6 Tumblr Shortcut Keys You Might Not Know

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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Here are 6 Tumblr shortcut keys that let you scroll, reblog, like, and queue your posts without using your mouse or touchpad on your Mac or PC faster and easier using only these keyboard hotkeys:

Quickly scroll, like and view notes on your Dashboard:


Keys J, K, L and N come very handy. Hit J for next post, K for previous post, L to like a post and N to show post’s notes in a pop up window.

Note: You might want to enable endless scrolling: Under Dashboard Settings, tick Enable endless scrolling and save.


Quickly compose a new post from anywhere on your Dashboard


You just spent ample amount of time scrolling and remembered you have a cat photo to upload and share to your followers. You don’t need to open a new window or scroll all the way to top. Buy some time and extra effort with key combo Z + C and a neat pop up post icons will appear. Kepp holding Z and press C repeatedly to highlight whichever post type you want then hit enter.

Note: Option + Z for Mac

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Quickly reblog a post


You can quickly reblog a post without even using your mouse or touchpad/trackpad. Just hit Shift + R.

Note: Works only when you use keyboard shortcuts J and K to navigate.

Quickly add a post to your Queue


One thing I love about tumblr is using the queue functionality. It helps me keep my tumblr updated even during busy days. Say, you just posted 10 photos of your cat and you found another photo of a cat you want to reblog, but you don’t want to flood your followers dashboard with similar photos to piss them off (or do you? cats are adorable). You may want to add it to your queue to automatically post it later. Just hit Shift + E and you are good to go! Reblog with timer icon will be highlighted.

Quickly switch between your Dashboard and your Blogs


You have several blogs under your account? I do too! You can quickly switch between them with key combo Z + Tab. A neat pop up will appear with your tumblog’s icons. Keep holding Z and press Tab repeatedly until the tumblog you want to switch to is highlighted.

Quickly play a video


So your scrolling and scrolling until suddenly a wild cat video licking a green lollipop appeard. Just hit the Enter key to play.

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by Kristian Kenneth Carl

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