Once in a while, a customer asks us for something which is slightly off the beaten track, we of course always oblige where we can, but when Terry Lucking of Belvoir asked us to present a short talk on “getting the best from IT” well, as you can imagine we jumped at the chance!
Obviously IT folk are well known for being extroverts with absolutely no hang-ups about presenting to a room full of people, so we did our very best to dispel those preconceptions and after a lot of coughing, stuttering and stammering we got to work.
Well anyway, the evening went very well (if we do say so ourselves) and the eventual dialogue and back and forth really helped create a productive and enjoyable slot for all involved. It was good for us to gain a bit more insight into exactly how computer users were operating their workstations and it is now our firm belief that with a few small changes a lot of minutes could be saved by a great many people.
With this in mind we thought we should share with you some of the tips discussed and needless to say if you would like us to operate something similar for your business please don’t hesitate to ask!
Keyboard Cheat Sheet
Welcome to the life-changing, awe-inspiring cheat sheet for users in pursuit of high efficiency!!
Use as many as you feel useful but don’t try too hard to implement too many as once, you’ll find yourself finger-tied and possibly suffering RSI
(Disclaimer: We’re not responsible for any injuries caused by using these shortcut keys)
|Ctrl + C||Copy|
|Ctrl + X||Cut||If you cut something once, it can be pasted multiple times|
|Ctrl + V||Paste|
|Ctrl + S||Save||Ctrl + S will overwrite the current file you are working on without prompt|
|F12||Save As…||When you want to save your current document as something else|
|Ctrl + P|
|Ctrl + N||New|
|Ctrl + Z||Undo||If you press it multiple times it will undo your actions sequentially|
|Ctrl + Y||Redo||As above|
|Ctrl + A||Select All|
|Shift + F3||Change Letter Case||EVER BEEN TYPING ALONG AND YOU REALISE YOU’VE LEFT YOUR CAPS ON. Try this nifty shortcut to switch between upper, lower and first letter casing|
|Shift + Arrow||Selects from cursor in direction of arrow||A way to select without using the mouse|
|Alt + Tab||Tab between open windows||Use Alt + Shift + Tab to cycle backwards through windows|
|Win + Tab||Graphical tab between windows||Only available in Windows Aero mode|
|Win + Arrow||Snap left, right, up or minimise||Allows you to “snap” your open windows to allow for easy reading. Only available in Windows 7 upwards|
|Win + D||Show desktop||My personal favourite, quick shortcut to show the desktop|