Asya Karapetyan
Content marketer, who specializes in Mac how-to guides
February 17, 2022
12 minutes to read

No matter what Mac operating system you use, the way to undo or redo an action on Mac is the same. This article will explain how to undo something on Mac as well as the Redo command. ways to undo and redo on Mac

Contents

  1. How to undo on Mac using the keyboard
  2. How to undo on Mac using the menu bar
  3. How to undo in Notes on Mac
  4. How to redo on Mac using a shortcut
  5. How to redo on Mac using the menu bar
  6. FAQ

How to undo on Mac using the keyboard

In our previous article, we shared the top most commonly used shortcuts on Macs. To undo something on Macs, you can again use a combination of keys on your keyboard. It is the easiest way to undo on a Mac. Just press the Cmd+Z shortcut and the last action on your Mac will be undone.

Undo shortcut on Mac:

Command(⌘) + Z

Mac keyborad showing the undo combination Note, some applications allow undoing multiple steps back. This means that you can undo not only the last action but the previous operations as well.


How to undo on Mac using the menu bar

If, for some reason, you can’t use the Undo shortcut on your keyboard, don’t worry. You can undo any action using the menu bar on your desktop. For this, do the following:

  1. In the menu bar, click Edit.
  2. Select Undo.
menu bar showing the option to undo on Mac

Depending on what application you are working in and what action was made, you will see a different name for this menu option.

Finder menu showing the Undo Rename option

How to undo in Notes on Mac

When it comes to undoing an action in the default Apple application Notes, the process doesn’t change. In Mac Notes, you can use the Cmd+Z shortcut or the menu bar to undo the last action. Remember, unlike many applications on Mac, you can undo only the more recent action in Notes. Once you have undone something, the option Undo will be greyed out in the drop-down menu and the shortcut will also not work. menu bar showing the greyed option to udo on mac


How to redo on Mac using a shortcut

To redo means to reinstate the last action you undid on your system. Like the Undo command, the Redo command on Mac also has an easy key combination. Just press Cmd+Z+Shift, and the action will be redone.

Redo shortcut on Mac:

Command(⌘)+Z+Shift(⇧)

mac keyboard showing the redo shortcut

How to redo on Mac using the menu bar

To redo on Mac without a keyboard, do the following:

  1. In the menu bar, click Edit.
  2. Select Redo. mac menu bar showing the Redo option

If the Redo option is greyed out, then there is no action that the system can redo.


FAQ

Can I undo the Caps Lock without retyping on Mac?
What is the Redo hotkey on Mac?
Can I undo “Empty Trash” on Mac?
How do I undo a cropped photo on Mac?
How do I undo on Mac Preview?
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