Google Reader Shortcuts

I’m having a little trouble with Vimeo this morning, so I’m not sure if the Bouldering Competition video that I hinted at yesterday will appear today (or this week for that matter).

In the meantime, here are some quick tips for those of you who utilize Google Reader. If you have a wealth of unopened content, you can use keyboard shortcuts to improve the efficiency of your reading.

These are the ones I use most

j and k – will open the previous and next item in your list
v – will open up the original document. This is great if you read something awesome on and want to comment
g then u – will give you a text based quick search feature if you want to jump to a specific blog

These are my back ups

o – will open and close a particular post
n – will select the next post
p – will select the previous post

For those of you who aren’t using an RSS (really simple syndication) program like Google Reader, I strongly recommend it. RSS allows for more content to be read in a shorter amount of time. And when it comes down to it, internet random fact know-how is basically more important than college educations.

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2 thoughts on “Google Reader Shortcuts

  • 3/10/2010 at 10:24 am

    space will page down, also this works as a handy shortcut on just about any webpage, as long as something like embedded youtube doesn’t have focus.

    s will star items that you want to comeback to later, I often use this while reading at work, or when watching videos or listening to audio will be distracting to those around me, so I can run through the starred items later when it won’t point out i’m not being productive


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