aibek
      November 26, 2008 at 10:06 am

      John, you definitely missed it. Under each article there is a link that says

      New on MakeUseOf …

      * Follow MakeUseOf on Twitter. You won’t regret it!
      * Get your cheat sheets and more at MakeUseOf Downloads.
      * Subscribe to booming MakeUseOf Podcast on iTunes.

      In fact you can confirm it, by going directly to the feedpage:

  47. Kelly
    November 13, 2008 at 2:06 am


    Me too. I think this is scam site and am going to find a way to tell the world about it being either a scam or the very worst functioning site I've ever seen.


    • Aibek
      November 13, 2008 at 8:48 am

      @ Kelly

      I sent you an email with the download link. It seems we have an issue with folks who subscribe via email, the download link is not sent immediately as it suppoosed to. I will take a look at it today.

  48. Ginger Pforr
    November 5, 2008 at 10:57 am

    I got it, but it wasn't in the email that I had received before. I went back and checked. But it was in the email you just sent out. Thanks very much. =D

  49. Ginger Pforr
    November 4, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    I know I have read above that others could not seem to find out how to download the cheat sheets and the response was that it would be emailed. I signed up about a week ago and the emails I got don't seem to have anything to do with the download for them. Could someone please help me? I also just signed up under another account incase I had missed something, but I don't think I have. I really would appreciate any help in this. by the way LOVE THIS SITE!!!! =D

    • Aibek
      November 4, 2008 at 9:10 pm

      Did you see “Get your cheat sheets and more at MakeUseOf Downloads.” in the emails? It should be located near the bottom of ever y email you get from us. Anyhow I will be sending you download link to your email.

      • krispy
        November 5, 2008 at 2:26 am

        I have the same problem. Receiving emails fine, but no download link is shown within...

        • Aibek
          November 5, 2008 at 7:54 am

          Just emailed you

      • Jim
        February 24, 2009 at 1:18 pm

        I have the same problem -- a subscriber but don't see where to log in to get the cheat sheets.

        • Mark O'Neill
          February 24, 2009 at 3:55 pm

          Jim - if you are a RSS subscriber, the links are at the bottom of every RSS post. If you are an email subscriber, the links are in every email. If the emails don't arrive, check your spam folder.

        • Joan Vinall-Cox
          September 16, 2009 at 8:16 am

          The link is NOT in my emails. Like the articles, but don't like this runaround.

  50. Marie
    October 22, 2008 at 7:29 am

    What if you are already subscribed? I printed it off a while back and wanted to print of several more copies for some work I'm doing. I don't want to subscribe twice and get twice the emails. Is there a place to log in and get to them?


    • Aibek
      October 22, 2008 at 9:23 am

      Just look for it in the emails or RSS feeds. The line should say

      "New subscriber? Get your freebies at MakeUseOf Downloads. Enjoy!"

  51. Stephen
    October 17, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    I could not find the link in my RSS feed. I got it by subscribing to the email version.

    • Aibek
      October 18, 2008 at 4:43 am

      It's there, just checked. The link says: "Get your cheat sheets and more at MakeUseOf Downloads."

  52. George
    October 2, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    Try to get this done but is difficult , i'am working for the best payroll company in the netherlands Payned payrolling and need to keep everything up to date this would help.


  53. Aibek
    September 28, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    IIf you thik that vmware and MakeUseOf logos are similar you must be an idiot. No further comments.

  54. lowell
    September 28, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    you know the Mac one pretty much copies directly from Apple's site, right? Readers might as well go there and print it from there directly - it'll look tons better than the 'work' you Matthew Elton did.

    and that second one is _stolen_. just like your logo, which looks like the vmware logo. just uglier, and with gross artifacts.

    • Bevtastic
      March 3, 2009 at 11:31 am

      The logo stolen from the vmware one ? No wonder you wear dark glasses, you're clearly blind. They look nothing alike.

    • Lowell Fan
      July 22, 2009 at 1:12 pm

      Very Interesting, but .....

