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Writing Online - Handy Keys for Hubpages

Updated on February 28, 2010

First, I would really like to thank all the Hubbers who take time out to visit my Hubs. There are thousands of Hubbers online and I appreciate you stopping by. My last Hub was: Writing Online - A - Z Journal of one Writer.

I would have loved to make one correction in that Hub which is to note that, I am a Writer with a small "w" as I have been writing for just about a year.

In this Hub I just want to share 2 quick useful tips to help save time.


First Tip

Has this ever happened to you?

You finish reading a Hub and leave a comment which isn’t so short, you hit the enter button only to find that the comment didn’t submit and you can’t recall exactly how you put it because it flowed when you wrote? Or maybe you are like me who replies to 6 people in one comment Box only for it to disappear.

It can be a bit frustrating. To avoid this, here is a simple Tip. Once you have written your comment. Click in the comment box.

1) Hold down the Ctrl button, then Press A (It will select the whole comment).

2) Then, Hold down, Ctrl and Press C, (this copies it to the clipboard, it clipboard is a sort of memory on your computer).

If your comment shows after typing, that’s fine. If it doesn’t:

3)Click in the Comment box, hold down Ctrl and Press V. What you copied will be pasted into the box.

Note: Only do this if you are typing in a long comment.


  • Ctrl + A Selects the whole text
  • Ctrl + C copies the text
  • Ctrl + V Pastes the text

Ps: some Hubs have been set not to show your comments until they are moderated by the Hubber. If this happens, you will still see confirmation that you posted the comment in Hub Feed or your Hubtivity.


Second Tip

For those who have about 70 to 1000’s of Hubs. Some might have already discovered this, but if you are looking for a Hub, may be wanting to Edit it, instead of scrolling down lines and lines of Hubs, simply follow the tips below:

1) While in the Statistics Tab - Hold down Ctrl and press F.

2) A box will appear at the top left hand of the screen. Its empty and by the side will have the word Find. See image below.


"Find" Box (type in a word of the Hub)


2) In my example, I am looking for a Hub: Quiet Time and Relaxation. I type in “relaxation” in the Find Box. You will note the computer highlights the word “relaxation” in my list of Hubs. If you have more than 1 hub with the same name, then press “next” until you find the one you are looking for. See image below.


It makes searching easier.


  • Ctrl + F = opens box.
  • Type any word of the Hub you are looking for.
  • The word will be hi-lighted by the computer.


** Please note these features can be applied to other Blogging Websites, etc

More useful info: Introduction to Hubpages with Snoopy and Woodstock



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    • Lady_E profile image

      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      ** Thanks so much Treasures; I've just noticed you have been here for only 3 months and have accomplished so much writing online here and on Triond. Honestly, I still didn't know if I was coming or going when I was 3 months on Triond. Thumbs up to you.:)

      ** Thanks iamalegend (nice name)

      Glad you stopped by. :)

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      iamalegend 7 years ago from EARTH

      Wow! This is super cool tricks

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      Sima Ballinger 7 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks for the tips, you are so helpful. When I get my 70+ hub, I will have a heads up!

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Cheers Hubpages Writer. I really appreciate you taking time to read my Hubs. Best wishes. :)

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      hubpageswriter 7 years ago

      The tips and shortcuts sure work for me. Very concise and detailed hub, awesome.:)

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      ** Hi Onlinecash - your smart. lol. Lovely to read from you again. Thanks. :)

      ** Cheers Paradise - Glad you found it useful. See you soon. Best Wishes. :)

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      ParadiseForever 7 years ago from Chennai, India.

      The second tip is very useful to me. Thanks for sharing Elena. Keep us busy with more of your tips!

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      onlinecashdigest 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      The first case happened to before hitting the submit button for long comments I copy them first in a notepad file just in case the submit failed.

      Thanks for the second tip too and for visiting my site!

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks so much for visiting, The clean life. :)

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      Mark Bruno 7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Hi Lady_E, Thanks so much for the great advice. Short cuts like that are very helpful. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      Cheers Michael.

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      Michael Shane 8 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

      Great tips!

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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Duchess.

      Best Wishes.

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      Duchess OBlunt 8 years ago

      Any and all tips are gratefully received

      Thank you.

