Keyboard Shortcuts

All of Flume's features can be accessed via the keyboard, and there are countless keyboard shortcuts that you can use to speed up your browsing experience.

In addition to extensive keyboard shortcuts, Flume includes unique hover shortcuts for even quicker access to common actions.

If you have set Flume to display its icon in the Menu Bar only, you will not see Flume's Menu Bar menu at all (by macOS design). As a result, not all of the keyboard shortcuts listed below will be possible to use.

In order to see the Menu Bar items, the Dock icon must be enabled.

Overriding Shortcuts

All of the shortcuts listed below can be manually overridden to your own preference. This also applies to items that do not currently have a keyboard shortcut assigned by default.

To learn how to create or override keyboard shortcuts in macOS, refer to Apple's guide.

General Shortcuts

Key Combination

Explanation

↑ / ↓

In a column-view, this will "focus" your media selection. In a grid-view, this will move your current selection one row up/down. In lists, such as conversations, or comments, this will "focus" your selection.

← / →

The behaviour of the left arrow will depend on your current navigation history. Normally, it will "pop" you one level back to where you previously where. If you have already made a selection in a grid-view, the selection will move one to the left. If you deselect (using ⎋ (ESC)), then pressing left will "pop" you back as usual. The right arrow is only used in grid-view currently, and moves your selection one item to the right.

J / K

Selects the next item in the current view. Behaves similar to UP / DOWN / LEFT / RIGHT depending on the current view layout.

⇞ (PAGE UP) / ⇟ (PAGE DOWN)

Scrolls to the top / bottom of lists/content.

↩ (RETURN)

When selecting items with the keyboard, ↩ (RETURN) will "push" to the relevant item.

⎋ (ESC)

If you have made a selection using the arrow keys, ⎋ (ESC) will deselect your selection. If you have no current selection, ⎋ (ESC) will "pop" you one level back to where you previously where, if applicable. The window will "bounce" when you cannot "pop" any further. If the "large preview" window is visible, ⎋ (ESC) will close the window, but keep your current selection. In "pop-up" windows and popovers, such as the in-built browser window, camera window, upload locations, Go to User… popover, as well as the automatic hashtag and user search popovers, ESC will close the window/popover.

⇥ (TAB)

In the explore, search and profile views, the ⇥ (TAB) key will switch between the sections of that view. In area where a text-entry area exists, ⇥ (TAB) will switch focus between elements in that view (for example, between the search field and the search results table in the search view.

⌘F

Jumps to the search view. If you are on conversations view, the search field will be put in focus if it wasn't previously.

?

Displays the help documentation.

⌘⌃Space

When the keyboard focus is in a text-entry area, this will invoke macOS's default "Emoji and Symbols" picker window, allowing you to insert emoji characters. See this Apple Support article for more info.

Menu Shortcuts

Not all menu items are listed below, only those with existing keyboard shortcuts.

An inbuilt-feature of macOS are keyboard shortcuts assigned to items in menus. Flume displays menus when the selection / item makes most sense. For instance, when you are viewing the profile of a user, the User menu will appear in the menu. Similarly, when using keyboard selections for posts, comments, conversations and messages, their related menus will appear.

File Menu Shortcuts

Key Combination

Explanation

⌘N

Opens a new post window.

⌘O

Opens an file selection window in order to open .flumedraft saved draft files.

⌘R

Refreshes the current view's content.

⌘W

Closes the currently focused window.

Account Menu Shortcuts

Key Combination

Explanation

⌘⇧L

When you use Flume with just a single account, this will logout your account, and delete all cached data and account information, presenting you with the login window. If you use multiple accounts, this action is disabled.

⌃[1-9]

When using multiple accounts, pressing ⌃ (CTRL) together with a corresponding number from 1..9 will quickly switch accounts. Click the Accounts menu to check the corresponding number (accounts are sorted alphabetically).

View Menu Shortcuts

Key Combination

Explanation

⌘0

Opens the upload window to create a new post.

⌘1-7

Switches to the corresponding views that match with the order in your menu preferences.

⌘} / ⌘⇧]

Switches to the next view in the Flume menu.

⌘{ / ⌘⇧[

Switches to the previous view in the Flume menu.

⌘[

Moves to the previous post (when viewing the details from the feed, likes, explore, hashtag, location or profile views). Will be disabled when you are at the beginning of the list.

⌘]

Moves to the previous post (when viewing the details from the feed, likes, explore, hashtag, location or profile views). Will attempt to download more items if you reach the end of the list.

⌘U

Displays a popover to jump quickly to any user. Use the ⎋ (ESC) or ↓ (Down Arrow) key while typing a username to see suggestions.

