List of keyboard shortcuts

Overview

The dashboard designer canvas supports a number of keyboard shortcuts for basic design tasks such as cut/copy/paste and undo/redo.

Cut, copy and paste

Shortcut keysWhat it doesUndoableAssociated API / script function
CTRL + X Cut the selected controls or groups. Yes canvasService.cut()
CTRL + C Copy the selected controls or groups. Yes canvasService.copy()
CTRL + V Paste the selected controls or groups. Yes canvasService.paste()
CTRL + Drag Quick cut and paste between folders. Yes N/A
Delete key Delete the selected controls or groups. Yes canvasService.removeCanvasObject()

Undo/redo

Shortcut keysWhat it doesUndoableAssociated API / script function
CTRL + Z Undo the last action. N/A canvasService.undo()
CTRL + Y Redo the last undone action. N/A canvasService.redo()

Zooming

Shortcut keysWhat it doesUndoableAssociated API / script function
ALT + keypad (+) Increase zoom (i.e., zoom in). No N/A
ALT + keypad (-) Decrease zoom (i.e., zoom out). No N/A
SHIFT + mousewheel Increase or decrease zoom. No N/A

Positioning controls

Shortcut keysWhat it doesUndoableAssociated API / script function
Arrow keys Nudge the selected controls or groups by 1 px. Yes canvasService.nudge()
CTRL + Arrow keys Nudge the selected controls or groups by 10 px. Yes canvasService.nudge()
ALT + drag Component being dragged will not be snapped against other components on the canvas. Yes N/A

Multi-select controls and group them

Shortcut keysWhat it doesUndoableAssociated API / script function
SHIFT + Click Multi-select controls, groups, or template grid cells. No N/A
CTRL + Click Multi-select controls, groups, or template grid cells (PC only). No N/A
G Group selected controls or groups. Yes canvasService.group()
SHIFT + G Ungroup selected groups. Yes canvasService.ungroup()

Open dockable windows

Shortcut keysWhat it doesUndoableAssociated API / script function
SHIFT + E Open EXPLORE. No N/A
SHIFT + L Open LAYERS. No N/A
SHIFT + P Open PROPERTIES. No N/A
SHIFT + C Open SCRIPT EDITOR. No N/A
SHIFT + R Open PARAMETERS. No N/A
SHIFT + D Open DATA PREVIEW. No N/A

Script Editor shortcuts

See Using the Script Editor.

Other shortcuts

Shortcut keysWhat it doesUndoableAssociated API / script function
CTRL + ` Toggle between View and Edit mode. No canvasService.isEditMode
CTRL + | Start or end JavaScript profiling in Chrome (developer tools). No dundas.Utility.profileStart()

Data visualization shortcuts

Shortcut keysDVWhat it does
CTRL + C Table Copy selected text in a table cell to the clipboard in View mode.

See also

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