Keyboard Shortcuts

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I was talking to a tech savy B&B owning friend the other day and was surprised to discover he didn't know about keyboard shortcuts. I thought I'd post about them here in case others had not heard of them.

 

Like me you probably spend quite a bit of time replying to emails, and a lot of the time you just repeat the same information. You can use keyboard shortcuts to make writing replies much easier, for example.....

I normally start my replies with "Thank you for your enquiry for accommodation at (my place).". Another phrase I use a lot is "I have just spoken to the (local Inn) and booked you a table for ".

I have my devices set up so when I type ty it gets expanded out to the 1st one and di expands out to the 2nd one.  

 

Once you start using them you can quickly build up a library of phrases you use a lot, I have one for "Regards, (my name)....(out contact details) for the end of emails, I have "We look forward to welcoming you to ...." and it makes replying to emails much quicker.

How to do it?

On a PC you'll need a piece of free software call hotkeys, it's easy to install and you create a file with all your shortcuts defined it it, it comes with easy examples to get you started. Each time you update the file you need to refresh hotkeys by clicking on it's icon.

On ap ple devices you need to go into settings>>general>>keyboard and you can define phrases and shortcuts in there.

 

I'm sure it's possible on other platforms.

Hope that's useful.

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I had NO IDEA!  This is genius!  Thank you!

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Thank you for the shortcuts. I have a question (someone out there might have this on there site) ,I want a square-ish window on my site front page to add specials or coming local events from  time to time. This would be a window that I could delete or add info but how do you do this  ??  Would appreciate some help here, thank you.

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Mary - need to know how your site is built first. Wordpress? HTML?

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Here site is done in old html.

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i have not looked at your site in a long long time. Sorry to tell you...you need a new website. This one is really dated. Get WORDPRESS and my favorite theme Striking MultiFlex and you won't have a problem being able to update it yourself Smiling

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Thank you Mad and Emty.......... will relay this all to my site helper.   I can barely get on line and my I phone is under used also. Somehow I plug along toward my 12th year just ignorantly smiling all the time . I am not being snotty just telling it as it is.   Thank you, I will pas this all along...... Emty your correct its old html  .Iam told  its going to be changed to word press..

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I have Wordpress and it's easy to build that box. I have one myself. If you're converting, then you're all set. What I used to do in html was just put all the 'what's happening' stuff at the top of the page under my header photo. I set the background for a different color so it popped out. So, it was just one long sentence across the top of the page with a different background color.

I don't know if that helps you or not.

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