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Do you use keyboard shortcuts? Or do you never use them and not know what they a

  1. That Grrl profile image69
    That Grrlposted 5 years ago

    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?

  2. KDeus profile image95
    KDeusposted 5 years ago

    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 smile

  3. CWanamaker profile image97
    CWanamakerposted 5 years ago

    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.

  4. Goody5 profile image71
    Goody5posted 5 years ago

    Sure I use computer short cuts, which saves time & makes life easier.

  5. rfmoran profile image88
    rfmoranposted 5 years ago

    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.

  6. brianrock profile image87
    brianrockposted 5 years ago

    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.