How to Create Custom Shortcuts For Extensions in Google Chrome
Learn how to boost your productivity by using custom keyboard shortcuts for your LeadDelta extension in Google Chrome.

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LeadDelta is all about supercharging your productivity. It helps you manage your LinkedIn network more efficiently by offering a sleek, distraction-free view of your connections. With LeadDelta, you can quickly sort and search through your connections, apply tags and filters, or even bulk disconnect.

These features can help you organize your network and keep your connections relevant with a few simple clicks. Once your connections are properly filtered, you can network much more productively.

But you can boost your productivity even further by using custom keyboard shortcuts for your LeadDelta extension.

Why you should create custom shortcuts

Since Google Chrome is so popular, there are millions of extensions available for it. However, with so many options available, it’s easy to go overboard and end up with a cluttered toolbar that’s difficult to manage.

That’s where custom shortcuts come into play.

Shortcuts allow you to do specific actions with a single keypress. They can be set to open new tabs, close tabs, move tabs, open bookmarks, open recent tabs, open new windows, open new incognito windows, and a lot more.

How to boost your productivity with custom shortcuts

There’s more than one way to make LeadDelta more accessible and boost your productivity.

  • Pin LeadDelta extension
  • Create a keyboard shortcut
  • Open LeadDelta as a window on your desktop

The best part is — you can use these productivity hacks for other extensions as well.

Here’s how to implement each of the methods.

Pin LeadDelta extension to the Chrome Toolbar

Pin LeadDelta extension to the Chrome Toolbar

If you’re suffering from a cluttered toolbar because you simply can’t resist adding the latest productivity extension to your extensive collection, the easiest way to organize them is to use the pin feature.

This feature allows you to pin extensions that you frequently use or want easy access to, hide those you don’t, and rearrange them for a more organized toolbar.

Here’s how to pin or unpin extensions from your Google Chrome toolbar:

  • First, click the Extensions button. It’s the icon next to the profile avatar that looks like a miniature jigsaw piece. The dropdown menu will display all of the extensions that have been installed in Chrome.
  • Each extension has a pin icon next to it. If it’s blue, it signifies the extension is pinned and visible in the toolbar; if it’s white, it’s hidden.
  • To display or hide the extension icon, click the pin icon next to each one to change the status to pinned or unpinned.
  • After you’ve pinned an extension, you can alter its position in the toolbar.

If you find yourself using LeadDelta often, go ahead and pin it to the toolbar — and don’t forget to rearrange the order of the icons, so it’s easy to reach!

Add custom keyboard shortcuts or hotkeys

Add custom keyboard shortcuts or hotkeys

There are divided opinions on whether it’s easier to use your keyboard or a mouse to get things done. However, if you want to boost your productivity, joining the keyboard-first camp is the way to go.

Aiming at a tiny extension icon in the Chrome toolbar with your cursor can sometimes seem like a cruel game rigged against you — it’s simply impossible to hit the right spot, especially if you have a significant amount of extensions that all look alike.

It’s much easier to simply use your keyboard to reach the extension you want, especially if you create custom keyboard shortcuts.

Here’s how to create custom shortcuts that will help you use your Chrome extensions more productively:

  • Click the three-dots expansion menu in the upper right corner of Google Chrome.
  • Open the More Tools menu.
  • Select Extensions.
  • In the upper left corner, click on the hamburger icon and select Keyboard Shortcuts.
  • Find the desired extension and press a combination of “Ctrl” or “Ctrl + Shift” and any other available key.
  • You can pick a starting letter of the extension, so it’s easier to remember — for example, use “Ctrl + Shift + L” to start the LeadDelta Chrome Extension.

Open LeadDelta as a window

Open LeadDelta as a window

If you’re already using LeadDelta, you know it’s only a Chrome extension and not an app. However, if you’re the kind of person that prefers using desktop apps over extensions, you can make the best of both worlds by opening LeadDelta as a window.

Here’s how to do it:

  • Open your LeadDelta extension by clicking on the LeadDelta icon and clicking on the Access LeadDelta button.
  • Click the three-dots expansion menu in the upper right corner of Google Chrome.
  • Open the More Tools menu.
  • Select Create shortcut.
  • A pop-up will appear, offering you the option to change the name of the shortcut. Change it if you want, and then select Open as a window.
  • You will now have a custom shortcut on your desktop that will allow you to open LeadDelta as a window whenever you need it quickly.

Here at LeadDelta, we want to make your LinkedIn networking efforts more productive — and using shortcuts on top of our extension will help you take your networking to the next level. We hope these shortcuts can help you get things done faster, more efficiently, and more productively. 

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