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Keyboard Shortcuts

Forget MotorsportReg.com for a second; using the keyboard will help you get everything on the computer done faster. Don't be scared, there's only six things you need to know that will dramatically change how you navigate the computer. Here they are:

COPY

Having watched someone painstakingly copy content from one window to another in AMB MyLaps Timing and Scoring software, the first two shortcuts could easily save you hours. You can copy almost anything you can highlight on the computer with CTRL+C. This places it on to the clipboard where you can paste it into another application.

CTRL+C
(in Macs command+c)

PASTE

Once on the clipboard, you can paste it (once or multiple times).

CTRL+V
(in Macs command key+v)

OPEN LINK IN NEW WEB BROWSER TAB

Most modern web browsers can open pages in additional tabs by holding down the CTRL key and clicking a link. You should see a new tab near the top of the window open and now you can click to switch between them. You can also do this by right-clicking on a link and choosing the "Open in New Tab..." option.

CTRL+{CLICK LINK}
(in Macs command key+click)

CYCLE BETWEEN TABS

Since we're using a keyboard shortcut to open the tab, why don't we use it to switch too? One of the most important keyboard shortcuts is CTRL+TAB which cycles through each of the tabs open in your web browser from left-to-right. You can use CTRL+SHIFT+TAB to go right-to-left.

CTRL+TAB (or ctrl+shift+tab)
(in Macs command key+c)

CLOSE TAB/WINDOW

Performed a task and done with a tab? CTRL+W will close that tab or it will exit the application if you only have one tab left. This keyboard shortcut works in many applications to close the current document or activity.

CTRL+W (or window)
(in Macs command key+w)

CYCLE BETWEEN WINDOWS

The oldest keyboard short cut of them all, ALT+TAB will cycle between all of your open applications left-to-right. Just like CTRL+TAB but used to switch between different programs such as Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer and your Email program. ALT+SHIFT+TAB will cycle right-to-left.

ALT+TAB to cycle between windows

CLEARING THE CACHE

CTRL + R clears the cache on a computer. It tells it to ignore the cache and forces a reload in most browsers.
(in Macs command key+r)
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