Keyboard Shortcuts

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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 a unique Hover Shortcuts feature for even quicker access to common actions.

General Shortcuts

Key Combination

Explanation

↑ / ↓

In Column-View mode, this will "focus" your media selection. In Grid-View Mode, 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 Grid-View Mode, 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 mode 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)

Selects the first / last item in lists.

↩ (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 "Larger Preview" window is visible, ⎋ (ESC) will close the Larger Preview, 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 tab. If you are on Conversations tab, the search field will be put in focus if it wasn't previously.

⌘?

Displays the Welcome to Flume Window, with quick links to Flume's Website, Support and What's New?

⌘⌃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

An inbuilt-feature of macOS are keyboard shortcuts assigned to items in menus. Flume shows 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 Media, Comments, Conversations and Messages, their related menus will appear.

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

File Menu Shortcuts

Key Combination

Explanation

⌘N

Opens an upload window

⌘O

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

⌘R

Refreshes the feed view, your notifications, pending follower requests, and the current view you are looking at, if applicable.

⌘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 tab in the Flume menu.

⌘{ / ⌘⇧[

Switches to the previous tab in the Flume menu.

⌘[

Moves to the previous post (when viewing the Details View 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 View 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 tabs, as well as in Profiles, switches the display to display Media in a single Column-View.

⌥⌘2

In the Feed, Likes and Explore tabs, as well as in Profiles, switches the display to display Media in a 3x3 Grid-View.

⌘D / ⌥⌘D

Toggles the currently selected or viewed Profile, Hashtag or Location as a Bookmark. These Bookmarks are visible from the Search tab.

⌘+

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 in the Detail View of a post.

Key Combination

Explanation

Space

Opens the Larger Preview window.

D

"Pushes" to the Detail View.

A

"Pushes" to the Profile View of the post's author.

T

"Pushes" to the location that the post is tagged at.

L

Likes the Photo/Video.

U

Unlikes the Photo/Video.

C

"Pushes" to the Detail View and sets the focus on the Add Comment text-field.

⌥⌘C

Copies the URL of the post to the system clipboard.

⌥⌘B

Opens the URL of the post in your web-browser.

⌥⌘U

Opens the Profile URL of the post's author in your web-browser.

⌘E

Opens the Edit Window for the post (visible only for posts you uploaded).

⌘S

Saves the post to your chosen location.

⌘⌫

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

User Menu Shortcuts

The User menu will appear when a keyboard selection has been made on a post, when in the Detail View 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 in the Detail View of a post.

Key Combination

Explanation

R

Compose a reply to the selected comment's author.

⌥A

"Pushes" to the Profile of the selected comment's author.

Conversation Menu Shortcuts

The "Conversation" menu will appear when a keyboard selection has been made on a Conversation in the Conversations View.

Key Combination

Explanation

M

Toggles muting the selected conversation.

⌘D / ⌥⌘D

Toggles adding the Conversation to your Bookmarks.

Message Menu Shortcuts

The Message menu will appear when a keyboard selection has been made on a Message in a conversation. There are currently no keyboard shortcuts for this menu.

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 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 Bookmarks.

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

Shows the Location window, allowing you to search for a location to tag the Media at.

⌥⌘E

Toggles the editing options.

⌥⌘T

Shows the Tagging window, allowing you to add User's to tagged in the Photo (not applicable when uploading a Video).

⌥⌘C

Shows the Cropping window, allowing you to crop the Photo to 1:1 square dimensions (not applicable when uploading a Video).

⌥⌘R

Resizes a cropped Photo back to its original dimensions (not applicable when uploading a Video, or when the Photo has yet to be cropped).

⌥⌘F

Shows 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.