People are free to work the way they want, but in much the same way that some expert Microsoft Office users break out in a rash when they watch a (new, less skilled, less experienced, inept, etc.) user perform an operation in an inefficient way, there is a web browser shortcut that I am amazed I don't see used more frequently.
Every time I watch someone type "http://" in front of a web address, I'm dying to tell them this:
- For any web address that ends in ".com" just type the domain name, e.g., "Boston"
- Press [ctrl-enter]
- Watch your browser (with apologies to Steve Jobs) "magically" infer the leading "http://" and the trailing ".com".
- Give your fingers a break, and enjoy the 11 keystrokes you just saved!
For your added computing pleasure and efficiency, here is a list of keyboard shortcuts for many of Microsoft's key products. What's YOUR favorite way of saving keystrokes?