Shortcut Keys

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Is there an updated list of shortcut keys? It seems that the list in the help file could use an update. For instance alt + b is not listed as a way to open and close the model browser. Also since this is a functional shortcut it would also be nice if it were listed in the “view” menu much like that for the format tool box “F3”.


Thank you for the suggestions; we are capturing the suggestions from these threads and will consider them for inclusion when we review shortcut key functionality.



I am Window user.
Any Shortcut Keys for switch windows(opened models) from model to model ?
and Shortcut keys to close the opened models ?



Thanks Kathy. Please note that on the OSX version and the Windows version (via Parallels), some of the standard text input keyboard shortcuts, namely Skip to prev/next word and select next/prev word don’t exist at all. I’m only able to skip from start to end of the input. Please be sure to add these helpful commands in too.

Also, the "skip to next/prev word" logic should be different than conventional logic in say MS Word. I’d suggest when you skip forward or back, you skip to the next word after a space, AND/OR after a ., : or :: . That makes it easier to select logical "names" within formulas.


Hi Jack,
Apologies for the delay in response to your forum post about the OSX keyboard shortcuts.
We have had this in our queue, and will be testing the keyboard shortcuts on Windows and Mac (and will update the documentation accordingly) in a future release.
Thank you, Kathy


There appears to be significantly fewer keyboard shortcuts available for OSX vs Windows. For instance, all the "Selection Commands" and "Other Commands" are missing from the documentation. Is that a functionality gap or just incomplete documentation? If it’s a functionality gap could you please add it to a subsequent release? Thanks.



Thanks for this list. Can I please put in a request for a shortcut key for the dependency inspector to toggle from opened to closed. Frequently in my models I have a Notes field in my matrices with several rows of text. I’ve discovered that the dependency inspector is a great way to view the entire text contents without needing to necessarily re size the cell.


Hi – thanks for your post. I checked with our documentation department and they supplied me with a list of updated keyboard shortcuts. This updated list will soon be part of our on-line help file as well.

File Commands
Operation Shortcut
File > Close CTRL + F4
File > New Default Model CTRL + N
File > Open CTRL + O
File > Print CTRL + P
File > Save CTRL + S

Edit Commands
Operation Shortcut
Edit > Copy CTRL+C
Edit > Cut CTRL+X
Edit > Delete Delete
Edit > Find CTRL+F
Edit > Paste CTRL+V
Edit > Select All CTRL+A
Edit > Redo CTRL+Y
Edit > Undo CTRL+Z
Underline CTRL+U

Selection Commands
Operation Shortcut
Extend selection up one cell SHIFT+up arrow
Extend selection to first row SHIFT, ALT+up arrow
Extend selection up one page SHIFT+PAGE UP
Extend selection down one cell SHIFT+down arrow
Extend selection to last row SHIFT, ALT+down arrow
Extend selection down one page SHIFT+PAGE DOWN
Extend selection one left SHIFT+left arrow
Extend selection to the first cell ALT+SHIFT+HOME
Extend selection to first column SHIFT, ALT+left arrow orSHIFT+HOME
Extend selection one page left SHIFT, ALT+PAGE UP
Extend selection one right SHIFT+right arrow
Extend selection to last column SHIFT, ALT+right arrow orSHIFT+END
Extend selection one page right SHIFT, ALT+PAGE DOWN
Enter value and move down one cell Down arrow
Enter value and move up one cell Up arrow
Enter value and move right one cell Right arrow or TAB
Enter value and move left one cell Left arrow or SHIFT+TAB
Move to first row ALT+up arrow
Move to last row ALT+down arrow
Move to first cell ALT+HOME
Move to first column ALT+left arrow or HOME
Move to last column ALT+right arrow or END
Move up one page PAGE UP
Move left one page ALT+PAGE UP
Move down one page PAGE DOWN
Move right one page ALT+PAGE DOWN

Other Commands
Operation Shortcut
Presentation Canvas: nudge object 10 spaces Shift+arrow keys
Presentation Canvas: nudge object one space arrow keys
Model Browser: change order of matrices, chart views, table views CTRL+up arrow
CTRL+down arrow
Formula editor: change order of formulas CTRL+up arrow
CTRL +down arrow
Matrix and table view: create a linked category Click & drag category tile
Insert new item or category (after existing.) Select existing item or category tile, then pressENTER.
Insert new item or category (before existing.) Select existing item or category tile, then pressSHIFT+ENTER.
Move item up or left CTRL+up arrow or CTRL+left arrow
Move item down or right CTRL+down arrow orCTRL+right arrow
Open/Close Model Browser ALT+B (toggles)
Close all views CTRL+H
Open Help F1
Open and close format toolbox. F3
Recalculate F9
Recalculate All Shift + F9
Add Group CTRL+G
UnGroup CTRL+Shift+G
Scripting Console CTRL+Shift+C
Output Console CTRL+Shift+O
Script Manager CTRL+Shift+M