The music app on Mac is one of the most used apps and it has more functions than you thought you knew. Using the keyboard shortcuts will help you to discover some of the hidden functions in the music app.

Below are the keyboard shortcut keys of the music app and their functions.

  • Open the Music window: Command + 0 (zero)
  • Hide the window: Command + H
  • Hide all other windows: Option + Command + H
  • Enter or exit full-screen view: Control + Command + F
  • Switch between a custom and maximum window size: Option + Click the green button
  • Open the MiniPlayer: Option + Command + M or Shift + Command + M
  • Open the Full Screen player: Shift + Command + F
  • Place the Music window in the Dock: Command + M
  • Open Music Preferences: Command + , (comma)
  • Open Music Help: Command + ? (question mark)
  • Show or hide the status bar: Command + / (forward slash)
  • Turn the visualizer on or off: Command + T
  • Close the window: Command + W
  • Quit Music: Command + Q
  • Play or pause the selected song: Space Bar
  • Play the selected song from the beginning: Return
  • Stop playing the selected song: Command + . (period)
  • Go backward or forward in a song: Option + Command + Right Arrow, Option + Command + Left Arrow
  • Play the next song in a list: Right Arrow
  • Play the previous song in a list: Left Arrow
  • Show the current song playing in a list: Command + L
  • Show the Playing Next list: Option + Command + U
  • Play the next or previous album in a list: Option + Right Arrow, Option + Left Arrow
  • Turn up the volume: Command + Up Arrow
  • Turn down the volume: Command + Down Arrow
  • Open the equalizer: Option + Command + E
  • Stream audio using a URL: Command + U