Keyboard shortcuts

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Types of shortcuts

  • Mnemonics: Alt + the mnemonic letter visible in the menu. Also accessible by pressing F10 first. (Windows)
  • Shortcuts like Control + C

Method of choosing shortcuts

  • Stick to existing conventions, like IBM Common User Access, meaning use Control + C for copying and the like.
  • Modifier key:
    • Use Control + letter where available.
    • Avoid Alt.
      • It is used for mnemonics.
    • Use Control + Alt.
      • Accessible using one modifier key: AltGr.
      • Used in Eclipse.

More shortcuts for one function

Currently, each function has at most one key assigned. But, it should be the other way around; the keys should have functions assigned, rather than functions key. For instance, it would be valuable to have both insert and tab assigned to new node function. (Actually on MS Windows it is right now not possible at all to bind anything to tab.)

Current keyboard shortcuts

File commands:

  • New map - Ctrl+N
  • Open map - Ctrl+O
  • Save map - Ctrl+S
  • Save as - Ctrl+A
  • Print - Ctrl+P
  • Close - Ctrl+W
  • Quit - Ctrl+Q
  • Previous map - Ctrl+LEFT
  • Next Map - Ctrl+RIGHT
  • Export file to HTML - Ctrl+E
  • Export branch to HTML - Ctrl+H
  • Export branch to new MM file - Alt+A
  • Open first file in history - Ctrl+Shift+W
    • Edit commands:
  • Find - Ctrl+F
  • Find next - Ctrl+G
  • Cut - Ctrl+X
  • Copy - Ctrl+C
  • Copy single - Ctrl+Y
  • Paste - Ctrl+V
    • Mode commands:
  • MindMap mode - Alt+1
  • Browse mode - Alt+2
  • File mode - Alt+3
    • Node formatting commands:
  • Italicize - Ctrl+I
  • Bold - Ctrl+B
  • Cloud - Ctrl+Shift+B
  • Change node color - Alt+C
  • Blend node color - Alt+B
  • Change node edge color - Alt+E
  • Increase node font size - Ctrl+L
  • decrease node font size - Ctrl+M
  • Increase branch font size - Ctrl+Shift+L
  • Decrease branch font size - Ctrl+Shift+M
    • Node navigation commands:
  • Go to root - ESCAPE
  • Move up - UP
  • Move down - DOWN
  • Move left - LEFT
  • Move right - RIGHT
  • Follow link - Ctrl+ENTER
  • Zoom out - Alt+UP
  • Zoom in - Alt+DOWN
    • New node commands:
  • Add sibling node - ENTER
  • Add child node - INSERT
  • Add sibling before - Shift+ENTER
    • Node editing commands:
  • Edit selected node - F2
  • Edit long node - Alt+ENTER
  • Join nodes - Ctrl+J
  • Toggle folded - SPACE
  • Toggle children folded - Ctrl+SPACE
  • Set link by filechooser - Ctrl+Shift+K
  • Set link by text entry - Ctrl+K
  • Set image by filechooser - Alt+K
  • Move node up - Ctrl+UP
  • Move node down - Ctrl+DOWN

Copied Directly from Freemind Mapping download 11/09/08

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