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The current web interface looks very slick (not the new beta. The one before that) and super clean!  I love it.  Unfortunately, I cannot use it in a productive manner.  I couldn't find a list of keyboard shortcuts.  I hope I am wrong about it, and that Evernote has this obviously important feature.  Can someone please shed light?

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Web interfaces have a born deficiency with shortcuts - they often collide with those for the browser as „nesting ground“ for the web application. Here we talk several possible browsers, which complicates things further.

Probably this will be one of the final things when going from beta to release level.

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On 2/16/2020 at 12:45 PM, PinkElephant said:

Web interfaces have a born deficiency with shortcuts - they often collide with those for the browser as „nesting ground“ for the web application. Here we talk several possible browsers, which complicates things further.

Probably this will be one of the final things when going from beta to release level.

This, really, cannot be a serious excuse, please. Keyboard shortcuts in browsers are an established practice, e.g. Gmail, Twitter (heavily), but millions of web applications used in enterprises, and even Apple's highly conservative iCloud Web uses basic keyboard shortcuts for the most frequent actions.

I suggest, besides editor shortcuts, something to create a new note, search for notes, jump betw/ sections (tags/notes).

Roman

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I would like to bring back the conversation to the initial question: is there a list of working keyboard shortcuts for Evernote Web (new version)?

Surely there are some, as I recently discovered that Ctrl-X encrypts highlighted text...

Would be very helpful to have shortcuts for Search and Add New Note at the very least....

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On 2/16/2020 at 12:45 PM, PinkElephant said:

Web interfaces have a born deficiency with shortcuts - they often collide with those for the browser as „nesting ground“ for the web application. Here we talk several possible browsers, which complicates things further.

Probably this will be one of the final things when going from beta to release level.

You can easily capture in javascript any keys that would by default be handled by the web browser, much like you can capture Crtl-C or Ctrl-V in a text-edit window created by the OS. The way to capture the keys is standardised and supported by all current web browsers.

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6 hours ago, gozzilla78 said:

I recently discovered that Ctrl-X encrypts highlighted text...

Alright... my longer response:

Firstly, no, the shortcut you mention does not work in a browser, if yes, please record the screen and let us see.

Secondly, thank you for bringing back the conversation to shortcuts and evernote web. It's mind boggling that Evernote has still not done anything about it! Web interface is one of the nicest and cleanest designs of any online web based editor out there. I personally will routinely prefer to type my text in the browser, just because it's pleasant, clean, lets me concentrate without distractions..

Evernote, please implement at least the most basic keyboard shorcuts like new note, search, add tags, etc..

As for the encryption, it would be a wonderful addition to the web based version, too. For now only the desktop versions support encryption AFAIK.

Greetings,

Roman

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8 hours ago, gozzilla78 said:

Surely there are some, as I recently discovered that Ctrl-X encrypts highlighted text...

Since when? It does a Cut operation for me, as it should.

Ctrl+Shift+X encrypts text, though.

8 hours ago, gozzilla78 said:

I would like to bring back the conversation to the initial question: is there a list of working keyboard shortcuts for Evernote Web (new version)?

None that I know of. It would be nice.

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9 hours ago, meny said:

Alright... my longer response:

Firstly, no, the shortcut you mention does not work in a browser, if yes, please record the screen and let us see.

Secondly, thank you for bringing back the conversation to shortcuts and evernote web. It's mind boggling that Evernote has still not done anything about it! Web interface is one of the nicest and cleanest designs of any online web based editor out there. I personally will routinely prefer to type my text in the browser, just because it's pleasant, clean, lets me concentrate without distractions..

Evernote, please implement at least the most basic keyboard shorcuts like new note, search, add tags, etc..

As for the encryption, it would be a wonderful addition to the web based version, too. For now only the desktop versions support encryption AFAIK.

Greetings,

Roman

Sorry, my bad: as @jefito correctly writes, Crtl-Shift-x does the encrypt job (I though that using capital letter X would be clear but sorry)

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I understand you are saying that the shortcut enables you to encrypt text in the web browser. On Mac, in Safari, the shortcut does not encrypt text for me. Which environment are you using?

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2 hours ago, meny said:

I understand you are saying that the shortcut enables you to encrypt text in the web browser. On Mac, in Safari, the shortcut does not encrypt text for me. Which environment are you using?

Using Chrome (on Windows) and Chromium (on Linux) -- and here's a screenshot for you:

 

encrypt.jpg

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It would really cool if we could bind any command to any key we want, not just get some basic key shortcuts. It remembers me a time when we've started to cooperate with these medical app developers and they've done a telemedicine application for our business partners, and one of the main features our partners asked - is to implement hotkeys, so it would much easier to manipulate with application.

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1 hour ago, joel2QM said:

It would really cool if we could bind any command to any key we want, not just get some basic key shortcuts.

That's what apps like PhraseExpress and AutoHotKey were built to do.  Roll your own..

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I was also suffering from the lack of keyboard shortcuts in the web client so I wrote a chrome extension called Evercuts which adds some. I have already reaped the benefits and now want other people to use it too. You can download the extension from the Chrome web store or from my Github. It has the following shortcuts as of today (v1.4)

  1. Search notes 
  2. Toggle fullscreen
  3. Add hyperlink
  4. Copy Note internal link
  5. Open note in new tab
  6. Open note in new window
  7. Move note
  8. Delete note
  9. Next/Previous note in list

Some of the shortcuts are set by default, but they can be changed by visiting chrome://extensions/shortcuts  The only action you cannot configure is alt+click to open a note in a new window.


 

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