Google Chrome users, for example, can add playback hotkeys with an extension called keyMazony. Once installed, you'll have keyboard control of your Amazon Cloud Player queue. keyMazony commands will work as long as you're in the same Chrome window as Cloud Player, even if its tab doesn't have focus. The key combinations are customizable as well -- just make sure you don't set up a combo that conflicts with another extension or Chrome's built-in keyboard shortcuts.
It occurred to us, after writing yesterday's list of Chrome keyboard shortcuts, that there was one glaring omission: bookmark shortcuts.
Not only does the Bookmark Bar take up valuable real estate, but no one really wants to click through folders of bookmarks to find what you're looking for.
Now, Firefox has 'Smart bookmarks', which lets you add a keyword to a bookmark. Chrome, however, only lets you assign keywords (and thus keyboard shortcuts) to search engines.
Fortunately, with a little bit of hacking, that doesn't matter.
If you really want to make the most of Chrome's speed, what you need is is a bevy of keyboard shortcuts. Check them out!
- Alt+F or Alt+E -- Open the Wrench (Tools) menu (you can then use the arrow keys to navigate it...)
- Ctrl+Shift+B -- Toggles the Bookmarks Bar on and off
- Ctrl+D -- Bookmark your current Web page
- Ctrl+Shift+D -- Bookmarks all of your open Web pages in one folder
- Ctrl+J -- Opens the Downloads tab
- Shift+Esc -- Opens the 'Task Manager', which you can use to close errant tabs/processes
- Ctrl+Shift+J -- Opens the Chrome Developer Tools (which are surprisingly good!)
- Ctrl+L -- Selects your current page's URL (and puts the cursor in the address bar)
- Ctrl+Backspace -- Deletes one word/phrase to the left of your cursor in the address bar
- Ctrl+G -- Finds the next instance of your search term (Ctrl+F!) Ctrl+Shift+G finds the previous instance
- Ctrl+U -- View the source of your current page
- Ctrl+R -- The same as F5 (might be faster for some people to type)
- Ctrl+1(2, 3, 4, etc) -- Switch to the tab designated by the number (from the left)
- Ctrl+Shift+T -- Re-open the most recently closed tab