I am now teaching at DigitalCrafts. One thing I noticed about some of my students is that practice with just a small set of keyboard shortcuts, and some tweaks in the way they arrange their windows could help them improve their productivity by a lot. I will share these tips in this video.
Here is an accompanying cheatsheet for the OSX keyboard shortcuts.
- Ctrl-A - go to the beginning of the line
- Ctrl-E - go to the end of the line
- Up Arrow - bring up the previous command in the command history
- TAB - autocomplete commands or files or directories
- Cmd-Space - Spot Light to launch programs
- Cmd-TAB - switch to the previous window
- Hold down Cmd, while pressing TAB repeatedly - choose the window you want to switch to
- Cmd-C - copy
- Cmd-X - cut
- Cmd-V - paste
- Cmd-W - close current file or tab
- Cmd-Q - quit current program
- Cmd-S - save, blue dot on the right of a tab means the file is unsaved
- Hold down Cmd, press K then B - toggle the project sidebar
- Ctrl-G - Jump to a line by its line number
- Cmd-W - close the current file, or close the current window, if no files are present
- Cmd-LeftArrow - move to beginning of line
- Cmd-RightArrow - move to end of line
- Hold down Shift, move the caret using arrow keys to select text. Can be used in combination with other shortcuts like Cmd-LeftArrow.
Google Chrome Web Browser
- Cmd-R - reload the web page