Shortcuts

Here you can learn about all shortcuts that are available to you throughout the app.

App-wide shortcuts

  • Cmd/Ctrl+,: Open Preferences
  • Cmd/Ctrl+Alt+,: Open PDF export Preferences
  • Cmd/Ctrl+Q: Exit the app
  • Cmd/Ctrl+N: Create a new file inside the currently selected directory. If none is selected, the command does not do anything.
  • Cmd/Ctrl+Shift+N: Create a new directory inside the currently selected directory. If none is selected, the command does not do anything.
  • Cmd/Ctrl+O: Display the dialog to open another directory.
  • Cmd/Ctrl+S: Save the file. This should not be necessary anymore and may be removed in further versions.
  • Cmd/Ctrl+E: Open the export popup for exporting the current file. If none is selected, the command does not do anything.
  • Cmd/Ctrl+R: Rename the opened file. If none is selected, the command does not do anything.
  • Cmd/Ctrl+Shift+R: Rename the current directory. If none is selected, the command does not do anything.
  • Cmd/Ctrl+Delete: Delete the current file. If none is selected, the command does not do anything.
  • Cmd/Ctrl+Shift+Delete: Delete the current directory. If none is selected, the command does not do anything.
  • Cmd/Ctrl+Shift+F: Gives focus to the global search field and selects all text, if there is some.
  • Cmd/Ctrl+Alt+L: Switches the theme between light and dark mode.
  • Cmd/Ctrl+Alt+S: Toggles display of the text snippets.
  • Cmd/Ctrl+Alt+1: Toggles display of the directory list.
  • Cmd/Ctrl+Alt+2: Toggles display of the preview pane.
  • Cmd/Ctrl+Alt+3: Toggles display of the attachment pane.
  • Cmd+Ctrl+F (macOS) F11 (windows/Linux): Toggle fullscreen
  • Cmd/Ctrl+W: Close the application window. On Windows and Linux this will also exit the app.
  • Cmd/Ctrl+M: Minimize the application window.
  • F1: Open this documentation. This will open the link in the default browser.

If debug is enabled

  • F5: Reload the graphical user interface.
  • Cmd+Alt+I (macOs) Ctrl+Shift+I (Windows/Linux): Open the Chrome developer tools.

Textfield-related app-wide shortcuts

  • Cmd/Ctrl+Z: Undo
  • Cmd/Ctrl+Shift+Z: Redo
  • Cmd/Ctrl+X: Cut
  • Cmd/Ctrl+C: Copy
  • Cmd/Ctrl+V: Paste
  • Cmd/Ctrl+A: Select all text

Editor-related shortcuts

  • Cmd/Ctrl+Alt+C: Copy as HTML. If there is a selection, it will be converted to HTML and not copied as plain text. This allows you to paste it, e.g., into word processors.
  • Cmd/Ctrl+X: Cut. If the editor has focus, it will cut the selection. If nothing is selected, this will cut the whole line, in which the cursor is.
  • Cmd/Ctrl+V: Paste. If the editor has focus, and you have just cut a whole line, it will paste this whole line above the line, in which the cursor currently is.
  • Cmd/Ctrl+B: Make the selection bold or insert new bold formatting characters.
  • Cmd/Ctrl+I: Make the selection italic or insert new italics formatting characters.
  • Cmd/Ctrl+K: Insert a new link template or convert the selected text into the caption of a new link. If the clipboard contains a recognisable link, also fill in the braces for the target.
  • Cmd/Ctrl+Shift+I: Insert a new image template or convert the selected text into the caption of the new image. If the clipboard contains a recognisable link, also fill in the braces for the target.
  • Cmd/Ctrl+F: Opens the search popup inside the editor that has currently focus (either the main editor or a QuickLook-editor).
  • Ctrl+Alt+F (Windows/Linux) Cmd+Alt+R (macOS): Insert a new footnote at the current cursor position.
  • Cmd/Ctrl+L: Generate a new ID in the format @ID:YYYYMMDDHHMMSS and insert it at the current cursor position in the editor.
  • Cmd/Ctrl+0: Re-set the font-size of the editor to standard.
  • Cmd+Plus (macOS) Ctrl+Shift+Plus (Windows/Linux): Increases zoom of the editor (i.e. increases font size)
  • Cmd/Ctrl+Minus: Decreases zoom of the editor (i.e. decreases font size)
  • Tab: If the cursor is currently at the beginning of a list-item or block quote, it will indent the list by two spaces, making it a sub-list (the equivalent to Office's demoting)
  • Shift-Tab: If the cursor is currently at the beginning of a list-item or block quote, it will decrease the indent of the list by two spaces, promoting it by one level.

Preview-related shortcuts

  • Arrow Up: Open the previous file.
  • Arrow Down: Open the next file.
  • Cmd/Ctrl+Arrow Up: Jump to the top of the list.
  • Cmd/Ctrl+Arrow Down: Jump to the bottom of the list.

Popup-related shortcuts

  • ESC: If any text field inside the popup has focus, pressing Escape will close the popup.

In the search popup of the main editor

  • Return: While the search textfield is focused, it will select the next occurrence of your search term. While the replace textfield is focused, it will replace the next occurrence of your search term with the replacement text and automatically search for the next occurrence.
  • Alt+Return: While the replace textfield is focused, this will replace all occurrences of your search term with the replacement text.