New blog launch from Zeigen: Windows keyboard shortcuts

I got my start after college as a trainer, teaching folks then-current programs like WordPerfect and Lotus 1-2-3. Even as recently as a few years ago I was teaching classes at the San Jose State University Professional Development Program.

I still like to teach occasionally. By popular demand, I held a one-hour course at TiVo on Windows keyboard shortcuts last week. Why that topic? I rarely use the mouse if I can help it — instead, I use the keyboard as much as possible. The keyboard is much faster, saves your wrists, and is more precise. A few of my co-workers, when they see my fingers fly across the keyboard, asked me to teach them how to do what I do.

The best way to learn to use the keyboard is to practice. Rather than try to memorize a big long list of shortcuts, it’s helpful to focus on just mastering one a day. So, to help people learn keyboard shortcuts, I’ve created a new blog at Every weekday there will be a new keyboard shortcut. Please check it out!

One Response to “New blog launch from Zeigen: Windows keyboard shortcuts”

  1. A Keyboard Shortcut A Day…Keeps RSI Away ! « geek-o-pedia Says:

    […] February 26th, 2007 Stephen Mack is director of TiVoCast operations for, you guessed it TiVo. He’s also a keyboard shortcut guru. As he points out, the less often you have to reach for the mouse, the less strain you put on the wrist, and the quicker you can get your work done at your computer. After getting a few requests for keyboard shortcut tips from his coworkers, Mack went and set up a new blog. Sure, there are plenty of places on the web where you can find lists of keyboard shortcuts. But it’s nice to just find one new shortcut a day to focus on. It’s sort of like flipping through a word a day calendar. You don’t become a wizard overnight, but by the end of the year, you’ve expanded your vocabulary. […]

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