We advocated in previous tips to hide the project tools and use the keyboard more. But how can get back to our tools?
You could memorize the keyboard shortcut for each tool. But that's
a number of things to jam in the limited real estate of your
memory. Instead, let's get mileage out of something you already
Recent Files action (
Cmd-E on macOS)
to open the popup. From there, use your mouse or better yet,
keyboard arrows to select the tool you want to open from the
Even better, just use speed typing. Type
term for example to
Terminal and press enter. The Terminal appears, with
the focus...just as if you had memorized the keyboard shortcut.