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Hey, it’s Friday, and time for Tech Hacks #3, so let’s get the party started! Forget about work, I mean, let’s face it, you’re looking for a new job anyway, and your boss doesn’t even know what you do!
Start your golden future right now, by trying these keyboard shortcuts and cool stuff you can do on your computer or mobile

YouTube: Here are a few shortcuts to help your experience

1 = jump ahead 10% through a video
5 = jump ahead to 50%
Any other single digit = jump ahead to a percentage way through a video (e.g., 3 = 30%, 7 = 70%)
0 = starts the video again at 0:00
Up arrow = Increase volume
Down arrow = Decrease volume
F = Full screen
Esc = Escape full screen
Spacebar = Play/Pause

The most popular keyboard shortcuts

You might know a few of these already, but here’s a quick refresher of some you might have forgotten about.

Ctrl + c = copy
Ctrl + x = cut
Ctrl + v = paste
Ctrl + q = quit
Ctrl + w = close window
Ctrl + n = open new
Ctrl + s = save
Ctrl + p = print

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Keyboard shortcuts for Twitter

You can speed up your twitter experience with the following shortcuts. The good thing about Twitter is that they really want to make things simple for you. Use their drop-down menu to link to their full list of shortcuts. We’ve picked a few of our favourites to get you started…

g + l = Takes you directly to your Twitter lists
j / k = Moves you forward and backward through tweets
Enter = Opens tweet details
| = Closes all open tweets

Keyboard shortcuts for Facebook

Depending on which browser or computer you use, Facebook keyboard shortcuts can differ. For Mac, all of Facebook’s shortcuts in Safari, Firefox, and Chrome start with Control and Option. On PC, the shortcuts are unique to each browser.

• Internet Explorer for PC: Alt + #, then Enter
• Firefox for PC: Shift + Alt + #
• Chrome for PC: Alt + #
• Safari, Firefox, and Chrome for Mac: Ctrl + Opt + #

The # signs in the above shortcuts represent different ‘hotkeys’ that perform certain functions. For instance, if you were using Internet Explorer on your PC, you could jump to the Facebook home page by pressing Alt + 2, then Enter.

This is where the numbers will take you!
0 – Help
1 – Home
2 – Timeline
3 – Friends
4 – Inbox
5 – Notifications
6 – Settings
7 – Activity Log
8 – About
9 – Terms

In addition, there are a few regular shortcuts that can make browsing Facebook even faster.

j/k = scroll up/down between News Feed stories
l = like or unlike a story
c = comment on a story
s = share a story
p = post a new status update
/ = search
*Typing a question mark will open the full list of Facebook shortcuts.

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Microsoft Office and Windows: Have a play with these…

Save – Ctrl-S
Print – Ctrl-P
Find – Ctrl-F
Copy – Ctrl-C
Paste – Ctrl-V
Undo – Ctrl-Z
Delete – Ctrl-D
Page break – Ctrl-Enter
Change window – Alt-Tab
Quit application – Alt-F4
Minimise window – Alt-Space-N
Maximise window – Alt-Space-X
Close sub-window – Ctrl-F4

Task manager or Windows Security – Ctrl-Alt-Delete
Screen grab – Alt-Print screen
Rename file – F2
Go to address bar -F6
Lock PC – Windows-L
Close all windows – Windows-M
Launch help – Windows-F1
Switch programme – Windows-Tab

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Jump to end of document – Ctrl-End
Jump to start of document – Ctrl-Home
Go to last edit – Shift-F5
Check spelling – Shift-F7
Select All – Ctrl-A
Select a whole word – Ctrl-Shift-left/right arrow
Select a whole paragraph – Ctrl-Shift-up/down arrow

Finally…

We hope you found some of these useful – but if your boss came back unexpectedly and sacked you for not doing your work, it’s nothing to do with us. Now please make your way to the nearest jobcentre. I’ll probably see you there, as my boss doesn’t like me writing stuff for the blog, he says I should get some real work done!

(Don’t forget to keep your work space tidy with good cable management!)

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