Thursday, January 10, 2013

Google Keyboard Shotcuts


As you may know, Google search has a set of keyboard shortcuts and regex that can be used on their search results. Today we will be exploring these shortcuts, as well as some used by other known Google applications that you are probably familiar with.

Let’s start with Google search.



1- Logon to Google and run a search

2- Click on the settings button on the results page and click on “Search Settings”


3- Under “Google Instant predictions” select “Always show instant results” and then click on Save



4- Back to the results page, hit “Tab” on your keyboard to initiate the shortcuts

Search Result Keyboard Shortcuts
Tab - Goes to the first result
Up/Down - Goes up or down in the result list
Right - Shows instant preview
Enter - Opens the select result
Ctrl+Enter - Opens the select result in a new tab
Shift+Enter - Opens the select result in a new window


Now Google+











1- Open Google+ and click on an empty white space

2- Press “Shift+?” on your keyboard to show a list of keyboard shortcuts



Google+ Keyboard Shortcuts
This page
j - Next post
k - Previous post
o - Expand/collapse current post
n - Next comment on current post
p - Previous comment on current post
r - Comment on current post
Global
/ - Search
? - Open shortcut help
@ - Send feedback
Left - List of pages (Enter opens selected page)
Right - Page content


And finally Gmail


1- Open Gmail and click on an empty white space

2- Press “Shift+?” on your keyboard to show a list of keyboard shortcuts


3- You may need to enable the additional shortcuts (bottom half of the page) by clicking on "Enable"

Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts
Compose and Chat
Shift + Esc - Focus main window
Esc - Focus latest chat or compose
Ctrl + . - Advance to next chat or compose
Ctrl + , - Advance to previous chat or compose
Ctrl + - Send
Ctrl + Shift + c - Add cc recipients
Ctrl + Shift + b - Add bcc recipients
Ctrl + Shift + f - Access custom from
Ctrl + k - Insert a link
Formatting
Ctrl + b - Bold
Ctrl + i - Italics
Ctrl + u - Underline
Ctrl + Shift + 7 - Bulleted list
Ctrl + Shift + 8 - Numbered list
Ctrl + Shift + [- Indent less
Ctrl + Shift + ] - Indent more
Ctrl + Shift + l - Align left
Ctrl + Shift + e - Align center
Ctrl + Shift + r - Align right
Jumping
g then i  - Go to Inbox
g then s  - Go to Starred conversations
g then t  - Go to Sent messages
g then d  - Go to Drafts
g then a  - Go to All mail
g then c  - Go to Contacts
g then k  - Go to Tasks
g then l  - Go to Label
Threadlist selection
* then a  - Select all conversations
* then n  - Deselect all conversations
* then r - Select read conversations
* then u  - Select unread conversations
* then s - Select starred conversations
* then t  - Select unstarred conversations
Navigation
u - Back to threadlist
k / j - Newer/older conversation
o or  - Open conversation; collapse/expand conversation
p / n  - Read previous/next message
` - Go to next inbox section
~ - Go to previous inbox section
Application
c - Compose
/ - Search mail
q - Search chat contacts
. - Open "more actions" menu
v - Open "move to" menu
l - Open "label as" menu
? - Open keyboard shortcut help
Actions
, - Move focus to toolbar
x - Select conversation
s - Rotate superstar
y - Remove label
e - Archive
m - Ignore conversation
! - Report as spam
# - Move to trash
r - Reply
Shift + r - Reply in a new window
a - Reply all
Shift + a - Reply all in a new window
f - Forward
Shift + f - Forward in a new window
Shift + n - Update conversation
] / [- Remove conversation from current view and go previous/next
} / { - Archive conversation and go previous/next
z - Undo last action
Shift + i - Mark as read
Shift + u - Mark as unread
_ - Mark unread from the selected message
+ or = - Mark as important
- - Mark as not important
h - Sneak peek
g then p - Make a phone call
Shift + t - Add conversation to Tasks

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