Keyboard Shortcuts: The Effortless Way to Do More in Less Time

Keyboard shortcuts are a sure way to increase productivity without working harder. And who doesn’t want that?

Each second saved on an action you do a thousand times will save you a ton of time in the long run. That’s why it’s important to learn keyboard shortcuts for the most common actions you do in every program you use.

BinaryFork will show you the most important keyboard shortcuts you need to remember. Some are universal shortcuts, while others do a specific thing, but that’s enough if they help you gain precious time each time you use the keyboard instead of the mouse.

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Keyboard Shortcuts for Popular Programs and Services

It’s worth learning keyboard shortcuts for the most popular apps and services out there.

If you’re using Windows these are the most important keyboard shortcuts to remember in Windows 10, and the list of new shortcuts introduced in Windows 11.

These Word shortcuts can help significantly speed up your document creation, proofing, and editing.

It’s hard to imagine someone editing spreadsheets without using Excel shortcuts.

Even if presentations are mostly graphic in nature and use drag and drop, learning PowerPoint shortcuts will make you faster.

If you’re using the popular Google webmail service do it like a Pro by learning Gmail shortcuts.

Google also makes the most popular browser and the code behind it is free to use, so learning Chrome shortcuts will also help you if you’re using Edge, Brave, or other Chromium alternatives.

If you’re watching many clips online, why not learn YouTube shortcuts?

Using Google Office alternative? Learn how to use the hidden @ menu in Google Docs.

Adding, Disabling, and Remapping Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are not set in stone: you can edit, add, or remove them if you want to change them to suit your style.

Turning off keyboard shortcuts is tricky, but sometimes it can be done.

Learn how to remap existing keyboard keys with PowerToys

If you accidentally press some keys in Windows you will see a popup that will disrupt your workflow. Fortunately, there’s a way to disable the Sticky Keys popup.

Want to move windows from one virtual space to another: in Windows 10 in cat be done with MoveToDesktop

Universal Keyboard Shortcuts

You only need to learn these shortcuts once, then use them everywhere.

Did you know there are universal keyboard shortcuts that work in pretty much every program out there?

Closed a browser tab my mistake? There’s a shortcut that can reopen the last closed tab, which works in most browsers.

These typing and editing tricks will make you type faster, a lot faster.

Special Keyboards and Utilities

Keyboard Shortcuts are just the beginning…

Who doesn’t love emojis? I do, and use them quite often, so it’s handy to use the Windows 10 emoji keyboard, or the similar emoji keyboard from Windows 11.

I use Copy and Paste all the time, but sometimes I would like to Paste something I saved to the clipboard a while ago. Fortunately, there’s a clipboard history shortcut in Windows 10. A very similar clipboard history app is also present in Windows 11.

And finally, a personal rant about why I believe Apple doesn’t like keyboard shortcuts.

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