If you are like me, then you probably use Google Reader just because it uses shortcut keys that remind me of the VIM editor. What I didn’t know until today is that you can quickly pop up a list of all the shortcut keys by just typing the question mark ( ? ).
Some of the best shortcut keys let you tag items, and switch directly to a feed quickly using some nice ajax goodness. For instance, if I want to go directly to just the Lifehacker feed (one of my favorites), I could use this key combination:
g then u, then lif
And I’d get directly prompted to go to Lifehacker’s feed:
To get to the quick help screen for shortcuts, type ? in Google Reader, and up pops a quick reference for the keyboard shortcuts:
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- Published 03/15/07