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re: When working with multiple windows, cmd + backtick works wonders. It allows you to navigate between windows easily. Didn't know that was a hotkey u...
 

I use Alfred a lot to find files, launch programs, jump into subreddits, DEV tags, and perform custom searches on dev.to, Thesaurus.com, Dictionary.com, EtymOnline.com, and many others.

I'm a religious user of cmd+tab and cmd+backtick to switch windows... I haven't clicked the dock in ages.

I use CloudApp to clipboard screenshots and screen recordings.

The most common keyboard shortcut that I feel like not enough people know about is cmd + L in browser to jump to the address bar. I find myself using that many times a day for keyboard-less navigation.

 

Yeah, I made the dock as tiny as possible and set it to auto-hide. You can't actually remove it, so I modified the amount of time before the dock shows itself , e.g. defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-time-modifier -int 60, where int is a value in seconds.

I actually realized I do have two use-cases for using the dock:

1) Opening a file that's saved to my Desktop / Downloads folder (both of which have "Folder" icons in my dock)

2) Related — dragging a screenshot file from my Desktop icon onto the Photoshop icon to open that file.

In both cases, that seems like the more ergonomic solution than cmd+tabbing to Finder and grabbing the file, or opening up Photoshop and then finding the file.

 

Not strictly OSX but if you want to maximize keyboard usage I can't recommend surfingkeys enough.

Oh wow. I used Vimium a while back but stopped for some reason. I'll give this a try. Thank you for the rec.

Welcome! I forgot to mention my additional configuration is here although it's mostly skinning.

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