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Pat Dryburgh

A totally pointless post about a totally pointless subject, because it’s 10:11pm and I’m not quite tired enough to go to bed.

Here goes:

⌘ + Space Trigger LaunchBar
⌘ + \ Show LaunchBar Clipboard
⌘ + ⌥ + Space Create Task in
⌘ + ⌥ + CTRL + Space Create Task in and autofill note with selection
CTRL + Space Show/Hide Twitterrific
⌘ + ⌥ + ⇧ + D Shorten selected link in Droplr
⌘ + ⌥ + CTRL + L Open vertical split in Coda

That’s it. Seven keyboard shortcuts. There are quite a few others that serve multiple purposes depending on what app you’re in (⌘ + ⌥ + P opens the “Document Settings” in InDesign and Illustrator), and there are the other obvious ones that are system wide (⌘ + Q, ⌘ + W, ⌘ + S, ⌘ + N).

The command that is most ingrained in my muscle memory is CTRL + Space to show/hide Twitterrific. I find myself hitting this combination even when Twitterrific is closed. I often wonder how I could capture the number of times I hit that shortcut in a day, to see how often I’m looking to escape from whatever I’m doing to participate in the Statusphere.

I can’t do it in my current state of mind, but I would love to work out exactly how many keyboard shortcuts I know. I imagine I use upwards of a couple dozen through the day without thinking of them. The ones listed here are simply the ones I hold dearest to my fingertips.

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