Shortcut Keys for Google Reader

Google Reader is one of my favorite feed readers that I use it almost every day on my computer, iPad, as well as iPhone. Google not only provide a single window for all updated contents from your favorites websites/weblogs, but it also having the innovative features such as sharing, tagging, auto-sorting etc.

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To make the product more user friendly, Google Reader come with a long list of shortcut key to save your time when browsing the feed. The most common use shortcut keys that I use are J, K (to navigate forward and backend) and V (to open the original source for the article in new window).

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Here is the list of useful shortcut key come with Google Reader:

Navigation
j/k item down/up selects the next/previous item in the list
space/shift-space page down/up moves the page down/up
n/p scan down/up in list view, selects the next item without opening it
shift-n/p navigation down/up selects the next/previous subscription or folder in the navigation
shift-x navigation expand/collapse expands or collapses a folder selected in the navigation
o open/close item in list view, expands or collapses the selected item
enter open/close item in list view, expands or collapses the selected item
shift-o navigation open subscription opens the subscription or folder currently selected in the navigation
zoom out decreases the font size of the current item
= zoom in increases the font size of the current item
 
Acting on Items
s toggle star stars or un-stars the selected item
l toggle like likes or un-likes the selected item
shift-s toggle share shares or un-shares the selected item
shift-d share with note shares the selected item with a note
v view original opens the original source for this article in a new window
t tag an item opens the tagging field for the selected item
m mark as read/unread switches the read status of the selected item
shift-a mark all as read marks all items in the current view as read
e email item opens the email form to send an item to a friend
 
Jumping
g then h go to home goes to the Google Reader homepage
g then a go to all items goes to the “All items” view
g then s go to starred items goes to the “Starred items” view
g then shift-s go to shared items goes to the “Your shared items” view
g then u go to subscription allows you to navigate to a subscription by entering the subscription name
g then t go to tag allows you to navigate to a tag by entering the tag name
g then f go to friend allows you to navigate to a friend’s shared items by entering the friend’s name
g then shift-f go to all friends’ shared items shows all of your friends’ shared items
g then shift-t go to trends goes to the “Trends” view
g then d go to feed discovery shows the recommendations page, or the browse page if there are no recommendations
 
Application
r refresh refreshes the unread counts in the navigation
f toggle full screen mode displays reading list in full screen mode
u toggle subscription list display hides or shows the list of subscriptions
1 expanded view displays the subscription as expanded items
2 list view displays the subscription as a list of headlines
/ search moves your cursor to the search box
a add a subscription opens the “Add a subscription” box in the sidebar
? keyboard shortcuts help displays a quick guide to all of Reader’s shortcuts

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