September 04, 2013

Finding happiness

EvolutionSometimes you learn a new fact that immediately makes your life go better. It happened to me this week, and now I want to tell you.

I found Shift + Ctrl + T.

This will undo closing a tab in a web browser. The sheer amount of low-grade frustration and lost time accidental closing generates is enormous, yet distributed so that few take action: it is death by papercuts. But this keyboard shortcut solves it quickly and neatly.

It is a sad fact that many people today do not learn keyboard shortcuts. They deserve the name, especially since they can be activated without moving your hands from the keyboard. You do not need to know all of them, just the ones that help you - but to do that you should explore how to trigger your favourite commands. The only thing more immediate might be gesture control using the mouse in mouse-oriented applications.

Posted by Anders3 at September 4, 2013 10:27 AM