Originally we had implemented keyboard shortcuts as a user script. We have now finally made the change to have them integrated into the site.

When you go to the Edit Profile & Settings page on your profile, and then select the Preferences submenu, you’ll find a new checkbox labeled Enable keyboard shortcuts (which is located about half the way down on that page). Click it, and from there on, everything works as with the user script. Press ? to get started.

You'll have to make this change on every Stack Exchange site that you're active on. I know that's not optimal; you would want a setting like this to be identical on all sites. We just don't currently have a cross-site preference infrastructure, I hope to come up with a solution for this at some point.

If you already have the user script installed you don’t need to do anything. We detect the user script, disable its functionality, and run the built-in version instead. That means you don't have to manually enable anything, while still running the correct version of the keyboard shortcuts (currently the two are identical, but in the future, fixes and improvements will be made to the built-in version).

  • @rene No, it should work (and does, for me, on MSO). – balpha Jul 26 '14 at 13:39
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    W0000t! About time! – Martijn Pieters Jul 26 '14 at 13:41
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    Just to note: The Pro Forma Autoreview Comments extension interferes with comment loading for now. – Martijn Pieters Jul 26 '14 at 13:43
  • @rene I don't know where you see caching playing a role here, but yes, I can confirm it's indeed broken on MSO in IE11. – balpha Jul 26 '14 at 13:45
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    “You'll have to make this change on every Stack Exchange site that you're active on.” NOOOOOO!!! – Gilles Jul 26 '14 at 13:47
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    "We just don't currently have a cross-site preference infrastructure..." But authorizing Stack Exchange API applications is a network-wide action... :) – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Jul 26 '14 at 21:40
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    -1 for making me enable this on every site! You should just integrate it with the profile page so you can push to all sites if you want to. Really? :( – Anonymous Penguin Jul 26 '14 at 22:36
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    Next up: a userscript to change this on all your sites for you. – fredley Jul 27 '14 at 8:23
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    @fredley Such a script already exists, see the last paragraph. – balpha Jul 27 '14 at 8:28
  • @rene The IE issue is fixed now. – balpha Jul 28 '14 at 9:05
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    Mini-feature-request: Make j/k work on searches too – Doorknob Jul 29 '14 at 8:39
  • When you copy your profile across, couldn't some settings be copied too? – Tim Jul 31 '14 at 19:52

Will these keyboard shortcuts help me robo-review faster?

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    After a quick look at the help dialog when reviewing some edits, and trying out some combinations, it looks like you cannot access review options using keyboard shortcuts. – ProgramFOX Jul 26 '14 at 16:15
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    You can, however, use my userscript for that. </shameless-plug> – Doorknob Jul 26 '14 at 22:51

Could support also be added for comments (upvote, flag, edit, delete)?

Methinks the Help Centers should be updated to mention this feature.

Could we make Ctrl+Enter unified across the text inputs?

When you edit an answer or question you can press Ctrl+Enter to save and finish (same as sending an email on gmail). This works in a couple of other places, but not when you are submitting a question or answer, you have to physically click the button.

This is taken from my question here

Since this intended for power-users can we get a way to get to the review-pages as well as the "hidden pages" like the 10k-tools (or site-stats)? And can we get working navigation while we're on these pages?

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