Use your keyboard more!

Why go back and forth from mouse to keyboard when you can do quite a few things on the keyboard. That way, you can work faster. Time is money, right?

Here’s a few ones I use most:

  • Ctrl+C: Copy
  • Ctrl+V: Paste
  • Ctrl+X: Cut
  • Ctrl+Z: Undo
  • Alt+Tab: Switch between applications
  • Windows Key+D: Minimize all windows and view the desktop

In Internet Explorer or Firefox:

  • F6: Move cursor selection to the address bar
  • Ctrl+Enter: Automatically add http:// and .com before and after whatever word you type

In Windows XP, go to Control Panel > Display Properties > Appearance > Effects, then uncheck “Hide underlined letters for keyboard navigation until I press the Alt key“. Then, wherever you see an underlined letter within Windows (like the menus), just press Alt then the corresponding letter…see?

I dont know why, but I felt compelled to write this since there’s been quite a few friends that I see use the mouse when they don’t have to. You know who you are…

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Bryan Villarin

Bryan is a Trust & Safety Wrangler at Automattic. He's also a photographer, card magician, and cat whisperer. (Thanks to my friend and colleague Steve Blythe for the sweet photo!)

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