Taking advantage of shortcut keys can save valuable time, speed up your workflow and increase productivity. I’ve put together a list of links to shortcuts and cheat sheets for the various applications and tools I frequently encounter. Please let me know if I’m missing out on anything extraordinary (because I probably am).

Mac OS X Shortcuts

Dan Rodney shows us some handy Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts
Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts

Photoshop Shortcuts

Trevor Morris over at morris-photographics.com has put together a great collection PDF documents that give an overview of the shortcut commands available in Photoshop. His article provides seperate PDF’s for Mac and PC shortcuts as well as multiple versions of Photoshop including:

Illustrator Shortcuts

The best resource I found for Illustrator shortcut keys was published by Noble Desktop. They provide a nicely layed out table of Illustrator shortcut keys along with a PDF cheat sheet that is available for download. Versions they provide shortcuts for include:

  • Adobe Illustrator CS3 Mac PC
  • Adobe Illustrator CS2 Mac PC

Macromedia/Adobe Dreamweaver

  • Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 Mac PC
  • Adobe Dreamweaver 8 Mac PC

Macromedia/Adobe Flash

  • Adobe Flash CS3 Mac & PC (Replace Ctrl with Cmnd)
  • Adobe Flash 8 Mac & PC (Replace Ctrl with Cmnd)


Having jQuery commands available is always a plus for those who use this library frequently. These are a little old, but even with rapidity (maybe thats a word) at which jQuery is being updated they are still very relevant and functional in the latest version. jQuery 1.2.3 is the latest build at the time of this post.

For anyone that frequently uses the jQuery JavaScript Library I would highly recommend the jQuery Reference Guide by Jonathan Chaffer and Karl Swedberg.

Search Engine Querys

These search engine commands allow you to do all sorts of wonderful things like see who’s linking to your site, check your page ranking and view the total number of pages there are related to your site. These are great for those who frequently practice SEO.



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