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Diagram Navigation Hotkeys

The diagram hotkeys enable you to quickly navigate to and select elements within a diagram. The following table details the key combinations and their functionality.

Hotkey Command


Shift+Arrow, Element(s)selected

Move the selected element(s) by increments.


Arrow, No element selected

Scroll around the diagram.



Clear the current selection.



Select the first element in the diagram if none currently selected.



Select the element with the next-lowest Z Order number (the next furthest back in the diagram).


Shift +click

Add the clicked element to the current selection.


Ctrl +click

Add the clicked element to the current selection.


Ctrl+Shift +drag

Pan the diagram.



Select the item in the Project Browser and give it focus.