Friday Feature - Activity List Escape Key

This weekend is the end of daylight savings.  Now I know that many people love the fall-back, get an extra hour of sleep, but with the sun setting sooner, I just don't feel like I am getting all that much extra time. And that is why I need Escape keys (aka keyboard shortcuts).  They cut down the time it takes to do my job and that makes it seem like I have more time.

So today I would like to tell you about one of my favorites.  (Really they are all my favorites, but I use this one more than most.)  First, let me say that I like to open fifty million activities simultaneously.  Of course, that is an exaggeration but not much.

The way I jump from activity to activity is by using the Activity List, which is our name for the drop-down list of activities at the top of your workspace.  You can get to this list by clicking on the triangle to the left of the activity name in the banner.

But, the way I get to the Activity List is by using the Escape key: Alt+Enter.

Forget your mouse!  Just press the Alt key and the Enter key simultaneously and the list drops down.  From there you can use your arrow keys to select the activity you want. It is so easy.

So if you're like me and think that an extra hour isn't enough, then this Escape key is for you.