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I know that there are some almost universal formatting keyboard shortcuts like Ctrl-b for bold, Ctrl-i for italics, etc. What keyboard shortcuts would you recommend for preformatted text, (un)ordered lists, links and quotes for a generic WYSIWYG editor?

As the following list shows, there doesn't seem to be a universal agreement about the best option.

Ordered lists

  • LibreOffice: F12
  • StackExchange: Ctrl-O
  • Wordpress Editor: Alt + Shift + o
  • Gmail: Ctrl + Shift + 8

Unordered lists

  • Microsoft Word: -
  • LibreOffice: Shift - F12
  • StackExchange: Ctrl - U
  • Wordpress Editor: Alt + Shift + u

Links

  • CKEditor: Ctrl - L
  • MediaWiki Editor: Ctrl - K
  • Microsoft Word: Ctrl - K
  • LibreOffice: Ctrl - K
  • StackExchange:Ctrl - L
  • Wordpress Editor: Alt + Shift + a

Headings

  • LibreOffice: Ctrl - (number)
  • Wordpress Editor: Ctrl - (number)

Maybe someone could make this into a community wiki to add more apps and formatting options?

closed as too broad by JonW Jul 13 '15 at 14:32

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  • While some actions, such as Italics and Bold, suggest obvious keyboard shortcuts, others, such as in your list, will be primarily a matter of opinion. – David Jul 13 '15 at 11:44
  • Obvious? In most languages the word for bold does not start with a B, making it exactly very counter intuitive. – Bart Gijssens Jul 13 '15 at 12:15
  • So, what's the question here? – Bart Gijssens Jul 13 '15 at 12:16
  • @BartGijssens Is this What keyboard shortcuts would you recommend for preformatted text, (un)ordered lists, links and quotes for a generic WYSIWYG editor? I updated my question to be more specific. – Federico Jul 13 '15 at 13:28
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    @BartGijssens Some software like Microsoft Word have decided to use different keyboard shortcuts depending on language configuration. Although this might seem more intuitive, it breaks consistency in relation to the majority of software, which have English-based shortcuts. – Federico Jul 13 '15 at 13:39