sockimaging, on 04 March 2011 - 09:58 AM, said:
I've found the fastest computing comes from using the mouse and keyboard shortcuts in conjunction. Certainly navigating files in the finder is faster with a mouse.
I wouldn't be so certain. By using type-ahead in conjunction with Finder up/down nav shortcuts and the shortcuts in the Go menu, you can blow through folders faster than somebody dragging their mouse around. I often drill right through to my other Mac across the network, in the Finder, with just the keyboard.
SprayPass, on 04 March 2011 - 12:57 PM, said:
Come on guys. Is reaching across your desk and around behind your iMac for the Power Button really faster than grabbing the mouse? Besides, if you want to put the computer to sleep in Snow Leopard, just press f13.
If my hands are on the keyboard, it's faster to just hit something on the keyboard instead of getting up for the ol' reacharound. Also, if on a Mac that isn't mine, I can't assume they programmed the Power button for sleep, and finally, since Apple does not ship an extended keyboard with most Macs, the vast majority of Macs shipping today have no F13 key.
winsmith1984, on 04 March 2011 - 11:55 AM, said:
Is there a quicker way to open a file than Command-O? Coming from Windows, I really miss the ability to open files just by pressing Enter.
Even though I have always been a Mac user, this has always bugged me about the Mac. Come on Apple, when a file is selected, most of the time we want to open it, not rename it! Windows does this right.