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Nov
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Having found the jump to top function in TweetDeck for Android yesterday, which I didn't know existed for who knows how long, I got excited and shared the tip via Twitter. You see, what we take for granted in other clients, such as Twidroyd, where this feature is accessed via a button in the Menu, is not so obvious in TweetDeck. To my surprise, so many of you responded, thanking for uncovering this obscure feature in your favorite Twitter client, that I decided (since not everyone is on Twitter nowadays [:gasp:]) to put the tip up for everyone to see. No longer will you have to scroll up for miles after a day's worth of messages.

Here goes: the hidden Jump To Top functionality is accessed by pressing the header with the name of the current tab. The first press jumps to the top, and the 2nd, once you are at the top, triggers the timeline update function.

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And there you have it - TweetDeck suddenly got even better.

Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
Most of the time, you will find Artem either hacking away at code or thinking of the next 15 blog posts.

  • jak2rocks

    Wow, thanks. I was wondering about that...

  • http://www.web247.me Nick Papakyriazis

    This is a feature even from the first beta. Nothing new here except that ... it is the best Android app for facebook twitter foursquare intergration.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Right, my point is it could have been a feature from the prehistoric times, but neither I nor quite a few people who have thanked for the tip had any idea about it. It's too obscurely in my opinion, and it kind of shows.

  • Dan

    It seems you never used Seesmic. They are the first who introduced this feature (tap on the titlebar to go to top). And that was a year ago or so...

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      I did use Seesmic a long time ago, but we're talking about the feature in TweetDeck, and whether Seesmic has it or not is not really relevant, unless, perhaps, you're a former Seesmic user and knew where to look. Thanks for the heads up though :)

  • Max

    If you are already at the top and press the title bar again it forces the column to refresh.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Thanks, but I already mention this as part of the tip.

  • scottishwildcat

    I actually hate this feature... lost count of the number of times I've accidentally touched the button, usually while trying to drag the top notification bar, thus marking all my tweets as 'read'.

  • Bri

    Love you for this! Thanks

  • Kate

    Thank You Thank You Thank You. This has been driving me CRAZY!

  • http://twitter.com/catkruz Cat Kruz

    Awesome! thanks! ill say the same as everyone--its been driving me nuts.

  • dt

    but it doesn't jump right to the top! if you've got a lot of newsfeed to get through (like, a week's worth), it scrolls up through that, stopping periodically, so you need to press the header again and again. I wish there was a button to just go right to the top!