Display the access keys hidden into a web page, to be used as shortcuts.
Have you ever heard about access keys? Well, I did. And I loved them. Your productivity can be so improved when surfing a web page by avoiding to use the mouse and by using shortcuts, instead.
The bad thing about access keys is that they’re often hidden, by default, in the web pages. This doesn’t make sense to me.
Take the Twitter home page. How many of you knew that, during a search, you could press CTRL+ALT+n to display the “N new tweets since you started searching” or that you could press CTRL+ALT+s to visit your “settings” page? As a different example, let’s consider Wikipedia. Did you know that CTRL+ALT+e lead you to the “edit” mode? Probably not.
Resuming, “accesskey” shortcuts can be very useful. So why they are not displayed by default on the web pages? How should we know about them? And how could we ever remember all of them?
This extension will simply display the access keys for you. In my blog, I explain how I created this simple extension on a step by step basis, so it could be useful also to learn how to write a Chrome Extension. Details here:
Also, a similar extension exists already (I haven't checked the code):