A summary of… Windows 7 and Office keyboard shortcuts

This post was inspired by the excellent Ask Jack article about how to be more productive when using a computer, and is dedicated to my Mum, who wanted me to write down all the “magic buttons” I use to control her computer annoyingly quickly.

Why are keyboard shortcuts useful as a dyslexia coping strategy?

First, dyslexics need to work out how to save time when working, and using keyboard shortcuts is faster than using the mouse. For example pressing Ctrl+S is several seconds faster than clicking on the file ribbon and then clicking on save, and those seconds add up over the course of the working week. Continue reading