The table below provides a list of keyboard shortcuts that you can use on a Windows or Mac computer. These shortcuts, which are computer keys that you press simultaneously to perform an action, can reduce the time it takes to complete specific tasks in a Bluescape workspace.
Note: The Zoom feature is sometimes referred to as Scroll In/Out
|Pan workspace||Arrow keys (when nothing is selected)|
|Pan workspace while locking aspect ratio||Shift+Up Arrow, Shift+Down Arrow|
|Zoom out to the farthest point (maximum) or Zoom to Content||1|
|Zoom to selection||2|
|Zoom to canvas||3|
|Resize while locking aspect ratio||Shift+drag (during resize of resizable assets)|
|Switch from Select to Pan navigation mode||Hold Down Spacebar|
|Send to Wall (confirmation)||Enter|
|Notecard/Text line break||Enter|
|Dismiss alert||Enter or Spacebar|
|Delete asset||Backspace (Windows), Delete (Mac)|
|Stop auto follow||Esc|
|Copy||Ctrl+C (Windows), Command+C (Mac)|
|Paste||Ctrl+V (Windows), Command+V (Mac)|
|Paste without formatting||Up arrow+Ctrl+V (Windows), Up arrow+Command+V (Mac)|
|Undo||Ctrl+Z (Windows), Command+Z (Mac)|
|Redo||Ctrl+Shift+Z (Windows), Command+Shift+Z (Mac)|
|Dismiss, yes or no? (in some dialogs)||Y or N|
|Open/Hide Users panel||U|
|Open/Hide Selection Tool panel||M|
|Open/Hide Activity panel||A|
|Open/Hide Send to Wall panel||W|
|Open Call tray/Start a Meeting||J|
|Open/Hide Search panel||Ctrl+F (Windows), Command+F (Mac)|
|Pin asset(s)||Ctrl+Shift+L (Windows), Command+Shift+L (Mac)|
|Duplicate asset(s)||Ctrl+D (Windows), Command+D (Mac)|
|Duplicate asset with preview of placement||Drag+Alt (Windows), Drag+Option (Mac)|
|Close any open panel||Esc|
|Lead workspace||Alt+L (Windows), Option+L (Mac)|
|Switch to Select tool||V|
|Switch to Pan tool||H|
|Switch to Pen tool||P|
|Switch to Eraser tool||E|
|Switch to Text tool||T|
|Switch to Notecard tool||N|
|Switch to Canvas tool||C|
|Switch to Lasso tool||L (press L again to exit Lasso mode)|
|Show/hide grid lines in workspace background||Ctrl+’ (Windows), Command+’ (Mac)|
|Send overlapping asset(s) to front||Shift+]|
|Send overlapping asset(s) to back||Shift+[|
|Video Play/Pause||Toggle Spacebar or Toggle Down Arrow|
|Video Fast Forward/Frame Forward||Right Arrow|
|Video Rewind/ Frame Backward||Left Arrow|
Note: The Bluescape workspace contains a keyboard shortcut legend, which is accessible via more options context menu in the workspace:
This legend provides a condensed version of the above-noted keyboard shortcuts and contains platform-specific references. For example, the keyboard shortcut legend displays applicable Ctrl or Command keyboard shortcuts, depending on whether you are using a Windows PC or Mac.
Escape Key Functionality
Escape key handling proceeds through a sequence of operations, completing the next one in the sequence each time it is pressed:
- Close right-click menu
- Close ZoomBar menu
- Close and Dismiss any open dialog with a negative response.
- Close any open presentation. If the user was following another user’s presentation, we must also stop following them.
- Do nothing if interacting with a model. (Drawing, resizing, etc.)
- Complete active text editing. (Freetext, Text on Shapes, etc.)
- Deselect the active group or model.
- Close any open panel.
- Reset active tool to default tool.
- Stop Following
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