Posts Tagged ‘pc’

Hotkeys – Keyboard Shortcuts for Everyone

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Hotkeys Aren’t Just for Geeks

There was a time not so long ago that I considered keyboard shortcuts, or hotkeys, to be the sole domain of I.T. folks – used only by the System Administrators of this world. With increased exposure to these nifty time-savers, I’ve grown quite fond of hotkeys, and they really do come in handy. When you’re using software which requires heavy typing (programming, documentation, authoring, etc.), grabbing for that mouse just to click a menu item becomes bothersome. There are three types of shortcut combinations I commonly use, Ctrl+ (control), Alt+ (alternate) and Win+ (Windows) shortcuts. Sorry Mac users, I’m currently using Windows exclusively, so some topics may be specific to the Windows environment. (more…)