Tag Archives: keyboard shortcuts

Control T – Open a New Tab

Control T – Open a New Tab I have to admit I get a little twitchy when I see someone using the mouse or trackpad to open a new tab. CONTROL T! Learning keyboard shortcuts is one of the easiest ways to significantly improve your efficiency when using the computer. Take the challenge to learn […]

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Pin Tab: Google Classroom, Email, Gradebook, Drive

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Pin Tab: Google Classroom, Email, Gradebook Google Chrome allows you to pin a tab in the browser. The moves the tab to the front and locks it to the front. This can be really helpful for websites you visit a lot. Pin Tab To pin a tab, right click on the Chrome browser tab and […]

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Get That One Character You Missed When Highlighting

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Get That One Character You Missed When Highlighting This morning I was highlighting, selecting, a URL. I missed it by one character (always!). This is an easy fix!! Hold down the Shift key and use the arrow keys to highlight one character at a time. Shift Left Arrow Shift left arrow will select one character […]

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Chromebook: Caps Lock Key

Chromebooks do not have a Caps Lock key. Instead there is a search button, which in my opinion is completely useless when the address bar  is a search. Use Control-L to highlight the address bar and type your search. You can switch your search button into a Caps Lock button. Search Alt Hold down the […]

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Control X – Cut It Out

Control X removes the highlighted text and saves it to the clipboard. This keyboard shortcut is really helpful when you are creating documents since you often want to move bits of text around. You will use Control X when you have text in one spot but want to move it to another spot. Highlight the […]

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Control A – Select All

I noticed that Google Docs updated how to name documents. If you click on the title, you edit the title directly rather than a box popping up. That is cool but…. the title is not highlighted so I am envisioning people deleting the title character by character… nooooooo   Control A Control A is select […]

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Control Shift T – Resurrect a Tab

Users of Chrome who have accidentally closed a tab can bring the tab back by holding down the Control and the Shift key and pressing T. Mac users use Command Shift T. Control T Control T will create a new tab. Control Shift T Control Shift T will bring back a tab you have closed. You […]

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Control N – Start Something New

In many programs Control N on a PC (Command N on a Mac) will start a new file. In the browser Control N will open a new window. In the Chrome browser Control Shift N will open an incognito window. Try it! If you have any non web program open see what happens if you […]

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Windows Shift S – Screen Clipping

My friend @mtholfson shared this keytip with me. I use it all the time on my Surface Pro 3. If you have a Windows 8 computer try this: Hold down the windows key, the shift key and then press S. This will dim out your screen and allow you to draw a rectangle around what […]

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My Google Classroom Feedback Workflow

Using Google Classroom to provide students feedback and grade has significantly improved my efficiency. Here is my workflow. Locate the Assignment in the Stream For the assignment that you want to provide feedback on, locate the assignment in the Google Classroom stream. Choose Student Click on the first student in the list. This will reveal […]

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Control L, Control C, Control V

This is a workflow I use frequently. Control L to highlight the URL. Control C to copy the URL and Control V to paste the URL somewhere. If you are a Mac user it is Command L, Command C, and Command V.

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How to Create a Hyperlink

  Click Here to open a graphic for keyboard shortcuts in Google Slides. Using “Click Here” for hyperlinks is significantly more visually appealing than using the URL: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1vf3IfLea_sk4AIYjZHcR25EfIpyDwaHG4Xvo1loXrYk&authuser=0   Hyperlink Hyperlinking text means that you point your text to another location or website. If you notice text is a different color or underlined it is probably […]

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Google Drive: Clear Search Terms

  In the new Google Drive there is no “X” to clear out the search terms like you could with the old Google Drive. Rather than delete the search option character by character try using these keystrokes. Slash Striking the slash key will place the cursor at the end of Google Drive search box. Control […]

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