I think we all like to save time in game when doing mundane things so that we can get back to the fun stuff. I also find that World of Warcraft
is unable to read my mind and know that I really meant "armor" when I typoed "amror." So out of necessity, I've discovered some tricks to let WoW
know what I really mean in a timely fashion.
Shift-clicking a crafting material in your inventory with the appropriate craft box open will search for patterns that include that mat. I can never remember if my jewelcrafter has already leveled past some gem or other, but with this trick I can easily check. Also, if I pick up some meat and don't know if I have a recipe for it, shift-click searching lets me know. You probably already use this trick for searching in the Auction House, as well.
Shift-clicking the icon for a letter in your mailbox will put all items from that letter into your inventory. I find this invaluable for sending items to my bank alt. Note: This will delete the letter from your mailbox if there is nothing written in the letter itself.
When someone whispers you, you can /invite, /ginvite or /tell them by entering the first letter of their name and tabbing until you get to the correct one. Only people who are not already in whatever you invited them to will show up in your tab list. So, for example, if you are inviting a bunch of people whose names begin with R into your raid, only the ones who have whispered you but aren't already in the raid will show up for you to choose from. This is very helpful if the name of the person you want to whisper or invite has a special character in it. When replying, you can also tab through all of the people you have replied to in the current session, but you probably already read that on the tooltips when loading.
Do you have any time-saving tricks that you think many people don't know about?