Keyboard Shortcuts

Almost anyone I work with can tell you how much I love keyboard shortcuts. Anytime I find myself doing something frequently, I check the settings or search to see if there's a keyboard shortcut for it. Keyboard shortcuts are a massive time saver. Anytime you can prevent yourself from having to move your hands from the keys to your mouse to perform an operation, you're saving time. It's why I like using vim mode in my code editor. With one keystroke, I can place the cursor at the end or beginning of the current line. I can tap d twice to delete the current line. I almost cringe now when I see people use the mouse to highlight an entire line just to delete it.

You get the point. Keyboard shortcuts are a big time saver, and you should probably be using them. Below are some super common keyboard shortcuts that you should definitely be using, followed by some more obscure ones that I find useful.

Note: I use a Mac, so some of these keyboard shortcuts will not apply to Windows/Linux. In many cases, you can substitute cmd for ctrl on those operating systems and get the same result. YMMV.

Common Keyboard Shortcuts

These are fairly consistent across any program. Some may not apply depending on what the program is for, but these are generally the same everywhere.

Code Editor Shortcuts

Applies to programs like VS Code, Atom, and Sublime Text

Browser Shortcuts

As far as I know, these are the same across all browsers

General Mac Shortcuts

Specific Program Shortcuts

These are shortcuts for specific programs on Mac.



If you have any other shortcuts that you use a lot, I'd love to hear about it!