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Keyboard Shortcuts

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Using the Popular Keyboard Shortcuts

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Using Keyboard Shortcuts in the Designer

You can interact with screens and more by using some of the popular keyboard shortcuts in the Designer.

ActionDescriptionKeyboard Shortcut
NudgeMoves selected component(s) in the direction of the arrow key by the default nudge distance." "
Alt-NudgeSame as Nudge, but uses the "alt-nudge" distance." "
Resize RightMoves the right edge of the component left or right. Add Alt to use the alt-nudge distance." "
Resize BottomMoves the bottom edge of the component to top or bottom." "
Resize LeftMoves the left edge of the component left or right." "
Resize TopMoves the top edge of the component to top or bottom." "
Move Forward/Move BackwardMoves selected component(s) in the Z-order." "
Move to Front/Move to BackMoves selected component(s) to Front or Back." "
Copy-MoveCopies the component when holding Ctrl while doing a mousemove." "
Orthogonal-MoveRestricts to only moving straight up, down, left, or right when holding Shift while doing a mousemove." "
Selection-MoveDrags the current selection when holding Alt while dragging." "
Copy-Axis-MoveCombines copy move with axis move." "
Proportional ResizeResizes a component while maintaining its aspect ratio." "
On-Center ResizeResizes the selection using the center as the anchor point." "
Select AllSelects all components that are siblings of the selected component." "
Select Same TypeSelects all components that are siblings of the selected component and the same component type." "
Select Same Type in WindowSelects all components in a window that are the same type as the selected component." "
LayoutOpens Layout Constraints to let you specify layout for the component(s)." "
Size & PositionOpens Size & Position to let you specify exact size and position for selected component or window." "
CustomizerOpens Custom Properties to let you configure complex component properties." "
Customizer 2Opens the second Customizer if available." "
JythonOpens Component Scripting to let you configure actions for component or window." "
SecurityOpens Security Settings to let you set security for Component(s) or window." "
Script ModulesOpens Script Module Editor for reusable Jython functions." "
SaveSaves the project." "
OpenOpens the Open/Create Project to let you select a different project." "
UndoUndoes the last action." "
RedoGets rid of the last undo action." "
CopyCopies selected component(s) or window." "
DuplicateDuplicates selected component(s) or window." "
CutCuts selected component(s) or window." "
PastePastes selected component(s) or window in clipboard. Pasted component(s) wait for position before pasting." "
Immediately PastePlaces pasted component(s) at the same location where they were copied/cut." "
Comment/Uncomment Lines of CodeQuickly comment or uncomment lines of a script or query in Designer." "
CancelCancels a pending paste operation, deselects the current row of a table, cancels dragging components onto window." "
Find/ReplaceOpens Find/Replace to let you Search and replace the project based on string, pattern, or regex." "
DeleteDeletes the current selection." "
Snap to GridToggles whether or not moving and resizing components snaps to the grid." "
Snap to GuidesToggles whether or not moving and resizing components snaps to guides." "
ConsoleOpens the Output Console." "
HelpLaunches the Ignition User Manual in a web browser." "
Preview ModeToggles preview/design mode." "
RenameRenames the selected item (tag, window, transaction group, component, and so on)." "
Launch Staging ProjectLaunches the staging client from the Designer." "
Launch Published ProjectLaunches published client from the Designer." "
Update ProjectUpdates project to server. Receives concurrent edits from other Designers." "
ZoomZooms in/out in the Designer." "
Lasso SelectDraws a lasso and every component in the path will be selected." "
Select ThroughClick on a component that is beneath another component. You can do this multiple times if there are several layers of components." "
Code Folding/UnfoldingSelect a line of code, and this command will collapse the selection. Press again while the folded code is selected, and the code will unfold. The Script Console has a separate command for code folding." "