Now click on the + to add a shortcut. Another dialogue box will pop up with three fields: Application, Menu Title, and Keyboard Shortcut. Here’s what you need to do in each of those three fields:
Application: Choose the appropriate application. In this case Google Chrome.
Menu Title: Type the name of the bookmark or bookmarklet, exactly as it appears in Chrome. For example, in the photo below, I would type “bitly Sidebar” if I wanted to assign a keyboard shortcut to that bookmark. For Pinboard I would type—yep, you guessed it—“Pinboard.”
Keyboard Shortcut: Assign your keyboard shortcut. For easy reference, I assign ^1, ^2, ^3, etc. to the bookmarks in my Bookmarks Bar, moving from left to right.
Of course, you aren’t restricted to assigning keyboard shortcuts to the bookmarks in the Bookmarks Bar only. You can assign keyboard shortcuts to any bookmark you have saved. My most used bookmarks and bookmarklets tend to be located there, however, so they are the ones that are assigned shortcuts.
Now, if I want to send a blog post to Instapaper for later reading, I simply press ^1. Need to create a shortened bitly link for the page I’m currently on? ^5.
This is easy to remember and can save you a lot of time over the long haul.
If you are a Chrome user on an Apple machine, then this is well worth your time to set up. Give it a try.
What are your favorite time–saving browser keyboard shortcuts or tips?
You’ll want to make sure you don’t choose a shortcut that is already in use. Since Chrome uses ⌘1, ⌘2, ⌘3 as keyboard shortcuts to jump to open tabs, I use the Control key instead. ↩
Since Sparrow fell off the radar, I've adopted Postbox as my email client of choice. Though I've given Apple's native Mail.app a try for short periods of time in the past, I simply don't prefer it.
That said, this post from App Storm may have convinced me to give it another try. It's packed full of useful tips, suggested tweaks, and other information to help you get the most out of Mail.app and your email workflow.
If you're already a Mail.app user, then you should definitely give it a look.
If you use a different Mac or web email application, then perhaps this post will convince you to give it a(nother) try.
Okay, the title might be a bit dramatic. The post didn't change my life. But it did have a serious impact, albeit in a small way.
Think about this for a moment: How many times have you reached into your bag to grab your headphones, only to spend the next five minutes untangling them? Frustrating! It doesn't matter if they've been in there 30 seconds or 30 days, it's almost a guarantee that they will be in a knotted mess! Sometimes, if I just need my ear buds to watch a quick YouTube clip or listen to a short soundbite, I'll just give up and use them in their tangled state.
Well, everything changed a couple of months ago when I stumbled upon this post on Lifehacker. No little headphone-wrapping contraptions or pouches to buy or add to my already cluttered bag. This headphone cord wrapping technique will save you from those frustrating untangling sessions and it'll save you time in the process.
If I were to give you a list of the "Top 10 Ways I'd Like to Spend My Summer," fundraising would most likely not make that list. Nevertheless, this is where my wife and I find ourselves.
As we look forward to the long months to come, I have made it a point to seek out others who have had experiences with fundraising. Not only do they offer valuable advice, wisdom, and best practices, but they often share stories that are encouraging reminders of God's faithfulness. In an article from the