List of keyboard shortcuts

Overview

A number of keyboard shortcuts are available in dashboards and other views, for basic design tasks such as cut/copy/paste, undo/redo, and more.

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()
Delete Key Delete the selected controls or groups. Yes canvasService.removeCanvasObject()
SHIFT + Drag Move a file to another folder (quick cut and paste) instead of copying. No fileSystemService.moveEntry()

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 + Mouse Wheel 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 Disable snapping to other controls on the canvas. Yes N/A
SHIFT + Drag Ignore drop zones and template cells when dragging from the Explore window. Yes N/A
SHIFT + Resize Resize both width and height proportionally, maintaining aspect ratio. Yes N/A

Multi-select controls and group them

Shortcut keysWhat it doesUndoableAssociated API / script function
SHIFT + Click
CTRL + Click
⌘ + Click
Multi-select controls, groups, or template grid cells. No N/A
G Group selected controls or groups. Yes canvasService.group()
SHIFT + G Ungroup selected groups. Yes canvasService.ungroup()
CTRL + A Select all. If something is selected in a template cell, select all in that template cell. No canvasService.selectAll()

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
SHIFT + Drag Moves data assigned from one place to another instead of copying it in the Data Analysis Panel Visualization tab No N/A

Data visualization shortcuts

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

SHIFT + Click

Table Select the range of rows or columns between the clicked one and the original selection (inclusive).
CTRL + Click
⌘ + Click
Table Select or de-select individual rows or columns while maintaining the rest of the current selection.
CTRL + SHIFT + Click
⌘ + SHIFT + Click
Table Select the range of rows or columns between the clicked one and the previous selection (inclusive) while maintaining the rest of the current selection.
SHIFT + Drag
CTRL + Drag
⌘ + Drag
Chart Select the data points within the area between where you pressed and where you released the mouse button while maintaining the previous selection.

See also

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