Google Plus Keyboard Shortcuts [Google+]

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I’ve compiled a list of shortcut keys for Google+ below. They really help you move through the interface and help avoid some display bugs that occur when just using the mouse.

My favorite one is when writing a comment, press Tab + Enter to submit the comment. Enter alone doesn’t work because it is used to perform a carriage return.

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Google+ Shortcut Keys

JScroll down to next Google+ stream update
KScroll up to previous Google+ stream update
QQPressing Q twice moves your cursor the search box in the “chat” section of Google+
SpaceScroll down stream by regular intervals
Space + ShiftScroll up stream by regular intervals
EnterWhen a stream update is selected Enter moves your cursor to the comment box
Enter + TabSubmit comment
@@ followed by a username is used to mention someone in a post or share the post with them

Formatting Text in Google Plus

*Use the * symbol to denote the beginning and end of bold text- *This would appear bold in Google+*
_Use the _ symbol to denote the beginning and end of italics text- _This would appear in italics in Google+_
-Use the – symbol to denote the beginning and end of strikethrough text- -This would appear in strikethrough in Google+-

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6 Responses to "Google Plus Keyboard Shortcuts [Google+]"

  1. Pradeep says:

    like the j and k.. reminds me of vi unix days

  2. Victor says:

    Then you'll like the fact that in most other Google products, you have the same shortcuts, such as in GMail, Reader, and Calendar, and possibly more.

  3. Shelby says:

    This finally sounds like Google is headed in the right direction, but I imagine Facebook will respond very quickly to this.

    1. nero says:

      Not sure how much Facebook can do…they're experiencing net losses in users in the "1st world" and they've completely lost the battle for user trust.

      People continue to trust Google because while they'll advertise to you, they won't sell you out to do so.

      I could be wrong but I think Facebook just got put on the MySpace track.

  4. Amy says:

    They've added a new shortcut – m for mute.

  5. Molly says:

    Help..How do I move/save a picture from facebook to my Mac?

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