I know this information might be a little bit out dated. But honestly I’ve never user ribbon intensely before. Well, I don’t think most AutoCAD users never look for anything like it. Before AutoCAD already has command line.
I accidently found that with ribbon interface, we can have alternative shortcut key.
If you use any of Autodesk product with ribbon interface, try to press [ALT]. After a few moments (I’ve never give that moment before) you will see numbers on quick access toolbar, and letters under the ribbon tabs. Your guess is right, if you press that particular number or letter, it will activate the tool (or tab).
Now try to press any letter that represent a tab. You can start with H when you have home tab active. You will see next level shortcut key on each tool. Kind of scary for me. But I know it’s useful after a while. Remembering them is the hardest part.
Senior AutoCAD users that rely heavily on command line may not appreciate it too much. I know I don’t. Especially when we already familiar with command line for years.
But I like it on Revit. Yes, Revit also has shortcut key before it use ribbon interface. The difference is, Revit is not used to has shortcuts for every tools!
This also work for Microsoft Office application. Sadly, I’m one of the haters before, so I never found out about this. But after this, I think I’ll give it a try :)