Windows And OSX Hotkeys – Be more efficient at the keyboard

Hello Internet Neighbours!

After using post it notes to remind me of keyboard hotkeys, it got pretty messy, so I've created a HotKeyStand - my low tech hack for remembering keyboard shortcuts.

I originally thought of this idea when trying to come up with a gift for joining my mailing list (and yes, you can get this for free by joining the mailing list). I've put it on my desk and it's saved me some time on multiple occasions.

It has shortcuts for the operating system, YouTube+Gmail, and Finder (Mac version); Office (Windows version).

After you receive it, print one out, I'd really appreciate if you would let me know what you think in the comments below!

Here's a quick snippet of the Hotkeys included (note that I can't include all, I had to be very picky)

Browser Hotkeys

New Tab = Ctrl + T

Close Tab = Ctrl + W

Reopen Closed Tab = Ctrl + Shift + T

Mac users: Replace Ctrl with ⌘

Windows Hotkeys

Settings = Win + i

Lock Screen = Win + L

Snap window to side = Win + [left or right arrow]

[Win10] New Virtual Desktop = Ctrl + Win + D

[Win10] Navigate Virtual Desktop = Ctrl + Win + [left or right arrow]

OSX Hotkeys

⌘ + ⇧ + 4 = Screenshot

⌘ + ⌥ + [space] = search from Finder

⌘ + ⌥ + [esc] = Force Quit Finder

⌘+ 1 = View as icons

⌘+ 2 = View as list

⌘ + ⇧ + A/H/U/D/G = Applications/Home/Utilities/Desktop/Go To Folder

Download here

Both the Windows and OSX versions of the HotKeyStands are included in a single PDF. Just print the page that's relevant to you. Here's what it looks like - note that I've modified the look since I took the photo, so you'll see the new one once you download it.



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  1. Ambrose
    Ambrose says:

    A lot of people seem to like the Ctrl Shift T shortcut that works on all browsers – it reopens the last closed tab, you can use it multiple times to reopen tabs from your browsing history


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