Add an option to disable shift+enter to publish
I see you've declined this idea in the past but hear me out:
Shift+Enter to auto publish is a *shortcut*, not a necessary feature. Most people don't even know it exists until they accidentally press it and blast out a half-finished message to thousands of people.
If Ctrl+Z is the shortcut for Undo in almost every program but you make it the shortcut to auto-delete the file in your program you're going to cause problems.
Twice now I've accidentally published unfinished posts and it's just silly that you won't even add an *option* to disable it for people who will never want/need to use Shift+Enter to save the two seconds it takes to click a button instead.
Please get rid of the automatic post funtion of shift/enter. Those who switch between Facebook and Hootsuite frequently post prematurely due to the fact that shift/enter is regular Enter in Facebook.
I simply just press enter to move to the line below, and poof my post goes off unfinished. Now sometimes hootsuite will post the same picture 10 times on my facebook wall.
I think my title is pretty clear, I keep reading all the responses from "Chris from HootSuite" and I can't help but think to myself, "YOU'RE NOT LISTENING TO US AT ALL!" It doesn't matter if Wordpress supports line breaks or not. The bulk of us who use your platform for social content sharing are used to the built in features of all the social media outlets you support (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, & Google+ all use Shift + Enter to create a new line not to publish!).
You're just blunt not listening to your users which is frustrating. You're telling us as your loyal users that you'd rather support one platforms functionality for a command shortcut rather than change it to the socially accepted norm for that command?!
I'm typing into this very comment box and using Shift+Enter and it's not publishing! Are you seeing why we're frustrated yet? Do a little more than just give us the same canned response and close voting on a feature that clearly your core users aren't happy about. Stop ignoring user feedback, it's weakening our user experience and impacting your brands credibility. :(
Now that shift-enter = linebreak on FB, HootSuite NEEDS to fix so shift-Enter does NOT = publish!!
Please stop making "Shift-Enter" key combination from causing a "Send Now" -- I'm too used to using it during commenting on FB! Doh — I didn't want to send that!
Thomas Barlow commented
Honestlyu how is this not fixed yet!
You can use it in this box! I've missent about two dozen tweets over the past year.
I've reached breaking point. I am migrating to another platform if it isn't solved (or at least there's some confirmation that a fix is on the way) in a month.
Abby Goldsmith commented
I HATE this feature. Please change it.
Steve Robbins commented
I really hate that shift+enter publishes items.
I use it as a soft return in publishing programs and all other online formats, yet Hootsuite uses this combination to publish, which has resulted in me publishing a few items earlier that I'd originally planned to.
Surely on a scheduling program like Hootsuite, it's not overly critical for people to be able to instantly publish items with a keyboard shortcut, given that if they wanted to do that, they could simply be using the native program.
Anyway that's just my feedback, maybe other users enjoy that feature.
This feature is killing me. Shift+enter is a carriage return on most things (including the box I am typing in right now). If there isn't an option to disable this I'm going to have to switch the company to other software. It's unacceptable for a business to accidentally post things. Honestly, how much time does clicking a confirmation box take?
If there has to be a hot key at least make it ctrl+shift+[ or something you won't hit by mistake.
I registered a few minutes ago, sent 4 unfinished messages by just wanting to start a new line... and am unsubscribing right away. Too bad this simple thing was not considered by your staff... :(
+100 StOP this option
FUCK MY FUCKING LIFE
WHO NEEDS A SHORTCUT TO POST ANYWAY !!!?!?!??!?!?!?!
John Geary commented
I'm just learning to use HootSuite and in one day, I've found this to be so INCREDIBLY annoying, as many others have posted in this thread. If I did not need to learn how to use HootSuite for one of my contracts, I would use something else, like Buffer.
David 'DK' King commented
Yes, I'm so sick of this shortcut, it's so dumb. For every other social website, that shortcut makes a new paragraph. I'm using other social auto-posters now solely because that shortcut has annoyed me so much. If you add a way to change it, I'll come back. But for now, I'm gonna use other services
mark easter commented
I agree with this too !
What is amazing is that we can Shift + Enter on this forum to make a new paragraph,but we can not do it on Hootsuite itself !!!!!
Yucel Kamcez commented
yes yes yes... cancel it, please!
please, don't fight with ordinary habits!
we have enough silly routins, there is no need for more...
After publishing my tenth half-finished tweet (to a work account no less), I googled hootsuite accidental enter because honestly I wasn't sure what I was doing wrong.
"Add an option to disable shift+enter to publish" was the first google result after the paid hootsuite ad.
I use shift+enter all the time on lots and lots of platforms and nothing like this has ever happened before. For example, I am using it to create the line breaks in this post.
As others have stated -- on many platforms, including Facebook, this well-known *line break shortcut* is used to avoid preemptive posting of an unfinished message.
It is maddening that you haven't acknowledged this mistake or fixed this yet, especially when it's such a simple fix.
Please, we need this!
John Wood commented
Yes please! I keep sending messages when I merely want to add a new line which is what Shift+Enter does in every other program I use!
Bad choice of shortcut which performs backwards to most other software. I make mistakes all the time. Please switch
D.R. S commented
Please fix this HootSuite. Seriously annoying problem.
Kou Chen commented
How in the world is this still not fixed after 2 years since this question was brought up? I found one answer that will help me temporarily which is to type it in a text edit and copy paste, but that is seriously counter-intuitive to the convenience that Hootsuite is supposed to provide. WHY isn't Hootsuite changing this so that Shit+Enter is a line break????? If it weren't for my company using it, I would NEVER want to use something like this for myself.
Trent Carpenter commented
This is crazy.....Hootsuite, why would you go against the majority of users workflow. You really need to fix this, is there another workaround that can be used?
Agreed with what other people have said here, I'm so used to using Shift + enter for a carriage return, I've posted a number of half finished posts accidentally,
As I could not find a solution to this, I made one for google chrome in the way of an extension, if anyone is interested in testing, please install and let me know any bugs.