Tag Archives: keyboard shortcuts

Google Drive: Tile View or List View

  Google Drive allows you to view your documents as thumbnail images or in a text list. The icon is in the toolbar to the left of the AZ icon. To switch from tile view to list view the icon resembles the list view of lines of text. To switch from list view to tile view the […]

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Google Drive: Use Slash to Focus on Search Box

If you are a user of Google Drive try using the SLASH key to start searching your Google Drive. Instead of using your mouse or trackpad to place your cursor in the search box at the top of Google Drive simply press the Slash key and start typing your search keywords.

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Swapping Bullet Points

Usually when I make a list I have a need to reorder some of the items in the list. Learning these keyboard shortcuts can make the process of organizing information on your documents much easier. Highlight the Text Highlight the text of the bullet you need to move. Control X Control X on the PC […]

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Control K: Create a Hyperlink

Control K on a PC or Command K on a Mac is sometimes the shortcut for creating a hyperlink. This works in Google Docs and also in WordPress. Type Words Oftentimes the URL you want your students to link to is rather long and ugly. Instead you would rather have something such as “Click Here” […]

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Control L Highlights the URL

Control L A really handy keyboard shortcut to practice is Control L (Command L on the Mac). Control L will highlight the URL in the address bar. If you ever need to share a link to a Google Doc or other webpage this is very convenient. Control C Control L will only HIGHLIGHT the URL, […]

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Search Your Mac: Command Spacebar

If you are a Mac user you may have a lot of icons on your dock to help you to quickly locate and open programs you use frequently. Personally, having so many actually makes it more difficult to find the apps I am looking for. It is also visually over stimulating for me.   Reduce […]

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Quick Web Navigation Tip: Space Bar and Shift Space Bar

  When navigating a website it is quicker to hit the spacebar rather than scrolling down the page. This is also handy to keep your place. The spacebar sends you down a full screen length. This means everything on the screen is new information so long as you have not hit the bottom. Shift Spacebar […]

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Navigating Text on a Mac

Taking the time to force yourself to learn keyboard shortcuts can save you a ton of time down the road. Previously I had published a post on using function delete to do a forward delete. Here are some other handy Mac keyboard shortcuts you may want to master. Symbols Usually you can discover keyboard shortcuts […]

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Tips and Tricks: Search, Address Bar and the Ominibox

Magnifying Glass clipart from Clker.com Some browsers separate the address bar and the search box. Google Chrome was the first to use what they call the omnibox. The omnibox is a combination of the address bar and the search box. This means you can perform a Google search right in omnibox, or you can type […]

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Just Start Typing – Tips for Selecting Text

Lately I have been posting several blogs on keyboard shortcuts. Practicing one shortcut at at time can help you to be significantly more efficient. Try ripping off the sticky part of a post it note and placing it on your keyboard. Write the keyboard shortcut you are working onto it. This last week I have […]

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Keyboard Shortcuts on a Chromebook

Ctrl Alt ? On a Chromebook, hold down the Control and the Alt key at the same time. Quickly press once on the question mark key to reveal a screen of keyboard shortcuts for the Chromebook. Hold down the Control key to see which key combinations work with the Control key. For example, holding down […]

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