Single keystrokes can execute custom commands in an Org file when point is on a headline. Without the extra burden of a meta or modifier key, Speed Keys can speed navigation or execute custom commands. Besides faster navigation, Speed Keys may come in handy on small mobile devices that do not have full keyboards. Speed Keys may also work on TTY devices known for their problems when entering Emacs key chords.
By default, Org has Speed Keys disabled. To activate Speed Keys, set
org-use-speed-commands to a non-
nil value. To
trigger a Speed Key, point must be at the beginning of an Org
headline, before any of the stars.
Org comes with a pre-defined list of Speed Keys. To add or modify
Speed Keys, customize the variable,
more details, see the variable’s docstring. With Speed Keys
activated, M-x org-speed-command-help, or ? when
point is at the beginning of an Org headline, shows currently active
Speed Keys, including the user-defined ones.