Erik Ableson 1 minute read
May 15, 2008

Rands In Repose: Saving Seconds

Rands In Repose: Saving Seconds_: "The point of this exercise is awareness. Once you’ve found one or two shortcuts that shave a micro-second here and there, you’ll become more aware of other places where you’re repeating yourself. You’ll start looking for time-saving shortcuts elsewhere because there is bliss in saving time."_

(Via Rands In Repose .)

Absolutely brilliant. This is a must read for anyone that spends any amount of time in front of a computer. I have to admit that it's physically painful for me to watch colleagues mousing around their desktop on either OS. At the end of the day, hunt and peck for a key is always going to be faster than hunt and click on a small target button.

Dialog boxes - why in the world do people (and I'm talking about serious computer geeks) click on individual text fields instead of tabbing and then grab the mouse to click the default button when they've got a nice big return key under their finger?