Short Cuts

Life is too short to remember all these short cuts, suffice to say that you will find them all listed in the ? mark in the screen editor of your editing window.

The headings ones are particularly handy if your copy pasted text got mangled or your helpful contributor doesn’t know the difference between a soft and a hard return … but that is another story.

Default shortcuts, Cmd + letter:

Letter Action Letter Action
u Underline b Bold
i Italic x Cut
c Copy v Paste
a Select all z Undo
y Redo k Insert/edit link

Additional shortcuts, Ctrl + Alt + letter:

Letter Action Letter Action
1 Heading 1 2 Heading 2
3 Heading 3 4 Heading 4
5 Heading 5 6 Heading 6
7 Paragraph q Blockquote
d Strikethrough x Code
c Align center r Align right
l Align left j Justify
u Bulleted list o Numbered list
m Insert/edit image s Remove link
z Toolbar Toggle t Insert Read More tag
p Insert Page Break tag w Distraction-free writing mode
h Keyboard Shortcuts

When starting a new paragraph with one of these formatting shortcuts followed by a space, the formatting will be applied automatically. Press Backspace or Escape to undo.

* Bulleted list 1. Numbered list
- Bulleted list 1) Numbered list

The following formatting shortcuts are replaced when pressing Enter. Press Escape or the Undo button to undo.

> Blockquote
## Heading 2
### Heading 3
#### Heading 4
##### Heading 5
###### Heading 6
--- Horizontal line

Focus shortcuts:

Alt + F8 Inline toolbar (when an image, link or preview is selected)
Alt + F9 Editor menu (when enabled)
Alt + F10 Editor toolbar
Alt + F11 Elements path

To move focus to other buttons use Tab or the arrow keys. To return focus to the editor press Escape or use one of the buttons.

By @ourlocality

Publishing Locally in East Lothian since 2010