What are shortcuts for starting up?

 

Use these shortcuts when you start up your computer.

Prevent automatic login: Hold down the left Shift key and the mouse button when you see the progress bar

Close open Finder windows: Shift key

Start up from a CD: C

Start up from the default NetBoot image: N

Start up a computer connected using FireWire in Target Disk Mode: T

Select a startup disk (on some computers): Option

Open the CD tray when selecting a startup disk (on some computers): cmd + . (period)

Prevent startup items from opening: Hold down the Shift key when you see the progress bar

Eject removable disks: Hold down the mouse button

Reset Parameter RAM: cmd + Option + P + R

Show console messages (verbose mode): cmd + V

Start up in single user mode: cmd + S

Start up in Safe Mode: Hold down the Shift key immediately after the startup tone, and release when you see the progress bar

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