Since that night, if the question comes up about a keyboard shortcut for something, I'm their go to person.
Here are some of the keyboard shortcuts that I use on a regular basis to keep the work flow smooth. Many of these will transfer over to Windows or Chromebooks by using the Control button instead of Command (⌘).
Command(⌘)-L - Take control and highlight all text in the Omnibox (address bar)
- Great for quickly going to new addresses or starting new searches without clicking on the mouse
Command(⌘)-T - Open a new tab in Chrome
- Extension of this, hold command as you click a link to open the link in a new tab
⌘-Shift-T - Open the previously closed tab
- This also will continue working for a while as it will keep opening previously closed tabs
⌘-`(~) - Switch between open windows of a program
- This is great for running multiple user accounts in Chrome and quickly switching between the user windows
⌘-D - Bookmark the address that you are currently viewing
⌘-Number Keys - Go to that number tab open in the window (1-9)
⌘-opt-shift-v - Paste and match destination formatting
- Great for pasting into Google Docs from another site where the font is different
Bonus Google Chrome:
Some individual Chrome extensions allow the ability to assign keyboard shortcuts to launch an extension or perform a function. Example: with Evernote WebClipper, pressing `(~) will launch the web clipper extension.
⌘-Spacebar - Go to Spotlight Search bar
- Once again, launch an application by doing the shortcut and starting to type the application name and press enter...no cursor or mouse clicking.
⌘-shift-3 - Take a screenshot of the whole screen
⌘-shift-4 - Take a screenshot after cropping/capturing a certain area
⌘-shift-4 then Spacebar - Take a screenshot of a certain window (the cursor turns into a camera)
- Even more options for this as well: Click on a menu option in the window, do the shortcut, and take a picture of just the drop down menu
⌘-Tab - Switch between open application on your computer - continuously press the tab button while holding down the ⌘ button and you can keep moving through your applications
⌘-option-Esc - Force Quit - if an application has stopped responding, hit the shortcut and select the app to close
This is the bulk of them for now, but I have some good shortcuts for using the trackpad on a MacBook Pro or Magic Trackpad and some reminders of the shortcuts in Google Apps.