Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Using Google+ With Keyboard Only [Hotkeys]

Keyboard shortcuts are always very helpful to work fast in any software and Google+ had also keep in mind to make Hot keys for their product.  Here are the list of Keyboard shortcuts/hotkeys to use Google+ without the use of a mouse.

j: In the stream, you can click ‘j’ to navigate down to the next item

k: Navigate up.

@ or +: mention someone in a post

q: While on the Home tab, press twice the q letter on the keyboard to search and add people to your chat list.

Space Bar: Scroll down stream.

Shift + Space Bar: Scroll up stream.

Tab: Scrolls through comments/users on a post

Enter: Hitting Enter when focused on a Post opens up the comment box.

Tab + Enter: End comment.

Here are few more shortkeys.

Being able to use shortcuts when posting or commenting is very useful. Here are a few shortcut keys while in Google plus.
Q open chat
K scroll up within a single post
J scroll down within a single post
Return or Enter Start a comment
Tab and Return End a comment
Space Bar Scroll down your stream

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