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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.

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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