The heart of tech

This article was published on February 15, 2010


    Add Keyboard Shortcuts to Bookmarklets (and Any Browser Action) in Chrome

    Add Keyboard Shortcuts to Bookmarklets (and Any Browser Action) in Chrome
    Zee
    Story by

    Zee

    Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos, designing, listening to good music and making lurrrve.

    typing-jpg1One of my all time favorite Safari features are the keyboard shortcuts available for bookmarklets. For those who don’t know, you can just press cmd-1, cmd-2, cmd-3 for the first, second, third bookmarklet respectively.

    With Quix, the mother of all bookmarklets, I found myself gravitating towards Safari once again. That is, until a friend brought an extension called Shortcut Manager to my attention.

    Despite the UI reminding me of a run down old car, the extension does the job and brings keyboard shortcuts to all major browser functions (e.g. close right tab, open a particular site), bookmarklets and in fact  any snippet of javascript code out there.

    Download the extension here and visit the extensions options page  once installed. It’s all pretty straight forward from there.