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I’m about to leave my son and wife for more than 20 days – so I’m not going to spend too much time behind the keyboard before I leave – will be doing plenty of that in Beijing. So here is a series of very basic – but incredibly useful – keystrokes that I use daily. Thanks to my friend at Apple (A.G.) for these little nuggets of geek wisdom he shared with me a little over 2 years ago…
First – click anywhere on the desktop to make sure you’re in the Finder…
Apple + Shift + A = will open your Applications folder – then type the first letter of the app you want to launch… and then Apple + O to launch it…
Apple + Shift + U = will open the Utilities folder
Apple + W = closes the current window
Apple + Option + W = closes all open windows
Apple + Delete = will drag whatever you have selected into the trash
Apple + Shift + Delete = will empty the trash
Lastly – a true time saver:
Apple + Spacebar … then type in the first few letters of the app (or a document) you want to launch – once it pops up hit – Return/Enter – and off you go….
Obviously this only works for a Mac… needless to say I won’t be giving any Windows/PC Tips in this blog – sorry – nothing personal. Just never been a Windows guy.
The less time you spend behind the computer – the more time you spend doing important stuff… hopefully these tips will help you achieve that – speaking of which… gotta go.
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