Do you use keyboard shortcuts? Or do you never use them and not know what they are?
I use the standard cut and paste keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V) a lot. I also like Ctrl + F which lets you find anything on the web page you are on. Do you have favourite computer keyboard shortcuts? Or do you never use them and not know what they are?
I use them for nearly every program I use, especially in Photoshop (I'm a professional photographer). It's become second nature and while it doesn't take really that much more time to go through the steps manually, it really does seem that it is much faster to use shortcuts.
I think my favorite browser shortcut is Ctrl + T (new tab). I am a tabaholic
Yes! I find the keyboard shortcuts very useful. They make me more efficient. Here are my most used shortcuts for Windows in order from most to least used:
ctrl + c (copy)
ctrl + v (paste)
ctrl + x (cut)
ctrl + f (find/search within window) --> Great for webpages.
ctrl + z (undo)
alt + prtscrn (copy active window to clipboard)
I also prefer keyboard shortcuts for many other programs that I use like Word/Excel, PhotoShop, AutoCad, ArcGIS, etc.
Shortcuts are much faster than using mouse clicks.
Sure I use computer short cuts, which saves time & makes life easier.
My all time favorite is Autotext. Put it into the search box on the help screen and it will walk you through the simple instruction on how to set it up.
It works like this. Once you have set up an autotext entry all you do is type the shortcut that you use for it and hit "f3." and your text appears. For example, if I type my initials RFM and hit f3 my entire letterhead appears. If I type cop and hit f3, my copyright notice text appears. It's a godsend if you're writing a book.
I love using shortcuts. Not only is it efficient, but it really impresses people around you.
I'm a teacher, and it always amazes students when I do a whole bunch of stuff on the screen without touching the mouse. Aside from the usual shortcuts, Alt-Tab switches windows, Ctrl-Tab switches tabbed windows (i.e. tabs in Chrome), Alt-F4 closes programs, and Ctrl-W / Ctrl-F4 closes a tab.
Helps me work faster. Kids these days don't appreciate the fact that computers used to exist without mice, and you had to use a keyboard to do everything.
by Nesbyte5 years ago
Change the hub, or make part 2?One of my first hubs is called "5 Handy Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows". I was having a look at it just now a realised that it only has 400 words. I've been thinking for a while...
by Paul Edmondson10 years ago
Does anyone know the Gmail keyboard command to file a message to a label or to apply a label to a message?
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