Kindle for Mac keyboard shortcuts

Kindle for Mac

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
3 years ago
- Shortcuts

You'll probably want to use some keyboard shortcuts when reading a Kindle book. To avoid distractions because of using the mouse, take a look at the shortcuts below.

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⌘ Cmd + ,

Preferences

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⌘ Cmd + Q

Quit Kindle for Mac

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⌘ Cmd + W

File: Close book

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⌘ Cmd + R

Actions: Sync and check for new items

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⌘ Cmd + R

Go: Sync to furthest page read

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Move the focus to the book above the current selection

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Move the focus of the book to the right of the current selection

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Move the focus of the book to the left of the current selection

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Move the focus of the book below the current selection

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Page Up

Scroll the list of books up one page (but do not change the current focus)

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Page Down

Scroll the list of books down one page (but do not change the current focus)

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⤶ Enter

Open selected book to last (go to last page read)

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or ⌘ Cmd + O
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Page Down

Next Page

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or
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or ⤶ Enter
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or ⌘ Cmd +
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or
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or Space
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Page Up

Previous Page

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or
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or ↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter
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or ↑   Shift + Space
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or ⌘ Cmd +
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or
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Backspace

Back

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or Del
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⌘ Cmd + +

Increase Font Size

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or ⌘ Cmd + -
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⌘ Cmd +

Bookmark

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⌘ Cmd + B

Open Notes and Marks (if closed)

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⌘ Cmd + B

Close Notes and Marks (if opened)

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⌘ Cmd + G

Go to Location

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⌘ Cmd + F

Search

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⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + F

Open Flashcard side panel

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⌘ Cmd + Y

Open and close X-Ray for Textbooks (only works on eligible Textbooks)

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⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + N

Export to Flashcards from Notebook (when using the Notebook)

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⌘ Cmd + Alt + E

Export notes from Notebook

  To use these shortcuts, you must enable Text-to-Speech first. Press "Cmd + T" or select the Tools menu and chose Start Text-to-Speech.
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⌘ Cmd + T

Toggle Text-to-Speech

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Space

Pause or resume reading (while in a book)

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⌘ Cmd + S

Read the current sentence

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⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift +

Read the previous sentence

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⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift +

Skip forward one sentence

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↑   Shift + +

Increase speech rate

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↑   Shift + -

Decrease speech rate

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⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + C

Toggle continuous reading

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⌘ Cmd + I

Text-to-Speech read instructions

  Note: This feature only works on eligible Kindle content. You can configure the Text-to-Speech language from the System Preferences on your computer.

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Program information

Program name: Kindle for Mac Kindle for Mac (Productivity)

Kindle for Mac allows ebooks from Amazon's store or personal ebooks to be read on a Mac. Therefore it doesn't require the user to have a Kindle device.

Web page: amazon.com/gp/help/customer/di...

Last update: 11 November 2019

How easy to press shortcuts: 86%

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Shortcut count: 49

Platform detected: Windows and macOS mixed

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Jess says: 3 years ago 9/17/2018 10:28 AM
Thanks for the shortcuts. The "Decrease speech rate." is very useful.

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk Admin says in reply to defkey.com : 3 years ago 9/17/2018 10:31 AM
You're welcome! Glad it worked for you.