We’ve released an exciting new feature in our ThruText tool here at GetThru!


Rather than requiring your mouse to navigate the screen, folks sending texts through the messenger can now utilize a series of keyboard shortcuts to jump between tabs and the message composition box. 


Here’s what you can do:

  • Pressing ‘g’ then ‘r’ will take you to the ‘Replies’ tab.
  • Pressing ‘g’ then ’s’ will take you to the ‘Surveys’ tab.
  • Pressing ‘g’ then ‘i’ will take you to the ‘Info’ tab.
  • Pressing ‘g’ then ‘m’ will focus on the message composition box.
  • When your focus is on the message composition box, pressing the ‘Escape’ (Esc) key will clear the focus from the box. This means if you click into the message box, pressing the 'Esc' key will move you out of the message box and able to use other keyboard short cuts.
  • When your focus is on the messenger box, typing text into it and pressing the ‘Shift+Enter’ key will create a line break. This means if you click into the message box or use the 'g m' keyboard short cut, pressing 'Shift+Enter' will break up your message with a new empty line.
  • When your focus is on the messenger box, typing text into it and pressing the ‘Enter’ key will send your message. This means if you click into the message box or use the 'g m' keyboard short cut, pressing 'Enter' will send.


These shortcuts are disabled when typing in text boxes like the message composition box and the freeform survey responses.


In our ongoing quest to improve full keyboard accessibility, we will be adding additional keyboard-based shortcuts for the messenger in upcoming releases. 


We are still fine-tuning the behavior, so please send any feedback or keyboard shortcut requests to support@thrutext.io