Keyboard and Mouse Quick Reference

Getting Started

 

F1

Launch browser with a quick reference guide for the context window.

Drag and drop

Drag and drop files into the Project pane to import data.

Drag and Shift-drop

Drag and Shift-drop files into the Project pane to link data.

Double-click

Double-click an item in the Project pane to open it.

Right-click

Right-click a tab or a window's title bar to undock / undock / close.

Right-click

Right-click items in the Project pane for useful commands.

Shortcuts

 

Ctrl-N

File - New

Ctrl-O

File - Open

Ctrl-S

File - Save

Ctrl-P

File - Print (Layouts only)

Ctrl-X

Edit - Cut

Ctrl-C

Edit - Copy

Ctrl-V

Edit - Paste

Delete

Edit - Delete

Ctrl-A

Edit - Select All

Ctrl-I

Edit - Select Inverse

Ctrl-Tilde

View - Command Window - SQL (the tilde character is the ~ key)

Ctrl-Plus

View - Zoom In  (the Plus character is the + key on the numeric pad)

Ctrl-Minus

View - Zoom Out  (the Minus character is the - key on the numeric pad)

Ctrl-Slash

View - Zoom to Native  (the Slash character is the / key on the numeric pad)

Ctrl-Mul

View - Zoom to Fit  (the Mul character is the * key on the numeric pad)

F7

View - Messages

Ctrl-L

View - Panes - Log Window

Ctrl-F4

Window - Close

Ctrl-Tab

Window - Next

Shift-Ctrl-Tab

Window - Previous

Map Windows

Click and drag

Pan the display

Right-click and drag

Zoom to the box.

Wheel

Zoom in / out

 Drag and Drop

Add a new layer from the Project pane.

 

 

Select

Selection moves in a map apply only to the active layer.

 Ctrl-A

Select all.

Ctrl-I

Invert the selection.

Ctrl-click

Select the object.

Ctrl-click and drag

Draw a selection box to select all objects any part of which is within the box.

Ctrl-click-and-drag <release Ctrl> <finish dragging>

Draw a selection box to select all objects entirely within the box.  

 

 

De-Select

 

Shift-Ctrl-A

Select none.

Ctrl-A followed by Ctrl-I

Select none.  A useful trick that is quicker for some people.

Shift-Ctrl-click

De-select the object.   No effect if the object is not selected.

Shift-Ctrl-click and drag

Draw a selection box to de-select all objects any part of which is within the box.

Shift-Ctrl-click <release Ctrl> <finish dragging>

Draw a selection box to de-select all objects entirely within the box.  

 

 

Tabs

 

 Drag and Drop

Add a new layer from the Project pane.

Click

Switch to that tab.

Double-click

Turn layer for that tab on or off for display.

Shift-click

Shift-click a tab or title bar to undock or dock.

Ctrl-click

Ctrl-click to move docked window or pane into second docked row.

Drag a tab

Drag a tab to reorder in a stack of tabs.

 

 

Layer Tabs

 

Ctrl-click

Zoom to fit that layer's contents.

Shift-Ctrl-click

Zoom to fit the selection, if any, in that layer.

Layouts

 Drag and Drop

Add a new frame from the Project pane.

Edit - Delete

Delete selected frames.  Ctrl-click a frame to select it.

Alt-click

Resize or move a frame to resize or move it.

Double-click

Put the frame into exclusive pan/zoom mode.

Esc

Exit alt-click or ctrl-click mode.

Click

Click outside a frame to exit alt-click or ctrl-click mode.

File - Page Setup

Set paper size, orientation of Portrait or Landscape, and margins.  Layouts save changes in page setup.

File - Print

Launch the usual Windows dialog to print the layout.

Layers pane

Set vertical order, transparency of a frame, show/hide frames, delete frames

   

Select

 

 Ctrl-A

Select all.

Ctrl-I

Invert the selection.

Ctrl-click

Select or de-select the frame.   Ctrl-clicking a selected frame will de-select it.

Ctrl-click and drag

Draw a selection box to select all frames any part of which is within the box.

Ctrl-click-and-drag <release Ctrl> <finish dragging>

Draw a selection box to select all frames entirely within the box.  

   

De-Select

 

Shift-Ctrl-A

Select none.

Shift-Ctrl-click

De-select the frame.   No effect if the frame is not selected.

Shift-Ctrl-click and drag

Draw a selection box to de-select all frames any part of which is within the box.

Shift-Ctrl-click <release Ctrl> <finish dragging>

Draw a selection box to de-select all frames entirely within the box.

