Give Chrome's App Launcher a Keyboard Shortcut for Instant Access
If you use a lot of webapps, Chrome's new app launcher is a great addition to your taskbar. Weblog Google Operating System shares a tip for making it even more useful: give it a keyboard shortcut for Start-Menu-like quick launches.
Just right-click on the shortcut for Chrome's app launcher, head to the Shortcut tab, and give it a Shortcut Key. This tip is nothing new, but it's particularly useful for Chrome's app launcher: now you can just invoke it with a shortcut, start typing the name of the webapp you want to launch, and open one up—just like you would with the Windows key and the Start menu. It'll even show you suggestions form the Chrome Web Store, which is nice.