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Diagram Navigation Hotkeys

Whilst you are working on a diagram, a number of facilities are also available to you through the keyboard keys. Some of these facilities are exclusively provided by keyboard keys - the diagram navigation hotkeys - which you can use to quickly move or operate on elements within a diagram.

Keys

Key Combination

Facility

Shift+Arrow

Move the selected element(s) by increments (in the direction of the arrow).

Arrow key

Scroll the diagram (in the direction of the arrow).

Esc

Clear the current selection. (Alternatively, simply click on the diagram background.)

Tab key

(If no element is selected) Select the element with the lowest Z-Order number - the furthest back in the diagram.

(If an element is selected) Move focus to the element with the next-lowest Z Order number (coming forward out of the diagram).

Shift+Tab

(If no element is selected) Select the element with the highest Z-Order number - the furthest forward in the diagram.

(If an element is selected) Move focus to the element with the next-highest Z Order number (moving back into the diagram).

Shift+click or Ctrl+click

Toggle the addition of the clicked element to the current selection. If you are clicking on the area of overlap between elements:

  • Shift+click toggles selection of the element with the lower Z-order (the element behind or further back than the others)
  • Ctrl+click toggles selection of the element with the higher Z-order (the element in front of or further forward than the others)

Alt+G

Locate the item in the Browser window and highlight it.

T

When you have selected an element in the diagram, you can press the T key to open the Testing window for that element.

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