Browse Hacker News with your keyboard!
Version 1.7 details - 9/14/14 1, Kept up with HN changes - login link and "Next page" link on the first page Version 1.6 details: 1, fixed bugs, improved stability 2, now fully support "Show HN" area 3, now fully support "Jobs" area 3, added the short key to go to "threads" area - <t> 7/6/2014 Version 1.5 details: 1, bug fix: messed-up layout of "Show HN" 1st page Version 1.4 details: 1, bug fix: key press conflicts on textareas Version 1.3 details: 1, bug fix: key press conflict on "comment" page Introduction: Hackercut is a Chrome extension that powers full keyboard navigation of Hacker News(https://news.ycombinator.com). The source code and a better formatted instruction page of this extension is on GitHub: https://github.com/zinanxing/Hackercut After installing the extension, while on Hacker News website, press "?" key to bring up the instructions. Features: 1, Arrow Navigation Arrow Navigation is the most powerful feature of this extension, you can go through the story links using just your up/right arrow keys and open/vote up/view author/view comments as you like. Press "Tab" to turn on arrow navigation mode, you should see a green arrow to the left of the first link: arrow You can move the arrow up and down using your arrow keys, then you may choose to: ctrl(⌘)+enter open current link in new tab v vote it up a select its submitter(which you can then use ctrl+enter to open in new tab) c select its comments arrow And pressing "esc" key will turn off Arrow Navigation mode. 2, Page Switching Switching pages with Hackercut is just one key press away: right arrow key next page n "newest" page m "comments" page* k "ask" page j "jobs" page* s "submit" page h Hacker News front page l "login" page *arrow navigation does not work on "comments" and "jobs" pages at this moment. I hope you can better enjoy Hacker News with Hackercut.
- (2014-07-04) Meng Lin: It's a really neat way to navigate around the site, liking it already!