The DRY (Don’t repeat yourself) principle does not only apply to code but to mouse clicks as well:
When you are repeatedly clicking buttons you might want to figure out some keyboard shortcuts.
In Jetbrains IDEs like PyCharm you can use the plugin Key Promotor X to learn these shortcuts.
- Open the File menu
- Choose Settings
- Go to Plugins
- Switch to marketplace
- Search for “Key Promoter X”
- Click “Install”
- Restart your IDE (if necessary)
After Key Promotor X is correctly installed it will nag you in two different ways to get your shortcut game up and running
Under View -> Tool windows you will find a new entry for Key Promotor X
If you enable the tool window you will get a list of your missed shortcuts sorted after frequency.
For every action you take in your IDE you will now get a notification. It shows you if there already is a shortcut or let’s you create one.
If you like to become more efficient please also read our articles about other shortcuts
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