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How To Stumble With Your Keyboard

Updated on September 9, 2011

Stumble Upon

I have been using StumbleUpon for quite a while now. It is a a great traffic source for me with a million hits. I know that if I had been using it properly, the numbers would have been higher. Nevertheless, it is a good traffic source.

For those of who are not aware of what StumbleUpon is : It is a website that lets you channel surf the internet. You can discover and share web pages, blogs, photos and videos, meet people with similar interests, etc. The video at the end of this article explains how to StumbleUpon the internet.

Learn how to stumble using your keyboard

How To Stumble Using Your Keyboard

You will need to install the StumblUpon tool bar to start discovering new sites. Most of the Stumblers use the mouse for Stumbling. However, there is another way of Stumbling. If you are a Stumbler already, and you are more comfortable using the keyboard than the mouse, you can try this out.

I think you will have more speed this way.

STEP 1

After installing the tool bar click on the tools button on the bar. A drop down menu just like the picture on the right will appear.

STEP 2

Click on the toolbar options on the drop down menu. A pop up menu will appear.

STEP 3

Click on the third tab titled shortcuts, on this pop up menu.

STEP 4

Check the small box to enable stumbling shortcuts. You are done. Now you can Stumble using your keyboard.

The default keyboard shortcuts are : Alt+` for Stumble, Alt+1 for Rate "I like it", Alt+2 for Rate "Not for me", ALT+/for Tag/Untag, Alt+3 for View Reviews, and Ctrl+F11 for Toggle Toolbar. But you can change this and use any key that you are more comfortable with.

How To Stumble Upon Video

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      ismile34cds 

      7 years ago

      Stumble Upon

      I have been using StumbleUpon for quite a while now. It is a a great traffic source for me with a million hits. I know that if I had been using it properly, the numbers would have been higher. Nevertheless, it is a good traffic source.

      For those of who are not aware of what StumbleUpon is : It is a website that lets you channel surf the internet. You can discover and share web pages, blogs, photos and videos, meet people with similar interests, etc. The video at the end of this article explains how to StumbleUpon the internet.

      This next product is for MMO gamers. I’m going to assume that you have never heard of a Massively Multiplayer Online game, and that’s fine. However, you should know that there are over 6 million players who are on World of Warcraft, and that number continues to grow. There are many other MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games), and these are games that cannot be played entirely on a joystick. Several keys are important for moving, attacking, and other functions that are crucial to surviving and thriving in these games.

      This is exactly what gaming keyboards are for. SteelSeries puts out some very good gaming gear, and one of their best gaming keyboards is the famous Zboard. The SteelSeries Z engine is capable of making every key a hotkey. This is important in games where each key performs a very specific function. In short, a properly set up Zboard would be every key performing some action that will make the gamer do as he or she pleases. In fact, the Zboard has pre-defined profiles for up to 150 games.

      It also has “anti-ghosting” capability for up to 7 simultaneous keystrokes. I realize that most non-gamers might not care about that last feature, but for gamers who have been getting their virtual butts kicked because their keyboards can’t handle simultaneous keystrokes, this is a blessing.

      Here is what makes the Zboard ultra-special. The normal keyboard can peel off and then fold into thirds. Then another keyboard, the gaming keyboard, with all its specialty hotkeys can be put on. It really is quite cool to see, and has got to be the selling point of the item. It’s perfect for those who want to play games in between their normal computing work, and then quickly shift back afterward. In fact, I have included a video of what this looks like. Sorry about the quality of it.

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      ismile34ko 

      7 years ago

      Which wireless mouse and keyboard?

      Also programmable keys as well.

      The Microsoft Wireless optical desktop 1000 wireless mouse and keyboard + receiver. If you're looking for high end, you cannot go pass the Microsoft cordless 5000 keyboard + mouse combination. This is the best you can buy.Here's a brief review of what some of the customers of Amazon thought of different keyboards. Microsoft 5000 Keyboard and Mouse - has large size keys with a small keyboard, lightweight and shorter in length and width.

      Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 1000 - Striking item, but after a while, the mouse off and on become jumpy and erratic.Logitec Cordless 300 + Mouse combo- I purchase this keyboard for the ergonomics.

      The mouse is technologically advanced, adept to work on any desktop. They're marvelously quiet and very easy to get used to.

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      Philip Cooper 

      8 years ago from Olney

      Thanks this sounds superb..I'll give it a go.

    • Lidian profile image

      Lidian 

      10 years ago

      Thank you, this sounds like a great idea - will try it!

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      Rookie Expert 

      10 years ago from US

      Simple tips like these can save so much more time.

      Stumbled!

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      Ricardo Nunes 

      10 years ago from Portugal

      Thanks for the hint. I just tested it one this hub and it worked fine ;)

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      francetales 

      10 years ago from Toulouse, France

      keyboard shortcuts for everything increases your productivity. GTD.

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      MarcNorris 

      10 years ago from Canada

      I had no idea that you could use your keyboard to stumble. I don't know how I can thank you for saving me all that time - thanks a bunch!

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      Dorsi Diaz 

      10 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

      Thanks SunSeven, I just started using StumbleUpon a couple weeks ago with my hubs- so far I have got some traffic but I know I'm not utilizing it to the best of my ability. Your hub is very helpful , and encourages me to take some time and work at the Stumble site to understand it better.

    • William F. Torpey profile image

      William F Torpey 

      10 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

      Many thanks, SunSeven.

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      Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 

      10 years ago from Tumkur

      Dear Sunny, You have taken pains to create this useful hub.Thakn you very much

    • MrMarmalade profile image

      MrMarmalade 

      10 years ago from Sydney

      Me too

      thanks for that information

    • mp3audiobooks profile image

      mp3audiobooks 

      10 years ago from Switzerland

      These are impressive numbers! guess I'll have to put more effort into getting my hubs registered there. thanks for the reminder!

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      Emma 

      10 years ago from Boston

      I use Stumbleupon occasionally and I find it really hit or miss for traffic. Sometimes I get a ton, but most times I get barely any. I'd love to read more about how you utilize Stumbleupon. Another hub maybe? :)

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 

      10 years ago from Chennai

      Great useful hub as usual, SunSeven!

      I have started using stumbleupon after you wrote about it.

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      Fayme Zelena Harper 

      10 years ago from Lucerne Valley, CA

      I've been on Stumble upon for a month now. Can you tell me how to edit my profile page and add a colored background and such, and also how to change my password. I can't seem to find either one on there. Thanks.

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      Compu-Smart 

      10 years ago from London UK

      I use my keyboard most of the time and once you know all the short cuts, surfing can be done so easily and quickly without even looking, including Stumble upon..

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      Deborah 

      10 years ago

      StumbleUpon was very rude to me. It didn't work so has it changed?. When I got up to 10 submissions, they emailed me and told me to buy advertising or stop submitting anything from squidoo.com at all or they would delete my account.

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      Stacie Naczelnik 

      10 years ago from Seattle

      Thank you for the information. Using my keyboard will make it easier.

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      Earth Angel 

      10 years ago

      Another GREAT Hub SunSeven!! You are always a jewel for sharing, and illustrating really good information!! Thank you so much!! Blessings upon your day!! Earth Angel!!

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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      10 years ago from Manila

      Thanks for this information. I will try to apply this in my hubs.

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