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#AuthorToolboxBlogHop: Great Internet Shortkeys

I’m excited to join Raimey Gallant’s #AuthorToolbox monthly blog hop (third Wednesday of each month) with the theme of resources/learning for authors. Post are related to the craft of writing, editing, querying, marketing, publishing, blogging tips for authors, reviews of author-related products, anything that an author would find helpful. We share our experiences as it relates to these topics. Interviews are also permitted as long as they provide valuable knowledge for authors (i.e. advice.) Straight book reviews are not permitted unless they are reviews of books about writing/publishing/etc.

This month: 

We writers use the Internet all the time. Sometimes, it feels slow. Other times, we wish our most-used functions would be automated.

Here are my favorite writerly shortkeys that speed up my writing when I have to use the internet:

internet shortkeys

What’s my favorite? Zoom in and Zoom out–especially as my eyesight gets worse! I also love “Pin Tab so I can find particular sites quickly.

More tech tips for writers:

11 Bits of Wisdom I Learned From a Computer

3-step Solution to Computer Problems

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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and the Man vs. Nature saga. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice,  a columnist for NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, The Quest for Home, Fall 2019. You can find her tech ed books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning

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70 thoughts on “#AuthorToolboxBlogHop: Great Internet Shortkeys

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  2. Beautifully designed infographic with so much valuable info!! Thanks so much. But I really have to caution you about adding links your tips. I could spend weeks reading all your tips! People may have to camp out on your site to devour all the information!! Thanks for your generous sharing of knowledge.
    JQ Rose

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  3. This is you, Jacqui, graciously reaching out to techie doofusses like me – thank you! And now for the one that will make you roll on the floor howling: what’s a “tab?” Please, this is a real question – where is the “tab” on a post? (And now you know how technically doofussy I am.)

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  4. Thanks for these useful shortcuts, Jacqui. I think my new favourite one will be opening a tab I just closed. How many times do I decide I need to look at a page after I just closed it? Too many. This is a good one for me to add to my repertoire.

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  5. These are super helpful. While most I’d just use my mouse, the pin tab one is pretty cool! Thank you for sharing, I would have never known. I’m not tech savvy.

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