If you’re reading this, odds are you work on a computer. You likely use a combination of your mouse and keyboard to interact with your computer throughout the day. But you're probably also aware that most of the apps you use on a daily basis provide keyboard shortcuts to increase the efficiency of routine tasks. You've likely memorized many of the shortcuts of your most used apps and, somewhere during this process, repetition has given way to muscle memory, making these shortcuts feel like second nature.
So, what happens when you try out a new app, and its keyboard shortcuts don’t align with your muscle memory? You could work on memorizing a whole new set of shortcuts, but then you face a cost of switching every time you change apps.
What if you could eliminate that switching cost? What if switching apps, rather than forcing you to learn new shortcuts, instead reinforced your muscle memory for the shortcuts you already know? In short, what if all of your apps felt the same?
We are going to walk through creating a system to bring uniformity to our apps with a single set of keyboard shortcuts. We'll start by learning how to install and configure the required apps, then, later on, I'll introduce the system of keyboard shortcut organization I use every day.