Dual Wield: Keyboard Shortcuts
There are long lists of shortcuts for just about every program online (more on finding those later). I highly recommend using your computer with two hands - one on the keyboard, one on the mouse, for fastest task processing.
Most programs include the following:
Ctrl+c (copy) ctrl+v (paste), which are excellent examples of automation.
tab, which moves to the next item in a spreadsheet or in a website.
shift-tab which moves back an item.
This list was written with Windows users in mind - in almost all cases, Apple users can substitute the command key for the ctrl key.
Most Browsers include the following:
ctrl+t = new tab
ctrl+w = close tab
ctrl+shift+t = reopen closed tab
ctrl+shift+n = open new browser window
ctrl+s = save page/image
hold down ctrl while clicking a link to see it in a new tab.
windows+e = opens “my computer”
windows+d = minimizes all open windows.
alt+F4 (command+w on mac)= close the current window
alt+tab (command+tab on mac) = allows switching between programs