The next time you take a break from your labors and check Twitter.com on your computer, you can flit about the social-networking site more efficiently with a few keyboard shortcuts.
Here is a baker’s dozen of the most helpful of the bunch.
1. Page down and up
As you can on other web pages, hit the spacebar to page down your feed and Shift-spacebar to page up.
2. Next and previous tweet
Instead of scrolling or paging down, hit the J key to move to the next tweet in your feed. Hit the K key to move back to the previous tweet.
3. Refresh feed
Hit the . [period] key to refresh your feed and load new tweets.
4. Open tweet
With a tweet selected, hit Enter to open a tweet. Hit Escape to close the tweet.
5. L for Like
With a tweet selected, hit the L key to like it.
6. R for Reply
With a tweet selected, hit the R key to reply to it.
7. T for Retweet
With a tweet selected, hit the T key to retweet it.
8. N for New tweet
Hit the N key to open the Compose new tweet window.
9. B for block
Hit the B key to block the user of the selected tweet.
10. U for mute
Hit the U key to mute the user of the selected tweet.
11. DM me
Hit the M key to open the New Message window to send a direct message.
Hit the / key to place your cursor in Twitter’s search bar.
Not Google+. Let us never speak again of Google+. With Twitter, there are 10 keyboard shortcuts that involve the G key plus another key to go to one of your timelines. G+H takes you home to your main feed, for example. G+N takes you to your notifications, and G+P takes you to your profile.
Bonus shortcut: hit Shift-? to see the menu below of all of Twitter’s keyboard shortcuts:
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