December 9, 2014

5 Ways to Maximize Productivity Using 1 Key
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Many times when I show users shortcut keys using their keyboard they are very excited to have learned it so I thought I would pass it on. On a daily basis I use a number of keys on the keyboard to navigate different functions quickly without touching the mouse. This could cut down your time amore than 50% if you use these keyboard shortcuts vs  using the mouse to do the same function.

Here Are 5 Ways to Maximize Productivity Using CTRL

CTRL + N         Mac: Command + N

Opens a new window for the program you're in.
Ex. You want to move a file to another location. While you have the folder open do this shortcut to open another window and drag and drop

CTRL + P          Mac: Command + P

Print the current page
Ex. When you're ready to print a document, instead of going to File > Print > Choose Printer, you can press CTRL + P and get the print prompt right then and there!

CTRL + Z         Mac: Command + Z

Undo the recent key(s) typed
Ex.  While in a text editor box online you accidentally delete everything you just typed. Since you're not in your normal word editor, the undo option is no easily found. Perform this shortcut and it will do the same thing as the undo shortcut would in a word editor.

CTRL + Y         Mac: Command + Y

Redo the recent undo shortcut
Ex. You've been using the undo shortcut above one too many times. Run this command to bring back what was removed!

CTRL + A        Mac: Command + A

Select all
Ex. You're working on a word document and you need to copy the text to an email. Do this shortcut and it will select everything in the window.

The shortcuts listed above can be used in several different programs. Give them a try! Feel free to comment if you have any questions about them!



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