Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Top 230 Keyboard Shortcuts for Top Web Services

Prepare your fingers, and throw your mouse away: you’re not going to need it. For your weekend reading, we’ve prepared a list of the most useful keyboard shortcuts for our favorite web services. So, if you need a quick reference as to which key does what on what site, this is where you find it. Enjoy!


c – compose a new mail
/ – puts your cursor in the search box
k – move to newer conversation
j – Move to older conversation
n – next message
p – previous message
o or Enter – open a conversation
u – return to conversation list
y – archive a conversation
m – mute (archive and make all future messages from this conversation skip the inbox)
x – select conversation
s – star a message or conversation
! – report spam
r – reply to a mail
a – reply to all recepients
f – forward message
Esc – escape from input field
ctrl+s – save draft

key combos

tab then Enter – send message
y then o – archive your conversation and move to the next one.
g then a – go to all mail
g then s – go to starred conversations
g then c – go to contacts list.
g then d – go to drafts
g then i – go to inbox

Official list of Gmail shortcuts

Google Reader

j/k – selects the next/previous item in the list
space/shift-space – moves the page down/up
n/p – in list view, selects the next item without opening it
o – in list view, expands or collapses the selected item
enter – in list view, expands or collapses the selected item
s – stars the selected item
shift-s – shares the selected item
m – switches the read state of the selected item
t – opens the tagging field for the selected item
v – opens the original source for this article in a new window
shift-a – marks all items in the current view as read
1 – displays the subscription as expanded items
2 – displays the subscription as a list of headlines
r – refreshes the unread counts in the navigation
shift-n/p – selects the next/previous subscription or folder in the navigation
shift-x – expand or collapse a folder selected in the navigation
shift-o – opens the item currently selected in the navigation
gh – goes to the Google Reader homepage
ga – goes to the “All items” view
gs – goes to the “Starred items” view
gt – allows you to navigate to a tag by entering the tag name
gu – allows you to navigate to a subscription by entering the subscription name
u – hides and shows the list of subscriptions
? – displays a quick guide to all of Reader’s shortcuts

Official list of Google Reader shortcuts

Google Calendar

calendar view

c – Allows you to create a new event. + c allows you to create an event in a new window.
/ – Places your cursor in the search box
p – Moves your calendar view to the previous date range
n – Moves your calendar view to the next date range
t – Moves you to the current day
d – Displays your calendar in the “Day” view
x – Displays your calendar in a customized view
w – Displays your calendar in the “Week” view
m – Displays your calendar in the “Month” view
a – Displays your calendar in the “Agenda” view
q – Opens “Quick Add”
Esc – Brings you back to the default calendar view

event view

Enter – Expands a collapsed region
Tab – Moves your cursor to the next field
Alt then s – Saves the event
Esc – Brings you back to the default calendar view

Official list of Google Calendar shortcuts

Google Maps

arrow keys – pan the map in various directions
page up, page down, home and end – pan out even wider
+/- – zoom in/out

Official list of Google Maps shortcuts

Google Video

space bar – play/pause
right/left arrow skip -jump back 5%
up/down arrow – increase/decrease the volume 5%
m – mute
f – toggle full screen
Esc – return from full screen to normal mode

Official list of Google Video shortcuts

Google Docs & Spreadsheets

Ctrl+B – bold
Ctrl+C – copy
Ctrl+I – italicize
Ctrl+P – print
Ctrl+S – save
Ctrl+U – underline
Ctrl+V – paste
Ctrl+X – cut
Ctrl+Y – redo
Ctrl+Z – undo
Shift+Tab – move to previous cell/row
Tab – move to next cell/row

The above are only the shortcuts which work in both docs and spreadsheets. For a full list of all keyboard shortcuts in these two apps, see below.

Official list of Google Docs & Spreadsheets shortcuts


main panel

h – show help
arrow keys – navigate through modules
e – edit module
d – delete module
p – publish module
Enter – perform action on module (depending on the module, it can be open feed, start typing, etc)
Esc – removes focus from current module
a – add content to your Netvibes page
j and k – navigate through tabs

tabs shortcuts

t then o – opens tab options
t then 1,2,3,4 – sets the number of columns to 1,2,3 or 4 in the current tab
t then r – rename tab
t then d – delete tab

content panel

h – show help
a – add new feed
b – go to Netvibes ecosystem
t – close the content panel

feed reader

h – show help
n – next item
p – previous items
a – mark all as read
u – mark all as unread
Esc – close feed reader