⌥⌘1

In the feed, likes and explore views, as well as on profiles, switches the view to display posts in a single column.

⌥⌘2

In the feed, likes and explore views, as well as on profiles, switches the view to display posts in a 3x3 grid.

⌘D / ⇧⌘D

Toggles the currently selected or viewed profile, hashtag or location as a search bookmark. These search bookmarks are visible from the search view.

⌘+

Increases the font size of the textual user interface elements.

⌘-

Decreases the font size of the textual user interface elements.

Post Menu Shortcuts

The Post menu will appear when a keyboard selection has been made on a post, or when viewing the details of a post.

Key Combination

Explanation

Space

Opens a larger preview of the photo/video.

D

Displays the post's details.

A

Displays the author's profile.

T

Displays tagged posts at the same location.

L / U

Likes / unlikes the post.

C

Opens the quick-add comment popover if not currently viewing the post's details, otherwise displays the compose comment text area.

⌥⌘C

Copies the post's link to the system clipboard.

⌥⌘B

Opens the post in your web-browser.

⌥⌘U

Opens the author's profile in your web-browser.

⇧⌘R

Reposts the photo/video/carousel post.

⌥⇧⌘R

Reposts the currently visible photo/video in the carousel post (visible only if the post is a carousel post).

⌘E

Displays the editing window (visible only for posts you uploaded).

⌘S

Saves the post to your chosen local folder destination.

⌘⌫

Deletes the post (visible only for posts you uploaded).

H

Hides (mutes) all posts from the author appearing in your Feed.

User Menu Shortcuts

The User menu will appear when a keyboard selection has been made on a post, when viewing the details of a post, on a user's profile, when selecting a comment, message, and in all user lists (following/followers, activity notifications, etc)

Key Combination

Explanation

F

Follows the selected user.

Comment Menu Shortcuts

The Comment menu will appear when a keyboard selection has been made on a comment on the details of a post.

Key Combination

Explanation

R

Compose a reply to the selected comment's author.

⌥L

Likes / unlikes the selected comment.

⌥A

Displays the comment author's profile.

⌘⌫

Deletes the selected comment (visible only for comments you wrote).

Conversation Menu Shortcuts

The Conversation menu will appear when a keyboard selection has been made on a conversation in the conversation list.

Key Combination

Explanation

M

Toggles muting the conversation.

⌘D / ⇧⌘D

Toggles adding the selected conversation to your search bookmarks.

⌘E

Exports the contents of the selected conversation.

⌘⌫

Deletes the selected conversation.

Message Menu Shortcuts

The Message menu will appear when a keyboard selection has been made on a message in a conversation.

Key Combination

Explanation

L

Toggles liking the message.

⌘D / ⇧⌘D

Toggles adding the selected conversation to your search bookmarks.

⌘E

Exports the contents of the selected conversation.

⇧⌘⌫

Unsends (deletes) the selected message (visible only for comments you wrote).

Location Menu Shortcuts

The Location menu will appear when viewing the tagged posts at a location.

Key Combination

Explanation

⌘D / ⇧⌘D

Toggles adding the location to your search bookmarks.

Hashtag Menu Shortcuts

The Hashtag menu will appear when viewing the tagged posts of that hashtag.

Key Combination

Explanation

⌘D / ⇧⌘D

Toggles adding the hastag to your search bookmarks.

Activity Menu Shortcuts

The Activity menu will appear when a keyboard selection has been made on an activity notification in the activity view.

Key Combination

Explanation

⌘⌫

Hides (deletes) the activity.

Upload Menu Shortcuts

The Upload menu will appear when the upload window is the front-most window. When a photo / video has been selected, the ⇥ TAB key can switch focus between the caption text-input, and the other buttons.

Key Combination

Explanation

⇧+

Displays the menu to select a photo/video from your Mac, take a photo, or remove a previously selected item. Arrow keys can be used to navigate your selection and ↩ (RETURN) to confirm.

⌥⌘L

Displays the location tagging window, allowing you to search for a location to tag the post at.

⌥⌘E

Toggles displaying the editing options.

⌥⌘T

Displays the user tagging window, allowing you to add users to tag in the photo (tagging users in videos is not currently available).

⌥⌘C

Displays the cropping window.

⌥⌘R

Resizes a cropped photo or video back to its original dimensions.

⌥⌘F

Displays the cover image window, allowing you to select a specific frame to become the thumbnail image of your video (not applicable when uploading a photo).

⇧⌘S

Syncs the caption, location, tagged users, sharing settings and advanced upload settings from the currently focused upload window to all other open upload windows. This menu item is disabled if only one upload window is visible.

⌘↩

Posts the current photo / video.