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Keyboard shortcuts

The software uses toolbars and shortcut keys to provide quick and easy access to common commands. This section provides a list of all keyboard shortcuts available in the software, as well as short descriptions of the tools you will find in the toolbars.

General functions

Keyboard shortcuts are available for most general functions:

To Press
Apply/select satin
<Shift + I>
Apply/select tatami
<Shift + M>
Apply/select run
<Shift + N> then press <Enter>

Create a new design

 <Ctrl + N>
Close the software
<Alt + F4>
Define layout work area^<Ctrl + W>

Open an existing design

 <Ctrl + O>
Open Lettering docker <A>
Print a design      <Ctrl + P>
Save a design <Ctrl + S>
Show/hide Design Colors toolbar
<Ctrl> + <Shift> + <R>
Show/hide grid <Shift + G>
Show/hide rulers
<Ctrl + R>
Show/hide Overview window
<Shift + V>
Show/hide Sequence docker
<Shift + L>
Show/hide Threads docker <Alt + T>
Show/hide work area <W>

^ Press <Esc> to close

Not all shortcuts are applicable to all product levels.

Selection functions

Keyboard shortcuts are available for most selection functions:

To
Press
Add next object to selection<Ctrl + Tab>
Add previous object to selection<Ctrl + Shift + Tab>

Choose Select tool

<O>
Deselect all objects<Esc> or <X>
Select a range of objects<Shift> + left-click first and last objects
Select all objects<Ctrl + A>

Select multiple objects

<Ctrl> + left-click
Select next object     <Tab>
Select previous object<Shift + Tab>

Not all shortcuts are applicable to all product levels.

Viewing functions

Keyboard shortcuts are available for most viewing functions:

To Press
Center current stitch
<C>
Measure a distance on screen^<M>
Refresh screen display
<R> or <F4>
Show/hide connectors
<Shift + C>
Show/hide functions
<Shift + F>
Show/hide hoop
<Shift + H>

Show/hide images

 <D>
Show/hide needle points <.> (period)
Show/hide shapes <L>
Show selected
<Shift + 0> (zero)
Show/hide Stitch Player
<Shift + R>
Show/hide stitches
<S>
Show/hide vectors
<Shift + D>
Show/hide whole design <0> (zero)
Show/hide whole hoop </>
Turn on/off TrueView <T>
^ Press <Esc> to close.

Not all shortcuts are applicable to all product levels.

Editing functions

Keyboard shortcuts are available for most editing functions:

ToPress
Apply closest join to selected objects<J>

Apply Redwork to selected objects

<Ctrl + I>
Break apart composite objects<Ctrl + K>
Cancel a command<Esc>
Center current stitch<C>
Copy selected objects<Ctrl + C>

Cut selected objects

<Ctrl + X>
Delete last reference point (when digitizing)<Bksp>
Delete selected objects<Delete>
Duplicate selected objects<Ctrl + D>
Duplicate selected objects with offset<Ctrl + Shift + D>
Group selected objects<Ctrl + G>
Lock selected objects<K>
Nudge selected objectsLeft-click + arrow keys
Paste selected objects<Ctrl + V>
Redo a command<Ctrl + Y>
Reshape selected objects<H>
Toggle underlay in selected objects on/off<U>
Undo a command<Ctrl + Z>
Ungroup selected objects<Ctrl + U>
Unlock objects<Shift + K>

Not all shortcuts are applicable to all product levels.

Travel functions

Keyboard shortcuts are available for most travel functions:

To travel...Keyboard †Keypad ‡
To start of design<Home><7>
To end of design<End><1>
To next color<PgDn><3>
To previous color<PgUp><9>
100 stitches forward <+>
100 stitches backward <->
10 stitches forward˅<2>
10 stitches backward˄<8>

1 stitch forward

><6>
1 stitch backward<<4>
† Press <Esc> first  ‡ Num Lock OFF

Not all shortcuts are applicable to all product levels.

Zoom functions

Keyboard shortcuts are available for most zoom functions:

ToPress
Pan<P>
Previous<V>
Zoom<B>
Zoom 1:1<1>
Zoom In 1.25x<+>
Zoom Out 1.25x<->
Zoom In 2x<Shift + Z>
Zoom to Fit<0> (zero)
Zoom Factor<F>

Not all shortcuts are applicable to all product levels.