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Edit with keyboard shortcuts (for PC) (MT4)

This page applies to:MindTouch 4 and MindTouch TCS

MindTouch supports various keyboard shortcuts for users to aid in content creation and editing.  If you would like to see a list of commands while using the MindTouch Editor, you can use the command ALT+0 to view our accessibility dialog when the editor is open. Using quick commands can help your authors publish content quickly.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Below are the available keyboard shortcuts within the MindTouch Editor.

Navigation

  • Home: jumps to the beginning of the line.
  • Ctrl+Home: jumps to the beginning of the document.
  • End: jumps to the end of the line.
  • Ctrl+End: jumps to the end of the document.
  • PgDn: scrolls down the document, approximately by the length of the editing area.
  • PgUp: scrolls up the document, approximately by the length of the editing area.

Writing

  • Enter (Return): ends a paragraph and starts a new one.
  • Shift+Enter: adds a line break.
  • Backspace, Delete: deletes a character.
  • Ctrl+Backspace, Ctrl+Del: deletes a word.
  • Ctrl+E: Opens the page in Edit Mode

Undo and Redo

  • Ctrl+Z: performs the undo operation.
  • Ctrl+Y: performs the redo operation.

Cut, Copy and Paste

  • Ctrl+X, Shift+Del: cuts a text fragment to clipboard.
  • Ctrl+C: copies a text fragment to clipboard.
  • Ctrl+V, Shift+Insert: pastes a text fragment from clipboard.
  • Ctrl+Shift+V: paste as plaintext.

Text Selection

  • Ctrl+A: selects all document contents.
  • Shift+Arrow: selects a text fragment by letters.
  • Ctrl+Shift+Arrow: selects a text fragment by words.
  • Shift+Home: selects a text fragment from the cursor to the beginning of the line.
  • Shift+End: selects a text fragment from the cursor to the end of the line.
  • Ctrl+Shift+Home: selects a text fragment from the cursor to the beginning of the document.
  • Ctrl+Shift+End: selects a text fragment from the cursor to the end of the document.
  • Shift+PgDn: selects a text fragment of approximately the length of the editing area starting from the cursor and going down.
  • Shift+PgUp: selects a text fragment of approximately the length of the editing area starting from the cursor and going up.

Text Styling

  • Ctrl+B: applies bold formatting to a text fragment.
  • Ctrl+I: applies italics formatting to a text fragment.
  • Ctrl+U: applies underline formatting to a text fragment.
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