Keyboard Controls

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  • Official comment
    Support BDSMLR

    Shortcuts added. 

    We will also add left / right handed versions in the future. Great suggestion @Big Royd

     

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  • lurkymclurkerson

    I prefer to navigate with the keyboard as well, and it works better with the accessibility features of most Operating Systems.  I have degenerative arthritis in my hands/wrists and it can be uncomfortable using a mouse or touch screen for long periods compared to using a keyboard.  The keyboard can also be emulated with voice control or scripts (scroll every 5 seconds, for instance), which makes it the ideal accessible interface for a wide spectrum of disabilities.

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  • Big Royd

    I want to stress out the importance of proper navigation. I am very used to Xkit extension for Tumblr that gives access to keyboard shortcuts as explained above and listed below:

    • J/K - one post down or up
    • L - like
    • R - silent (instant) publish
    • Q - silent (instant) queue

    However I think that the site can go one-up on this and introduce a simple layout for self-pleasure navigation purposes and support left and right handed use. You'd never have Xkit or Tumblr acknowledge this, but this site is a different beast. 

    So my proposal is:

    Right Handed:

    • A/S - down and up
    • Z - Like
    • X - Publish
    • C - Queue

    Left Handed:

    • J/K - down and up
    • M - Like
    • N - Publish
    • B - Queue

    You can test this by placing your hand on the keyboard, assuming your hand is off the keyboard and testing the usability of holding one finger on down and one over the most used options. It may need tweaks based on what function your data is saying is most used, but you will find this very quick and easy to use one-handed.

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  • Marvin

    Just for the record there is more than the obvious reason for wanting one handed navigation. For me it's about speed of browsing And skipping long posts. Quick reblog is already listed in the feature requests and this would help.

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  • Gospodin

    Hmmm, 8 votes but no response from the admins yet?

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  • LASP

    Another shortcut to cancel queue posts mid way with Esc key and either Esc/enter for confirmation would be great.

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  • Gospodin

    Sadly this feature appears to have been broken for some time!  The 'j' button only takes you to the first post, and never goes below it!

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  • Marvin

    @Gospodin works find for me until i use a side load.

    You may want to report it as a bug

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  • Support BDSMLR

    @Gospodin this can be caused by extension in browsers, we have had few reports and it has always been an extension blocking the actual code needed for the shortcuts to work. Please disable the extension / try in a browser where you don't have them enabled. If that does not help send us a support request and let's take a closer look!

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