   

Text Frames

 

Click the text frame button and then click into the layout. Edit text contents and style in the Style pane, and resize / move the text frame

Tables

Click column head

Click a column head to sort the column.  

Drag column head sides

Resize columns.   Reorder columns using the Layers pane.

Layers pane

Specify order, width, show/hide columns.

Click a cell

Click a cell to make it the current cell.

Arrow keys

Move the current cell in the direction of the arrow.

Page Up / Page Down

Move the current cell one window's worth of records up or down.

Home

Move the current cell to the left-most column of the current record and scroll the table so that the current cell is in view.   Useful after Edit - Find.

End

Move the current cell to the right-most column of the current record.

Ctrl-Home

Move the current cell to the first record of the table in the current column.

Ctrl-End

Move the current cell to the last record of the table in the current column.

Right-click

Right click a cell to Add Filter / Copy / Paste / Delete / Edit cell contents.

Ctrl-F

Edit - Find

Shift-F3

Edit - Find Previous

F3

Edit - Find Next

Ctrl-H

Edit - Replace

Ctrl-E

Edit - Schema  (launch Schema dialog)

Ctrl-C

Copy selected records to clipboard.

Ctrl-V

Paste records from clipboard.

Shift-Ctrl-V

Paste records from clipboard ignoring mfd_id values in pasted records.

Ctrl-F2

Copy contents of the selected, context cell to all selected records.

Shift-F5

Refresh the table.

   

Editing

 

*

Double-click into the * row to begin adding a new record.

Delete

Delete selected records.

Double-click

Open the cell for editing.

Enter

Open / Close the current cell for editing.

Ctrl-Enter

Commit all edits to the current record.

   

Select

 

 Ctrl-A

Select all.

Ctrl-I

Invert the selection.

Ctrl-click

Select or de-select the record.   Ctrl-clicking a selected record will de-select it.

Shift-Ctrl-click

Immediately after ctrl-clicking a record to select it, Shift-Ctrl-clicking on another record will select all records in a swath to the previously selected record.

   

De-Select

 

Shift-Ctrl-A

Select none.

Ctrl-A followed by Ctrl-I

Select none.  A useful trick that is quicker for some people.

Ctrl-click

Select or de-select the record.   Ctrl-clicking a selected record will de-select it.

Shift-Ctrl-click

Immediately after ctrl-clicking a selected record to deselect it, Shift-Ctrl-clicking on another record will deselect all records in a swath to the previously deselected record.

Command Window

F5

Run the query.

Alt-Enter

Run the query.  If any of the text in the command pane is highlighted (that is, selected) Alt-Enter will run only the elected text.

Shift-Alt-Enter

Evaluate the highlighted text as an expression.   Equivalent to prepending ? to the selected text and evaluating it as an expression.

Panes

Ctrl-1

Switch to Project pane.

Ctrl-2

Switch to Info pane.

Ctrl-3

Switch to Layers pane.

Ctrl-4

Switch to Select pane.

Ctrl-5

Switch to Style pane.

Ctrl-6

Switch to Transform pane.

Dialogs and Panes

Ctrl-A

Highlight/select all items.

Ctrl-I

Invert selection: highlight all non-highlighted items and de-highlight all highlighted items.

<spacebar>

Toggle check box status (checked or unchecked) for highlighted fields.

Text Windows (Command Window / Comments)

Ctrl-A

Highlight all.

Ctrl-C

Copy to the clipboard.

Ctrl-X

Cut to the clipboard.

Ctrl-V

Paste from the clipboard.

Ctrl-K

Comment the line. (Command Window)

Shift-Ctrl-K

Uncomment the line.  (Command Window)

Ctrl-T

Increase line indent.

Shift-Ctrl-T

Decrease line indent.

Ctrl-U

Make selected text lower case.

Shift-Ctrl-U

Make selected text upper case.

Arrow keys

Move the cursor in the direction of the arrow.

Page Up / Down

Move the cursor one window up or down.

Home

Move the cursor to the left-most character of the current line.

End

Move the cursor to the right-most character of the current line.

Ctrl-Home

Move the cursor  to the first line.

Ctrl-End

Move the cursor to the last line.

Ctrl-F

Edit - Find

Shift-F3

Edit - Find Previous

F3

Edit - Find Next

Ctrl-H

Edit - Replace

Ctrl-]

Move cursor to matching bracket. Available when cursor is next to a bracket.  <>, [], (), {} match across lines.   #, ' and " match within same line only.  

Shift-Ctrl-]

Move cursor to matching bracket and select all in between, inclusive.  Available when cursor is next to a bracket.  <>, [], (), {} match across lines.  #,  ' and " match within same line only.