The Windows 10 Ribbon is supposed to enhance your efficiency by putting every conceivable command in one place, with nothing hidden. But how efficient is a tool that requires mousing?
Fortunately, the Ribbon is fully keyboard-operable. It even has a built-in cheat sheet. To see it, press the Alt key. You see little boxed letter-key shortcuts for each of the tabs. (Those keystrokes work even if you haven’t first summoned the cheat sheet.)
Sometimes, you’ll actually see two-letter codes, to be typed one letter a time. In a Pictures library, for example, the Picture Tools tab of the Ribbon offers “JP” as the keyboard shortcut to get you to the Manage tab. But the idea is the same: to save you time and mousing.
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