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Add playback hotkeys to Amazon Cloud Player with a Chrome extension

Sure, Amazon's Cloud Player works -- as long as you're in the U.S. or willing to do some tinkering -- but it's fairly simplistic at the moment. There are plenty of features missing which we'd like to see added -- but since Cloud Player is a Web app we don't have to wait for Amazon! Google Chrome users, for example, can add playback hotkeys with an extension called keyMazony. Once...

Useful keyboard shortcuts for Twitter.com

When Twitter.com unveiled its recent overhaul at the end of 2010, one of the least-discussed features was the addition of some excellent keyboard shortcuts. Some keyboard shortcuts only work from some pages, but we'll mark those where appropriate. n -- post a new status update (works from any page) r -- reply to your selected tweet t -- retweet (only works on Twitter profiles...

10+ Chrome keyboard shortcuts that make surfing easier

Chrome, the new kid on the block, is fast. It has a spartan UI, too, which no doubt makes it feel faster -- but at a cost! Chrome, like IE9, has all of its juicier features hidden behind two or three mouse clicks. Having a lightning-fast JavaScript engine is great, but by moving your hand to the mouse you destroy any semblance of actual efficiency. If you really want to make the most of...

Ubuntu 11.04 Unity keyboard shortcuts have a distinct Windows 7 flavor

Ubuntu's new Unity interface already drew some raised eyebrows because of its looks, which are arguably similar to the Windows 7 taskbar. Now, the Ask Ubuntu site has posted a list of Unity keyboard shortcuts -- and those take a cue from Windows 7 as well. The super key, which typically refers to the Windows key on most standard keyboards, invokes the Unity Launcher -- on Windows, this...

Activate specific windows in Windows 7 with a taskbar keyboard shortcut

This week, we're running a series of keyboard tips and tricks that help you make the most of Windows 7. To see the previous tips, check our Tips index. The Windows 7 taskbar has large, chunky icons. They're easy to hit with the mouse, but what's nicer still is that they're easy to count. You can easily see what's the third icon, for example, and so, hitting Win+3 would be like clicking that...

How to switch windows in Windows 7 with Flip 3D

Today we're kicking off a brand new series of tips on Download Squad. We hope to highlight little tips and tricks that you've probably never heard of, and may just revolutionize the way you use your favorite apps and tools -- from encoding video for YouTube, to remoting with VNC on your phone. Today, we begin with Windows keyboard shortcuts! Back when Windows Vista was all the rage, it debuted...

HotKeyMan lets you easily set system-wide hotkeys

"System-wide" hotkeys, also known as "global hotkeys," are keyboard shortcuts that work on every program -- such as Alt+F4 for closing the active window. They can be quite handy, especially once you become accustomed to using them. If you want to add some global hotkeys to your system, the usual thing would be to learn how to use AutoHotkey. But AutoHotkey is a programming language, and not...

Key Command Generator helps you generate beautiful shortcut key codes

A while ago, we had a heated debate on our internal mailing list concerning the best way to note shortcut keys. Is it Ctrl+Enter? Maybe it should be a hyphen, so should it be Ctrl-Enter? And should there be a space? Should we capitalize, or not? This might seem fussy, but when you're authoring a large body of text (or a collaborative blog), some standards have to be established. It's not just a...

Listary 2 adds "universal text editing" functionality and more

Listary is a quick-search utility that I first heard about back in February. Back then, I wasn't too impressed with it. However, Listary's developers have been hard at work, and they have recently released version 2.0 -- which has some nifty new features. While I cannot find a change log listing all of the new features, at least one feature is certainly worthy of mention. You can now use Listary...

AutoHotkey one-liner: Correct Windows 7's missing "minimize" hotkey

Windows 7 has some really cool hotkeys. My personal favorites are the ones for managing windows: Win+Right (or left): Make the window take up right (or left) half of the screen. Win+Shift+Right (or left): Bounce window to next monitor (very handy!) Win+Up: Maximize window. Win+Shift+Up: Maximize window vertically. Win+Down: Restore window (unmaximize it if it's maximized), or minimize...

TriX is a do-it-all keyboard shortcut tool that tries a bit too hard

If only there were a way to cram a kitchen sink through a DSL line, I'm quite sure TriX's author would have been one of the first to adopt this technology. As it is, TriX must somehow make do with merely providing hotkey hooks for volume control, data export (more on that later), system power, zipping/unzipping, on-the-fly calculator, text to speech, eight different string processing functions...

Chromac extension brings Safari keyboard shortcuts to Chrome for Mac

If you're switching from Safari to Chrome on your Mac, you might miss Safari's familiar keyboard shortcuts. Never fear! You can get those shortcuts back with a little Chrome extension called Chromac. So far, the supported shortcuts include all the Command-Number-Key shortcuts for your bookmarks toolbar (so, Command-1 opens the first toolbar bookmark, Command-2 opens the second bookmark, etc.). ...

WinLayout uses your numeric keypad to arrange, resize windows

Windows 7 already provides several handy keyboard shortcuts for moving and resizing application windows. If you're running an older version or want a more exhaustive set of commands at your fingertips, take a look at WinLayout. The free, open source application is built on top of AutoHotkey and adds some serious arrangement kung fu your under-loved numeric keypad. For its basic moves, WinLayout...

Switch power management profiles with Hotkeys

Finding the proper balance in your power management scheme can be challenging; sometimes you need all the horsepower you can get, while other times battery life is your top priority. If you find yourself regularly navigating to your power management settings as your priorities change, you might benefit from being able to create hotkeys that will instantly switch you to a different power management...

X-Mouse Button Control gives your mouse super powers

If you're using a mouse with a slew of buttons, X-Mouse Button control provides a way to better utilize them in your favorite applications. Those of you with a crazy 38-button Razer, no, it won't support them all, but it can handle five buttons and a tilt wheel. You're not locked in to one configuration - add as many apps as you like, and tweak settings for each as you see fit. A large list of...