Dec 9, 2011 116 reads by Navneet Kaushal

Keyboard shortcuts to make your browsing simpler. It is no different in the case of Google+, where simple shortcut keys can help you explore the social platform much faster. These shortcuts are a boon for those using laptops.

So here is the list-make note of it-

  • Q: This takes you directly to the Google chat box
  • Space Bar: Press the space bar to scroll down the stream
  • Shift + Space: This combination takes you up the news stream
  • J: Move to the next post in your stream
  • K: Move to the previous post in the news stream
  • Enter: This opens a post’s comment box. When you are going through a post, pressing enter will allow you to comment on the post.
  • Tab + Enter: Once done with writing the comment, submit the comment on a post
  • Tab + Tab + Enter (press Tab twice, then Enter): This cancels the comment box. This is for when you change your mind.
  • / (slash): Pressing slash will take you straight to the search box. And all you have to do is start typing your search keys.

Keyboard Shortcuts to change the text style in a post-

  • * (asterisk): This sign before and after a *Word* will make it bold- Word
  • _ (underscore): This sign before and after a _Word_ will make it in italics- Word
  • – (dash): The dash sign used before and after a Word will strikethrough the – Word

Other Keyboard Shortcuts and Tricks-

  • Ctrl – (minus): Pressing them on the Circles page makes Circle management easier, as you can Zoom out.
  • Tab: To scroll through links on a page keep pressing the Tab key . Keep in mind that this is a Chrome shortcut only.
  • @: This is used to mention other Google+ users within a post or a comment
  • +: This also serves the same purpose as the @ symbol.

To post links, photos or videos, simply drag the links directly to the 'share' box. When you click the timestamp on a post, and you will get to see the permalink of the post.

More exciting and handy tips to use Google + are here and here. To learn about Google+ Pages For Business, see this.

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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