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Keyboard Shortcuts

July 17th, 2005

What I love about the commandline is how much faster I can get certain task done faster than I could if I were to use the GUI. My hands simpley work faster typing than they do clicking on a mouse. However, since I am still fairly new to the Mac world (got mine in January) I am still working my way around the thing.

If you use keyboard shortcuts you know how quickly they help you get around. Since Firefox is my most used application it’s definitely a plus to know shortcuts that will cutback on time. Here is what I use so far:

  • CMD-W: Closes tab
  • CMD-F: Opens find search box
  • CMD-Q: For closing out quickly
  • F5: Refresh
  • F6: Toggle the url field

Five simple shortcuts that make my life 10x easier. This is one of the reasons that many people swear by emacs and vi because of their integrated shortcuts. What shortcuts do you use and with what apps?