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Keyboard shortcuts? #39

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DaveWalk1 opened this Issue Jul 26, 2017 · 26 comments

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DaveWalk1 commented Jul 26, 2017

Is there a plan for keyboard shortcuts? Some off the top of my head:

  • Search, as in put keyboard focus on search bar. (CTRL + F)
  • New note (CTRL + N)
  • Toggle Markdown preview window (CTRL + SHIFT + M)
  • put focus on tag text section (CTRL + SHIFT + T)
  • The "Toggle Fullscreen" function, moving the text front and center and hiding the Tags and Notes panes (maybe CTRL + \ like in Atom?)

And some of the more exotic ones I remember from text editors like Atom:

  • move line up/down (CTRL + up/down)
  • highlighting text and doing the same
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mobitar commented Jul 27, 2017

I'm still thinking of a way to do this through extensions but have not yet arrived at a full solution. But it is something I hope to get to.

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andreasio commented Oct 24, 2017

This is really important for a good experience. And it does not interfer with the text format. I'd also add shortcut to bring out the menu, and shortcut to delete a note.

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sickill commented Jan 14, 2018

I love all ideas behind Standard Notes (focus on simplicity, privacy, e2e encryption, longevity, standardfile), and I think it's the best option out there (Laverna is super buggy, Turtl's usability is so-so), but... lack of keyboard shortcuts on desktop/web is a deal breaker for me. I'm switching back and forth between SN and nvalt (which I can operate exclusively with the keyboard), always going back to nvalt for this single reason. Lack of any keyboard shortcuts whatsoever is also major reason why I still didn't get SN Extended subscription 😐

Wanted to give my honest feedback. Regardless, keep up the good work Mo!

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mobitar commented Jan 15, 2018

Thanks @sickill, really appreciate it! Keyboard shortcuts have definitely not been forgotten about. I had a beta of it up but postponed it for various reasons. Will probably re-introduce it at some point this year.

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ebelinski commented May 1, 2018

I agree with @andreasio and @sickill. I didn't realize how important keyboard shortcuts were to me until I realized they were missing in Standard Notes. I have been trying out Standard Notes for over a year, but I can't get myself to seriously use it because missing keyboard shortcuts is a productivity killer for me.

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mobitar commented May 2, 2018

@ebelinski what kind of shortcuts would be essential to your workflow? It's not out of the question, but would most likely come in the form of an extension. (p.s thanks for the shoutout in your privacy article!)

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ebelinski commented May 2, 2018

Hi Mo. As a macOS user, I would find it most helpful if Standard Notes had a lot of the same shortcuts as the Notes app. The main ones I'd like would be:

  • ⌘N for a new note
  • ⌘F to search within a note
  • ⌥⌘F to search multiple notes
  • Delete to delete a selected note
  • Up and down arrow keys to navigate between selected notes
  • ⌘, to open the settings panel

Ideally these options would also show up in the macOS menu bar. This would make it possible for users to set their own custom keyboard shortcuts using System Preferences (in Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts).

Thanks for all the work you all put into Standard Notes!

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kooshiel commented May 2, 2018

I'd also love to see an extension that would allow for keyboard shortcuts. In addition to those mentioned above. I'd be happy to see:

  • ⌘L to set focus to search bar and highlight search term (if one has already been entered)
  • ESC to clear search bar
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nikolayhg commented May 7, 2018

  • F2 - rename a note
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sickill commented May 13, 2018

I agree with @ebelinski re ability to customize shortcuts. I believe it's more important to have a decent amount of useful actions exposed to be key-mapped, than to find a perfect keys for them right from the start (I'm sure there are many people like me who would re-map it all to the keys they're used to use in their current note taking apps).

So, regarding useful actions: I really like how nvALT app handles search and creating of new note from a single input box. You focus search box (cmd-L), type something, and you get results live as you type. So, if it finds the text in any of the notes then it filters the list to include only these, and it opens the first one. If it doesn't find the text in any of the notes, then I can just hit enter to create a note with the search text as its title. I find this super productive.

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svnsbck commented Jun 29, 2018

+1 Keyboard shortcuts I think are crucial to the desktop app (even for the mobile ones). The more the better. Could also be as an extension.

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hwcltjn commented Sep 8, 2018

Any updates on this? Just purchased extended and realised there were no keyboard shortcuts!

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mobitar commented Sep 9, 2018

No updates to give yet..

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virtuallyvlad commented Sep 19, 2018

I agree on customizing shortcuts, but if that's not possible then there should at least be a screen to show all available shortcuts. Having to guess which shortcuts are available or digging through documentation would be less ideal.

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williamjphamilton commented Sep 27, 2018

+1 Customisable keyboard shortcuts please!

Critical feature for productivity.

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mobitar commented Sep 28, 2018

@williamjphamilton what shortcuts would you be looking for?

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mplorentz commented Sep 28, 2018

This feature is keeping me from switching to Standard Notes as well. I think Notational Velocity has a great set of shortcuts. ⌘L to focus in the search bar, arrow keys to navigate search results, and Tab to move the cursor to the editor.

I'd love to see the same shortcuts supported in the iOS app as well, as I frequently use my iPad with an external keyboard.

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williamjphamilton commented Sep 28, 2018

@williamjphamilton what shortcuts would you be looking for?

I would like to be able 'alt-tab' through notes and folder + and agree with what another user suggested:

  • ⌘N for a new note
  • ⌘F to search within a note
  • ⌥⌘F to search multiple notes
  • Delete to delete a selected note
  • Up and down arrow keys to navigate between selected notes
  • ⌘, to open the settings panel

Ideally these options would also show up in the macOS menu bar. This would make it possible for users to set their own custom keyboard shortcuts using System Preferences (in Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts).

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mobitar commented Oct 1, 2018

Thanks @williamjphamilton and @mplorentz. This is definitely planned, so still collecting feedback on what kind of shortcuts should be possible. It will be customizable though.

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williamjphamilton commented Oct 2, 2018

Thanks @williamjphamilton and @mplorentz. This is definitely planned, so still collecting feedback on what kind of shortcuts should be possible. It will be customizable though.

Thank you! Looking forward to the feature. Keep up the good work.

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stefanobernardi commented Oct 4, 2018

Also the only thing that's preventing me from becoming a paid supporter

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joshstrange commented Oct 5, 2018

This is the only thing keeping me from seriously trying this is the ability to hide/show the window with a global hotkey like I do in NvAlt. I use my global hotkey 10's of times a day easy.

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levjoy commented Oct 6, 2018

Another vote for keyboard shortcuts. I just became a paid user and SN is definitely the best app for my needs by far. However, the lack of shortcuts is a huge gap! Like others in this thread the keyboard is central to my workflow.

Customizable shortcuts would be great, though I'd be looking for the same set described by @williamjphamilton.

I love SN, keep up the amazing work!

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mobitar commented Oct 6, 2018

Thanks @levjoy, noted!

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joeySeal commented Oct 28, 2018

+1 for this feature

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gaganpreet commented Oct 31, 2018

Another vote for keyboard shortcuts. An app focused on taking notes and working with text can't not have enough of these.

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