If you're anything like me, you spend a good chunk of your day at your computer. I love answering your emails and helping everyone I can with their tech troubles, but I won't pretend that it's not a full-time job. Even if you're not a desk jockey, your job could require occasional computer use.
For me, time is money. If I can save a few minutes every day, it adds up. Besides knowing mouse tricks and keyboard shortcuts to shave down time and effort, there's another way you can maximize your work and minimize your time on the computer.
Have you ever heard of hotkeys? And no, it's not something that just came out of the oven. It's a handy way to make certain keys or combination of keys on your keyboard perform functions that will shave down even more of your computer time.
You probably know a few already though you may not realize it. Almost everyone has heard of Ctrl+Alt+Delete. That's a hotkey combination to pull up the task manager or reboot a frozen computer.
Alt+F4 or Ctrl+C are other combinations that are used all the time. And did you know that the combination Alt+Tab will switch you from window to window?
But that only scratches the surface. Did you know you can create your own hotkeys customized to help you work at light speed?