People have accustomed to working on the computer so much that they do some actions automatically and even do not realize how much time they generally spend on particular technical issues. For example, when creating a presentation, a user should paste text/images, cut or copy some fragments, save the document from time to time.
It is a common workflow routine. But if one counts a total period spend on these actions, it will surprise. Generally, it appears that the user spends one-third of the workflow on such actions.
For example, to save the document, it is necessary to move the cursor, choose the necessary option on the toolbar, and click on it, then return the cursor to the previous place, etc. It is possible to avoid these procedures and cope with such tasks quicker and easier.
Hotkeys are the best tool in such cases. These are special key combinations that are programmed to do the same actions without using the mouse. For example, to save the document, the user can press “Ctrl+S” instead of all the above-described actions. This significantly saves time and simplifies the workflow.
There are more than 10 hotkeys, and be sure that if you memorize them, you won’t do the same actions with the cursor anymore. The use of hotkeys is an effective and convenient way to perform computer tasks. So, find time to learn them and this knowledge will benefit your future work.