Reduce backspacing and redundant typing
For all operating systems, you can download system-wide macros. These are even driven events that allow you to tell the computer what to do when you type or do something. Like on my computer I auto replace the lowercase i with a capital one I also replace ~addr with my full address, to show a few basic examples. In coding, you can use this to store common coding fragments or in some cases, you can create most of your code with a few simple keywords
I like to use autokey, but, I’m on Linux for other operating systems you may need to look for a good one. I think for windows you have AutoHotkey
My last and probably biggest tip
Take breaks, your mind needs time to relax and subconsciously process what you’re working on. Sometimes when I’ve tried to fix something for hours the best thing I can do is let the problem sit until the morning and BOOM within minutes I usually get it. It’s like my mind works on the problem all night or something. When you’re tired you tend to make a lot of mistakes you would not normally make. I have worked with a lot of people over the years and nobody(with a VERY few minor exceptions) can work great tired.
So while you are working on a problem subconsciously work on another simpler problem if you can/ have the time or just take a nap!
Good luck, let me know what you do to save some time. I’m always looking for more things to do to optimize my work day
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