LOL, looks like you guys could use a keyboard shortcut for not dying in a methane explosion, are we right?
Because we can't do a god-damned thing without enumerating its many variations and rating them on badassedness, we decided to do that here with our favorite keyboard shortcuts. These are shortcuts that we use every day at Cracked. You'll recognize some of them, but others may be unfamiliar as our IT department has implemented a number of different desktop extensions to improve our mirth-ficiency. Whether these same extensions allow IT to monitor our porn-usage - and with the help of webcams, our porn-usage-usage - is as-yet unknown, although an informal poll of Cracked writers suggests that we're pretty cool with that possibility. "Let them watch. They might learn a thing or two."
With that unsettling image lurking in your mind's eye, trapped there no matter how much you blink, let us now turn to the most badass keyboard shortcuts around.
The Classics: Ctrl-C, Ctrl-X, Ctrl-V
These are probably the first shortcuts most people learn, and with good reason - they are incredibly handy, and used in almost all aspects of computing. Jokes about plagiarism aside, at Cracked we use these quite a bit, editing articles, moving around chunks of HTML, and plagiarizing.
Data Entry Professional's Choice: Tab
In most environments the Tab key lets you move the focus of the keyboard input amongst different fields on the screen. This is of limited use when navigating the web, given the mouse-driven nature of websites, and because the tab-order of most sites was programmed by a drunk. But it is very handy when doing any tasks which require repetitive data entry; at Cracked we use Tab a lot when entering facts about presidents into our fact about presidents database.