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There are some phrases - words, sentences, ID codes, email addresses - that we need to type over and over, sometimes more than once each day.
Wouldn't it be easier to just type two or three letters, and have the longer phrase automatically appear, saving you all that typing effort?
While I was away recently, I lost count of how many times I had to enter my email address, my Qantas Cash account number, passport number and overseas mobile phone number.
My email address was not a problem, as all I had to enter was the series of letters litc, which would magically convert to firstname.lastname@example.org. But it was driving me crazy having to look up the other numbers each time I had to enter them - especially the mobile number.
My frustration was solved by setting up each of these frequently entered numbers/codes as Keyboard Shortcuts - something that I had already done for my email address. My passport number would then appear whenever I typed pn, qn would give my my Qantas Cash account number, and omn gave me my overseas mobile phone number.
If you, like me, want to avoid excess typing and the need to look up certain numbers and codes* over and over, it is definitely worth taking the time to set up Keyboard Shortcuts in your Settings.
Find out how to do this in this iTandCoffee Handy Hint for iTandCoffee Club members.
Not yet a member? Find out more here.
(*Note. Do not set up your passwords as Keyboard Shortcuts - this is not a secure way of storing and recalling passwords. The best place to store your passwords is in a Password Safe app like 1Password.)
Come along to an iTandCoffee Class for more great tips like this!
This is one of the great tips we cover in the Introduction to the iPad and iPhone series of classes.
The next series will start on July 14th 2015 - click here for more details or to book. For details of other great iTandCoffee classes, check out the class schedule here.
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