Twelve minutes quicker.
That’s how much time I saved driving to my first appointment yesterday morning.
My journey takes a bit longer since I moved to a new house but if this was say 15 years ago, I’d be driving the same route day in day out praying there wasn’t too much traffic on the way.
But times have changed as I have a trusted navigator guiding me. I’ve disagreed with her a few times thinking another way was quicker and paid the price every single time. Her name’s Sandra, the voice on my Waze Sat Nav app. It’s such a time saver and highly recommend it if you like the idea of cutting down on your journey time.
I can believe they’re still not charging for this app; I’d be quite happy to pay a tenner for it because it’s so good and saved me hours of sitting on my backside.
To be more productive, I love finding new ways I can save time each day in everything I do and one thing that’s been around for years are keyboard shortcuts. It’s ingrained in me now and use a lot of them without thinking but well worth changing using this new habit instead of clicking with the mouse for every function.
Here’s my list of the most common shortcuts for Windows and Mac.
Windows + E – Open up Windows Explorer (My Computer)
Windows + R – Open Up windows run Dialogue.
Windows + L – Quickly lock your computer.
Windows + M – Minimize all open windows to quickly access your desktop.
Windows + Right Arrow – Snap your Current window to the right (Windows 7 & 8 Only)
Shift + Arrow Keys – Select a Block of Text (Useful for the following shortcuts)
CTRL + C – Copy – Take a copy of what you’ve got Selected
CTRL + X – Cut – Remove what you’ve got selected
CTRL + V – Paste – Insert what you’ve just Copied or Pasted above…
ALT+TAB – Switch through your Open Programs / Windows
Ctrl + Left / Right Arrow – Move Between Desktops
SHIFT + Command + I – When used in Safari will create a new email with a link to the current page.
Command + Shift + D – Use in the finder Window to jump straight to your Desktop Folder
Option + Command + M – Minimize all your open windows.
Command + Shift + 4, Space Bar – Takes a Screen Shot of the current window
ALT + Shift + Arrow Keys – Select a Block of Text (Highly Useful with the below!!)
Command + C – Copy – Take a copy of what you’ve got Selected
Command + X – Cut – Remove what you’ve got selected
Command + V – Paste – Insert what you’ve just Copied or Pasted above…
Command + TAB – Cycle your Open Programs / Windows