Writer Tip: New Category Picker
In the Tech Preview release, we rewrote the category picker to work better for two kinds of bloggers:
- People who have lots of categories
- Keyboard lovers
For those who have lots of categories, there’s a filter box at the top. Fairly self explanatory. But the keyboard shortcuts are a little less obvious.
Launch category picker: Ctrl+Shift+C
Dismiss category picker: Escape
Focus starts in the filter text field. While you’re in there, you can use the following shortcuts:
Move selection up: Up-arrow
Move selection down: Down-arrow
Check/uncheck currently selected category: Enter
Check currently selected category, and dismiss: Ctrl+Enter
(For Windows Live Spaces and other blogs that only let you choose one category per post, Enter behaves the same as Ctrl+Enter.)
The idea is that you can hit Ctrl+Shift+C, type the first couple letters of the category you want, up/down if necessary, and then Ctrl+Enter. Much smoother than the old workflow: grab the mouse, scroll around, click the category, and then click away to dismiss. And if you prefer the old workflow, hey, you can still do that.
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