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Tom's Guide: Keyboard Shortcuts to Memorize Today

Though the mouse has its uses (especially in gaming), there are plenty of mundane everyday tasks that can be made easier by employing some everyday keyboard shortcuts. Tom's Guide has put together a list of more than 25 of the most useful. Some you might already know (like the usual cut, copy, and paste) while others might be completely new to you (there's a few Windows 8 only ones in there!). Be sure to check out 'Keyboard Shortcuts You Should Memorize Today' for the full run down.

Using a mouse is useful but using a mouse and keyboard together can be much more efficient. Want to be a power user? The most efficient people know that tapping the right keys is much faster than maneuvering the mouse and can boost productivity immensely. Here are a series of keyboard shortcuts that will save you time and energy if you remember to use them. Our updated list reorganizes some related shortcuts into the same slide, while other shortcuts were recommended by you, our readers. We've also included a few new shortcuts for Windows 8.Keyboard Shortcuts You Should Memorize Today

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  • Marfig
    >> We've also included a few new shortcuts for Windows 8

    Memorize keyboard shortcuts for Windows 8? But wasn't Windows 8 supposed to be simpler and easier to use? You know, to help build a technological idiocracy.
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  • A rather simple one that I use all the time is ctrl+enter in web browsers to automatically add www. and .com to the domain name.
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  • bystander
    Marfig>> We've also included a few new shortcuts for Windows 8Memorize keyboard shortcuts for Windows 8? But wasn't Windows 8 supposed to be simpler and easier to use? You know, to help build a technological idiocracy.Win 8 was not supposed to be easier to use, but rather it was supposed to unify the tablet, phone and pc experience.

    Anyways, I find the shortcut articles quite ironic. Go back 25 years to the DOS days of computing, when Windows first started showing up. Us die hard users were resistant to using Windows, because it took out most the shortcuts which allowed you to be much quicker and productive, and instead gave us a simple to use mouse based interface. Now 25 years later, we are being taught to use shortcuts again.
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  • Firehead2k
    spam

    I find the spelling in that post much more offensive than the fact that it's spam...
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