Chrome Tip: Add a Keyboard Shortcut to a Bookmarklet
I use Google Chrome for a lot of browsing, and I’ve been getting into Delicious for archiving content that I know I might want to find again but don’t want hanging out in my Google Reader. It’s sort of a take on Scott Hanselman’s workflow for reading and archiving.
The other day I thought: it would be nice if I had a keyboard shortcut while browsing to save to delicious, instead of navigating through the bookmarks bar to click it? And a short google search later, up popped a great process (Ed. note: unfortunately this link has been lost to time.) from the Switched Download Squad.
The abbreviated steps are:
- Right-click on Chrome’s address/Search bar and select
Edit Search Engines..
- Scroll to the bottom of your search engines and add a new one. I chose
Add to Deliciousfor the title.
- Give the search engine a keyword – preferably a short one. I chose
Now, to use it:
- Navigate to a page that you want to save
CTRL + L(this activates the search bar), then your keyword (
din my case), then enter.
Use for any bookmarklet you need.
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