November 22nd, 2007
Hi guys, I happened to discover this cool new keyboard shortcut in the new gmail interface. This shortcut will work only if you have enabled keyboard shortcuts.
After logging in, press the ‘J’ key just to make sure that keyboard shortcuts are working. Once done with that, press ‘.’ (dot) key. The “More Actions” combo box will now expand. Use the standard arrow keys to move among the list of labels and actions. To move out of the combo box, press Escape key.
- Use the ‘x’ key to select a few messages/conversations.
- Press ‘.’ (dot) to expand the “More Actions” box.
- Select a label and press ‘Enter’.
- The label will now be applied to the selected conversations. 😀
That said, the “More Actions” drop down is not an actual combo box. It’s done using DIVs and CSS.
P.S.: To enable keyboard shortcuts, first login to gmail. Then click “Settings” at the top right corner of the window. Now click “Keyboard shortcuts on” and click on “Save Changes” button at the bottom.