Tweepi Quick Tip: Twitter Keyboard Shortcuts

Nothing says I know what I’m doing as much as using keyboard shortcuts to interact quickly with Twitter. Let’s admit it, there is something purely geeky about using a keyboard when you can just point and click these days but actually knowing a few Twitter keyboard shortcuts might provide you with extra functionality and help you get the job done quicker.

The keyboard shortcuts are available by pressing ‘?’ on the Twitter website and are broken into three categories.

Twitter Shortcuts

They have also expanded them to include the following;

Navigation

  • j/k to move between the next and previous tweets
  • Enter to drill down into or close a selected tweet
  • space to page down
  • Shift+space to page up
  • / to jump to the search box
  • . to refresh and jump back to the top

Navigating Timelines

  • g then h to go home
  • g then r to go to your replies/mentions
  • g then p to go to your profile
  • g then f to go to your favorites
  • g then m to go to your direct messages
  • g then u then search to view any user’s timeline

Actions for Individual Tweets

  • f to favorite a tweet
  • r to reply to a tweet
  • t to retweet
  • m to send a direct message
  • n to compose a new tweet
  • Escape to cancel a compose window, dismiss the help window

Hope you found this entry helpful.

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Tweepi Tip: Twitter Search Operators

Using search operators will certainly increase your efficiency and will allow you to reach your piece of information without having to weed through hundreds of useless terms.

twitter search containing both “twitter” and “search”. This is the default operator.
happy hour containing the exact phrase “happy hour”.
love OR hate containing either “love” or “hate” (or both).
beer -root containing “beer” but not “root”.

Those are the basic operators but there are some far more useful ones on Twitter.

Attitude Search:

By adding a :), :( or ? you can search for positive or negative tweets on Twitter or those who are asking a question about something. These searches are very useful when looking for people’s views and reactions about an issue, product, movie or a service.

movie -scary :) containing “movie”, but not “scary”, and with a positive attitude.
flight :( containing “flight” and with a negative attitude.
traffic ? containing “traffic” and asking a question

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