The Keyboard Shortcuts List

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by scootaru, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. scootaru, Oct 20, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2011

    scootaru macrumors 6502

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    #1
    If you didn't know, with iOS 5, you have global keyboard shortcuts at your disposal.

    They can be added by going to Settings->General->Keyboard->"Add new Shortcut..."

    I got the following shortcuts from this article and I think they are really convenient:

    drv - "I'm driving right now and will respond to your message later."
    rl8 - "I'm running late."
    eml - your e-mail address.
    phn - your phone number.
    adr - your street address (Shortcuts don't allow line returns, so you can't insert a complete mailing address unless you're OK having it in one line).
    adr2 - your city, state, and ZIP code (still much faster than typing out the entire thing)
    fb - your Facebook address
    twt- your Twitter address
    sig1 - an e-mail signature you can use in place of the one you've already configured--great if you want a substitute signature for, say, business correspondence. Add sig2, sig3, and so on if you want a multiline signature.
    weba - the URL for your blog, Web site, or other Web address.

    User submitted:

    bww - Buffalo Wild Wings (sakau2007)
    cfb - college football (sakau2007)
    http - http:// (sakau2007)
    iln - I'm leaving now (sakau2007)
    pw - password (sakau2007)
    dint - don't (scootaru)

    Tip from redscull: If you don't use auto-correct, use Shortcuts for common contractions so you don't have to manually add the apostrophe.

    Feel free to add your own or link to other websites that have a good list already started.
     
  2. sakau2007 macrumors 6502

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    #2
    a few others i use:

    bww = Buffalo Wild Wings
    cfb = college football
    http = http://
    iln = I'm leaving now
    pw = password
     
  3. redscull macrumors 6502a

    redscull

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    #3
    I put all my common contractions in there because I don't like how much effort it takes to get to the apostrophe on the keyboard. And because I turned auto-correct off to maintain my sanity. It's too bad the shortcut can't use spaces though; I'm tire of manually capitalizing i.
     
  4. sakau2007 macrumors 6502

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    #4
    I did this too.
     
  5. scootaru thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #5
    I just thought of another I'm going to add to the list. I always spell "dint" instead of "don't". I will never use dint in a sentence so I added it to my Shortcuts.
     

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