Home

About Us

IT Services

Understanding IT

News & Events

Blog

Support

Contact Us

Blog
  • Register

Texas Professional IT Services LLC Blog

Tip of the Week: Your Keyboard Can Do a lot to Save Time

Tip of the Week: Your Keyboard Can Do a lot to Save Time

Did you know that switching from the keyboard to the mouse can eat up a full 8 work days worth of time per year?

Keeping this in mind, keyboard shortcuts make a lot of sense to learn and utilize.

Wait a minute, 8 days? It seems like a lot of time, doesn’t it?

8 full, 8-hour workdays dedicated to just moving your hand right and left.

Right, click, click, click, and left. Right, scroll, scroll, scroll, and left.

There’s no way that so much time is used, just doing that...is there?

Well, crunching the numbers, it begins to make a little more sense.

First, let’s say that the average worker switches between their mouse once per minute, on average, and each switch takes up 2 seconds of time (or .03 minutes).

Assuming that this worker is typing for six hours out of every day (or 480 minutes), and there are about 240 work days in a year, we can build out our equation:

[2 wasted seconds / min] * [480 min / workday] * [240 workdays / year] = 58 wasted hours / year!

So, over a year, the average worker spends just shy of 58 hours switching between mouse and keyboard, adding up to very nearly eight 8-hour days.

Yikes.

Fortunately for your productivity, keyboard shortcuts can cut this time down quite a bit.

There are two reasons for this.

First, you eliminate the time spent moving your hand back and forth.

Second, you eliminate the time spent navigating the cursor to what you want to do.

How often have you spent valuable time scanning your toolbar for the simple task that you’re trying to do? Not anymore, with the right shortcut.

To get you started using these to your full advantage, we’ve assembled some handy (lesser known) shortcuts here for you to try.

  • Pressing CTRL+B will select an item in your System Tray, and the arrow keys can be used to refine which one is selected.
  • If an item is in the Windows Taskbar, pressing Windows key + the corresponding number will bring it up.
  • Holding shift and using the arrow keys will allow you to easily and accurately select items without clicking and dragging the mouse.
  • Once you have your items selected, pressing the Menu Key (the one between the Windows key and Ctrl) works the same as right-clicking it.
  • When you’re done, close the program by pressing Alt + F4.

If there’s something that you have to do regularly, there’s probably a shortcut for it. If not, you can create one of your own. By right-clicking a program’s icon on your desktop, you can access its properties. In the Shortcut tab, you can provide your preferred shortcut combo, click Apply, and you’re set!

I’m always looking to up my own productivity, so I’d love to hear what shortcuts you use regularly. Leave some of your favorites in the comments!

Cloud Applications Bring Businesses New Ways to Su...
Here are 3 Benefits of Having a Powerful Wireless ...
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Technology Best Practices Business Computing Privacy Cloud Productivity Network Security Cybersecurity User Tips Communications Microsoft Malware Tech Term Smartphones Managed IT Services Efficiency Communication Business Internet Hardware Email Google Backup Software Android Browser Outsourced IT Innovation Hackers Small Business Collaboration Data Backup Wi-Fi Windows 10 Passwords VoIp Data Ransomware Mobile Device Data Recovery Mobile Devices Hosted Solutions Cloud Computing Social Media Smartphone Holiday Network IT Services Microsoft Office Internet of Things Applications IT Support Business Management Save Money Business Intelligence Wireless Managed IT Services Users Saving Money Apps Miscellaneous Access Control Employer-Employee Relationship Automation VoIP Data Management Office Government Router Workplace Tips Bandwidth Networking Blockchain Patch Management Excel Office 365 Settings Computer Twitter Data Breach Information Phishing Marketing Password Word Analytics Business Continuity Medical IT VPN Workers How To Physical Security Tech Terms Managed IT Service Dark Web Company Culture Gmail Virtual Assistant Mobile Device Management Wireless Charging Managed Service Politics Retail Windows Alert Connectivity Virtualization Compliance Cost Management Battery IT Support Virus Cortana Computers Scam Remote Computing Spam G Suite Artificial Intelligence Data Security Facebook Tip of the week BYOD Mobility BDR Website Data Protection Gadgets Chrome Vulnerability Remote Monitoring and Management Cybercrime App Law Enforcement Content Filtering Hybrid Cloud Wireless Internet Shortcut Websites Trends Lead Generation disposal Troubleshooting PowerPoint Cleaning Analysis E-Commerce Paperless Office Mobile Security Knowledge Touchscreen Internet Explorer Live Streaming Security Cameras Recovery Backup and Disaster Recovery Managing Stress User Security Spyware Licensing Remote Monitoring Cables Help Desk Safety A.I. Apple SaaS Automobile Laptop Telephone Systems Value Update Gadget Telecommute Google Drive Sports Botnet Payment Digital Hosted Solution Operating System Files Microsoft Office 365 Network Attached Storage Threat Disaster Recovery WhatsApp Telephony Wearables Hard Drives Managed IT Business Technology HP Tech Support Biometrics User Tip Voice over Internet Protocol Upgrade Movies iPhone WannaCry GDPR Outlook Data loss Two-factor Authentication instant Messaging Edge Copy Comparison Authentication Server Management Printing Printer Server Voice over IP Plug-In Healthcare SSD Remote Control Database Access Certification Dongle Unified Communications HIPAA Storage Google Maps Specifications Profitability Antivirus Streaming Media Remote Support Server Vulnerabilities Paste Environment Authorization Entertainment Paper News Printers eCommerce Proactive IT Information Technology Sales Error Hiring/Firing IT budget Spam Blocking Tactics Travel Telecommuting RAM Hard Drive Conferencing Bring Your Own Device Eliminating Downtime Staff Multi-Factor Security Downloads Reporting Big Data e-waste Phone System Machine Learning Ink Smart Technology Telephone System Online Shopping Personal Information Document Management Inventory Tablet Staffing IT Management Email Management Maintenance Education Millennials Amazon Training Technology Tips Microsoft Teams File Sharing Processors Emergency Thank You WiFi Congratulations Regulation CrashOverride Cryptocurrency Quick Tips

Latest News & Events

Texas Professional IT Services LLC is proud to announce the launch of our new website at http://www.texproit.com. The goal of the new website is to make it easier for our existing clients to submit and manage support requests, and provide more information about our ser...

Contact Us

Learn more about what Texas Professional IT Services LLC can do for your business.

Call Us Today
Call us today
(832) 514-6260

1209 Decker Dr.
STE 202

Baytown, Texas 77520