Google Docs Adds Handy Menu Keyboard Shortcuts

Google Docs emulates traditional application menus, but unlike desktops apps, in the past it hasn't supported common shortcuts such as Alt-F for the File menu. However, that option now works — but only for Chrome users.

The File menu habit is so ingrained that even Microsoft abandoned the Start-styled 'Office button' on the Ribbon in Office in favour of a File menu. So it's good to see Google also making the feature easier to use for keyboard jockeys. You can use the obvious Alt keys for other menus as well (such as Alt-V for View).

The only disadvantage? You can't use Alt-F as a shortcut to access the wrench menu if you're in Google Docs. But on balance, it's more useful to have menu access in your word processor.

[via Google Operating System]


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