New Hotkeys Make Navigating Wrike a Breeze
After spending the better part of 10 years as a video editor, keyboard shortcuts are like breathing to me. If you're like me, when you type, your thumb instinctively reaches for the Ctrl key, and your opposite finger effortlessly finds its way to a hotkey, sometimes before your brain even realizes what command it's looking for.
 
That's why I'm excited to announce that Wrike has completely rethought our keyboard shortcuts, and has released a whole new set to speed up your collaboration experience in our workspace. 

After spending the better part of 10 years as a video editor, keyboard shortcuts are like breathing to me. If you're like me, when you type, your thumb instinctively reaches for the Ctrl key, and your opposite finger effortlessly finds its way to a hotkey, sometimes before your brain even realizes what command it's looking for.

 
That's why I'm excited to announce that Wrike has completely rethought our keyboard shortcuts, and has released a whole new set to speed up your task management and collaboration experience in our workspace. 
 
Mapping Keyboard shortcuts sounds simple, but in reality quite a bit of thought needs to go into making the hotkeys instinctive, without causing confusion. For example, should "C" mean "Create Task" or "Complete Task"? These both start with "C", but have very different results. 
 
During my testing on my PC, I found our new shortcuts quick to memorize and put into action. Because browser shortcuts are activated by the Ctrl+Shift key combination (Shift+Command on a Mac), Wrike's shortcuts are activated with Shift+Alt. (On a Mac, you'll use Shift+Control). I'm excited to share a few of my favorites from my initial day of using them.
 

Create, assign and complete tasks 
 
First and foremost, Shift+Alt+N will create a new task for you from anywhere in the workspace. Give the task a title, and use Tab to navigate through the commands of Assigning a task, picking a date, and jumping into the live editor. Press Shift+Alt+dot to assign the task to yourself, and once you're done, you can mark the task completed with Shift+Alt+Enter.
 

Open a tasks in full screen view 
 
Another Shortcut I found very helpful is also a brand new feature: Use Shift+Alt+F to open your task in full screen view. It's a great way to reduce distractions, and focus for a few minutes. Press the same keys again to return to the classic three-pane view.
 

Search tasks
 
If you need to find a task quickly, use Shift+Alt+S to activate the search panel and start typing. 
 
 
Those are just a few examples of some of our new shortcuts.  If you've never been a Hot Key user, It's never a better time to start.  I recommend trying to incorporate 1 new shortcut into your workflow at a time. Today, start with Creating a new task (Shift+Alt+N) and use it until it becomes instinctive. Then pick another, and train yourself to use that. I like to think of it this way - If It takes me 5 seconds to grab my mouse and click the function I need, and I do that 300 times a day, that's 25 minutes a day I've spent clicking around my desktop. Who would argue with cutting that number in half?
 
Improve your efficiency and try our Shortcuts today!

Download the cheatsheet with all shortcut keys and keep them at your fingertips.
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