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Google Reader Keyboard shortcuts

Google Reader is an fantastic RSS reader. It is easy to use and has some amazing features. But have you discovered that there are over 20 keyboard short-cuts that will enhance your Google reader experience? I don’t think so! Here are 27 great keyboard short-cuts.

Navigation Acting on items
j/k: next/previous item s: star item
space: next item or page <Shift> + s: share item
<Shift> + space: previous item or page v: view original
n/p: item scan down/up (list only) t: tag item
<Shift> + n/p: next/previous subscription m: mark item as read/unread
<Shift> + x: expand folder o/enter: expand/collapse item (list only)
<Shift> + o: open subscription or folder <Shift> + a: mark all as read
    e: email item
Jumping Application
g then h: go home r: refresh
g then a: go to all items u: toggle full screen mode
g then s: go to starred items 1: switch to expanded view
g then <Shift> + s: go to shared items 2: switch to list view
g then u: open subscription selector /: move cursor to search box
g then t: open tag selector  
g then <Shift> + t: open trends page  
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November 8, 2007 at 5:55 am 12 comments

Freeware of the week: Google Talk

Google Talk is a free chat client. It allows you to do instant messaging, voice mail and PC to PC calls. However, it does not have video chat. Although it does not have the features and functionality of its competitors like Skype and Windows Live Messenger, none can compete with its easy to use and intuitive user interface. Once you see it, you get it. Even very basic users will straight away know how to use it. Google Talk will require you to have a Google account. The small client is very easy to install and is less than 5MB. For a detailed article of the features in Google Talk, please click HERE

Google Talk is great for connecting with your friends and family. To download, Google Talk please, click HERE

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October 15, 2007 at 3:48 am Leave a comment

Freeware of the week: Google Picasa

This week’s freeware is Google Picasa. I know that al lot of people already know about Picasa but I just want to get it out there and let everyone know about it. Google Picasa is a photo organizer and editor. It has amazing ability to organize your photos and also movies. You can even customize how you want Picasa to display and categorize your photos. Google Picasa has some very useful photo editing features such as brightness adjustments, cropping and much more. Also, you can make great looking collages with your photos.
Google Picasa is free to download and use and has great integration functionality with Google Web Album. You can easily upload your photos and videos to your Web Album (which is a free Google online photo storage service) within a few clicks.
To download and find out more about Google Picasa, please click HERE. Google Picasa 1

October 3, 2007 at 8:18 am Leave a comment

Introduction: Computing in the Clouds

computing in the couds 1Technology has revolutionized three times more than anything else in the past six years. A couple of years ago, anyone who said ‘the internet is the computer’ must have been mad or at least most of us would consider him/her as mad. But now, it seems that this statement, ‘The Internet is the computer’ is quite true. We do more work online and a lot of more information and data are kept online.

A few examples of computing in the cloud are:

  • Working with your email with a web based email service such as Gmail, Yahoo Mail and Hotmail.
  • Creating documents and spreadsheets with an online service such as Google Docs or Zoho.
  • Storing you data on an online server.

Computing in the cloud services can also be called ‘web 2.0 services’. As we do more and more stuff on the net, we become more and more less reliant on desktop applications such as an email client. Also, this may even affect the operating system we use. For example, I could just have a PC with a Linux OS (Ubuntu is free!) and do all my work online. Although some might complain that desktop applications offer much more features compared to a web 2.0 service. But take a look from the other side and you will discover a whole range of benefits. For a detailed article about what is web 2.o, please click HERE

What’s to come: In Part 2, I will list a whole lot of web 2.0 services and briefly talk about what are their uses. And in Part 3, we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of web 2.0 services.

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September 26, 2007 at 4:59 am Leave a comment

Create a signiture in Gmail

Gmail logo 1Question: How do I create a signature in Gmail?

Answer: You can create yourself a signature in Gmail by doing the following:
1) Log into your Gmail account.
2) Click on ‘Settings’ which is located at the top right hand corner.
3) In the “Generals’ tab, under the Signature heading, untick ‘No Signature’ and tick the option below it. Then type your signature in the box provided below.
4) Scroll down the page and click ‘Save Changes’

September 12, 2007 at 8:02 am 446 comments

Open Gmail message in a new window

Gmail logo 1Question: How can I open a email message in Gmail in a new window?

Answer: You can open a new message in Gmail in a new window by pressing the ‘SHIFT‘ key on your keyboard and click on the email that you want to open.
Note: If your have set your web browser to block pop-ups, please unblock Gmail in order for the pop-ups to appear.

September 9, 2007 at 7:55 am 2 comments

Set up Auto Reply in Gmail

Question: How can I set up an automatic reply to a sender to say that I am away or on a vacation and cannot access my email.

Answer: (This solution is for Gmail users) Sign in to your Gmail account. Click on the ‘settings’ link located at the top right  of the screen. In the ‘Generals’ tab, scroll down to the sub-heading ‘Vacation Responder’. Fill in the ‘Vacation Responder on’ box and then fill in the subject and message. (The message box is where you will type your message which will be sent as a auto reply) If you want to send an auto reply to your contacts, then tick the box which says ‘Only send a response to people in my Contacts’

August 16, 2007 at 10:34 am 13 comments


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