If you’re new to OS X or you want to get the ultimate speed upgrade for your Mac, try using keyboards shortcuts. These little gems will boost your productivity and help save your wrists as well. Many functions found in your menu have keyboard shortcut equivalents which appear with somewhat cryptic symbols just to the right of the text in the drop-down menu.
One of the best resources I have found in deciphering those symbols and listing shortcuts is Dan Rodney’s List of OS X Keyboard Shortcuts. While you’re there, check out some of his other Tips & Tricks.