Hit Me Baby One More Time- Time Saver

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You know when you have to fill out a form and it has the little drop down box for your state?

If you are like most people, you will take your mouse and scroll down the list until you find your state.

You probably already knew to start typing your state, which brings up a state that begins with the same letter yours starts with. If you aren’t lucky enough to live in the first state of each letter, you then have to get to the state further down the list, meaning you still have to scroll and click. So Alabama has no worries, but Alaska, Alberta, and Arizona require a bit more work.

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But you…now you are an expert since you know this little tip. Just keep pressing the same letter, and the computer will usually scroll to the next state on the list. So hit “A” four times in a row, and, BAM! You’re in Arizona!

Here in Pennsylvania, the first P that comes up is usually Palau. Am I the only one who actually had to look up where Palau is? Well, wherever it is, I can now sail right past it with a quick double-tap of the P on my keyboard.

It’s the little things, folks.

If you like this quick little tap tip, you might like this one-tap tip for taking better smartphone pictures.

Are either of these tips old news, or are they your new favorite time savers?

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  1. Cathy bauer

    Using the down arrow works also. But I like the idea of using the letter since my finger is already in that key.

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