Do you use Twitter shortcut keys?

Did you know that if you use Twitter from their main homepage, you can use shortcut keys to navigate around?

This is especially useful for laptop users who may or may not have a mouse plugged in, or those who want to save a few calories of effort navigating via touchpad.

To see all the shortcuts available,  just type a “?” while the homepage is open. (If at this stage you still prefer to use your mouse, click on the cog wheel at the top right of the Twitter screen and choose “Keyboard Shortcuts” but this has taken much more effort I think you’d agree).

Twitter Keyboard Shortcuts new

These shortcuts aren’t new, and some of them will work with most pages (e.g. space bar – scroll down). I love the “.” for reload too.

Personally I think some of them take a while to get used to, and the ones in the left-hand column above don’t work unless you have a tweet highlighted, by using the other keyboard navigations i.e. “j” and “k” .

It takes a bit of practise but probably worth persevering with if you are taking part in some serious quick-fire tweeting.