OK, not the most gripping article, but as full-time text editors, working our way around a text at speed can shave hours off our working days throughout the year.
Here are the basic Windows shortcuts every translator should know:
Word processors and CAT tools:
|CTRL+[arrow left/right]||- skip words|
|CTRL+[backspace]||- delete last word|
|SHIFT+CTRL+[arrow]||- highlight by word|
|SHIFT+ALT||- change keyboard layout language|
|Home/End (+SHIFT)||- jump to start/end of lines (select lines)|
|PgUp/PgDn||- fast browsing|
|SHIFT+ENTER / ALT+ENTER (Excel)||- new line|
|CTRL+F||- find in page|
|SHIFT+F3||- toggle upper/sentence/lower cases|
|WIN+TAB / ALT+TAB||- switch window|
Know any more? There are of course plenty more for text editing, web-browsing, everyday computer operations, etc. but these would be my top 10 for work productivity.
The link below has many other useful shortcuts for most operating systems.