Software training company BrainScape believes that you save about 8 days a year by using Keyboard Shortcuts. Here is the formula they used: Video Saving time is only part of the benefits of using keyboard shortcuts. Simply put, I feel I do better work when maximizing my use of Keyboard Shortcuts. I am not the only one that feels this way.
When you’ve got your keyboard shortcut groove going, you feel like you’re a cybernetic warrior, able to will your ideas into existence at the speed of thought. You flip through tabs, mow down your inbox with a machete, summon your coworkers’ attention, all without moving your hands more than an inch. You, sitting right there, are the realization of an entire generation’s worth of technology hopes and dreams. Kevin Purdy, IT World
If you read the entire article, Kevin goes on to explain why
Finding your mouse with your hand, and the cursor with your eyes, is a lower-level cognitive function, while determining which abstract combination of keys to press toward a certain purpose requires a smidge of higher-level thought. Your mind gets lost in the higher-level key-pick process; the time it actually takes is lost in your mini-fervor. Mouse-finding, however, is so rote and boring that you’re actually thinking about what’s next while you’re finding and moving, but you don’t really tabulate that micro-productivity on the whole.
At Optiable, we have created one page keyboard shortcuts for everything that we use. Below are our Free Office 365 Keyboard Shortcuts, Windows Edition. We also have a Mac Version, a Google Apps version and if you look through our Solutions Section we have links to Shortcuts for: Amicus Attorney, NetDocuments, PCLaw, Worldox, and many others. If you get them printed color on cardstock they look great hanging on your wall. :