I was just watching a product demo. The product was a piece software and the demo was a screencap video.
At one point the developer needed to copy something.
I watched him open a dialog box, meaning he’d right clicked. Then he left clicked on copy. A view of the mouse wasn’t necessary to know what he’d done.
Don’t do that!
It was like screeching chalk on a blackboard. Do they even have those anymore? Probably not.
Copy by hitting Control and c at once. That’s it. Whatever was highlighted is now ready to paste.
Pasting also has a shortcut, Control-v.
These are such little things, but they speed you up when you most need efficiency–when you’re actually working!
Two more. Control-x cuts what’s highlighted but remembers it for pasting. You move sentences or words with Control-x.
Finally, there is the god command. On nearly all computer programs Control-z will undo your last action. Screw something up? Control-z!
Some of you probably know this. To the others, you’re welcome.
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I’m an Apple guy now, but I do remember one command when I first started out on a PC that was the command of last resort: Control/Alt/Delete……is that still applicable today?
….and don;t forget Control Y. That will repeat the last command!
Here’s another one: to find text in a browser window (and some other applications), use Control-F.