Show Quick Keyboard Shortcut List in Google Reader

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By Lowell Heddings on March 15th, 2007

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:



Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 03/15/07
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