keyboard shortcuts

A Comprehensive Guide To TextExpander

Text expansion apps are a great way to save time when you find yourself typing the same information repeatedly, but they can do much more than that. One of our favourites is TextExpander on Mac, and it’s a powerful tool once you learn how to use it.

Restart Or Shut Down Windows 8 With A Keyboard Shortcut

Windows 8′s start menu interferes with the old, convenient method of using keyboard shortcuts (via the Windows key) to quickly restart or shut down your machine. Here’s a little trick that sort of brings back that time saver.

Use Text Expansion To Keep Track Of And Update To-Do Lists

We’ve previously looked at clever uses for text expansion apps, but blogger and podcaster Greg Hickman has a new one: write your daily to-do list so you can access it quickly when you’re stuck.

The Hidden Keyboard Shortcut For Images In Your Browser: S+Right-Click

Take a second to hold down the “S” key and right-click on any image on the web. Whoa, right?

A Beginner's Guide To Effortless, Mouseless Computing With Alfred

Ever wanted to take control of your Mac without taking your hands off your keyboard? Alfred’s an app launcher and utility that makes that possible. With just a little bit of setup and know-how, you’ll be able to use Alfred to search for anything, anywhere, move around files, control software and more without ever lifting your hands off your keyboard.

Add Custom Keyboard Shortcuts To Chrome Extensions For Quick Launching

Chrome: Chrome has all kinds of great keyboard shortcuts to make browsing quick and easy, but they’re not really customisable. That said, Digital Inspiration reminds us that you can also set custom keyboard shortcuts for certain extensions.

Boomerang Adds Keyboard Shortcuts, Premium Plan

Chrome/Firefox/Safari: Boomerang, the popular browser extension for Gmail users, added a handful of new features today. For all users, Boomerang now has keyboard shortcuts. It also gets a new premium plan for those who want it.

In Defence Of The PgDn Key

One of the most common anecdotes at tech conferences is the “child swipes TV” story. This is the gist of it: my infant offspring walked up to the television and tried to swipe the screen because they think it’s an iPad. This “proves” that touch-screen interfaces are intuitive. Babies can use them!

Reminder: Google Calendar Has Keyboard Shortcuts Too

We’ve talked to death about keyboard shortcuts in apps such as Gmail. However, Wired reminds us that Google Calendar has shortcuts too — and they’re really darn handy.

Learn Keyboard Shortcuts For Your Favourite Services With This Huge List

Keyboard shortcuts rock. Beyond the well-known ones for Windows, Mac and Gmail, there are a lot of other shortcuts available in popular services like Evernote and Pocket. Buffer has compiled a master list of over 111 useful shortcuts.