When computers were not that much common, several computer applications weren’t available- one being the Keyboard. At the time computers were first invented, operators usually used punching cards as typing machine, slowly & slowly, time to time new technologies invented. Some operators now were unknown about Keyboard. Operators now depend more on mouse for doing all computer’s activity.
Computer operators now shine with smiles because several keyboard shortcuts are available which make their work easy and smooth. Input data to computer became very easy and faster with these keyboard shortcuts.
Now comes straight to the point: What are these Shortcuts?
Shortcut keys somewhat refers to giving instructions to the computer or to give a command through keyboard. Certain number of keys are available to pass info to the computer instead of mouse. Computer operator finds this shortcut keys option more suitable because it is easier than dragging a mouse.
This method is one of fastest and easiest to send input to the computer. Many users find it difficult to operate the keys shortcuts because they are doing it first time or they are not master in performing. Once you are able to master, you can do any big data entry work or any other in quick minutes.
As technology is improving day by day, new updates held, several more things are coming out in near future. Users also create their own set of keyboard shortcuts like in some operating systems, such as mac. They are able to create their own mac keyboard shortcuts keys set, however the user can’t create keyboard shortcuts for general purpose.
These are varies different for apps or for programs that you are running on your computer. Once you are able to master handling these shortcuts, windows operating system there are some pre-defined shortcuts like:
CTRL + Tab used to swith between dialog box and windows tab.
Escape used for cancel.
Home/ Windows is use to start from the starting.
End used to end or break the line.
As I said once you get master, you can use these above in all applications.
Some of the shortcuts used for Webpages/Browsers like:
There are enormous shortcuts are available for Google Engine which are listed below.
Left Arrow – Used to move a character/word left
Right Arrow - Used to move a character/word right
Down Key – Used to go below of any page
End – Used to end or break the line as I mentioned above.
Also available some shortcuts while selecting any text or paragraph like if you want to select any word just click double and triple click to select whole paragraph.
Advantages of Using Shortcuts:-
By Using Keyboard instead of mouse saves a lot of time, It helps to type faster and accurate. Instead of moving mouse from one place to another, just use single keyboard shortcut. It saves lot of time inturn saves cost and output is better from this.
Disadvantages of Using Shortcuts:-
As I mentioned above these shortcuts varies from different programs to different applications. You have to pro and learn different shortcuts for different applications or programs. That’s why some users still stick to mouse.