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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      Cheers Fastfreta, glad you found it useful.

      Best Wishes.

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      Alfreta Sailor 8 years ago from Southern California

      WOW, Lady_E what an education you provided here. Now I must print it for further perusal. I've actually had a couple of these instances and didn't know what to do, now I do, so thanks for this very educational hub.

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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      Very nice to read from you Loveofnight. I noticed you'd been away for weeks. Hope all is well. Glad you found the Hub useful, but most of all, its nice to see you back. :)

      Best Wishes.

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      loveofnight 8 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

      I am one of those people who needs to know all these short all I have to do is remember them.These are very good tips....THX

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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      Hola Hypnodude,

      Glad you found it useful. Thanks for your kind comments. Best Wishes. :)

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      Andrea 8 years ago from Italy

      How much I hate when it happens, especially as you said with a long and maybe witty comment. I didn't new about the search tip. Great Lady_E, and btw no one would think that you write by just one year. Both thumbs up. :)

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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks again for your comments everyone - Lorlie, HP Roy, teja and Sweetie. I appreciate you stopping by.

      Ps. Lorlie, there are a lot of self help guides on the internet incase you need help with other packages. Just google/search them. Best Wishes

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      sweetie1 8 years ago from India

      Thanks for the tips and i always copy everything before i click button post or send, be it a comment of email or anything. This is because when i started my net life we had dial up and the connection always broke every few minutes and i had lost a lot of mails.

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      teja99 8 years ago from World

      nice info :)

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      H P Roychoudhury 8 years ago from Guwahati, India

      Thanks for tricks of information.

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      Laurel Rogers 8 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      Thank you for these tips, Lady_E; as a newbie to the computer, I need all the wisdom I can find!

      Thanks again,


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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks so much everyone for your comments. I hope it helps you navigate around quickly when Hubbing.

      Also, if any of you are entering the Health Contest for March, I use this opportunity to wish you Good Luck.

      Thanks again, Best Wishes. ?(•???•?)?


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      dgreen23 8 years ago from Jonesboro, GA

      I am new to this so this tip is very helpful thank you for this hub.

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      fishtiger58 8 years ago from Momence, Illinois

      Awesome information Lady E, I love this kind of stuff.

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      Support Med. 8 years ago from Michigan

      This is a very helpful hub. It's much better than going page by page, which can take forever. Thanks for the tip!

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      Zac828 8 years ago from England

      Useful advice thank you; it is all gobbledigook to me but I am slowly getting there.

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      Hello, hello, 8 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for these great tips.

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Wow, Elena! I didn't know these nifty tricks until you pointed it out, so for that, I thank you! Very cool indeed. Thanks for for the link to my hub as that was very generous of you. I think that I still have a lot learn. and when any of us believe that we don't, then we're certainly in a lot of trouble (wouldn't you agree?). Thanks for the great info!

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      Mike Lickteig 8 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

      I can never remember that control + V = Paste. I've tried to remember. I've sat there thinking "I know it isn't control + P, as much as it seems like it should be... what is it?"

      Maybe ranting about it in your comment field will help me remember. Thank you.


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      Mystique1957 8 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

      Hey, Elena...

      Very nice tips and quite handy as well! It saves a whole lot of time to know these things. Thanks for sharing!

      Thumbs up!

      warmest regards and blessings,


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      DeBorrah K Ogans 8 years ago

      Lady E, Great helpful tips! Thank you for sharing, Love & Blessings!

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      The IGNITER vs Corrupted Governments 8 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

      This was very helpful--I had no idea--and now I know thanks to you!! Thank you!!!

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      Dame Scribe 8 years ago from Canada

      I wasn't even aware one could perform such tricks with the keystrokes, lol. Great tips and thank you for sharing. :)

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      Susan Carter 8 years ago

      I like these tips. I use them all the time when editing as I am very much into using keystrokes rather than the mouse and they save time. Thanks.

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      2patricias 8 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      Pat says - I knew the first one (Tricia showed it to me about a year ago and it's brilliant) - BUT the second one is new.


      And congrats on being a 100 score Hubber!

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      Ultimate Hubber 8 years ago

      Seems like a useful hub for computer dummies. These shortcuts make composing/editing really quick and easy to a certain extent.