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Tip: Read your mail without touching your mouse


Posted by Arielle Reinstein, Gmail Product Marketing Manager

First, if you don’t have Gmail keyboard shortcuts enabled, turn them on in Settings. You’ll be glad you did. If you spend a lot of time in Gmail, you’ll start shaving milliseconds of every action, which adds up. Get through a hundred or so messages every day and you’ll end up with extra minutes each week to read your favorite blogs in Reader — using Reader’s keyboard shortcuts of course.

Here’s how I read my mail:

1. Log in.
If I’m on my own computer I don’t even have to do this, since I have the “Remember me on this computer” option checked on the Gmail homepage.

2. Get rid of stuff I obviously don’t need to read.
I scan the senders and subjects of unread messages in my inbox, navigate through the messages using k to move the cursor (little black triangle) upwards and j to move it back down.

read more at [Official Gmail Blog]

October 17, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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