Mac OS X Startup Options  – Startup key combinations

So you need to make your Mac boot a different bootoption – But you can remember the cryptic key combination – Don’t worry, you’ll get them here:

Safe Boot

Hold down shift key after hearing the chimes

Recovery Mode

Hold down Command and R during boot

Startup Manager

Hold down alt and option key

Reset PRAM

Hold CommandOptionP, and R keys after hearing the startup chime.

Verbose Mode

Hold the Command and V keys simultaneously

Single User Mode

Hold down the Command and S keys simultaneously.


See a complete list at Apples official site.


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