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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

How to Create GQueues Tasks in Chrome Without the Mouse

Many of you use the GQueues Chrome Extension to create tasks on the fly or for a particular web page you are viewing.  While this is certainly easier than opening up GQueues, using the extension still requires a lot of mouse clicking, which is less than ideal for those of you seeking maximum efficiency.

Thanks to a tip from the Google Gooru, you can actually create GQueues tasks from any website with your hands never leaving the keyboard.

Enter Chrome custom keyboard shortcuts!

Here's how to get started:

1. Install the GQueues Chrome Extension if you haven't already

2. In Chrome, click the Window menu, Extensions, scroll to the bottom and click Configure commands

configure commands
3. In the window that appears, click in the field and type the keyboard shortcut you wish to use to activate the extension and click OK.
keyboard shortcut
4. Now when browsing the web simply type your keyboard shortcut to bring up the extension. Type your task description and press enter to create it.

GQueues Chrome Extension create window
5. From the confirmation window, you can either press enter again to close it, or type i to insert a new task.
GQueues Chrome Extension confirmation window
This makes it super easy to dump all the tasks from your brain into your GQueues Inbox to sort and manage later.