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- What are keyboard shortcuts?
- Learn commonly used keyboard shortcuts as a time saving tool.
Though we will get more computational over the course of the programme, we can start our adventure into programming - as many of you will have already - with very simple things like keyboard shortcuts. We all have our favourites that are labour saving but also allow us to use this machine in the best possible way. You can do all the lessons in Library Carpentry without keyboard shortcuts, but note that they’ll likely come up a lot.
Keyboard shortcuts are the first step towards automation. Sometimes you don’t have to write a programming script or use a program to automate.
Discuss in groups of four to six or altogether and note your discussion in the workshop collaborative document. For a list of common keyboard shortcuts, see Wikipedia’s Table of Keyboard Shortcuts.