Google reader is probably the most popular feed reader, helping us to track multiple blogs and websites easily. However, as you subscribe to more and more feeds, it becomes difficult to handle so many updates.
I have collected some of the best google reader shortcuts and cheats which will instantly improve your skill with google reader, saving you a lot of time.
Google Reader Shortcuts
|s||toggle star||stars the selected item|
|shift-s||toggle share||shares the selected item|
|m||mark as read/unread||switches the read state of the selected item|
|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|
|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|
|t||tag an item||opens the tagging field for the selected item|
|v||view original||opens the original source for this article in a new window|
|shift-a||mark all as read||marks all items in the current view as read|
|1||expanded view||displays the subscription as expanded items|
|2||list view||displays the subscription as a list of headlines|
|r||refresh||refreshes the unread counts in the navigation|
|shift-n/p||navigation down/up||selects the next/previous subscription or folder in the navigation|
|shift-x||navigation expand/collapse||expand or collapse a folder selected in the navigation|
|gt||go to tag||allows you to navigate to a tag by entering the tag name|
|gu||go to subscription||allows you to navigate to a subscription by entering the subscription name|
|u||toggle full screen mode||hides and shows the list of subscriptions|
|?||keyboard shortcuts help||displays a quick guide to all of Reader’s shortcuts|
|shift-o||navigation open subscription||opens the item currently selected in the navigation|
|gh||go to home||goes to the Google Reader homepage|
|ga||go to all items||goes to the "All items" view|
|gs||go to starred items||goes to the "Starred items" view|
I hope I have covered all cheats and hacks for google reader. If you know any other shortcut or cheat that’s not listed here, then please use the comments form below to share.
Note – There are some more shortcuts listed here, but I didn’t list them above because I don’t think that they contribute much in improving your productivity with google reader. They are just a way of doing things with keyboard instead of mouse. Still, check it out in case you find some nugget that I may have missed.