Gmail Shortcut Keys

I’ve never used them, and saw an article today about them.. So I thought I’d give them a go. I looked them up, there’s a ton of them!!! Massive amounts of keyboard shortcuts to do almost everything in gmail…

Let’s try it… G then S

nope, didn’t work…

Tried playing around a bit, different interfaces, checked settings and found they were disabled. I enabled them, went back to the inbox, pressed G then A (to go to ALL MAIL folder…)

Nothing happened…

Tried J and K which is supposed to move the cursor up and down… Still didn’t happen… Couldn’t figure it out…. I’m in Chrome, I’m on a mac running OS X. Should work… (one would think)…

I opened my mail in firefox and it all works like a charm.

I’ve been playing with them for a short time, not bad… Handy.

What is strange however, gmail shortcut keys don’t work in their own google browser (Chrome), maybe this is OS X specific, I don’t know, but it’s a bit of a bummer!

Here’s a link to google help with a list of existing shortcut keys:

http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=6594

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