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by Tom Nelson

Starting up your Mac is usually just a matter of pressing the power button and waiting for the login screen or the desktop to appear. But once in a while, you might want something different to happen when you start your Mac.

These startup shortcuts come in handy if you need to troubleshoot your Mac, or you just want to boot from a different volume than usual.

Startup Shortcuts

  • Hold the ‘x’ key during startup. This will force the Mac to boot from OS X, no matter which disk is specified as the startup disk. You may find this useful if you have your Mac set to boot to a non-OS X volume, such as Windows or Linux. In some cases, an alternate OS may prevent the Mac’s normal boot manager from running.

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