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Use the Google Chrome Extension to create tasks from anywhere on the web
Use the Google Chrome Extension to create tasks from anywhere on the web

Easily create and share tasks from any web page with the GQueues Chrome Extension

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Written by Emily Jones
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With the Chrome Extension, you can create new tasks, save your ideas, and link web pages quickly and easily without ever needing to leave the page you’re on. When creativity hits, GQueues is right there with you.

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Install the Chrome Extension

The GQueues Chrome Extension is a great feature included in your paid subscription or free trial account. Get started by clicking the button below to install the extension from the Chrome Web Store:

You can also add the extension from the Tools tab in Settings. Under Chrome Extension click Get the Chrome Extension.

Install the Chrome Extension from settings in GQueues.

From the Web Store, click Add to Chrome and when prompted, click Add Extension.

Add the Chrome Extension to your browser.

You’ll see a drop-down window letting you know where you can find the extension once it’s installed.

Confirm that the Chrome Extension has been added to your browser.

👉 Pro Tip: Once the extension is installed, pin it to your address bar for easy access by clicking the puzzle piece and selecting the pin icon.

The first time you open your GQueues extension you’ll be prompted to connect your account. It will automatically connect the account you're using in Google Chrome, and you only need to do this once!

Connect the Extension to your account.

Once you see the confirmation window, you’re ready to start creating tasks!

Confirm your account is linked to the Chrome Extension.

Create tasks from the extension button

Creating tasks with the GQueues Chrome Extension is fast, simple, and super convenient for recording those spontaneous thoughts or last-minute ideas while they’re fresh in your mind! You can even link web pages right to the task to easily share with your team or save for later.

Start by clicking the GQueues icon on the top right corner of Chrome.

👉 Pro Tip: If you haven't pinned it to Chrome, you'll need to click the puzzle icon first and then select it from the dropdown.

Open the Chrome extension to create a task

Now you can add the task details without ever leaving the page you're on! You can change the destination queue, add title, notes, due date, reminder, tags, and assignments right from the extension.

Create tasks from a web page

Want to save a website for later or share it with your team? Checking the From web page box speeds up that process.

Click "From web page" in the Chrome extension to automatically save the page title as the task name and URL in the task notes

This will automatically fill in the page name as the task title, and add the page's URL to your task notes.

Create tasks from the context menu

The context menu is what opens whenever you right click on a page. There are couple ways to create GQueues tasks from the context menu.

Create tasks from highlighted text

When you highlight text on a page and then right click on it, you'll have see the option in the context menu to Add to GQueues.

Click "Add to GQueues" from the context menu to create a task out of hyperlinked text

This will open the extension in a pop-up window with the highlighted text as the task name, and the page URL in the task notes. You can edit what's there, add details, or simply save.

The linked text is added as the task name, and the URL of that link is added in the task notes

Create tasks from hyperlinked text

You'll get a similar experience when you right click on text that's hyperlinked on a page. You'll get the option to Add to GQueues from the context menu.

Click "Add to GQueues" from the context menu to create a task out of hyperlinked text

Now when the Chrome extension pop-up window opens, the linked text will be added as the task title, and the URL from the link will be added in the task notes. Note the URL of the page you're on, but the URL that hyperlink would direct you to. Edit details here, or save as is.

The linked text is added as the task name, and the URL of that link is added in the task notes

Create tasks from the omnibox

The omnibox, also known as the address bar, is the portion of your browser where the URL is displayed. Whenever the omnibox is active (like when you open a new tab), you can create a GQueues task. To do that, type gq, then press Tab or the space bar. This will activate the extension.

Type gq then tab to activate the Google Chrome extension in the omnibox

Now anything you type will act as the task title. You'll see the first item in the search dropdown is to create a new task.

When you press Enter the Chrome extension pop-up window will open where you can edit as needed and save the task.

Edit task details after creating the task in the omnibox in Google Chrome

Use keyboard shortcuts with the Chrome Extension

You can use the Chrome extension without ever leaving the keyboard! Here's how.

Open the extension

To use the omnibox method of creating a task, press Command + L on a Mac, or Ctrl + L on a PC. This will bring you to the omnibox, where you can type gq and press Tab to activate the extension and start typing your task name.

If you'd rather not rely on the omnibox for a mouse-free method of opening the extension, set up a personalized keyboard shortcut to open the Chrome extension.

Add task details

Once the extension is open, either as a dropdown from the extension button or as a pop-up window, you can use your keyboard to move through the different fields and add extra information.

Tab - move to the next field

Space - expand field options (this includes opening dropdowns, seeing the full calendar to add date information, or checking/unchecking the From web page checkbox)

Arrow keys - navigate through list options or calendar dates

When you're in the date field, you can also enter relative dates like "tomorrow" or "Friday" and it will automatically select the corresponding date from the calendar dropdown. The keyboard shortcuts for the calendar in GQueues work the same in the Chrome extension calendar.

Save the task

Command + Return on a Mac or Ctrl + Enter on a PC will always save the task, no matter what field you're on.

Once you've saved one task in the extension, you'll see a confirmation window with the option to create a new task or close the extension. Press i to create a new task, or Enter to close the extension.

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