keyboard shortcuts

Why I Started Using Gaming Peripherals To Get Real Work Done

Everyone knows gaming mice and keyboards can make you barrel through fast-paced games with peak efficiency. But with all those buttons and macros, they can actually help you work smarter, too. Here’s why I swear by them.


Create Multiple Libraries In Photos With A Keyboard Shortcut

Setting up and using Apple’s new Photos app is easy enough, but one thing you might not notice immediately is the ability to keep multiple libraries on your computer. Cult of Mac points to a keyboard shortcut that makes it easy to swap between libraries.


Look Up Movies, Music And Locations With An OS X Shortcut

MAC: Command+Control+D has always been a handy shortcut for looking up the definition of a word on the Mac, but now in Yosemite you can look up a heck of a lot more, including suggestions from iTunes and the App Store.


Invoke Specific Notification Center Views With A Keyboard Shortcut

Notification Center is a useful feature for Mac users, and it’s easy enough to create a keyboard shortcut to pull it up by just hopping into the Keyboard Shortcuts menu in System Preferences. But if you’d prefer to invoke a specific view setting, iDownloadBlog shows off how.


Instantly Add An App Or File To The Mac Dock With A Keyboard Shortcut

If you want to add a file or application to your dock, you can always just click and drag it over. Or, as OS X Daily points out, you can just use a keyboard shortcut from Finder.


Resize All Of Finder's Columns At Once With A Keyboard Shortcut

Mac: It’s pretty annoying to deal with a multi-columned window and not be able to resize it properly for a good view. There’s a quick way to resize Finder columns in unison, and quickly expand or minimise the view.


Show A File's Path In Spotlight With A Keyboard Shortcut

For some reason, Spotlight in Yosemite doesn’t show you the file path of whatever you’re searching for. If you need it, you can access it by simply tapping the Command key.


Google Calendar Now Works Better With Keyboard Shortcuts

A recent update to Google Calendar (in its web version) means that it now offers permanent links to every page. As Google Operating System points out, this means you can now use the browser back and forward buttons — which makes navigating much faster.


Trigger Yosemite's Dark Mode With A Hidden Keyboard Shortcut

Yosemite’s Dark Mode is a nice way to darken your screen so that it’s easier on your eyes, but you have to dig into the System Preferences to enable or disable it. Redditor abspam3 figured out a way to do that with a keyboard shortcut.


Enter Your Email Address Quickly On Your Phone With The @@ Shortcut

Text expanders (“keyboard shortcuts” in iOS and “personal dictionary” in Android) are great timesavers: tap a few keys, and whole words or phrases are entered instantly Here’s a very efficient shortcut if you have multiple email addresses.