Official list of Netvibes shortcuts


+ – add a new section (talk pages only)
. – opens your user page if logged in
= – protect/unprotect the current page (sysops only)
c – shows the content page associated with the current article
d – delete/undelete the current page (sysops only)
e – edit this page/show source of current page
f – search Wikipedia
h – current page’s history
j – shows all of the pages that link to the current one
k – shows recent changes in pages linked to the current one
l – opens your watchlist (logged – in users only)
m – move the current page and its talk page (non – move – protected pages only)
n – opens your user’s or IP’s talk page
p – shows a preview of your changes (on edit pages)
q – shows a list of all special pages
r – shows a list of recent changes to the Wikipedia
s – saves the changes that you have made (on edit pages)
t – opens the current article’s talk page
u – allows you to upload images or media files
v – shows what changes you made to the text (on edit pages)
w – adds the current page to your watchlist (logged – in users only)
x – loads a random article
y – opens a list of your user’s or IP’s contributions
z – goes to the Main Page

Official list of Wikipedia shortcuts


(these shortcuts work when editing posts)

control + b – Bold
control + i – Italic
control + l – Blockquote (when in HTML – mode only)
control + z – Undo
control + y – Redo
control + shift + a – Link
control + shift + p – Preview
control + d – Save as Draft
control + p – Publish Post
control + s – Autosave and keep editing
control + g – Hindi transliteration

Official list of Blogger shortcuts

Remember the Milk

t – Add a new item to the current list
c – Complete the selected task/s
p – Postpone the selected task/s by one day if they have a due date
d – Change the due date of the selected task
f – Change the repeat of the selected task
g – Change the time estimate of the selected task
s – Change the tags for the selected task
u – Change the URL for the selected task
l – Change the location for the selected task
y – Add a note to the selected task
r – Rename the selected item
z – Undo the last action
1 – Set the priority of the selected task/s to 1
2 – Set the priority of the selected task/s to 2
3 – Set the priority of the selected task/s to 3
4 – Set the selected task/s to have no priority
Del – Delete the currently selected task(s)
a – Select all items in the current list
n – Select none of the items in the current list
k – When on a list, move the cursor up
j – When on a list, move the cursor down
i – When on a list, select an item
h – Switch between tabs (e.g. Task and Notes)
m – Toggle multi – edit mode on or off (default is off)
Tab – Save input and move to the next input field
Esc – Remove the cursor from the current input field

Key Combos

Ctrl + Shift + / – Moves the cursor to the search box
Ctrl + Shift + 6 – Switch to the Overview screen
Ctrl + Shift + 7 – Switch to the Tasks screen
Ctrl + Shift + 8 – Switch to the Locations screen
Ctrl + Shift + 9 – Switch to the Contacts screen
Ctrl + Shift + 0 – Switch to the Settings screen
Ctrl + Shift + Right – Switch between tabs (e.g. move to the next list)
Ctrl + Shift + Left – Switch between tabs (e.g. move to the previous list)
Ctrl + Shift + l – Skip to Login screen (from homepage)

Locations Shortcuts

Arrow Keys – pan/move around the map
Page Up, Page Dn, Home, End – Pan – Move around the map, wider pan than arrow keys
+/- – Zoom In/Out
Ctrl + Shift + l – Moves the cursor to the location ‘go’ box

Official list of Remember the Milk shortcuts


Space – play/pause
right arrow – skip song
+ – mark as “thumbs up”
– mark as “thumbs down”
up arrow – increase volume
down arrow – decrease volume
Shift+up arrow – max volume
Shift+down arrow – mute

Official list of Pandora shortcuts

Yahoo! Mail

m – check mail
Shift+m – check all mail
Ctrl+ – close current tab
n – new message
Shift+n – new message in its own window
r – reply
Shift+r – reply in a new window
a – reply all
Shift+a – reply all in a new window
f – forward message
Shift+f – forward in a new window
k – mark as read
Shift+k – mark as unread
l – flag
Shift+l – clear flag
del – delete item
p/Ctrl+p – print
Ctrl+s – save draft
Ctrl+Enter – send message
v – turn reading pane on/off
Ctrl+[ – navigate through tabs
Ctrl+] – navigate through tabs
Enter – open message in its own tab (when message is selected)
Enter – edit contact info (when contact is selected)
Ctrl+f – find a word or phrase in message
F11 – expand window to max height
Ctrl+. – next message (in message tab)
Ctrl+, – previous message (in message tab)
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+up arrow/down arrow – next/previous message
Ctrl+Shift+End – skip to oldest unread message
d – move message to folder
Esc – close read – message tab
Ctrl+Shift+End – start a new chat

Official list of Yahoo! Mail shortcuts


All letters uppercase – effectively, it means you have to press Alt+Shift+key

Alt+P – publish
Alt+B – bold
Alt+I – italic
Alt+Q – Blockquote
Alt+T – more (Read More tag)
Alt+U – ul (Unordered list)
Alt+O – ol (Ordered list)
Alt+L – li (list item)
Alt+A – link
Alt+C – code
Alt+S – ins
Alt+D – del