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Pretty much the only reason I still choose to use Safari over Google Chrome is the ability to access your bookmarks with keyboard shortcuts. For the first 9 bookmarks in your bookmarks bar, you're able to do CMD+1 for the first, CMD+2 for the second, etc. I've looked around the chrome store and the one I found doesn't seem to work - it installs, but nothing happens when you use the keyboard shortcuts.

Do you know of any other solutions or workarounds?

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Are you sure that you don't have any additional keyboard shortcuts defined that would override Ctrl-0 etc. like System Preferences » Exposé & Spaces » Spaces? – slhck May 21 '12 at 18:03
@slhck He wants to have it in Chrome. – Daniel Beck May 21 '12 at 18:07
@DanielBeck Yeah, and if Ctrl-0 consumes switching to another space, the Chrome extension won't be able to use the shortcut. – slhck May 21 '12 at 18:09
That's what I suspected at first, but it does not work even with disabling Mission Control shortcuts (^1 and ^2). I've looking through Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts and didn't see anything that would interfere. – Eric W. May 21 '12 at 18:12
It works for me. But try…. Tell me if that works. – gadgetmo May 21 '12 at 18:15
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The extension works for me only if the address bar isn't focused in Chrome.

Additionally, I had to perform some manual tweaking of system shortcuts.

It seems that these keyboard shortcuts are also assigned by default to virtual desktops that don't exist at the time of you pressing the shortcut.

So you need to first add a ton of additional desktops to Mission Control, then unassign their CtrlNumber shortcuts, and then (optionally) remove those desktops from Mission Control again.

This is what I did, and starting then, Ctrl1 to Ctrl6 worked for me.

Making Ctrl-1 to Ctrl-6 work in Chrome

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I've tried that, and it still isn't working. – Eric W. May 21 '12 at 18:27
@EricW. Are you actually pressing Control and not Command? The extension can only do the former. When you press the shortcut, do you hear the warning sound indicating an unassigned keyboard shortcut? – Daniel Beck May 21 '12 at 18:29
Yes, I'm sure. It seems to be working now - the extension also doesn't work on some pages (such as the new tab page), but it's working for normal loaded webpages. That's a bummer, though - 90% of the time I want to use it is in a new tab... oh well, thanks for the help. – Eric W. May 21 '12 at 18:31
@EricW. See the first sentence of my answer. It doesn't work if the address bar is focused, as well. It only seems to work on actual web pages. – Daniel Beck May 21 '12 at 18:31
Even without the address bar focused, it doesn't work on the new tab page (and other chrome-internal pages such as chrome://chrome/extensions, etc) but it does work on normal pages. – Eric W. May 21 '12 at 18:32

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