Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcuts


Object Operations

Windows Mac Action
Ctrl + C ⌘ + C Copy selected object(s)
Ctrl + X ⌘ + X Cut selected object(s)
Ctrl + V ⌘ + V Paste object(s)
Ctrl + Shift + V ⌘ + ⇧ + V Paste object(s) in place *
Ctrl + D ⌘ + D Duplicate selected object(s)
Ctrl + A ⌘ + A Select all object(s) from the current page
Delete Delete selected object(s)
← → ↑ ↓ ← → ↑ ↓ Move selected object(s) in 1px increments
Shift + ← → ↑ ↓ ⇧ + ← → ↑ ↓ Move selected object(s) in 10px increments
Shift + Rotate ⇧ + Rotate Rotate selected object(s) by 15°
Ctrl + Z ⌘ + Z Undo previous operation
Ctrl + Shift + Z ⌘ + ⇧ + Z Redo previous operation
Ctrl + G ⌘ + G Group/ungroup selected objects
Ctrl + L ⌘ + L Lock/unlock selected object(s)
Shift + Click ⇧ + Click Add object(s) to the current selection
Alt + Drag ⌥ + Drag Duplicate selected object(s)
Shift + Drag ⇧ + Drag Move selected object(s), constrained by either the vertical or horizontal axis
Shift while resizing ⇧ while resizing Resize objects maintaining their aspect ratio
Alt + C ⌥ + C Copy styles
Alt + V ⌥ + V Paste styles
Shift + X ⇧ + X Flip stroke and fill colors
Ctrl Hold while moving or resizing a selection to temporarily disable snapping
Alt Hold and hover over object(s) on the page to inspect distances

Editing text and syntax based stencils

Windows Mac Action
Enter Enter Enter edit mode for the selected text-based stencil
Ctrl + Enter ⌘ + Enter Apply changes and exit edit mode
Esc Esc Exit edit mode without applying changes

Arranging and aligning objects on the page

Windows Mac Action
Ctrl + ↑ ⌘ + ↑ Bring forward the selected object(s)
Ctrl + ↓ ⌘ + ↓ Send backwards the selected object(s)
Ctrl + Shift + ↑ ⌘ + ⇧ + ↑ Bring to front the selected object(s)
Ctrl + Shift + ↓ ⌘ + ⇧ + ↓ Send to back the selected object(s)
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + ← ⌘ + ⌥ + ⇧ + ← Align left edges
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + C ⌘ + ⌥ + ⇧ + C Align horizontal centers
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + → ⌘ + ⌥ + ⇧ + → Align right edges
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + ↑ ⌘ + ⌥ + ⇧ + ↑ Align top edges
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + M ⌘ + ⌥ + ⇧ + M Align vertical centers
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + ↓ ⌘ + ⌥ + ⇧ + ↓ Align bottom edges
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + H ⌘ + ⌥ + ⇧ + H Distribute objects horizontally
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + V ⌘ + ⌥ + ⇧ + V Distribute objects vertically
 
For all Align operations: Select multiple objects and then click on one of the selected objects to set it as the refference.

Adding hotspots and links

Windows Mac Action
Ctrl + K ⌘ + K Create a hotspot on the page
Ctrl + Shift + K ⌘ + ⇧ + K Create a hotspot for the selected object(s)

Working with projects

Windows Mac Action
D D Enter Diagram mode
Ctrl + S ⌘ + S Save project manually **
Ctrl + Shift + S ⌘ + ⇧ + S Save project as a copy
Ctrl + O ⌘ + O Open projects list
Fn + Page Up Fn + ↑ Go to previous page in the project
Fn + Page Down Fn + ↓ Go to next page in the project
Ctrl + Alt + X ⌘ + ⌥ + X Export the project
Ctrl + P ⌘ + P Preview the project (use ESC to exit preview mode)
Ctrl + Alt + E ⌘ + ⌥ + E Share the project
Ctrl + Alt + R ⌘ + ⌥ + R Show/Hide rulers
Ctrl + ( ; ) ⌘ + ( ; ) Show/Hide custom guides
Ctrl + ( ' ) ⌘ + ( ' ) Toggle paper grid
Ctrl + Shift + ( ' ) ⌘ + ⇧ + ( ' ) Toggle layout grid
Ctrl + Shift + ( ; ) ⌘ + ⇧ + ( ; ) Toggle 'Snap to grids & guides'
Alt + Shift + ( ' ) ⌥ + ⇧ + ( ' ) Toggle 'Snap to page'
Ctrl + Alt + ( ' ) ⌘ + ⌥ + ( ' ) Toggle 'Snap to other objects'
Ctrl + F ⌘ + F Focus on search field and start typing to search
Alt + 1 through 7 ⌥ + 1 through 7 Switch between the tabs on the left sidebar
Alt + 0 ⌥ + 0 Toggle left sidebar on-off
Ctrl + Shift + I ⌘ + ⇧ + I Toggle Styles Tab on-off
Ctrl + (+) / (-) ⌘ + (+) / (-) Zoom in/out in editor/viewer/preview mode
Ctrl + 0 ⌘ + 0 Reset zoom
 
Hold the spacebar to pan the workspace.

Preview/View mode

Windows Mac Action
Ctrl + Shift + F ⌘ + ⇧ + F Enter full screen mode
Alt + Click 'Full Screen' button ⌥ + Click 'Full Screen' button Enter full screen mode and hide browser
Shift Highlight interactive areas
← → ← → Navigate between pages while in preview/view mode
Esc Esc Exit full screen mode

Notes:

* Users of Firefox that have AdBlock Plus installed as a browser extension can't use the Ctrl + Shift + V shortcut to 'paste stencils in place' because it is used by the extension. To release it, go to about:config and change the _extensions.adblockplus.sidebar_key_ property to an empty string.

** Projects are auto-saved automatically so that, usually you don't need to save them manually.