Useful Site for Office 07!(20 posts)
I was always wondering how those shortcuts could be helpful. Who on earth can remember them - besides, why would I want to move my hand to operate the keyboard where I can move the cursor (and click) much faster. I must be missing something.
i love keyboard shortcuts - although i am a little disappointed by the microsoft ones here - eg to change the tab on the ribbon its alt+ (letter) and the letter isnt even the same as the first letter!
That was my point too. Every time I attempt to use a shortcut, I have to fumble for sheets of paper where I wrote them down - kind of defeats the purpose. The only ones I really remember are CTL+A, CTL+P and WIN+E - that's it.
Shortcuts are a learned behavior... essentially you have to teach yourself one new shortcut at a time until it becomes second nature and you don't even think about it anymore before using it. After a while, you'll end up being a keyboard ninja =)
I remember tonnes of shortcuts, although I now need to get using these more often!
but shotcuts are great - i have them to all my most used programs, you can use shortcuts on quick launch (win+1 for first quick launch, win+2 for second etc)
you can use them everywhere, and when ur hand is already on the keyboard, it's so good!
So does that make me a keyboard ninja then?! :P
Oh, I'm with you whs. Honestly I think I know and use about half a dozen. I would like The Geek to humbly tell us how many hundreds (thousands...hundreds of thousands?) of shortcuts he knows. After that, how many WPM he can type. He should be in Guinness, or at least be pouring pints for us.
I am all for the "pints" part. I guess there is no right or wrong in this discussion. It is what you are used to and what you grew up with. This is a free country and whatever works for someone is good.
I can type fairly fast...
I use a ton of built-in shortcut keys, although the majority of the shortcuts I use the most are customized using autohotkey, like these:
Alt+E = Launchy
Alt+J = Show/Hide Firefox
Win+C = Show/Hide SecureCRT (ssh)
Alt+O = Show/Hide Pidgin
Alt+P = Switch focus to Pidgin message window
Alt+M = Show/Hide email client
Alt+D = Show/Hide delicious bookmarks list
Win+Alt+H = Hide all windows but the current one
Win+G = Go to next unread item in Google Reader
Win+A = Show/Hide note-taking application
Alt+T = Show/Hide todo list application ( Tudumo )
Win+Tab = Switcher (replacement for flip3d)
... there's more, but I won't list them all
I should write up the most useful shortcut keys from a time-saving perspective. Some tasks are better using the mouse, some are better using the keyboard.
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