    • Methinks Lowell is a Nincompoop
      August 12, 2009 at 4:30 pm

      Shut up Lowell. Methinks u need much disciplining in the use of ur words.tsk tsk tsk, BTW ur face is screwed and this website is just fine so are the cheatsheet which are alot nicer than the ones on the apple website. nincompoop

      • one
        February 11, 2010 at 4:26 am

        "a lot" -- two words

  55. Evan
    August 27, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    I work for the company that produces the sheet listed as the Windows guide. This is actually a 2 page cheat sheet. The second page includes keyboard shortcuts for special characters. You can get the entire free guide at

  56. acor3
    August 4, 2008 at 4:24 am

    for the ms windows cheatsheet...

    CTRL + SHIFT + ESC open taskmanager directly

  57. Monica
    July 29, 2008 at 11:12 am

    Very useful article. Thanks a lot!

  58. divaba
    July 27, 2008 at 6:21 am

    My favorite MAC OS X cheet :
    Command-shift+4 = Take a screenshot of whatever is selected

  59. adijux
    July 26, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Here are some useful cheat sheets for developers, check it out:

  60. spoko
    July 22, 2008 at 9:40 am

    Couple of small mistakes/omissions in the Firefox shortcuts.

    Ctrl-9 doesn't necessarily open the 9th tab. It opens the last tab (the very end one), whether it's the 3rd or the 26th. Useful, actually.

    I don't see Alt-left-arrow for Back, or Alt-right-arrow for Forward. Also, in my FF3 at least, shift-backspace doesn't go forward. Doesn't do anything at all, actually.

    Great list, though. I did discover a few new ones. Plus I can get rid of one of my extensions, now that I know there's already a shortcut for restoring closed tabs. Nice.


  61. Mr.Spore
    July 16, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    This is pretty awesome, I use all these programs you have here. Thanks. Dugg

  62. Otto J Hunt
    July 16, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    Not clear in the firefox(win) sheet: ctrl-shift-t = restore closed tab. This command will go back more than one level.

    • Aibek
      July 17, 2008 at 3:18 am

      Works fine for me. Just checked it.

  63. sharad
    July 16, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    just forwarded this site to some friends....great links, but I agree that both gmail and google reader aren't really needed, since Google places them in the "help" section of their respective sites.

    Thanks though, great list!

  64. Pike
    July 16, 2008 at 8:33 am

    Just an FYI for Gmail, the Tab then Enter combo to send the message also works in Firefox.

  65. Thierry
    July 16, 2008 at 5:03 am

    Google reader doesn't need a cheetsheat. Just hit '?' in reader and you get all this information.

  66. serpins
    July 15, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Nice. It would be complete if there were linux ones as well.

    • Varun Kashyap
      July 15, 2008 at 10:41 pm

      Here are some Linux Cheat Sheets for you
      The One page Linux Manual [Broken Link Removed]
      The Unix/Linux commands cheat sheet

    • Anonymous Coward
      July 15, 2008 at 9:35 pm

      If you mean command-line work, then you can get pretty much all you need to know from...

      man command
      command --help

      Otherwise, Google is your friend.

  67. Kyle Judkins
    July 15, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    I am printing these as I type.

    • George
      October 2, 2008 at 9:41 pm

      Where can you get them to rpint or download i'am not able to find the download link on this website, or is it only a trick to get traffic?

      • Aibek
        October 3, 2008 at 2:02 am

        there is no trick or anything, you get the links once you subscribe. Read the second part of the article it explains the whole thing.

        • Cypher
          October 5, 2008 at 5:59 am

          ok Now I've subscribed and it keeps shooting me back to this same page....Y???

        • Aibek
          October 5, 2008 at 7:39 am

          Now, just wait for an email from us. It should be coming shorlty, if it's not already there :-)

        • cbb180
          August 3, 2009 at 11:20 am

          what are the cheat sheets used for

        • Aibek
          August 3, 2009 at 11:34 am

          The sheets list keyboard shortcuts for commnoly used programs and web services. Once you learn them you will be way more faster when working on your PC.

      • nancydrew
        November 22, 2009 at 12:01 am

        It says you have to subscribe to receive the "cheat sheets".

    • Social Pinoy
      August 30, 2009 at 9:13 pm

      Glad to have stumbled upon this