Keyboard shortcuts

Here are the keyboard shortcuts available when viewing and editing (modifying the layout of) diagrams.

Viewing diagrams

  • [+] Zoom in.
  • [-] Zoom out.
  • [w] Zoom to fit width.
  • [h] Zoom to fit height.
  • [c] Zoom to fit content.
  • [f] Enter fullscreen mode.
  • [p] Enter presentation mode.
  • [Escape] Exit fullscreen or presentation mode.
  • [Left arrow] Navigate to the next diagram.
  • [Right arrow] Navigate to the previous diagram.
  • [i] Show diagram information (including the key/legend).
  • [t] Toggle the tooltip on/off.

For dynamic diagrams:

  • [Down arrow] Step forward through the animations.
  • [Up arrow] Step backward through the animations.

Editing diagrams

  • [a] Select all elements on the current diagram.
  • [d] Deselect all elements on the current diagram.
  • [n] Select all elements by name on the current diagram (case sensitive).
  • [Shift or Alt] + click: Multi-select element.
  • [l] Apply the automatic layout feature (press repeatedly to toggle through the various algorithms).
  • [u] Undo.

When one or more elements are selected on a diagram:

  • [Up arrow] Move all selected elements up.
  • [Down arrow] Move all selected elements down.
  • [Left arrow] Move all selected elements left
  • [Right arrow] Move all selected elements right.

When a relationship is highlighted on a diagram:

  • [Up arrow] Move the label towards the end of the line (the arrow head).
  • [Down arrow] Move the label towards the start of the line.
  • [r] Toggle the line routing algorithm between direct and orthogonal.