Did you know that using keyboard shortcuts can increase productivity and save you time? Yes, the term “shortcut” may seem daunting at first, but if you use computers every day it’s important to consider the benefits! To help you to get into the habit of using keyboard shortcuts, here are three reasons that may encourage you even more:
1. Efficient and time-saving
Using shortcuts makes you more efficient at doing certain tasks on your computer. When you’re not necessarily reaching for the mouse every second and once you start using shortcuts each day, you’ll start noticing a boost to productivity. Take for example the task of selecting all the text in a document: instead of using the mouse to click and hold it across the whole document, you can simply press Ctrl+A. Easy, right? This quick shortcut lets you do more with less effort.
Being a multi-tasker is sometimes required in life. It’s an ability that lets us tick boxes in our to-do list quickly, especially when juggling with dozens of tabs and tools at once. Knowing the right shortcuts allow you to easily navigate your way through these tasks in less time than usual. You might feel awkward using a combination of keys while using your mouse at the same time, but once you start powering through your work as a keyboard ninja, you’ll never look back.
3. Health benefits
Cutting down on your mouse usage by using keyboard shortcuts can help reduce the risks of RSI (Repetitive Syndrome Injury). Many people develop RSI by doing a repetitive task– like resting the heel of your palm on the desk and raising your fingers to use the mouse. If you use keyboard shortcuts, you can save hundreds of mouse clicks and movements each day.
Using Keyboard Shortcuts in Kami
You can now customize and create new keyboard shortcuts in Kami, making it much easier to access various features or tools you want to use. This update also makes it easier for you and your students (or document collaborators) to view the list of your shortcuts through a shareable link provided.
Want to take your shortcut skills to the next level? Watch the tutorial video and learn how to use keyboard shortcuts in Kami:
Some useful (default) keyboard shortcuts you can use in Kami:
Ctrl + H Box Highlighter
Shift + I Insert Image
Shift + D Dictionary Tool
Shift + T Text to Speech tool
Shift + / Keyboard Shortcuts
Left Arrow Previous Page
Right Arrow Next Page
… and more.