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Apple introduced support for third-party keyboards on iPhone and iPad since iOS 8. Since then many popular keyboards were ported to the iOS platform. Third-party keyboards are keyboards that generally offers features that are not offered by the stock iOS keyboard by Apple. For example some supports slide to type, animated GIF images, and more. Google recently foraged into the niche and launched their own keyboard, Gboard for iOS.

The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is now available for public download. Many of you are already testing it out while some of you are still busy downloading it.

At a glance, Windows 8 with its Metro UI seems to be mainly optimized for touchscreen input. But if a user delves further, especially those who are confined to traditional keyboard and mouse input, will be glad to find that Windows 8 supports a huge number of keyboard shortcuts to help them interact easily with the new interface. In fact, most of these new shortcuts are mainly to interact with the Metro user interface. For instance, if a user presses Windows Key + C, the operating system will display the Charms bar.

Facebook is the most popular social networking site today. It’s interface is evolving everyday and is one of the most easy to use one. If you like doing everything using the keyboard and seldom use the mouse or if you want to experience Facebook faster, then you should try the keyboard shortcuts that Facebook provides for keyboard-only users. All these shortcuts are available in the Facebook Help Centre > Accessibility and Assistive Technology help page. (source)

Below is the excerpt of the keyboard shortcuts available, simply replace the # with the numeric digit shown in the Map section for the surfing the desired page in Facebook. So suppose if you want to return to the Facebook Home page and you are using Internet Explorer 7, simply press Alt + 0. Firefox for Windows users should press Shift + Alt + 0. Firefox and Safari for Mac users on the other hand should press Ctrl + 0.

Keyboard shortcuts are combinations of two or more keys that, when pressed, can be used to do a task that would typically require a mouse or other pointing device. Keyboard shortcuts can make it easier to interact with your computer, saving you time and effort as you work with Windows and other programs.

Getting familiar with keyboard shortcuts not only helps you get work done faster, but also makes you more efficient and productive. If your daily job rely heavily on using Windows, here are some 140+ Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts (most of these shortcuts will also work in Windows XP and Vista too,) you might want to check out. If we missed any nifty shortcuts, we will appreciate a heads up about them in the comments below.

Google Chrome web browser is one of the fastest and light weight. Why not take the full potential of Chrome by using these keyboard shortcuts and surf the Internet much more faster? Keyboard and mouse shortcuts are combinations of keyboard strokes and mouse clicks that you can use to do specific actions. Knowing the Google Chrome shortcuts listed below can help save you time. Previously, we had written an article about keyboard shortcuts for the Windows version of Google Chrome.