Keyboard Shortcut

Written by Jen Nichol
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Are Keyboard Shortcuts Easy to Learn?

Most people know that keyboard shortcuts exist, but still do things the traditional way because they don't know how to go about learning this timesaving skill. How often do we find ourselves really firing away on a project, only to be pulled up short when we need to use the mouse to perform a command? I know I do. I was intimidated by keyboard shortcuts at first, as we all are when learning something new, but I started with just one and now learn as many as I can get my hands on!

What Are Keyboard Shortcuts?

Keyboard shortcuts are ways to perform computer commands without taking your hands off the keyboard. It's that simple! Simply by pressing a combination of keys simultaneously, you can almost eliminate the need for time-wasting mouse manipulation. People in the know have been using keyboard shortcuts for years.

Have you ever asked a colleague to help you with a computer task, and they agree willingly, and viola! A few taps at the keyboard and what you were trying to do with a combination of keys, mouse, and frustration is now done in a few simple moves. We would all like to be that familiar with the keyboard!

We all know how powerful our computers are. By gently increasing our skill set on this amazing machine, we can utilize its full capabilities and become more proficient at home, at school, and in the workplace.

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