User Manual

The Three Stages of Keyboard Glee


Known issues:
Behavior might be unpredictable on pages that define their own keyboard shortcuts.
gleeBox won't search inside IFrames of a page.
Some bookmarklets don't work well as !commands.

1. The Basics

General keys

Default behavior

When you enter any text, gleeBox will search for links on the current page whose text matches your query. If it finds any links, it will highlight them and you can scroll through them by pressing the TAB key. You can open a particular link by pressing ENTER.

In case gleeBox doesn't find any links, when you press ENTER, it will either search the text on a search engine, or if you enter a string matching a URL, gleeBox will take you to that page.

Tab Manager (only in Chrome)

This will be a list of the currently open tabs. You can start typing to filter through them. Move through them using TAB or Arrow Keys. Choose one and press ENTER to go to that tab. You can close a tab by selecting it and pressing c or Backspace.


2. Commands

?Scraper Commands

Scraper commands let you select particular types of elements on the page. You can navigate the selected elements via the TAB key.

!Page Commands

These commands are used to take some action on the current page. Type in the command and press ENTER to execute.

:YubNub/Quix Commands

Syntax is :command where command is either a YubNub or a Quix command. By default, it is set to Yubnub.
YubNub commands are listed here and a list of Quix commands is available here. With Quix, you can also create your own set of commands. See an example.

While using this command, the dollar character ($) can be used to represent the URL of the current page.

Examples of Yubnub commands -

ESP Visions

*jQuery Commands

Syntax is *selector where selector is a jQuery selector. Hitting ENTER will navigate across all elements that match the jQuery selector specified.
Examples -

3. Customizations

Use the Options page to customize gleeBox. You can customize the appearance (size, theme), shortcut key, switch features on and off, change the default search engine and lots more.

Finally, don't forget to check the TipJar for finding and sharing tips, commands, bookmarklets, undocumented features and more.