Every once in a while I produce a new list of all the great keyboard hotkeys for Windows and Mac. Here are a few of my favorites and a link to the full document: Standard Hotkey Keyboard Shortcuts
1. In case you’re one of those folks who has been copying and pasting to a text editor between sites and documents, did you know you can paste without formatting? This means losing all the behind-the-scenes HTML code, font formatting, size formatting, etc.
- Windows: CTRL-SHIFT-V
- Mac: CTRL-SHIFT-OPT-V (crazy combo, but I probably use it 50 times a day)
2. Do you know how to quickly select an entire sentence of a paragraph?
Triple click. Really.
3. Probably you know to use TAB to move forward through tables and elements on a form, but did you know you can tab backwards too?
Use SHIFT-TAB to move backwards.
4. Did you know you can jump to the beginning or end of a line with one keyboard command? I’ll let you guess which is which.
- Windows: FN-RightArrow, FN-LeftArrow
- Mac: CMD-RightArrow, CMD-LeftArrow
5. In a web browser (or other non-editors) you can page up and down rapidly using a keyboard command.
- Windows: FN-UpArrow, FN-DownArrow
- Mac: CMD-UpArrow, CMD-DownArrow
Again, you can find the full set here: Standard Hotkey Keyboard Shortcuts
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