Working With Keyboard Shortcuts

There are a variety of keyboard shortcuts available for commands in the main menu of the application. Keyboard shortcuts help you to boost your productivity by offering direct physical buttons to features of the application.

Some shortcuts are already predefined. You can also set shortcuts for selected commands that you perform quite often in order to memorize the interaction with the application more easily.

To inspect the exact list of available keyboard shortcuts go to “Keyboard Shortcuts” in the application menu. This will open the Keyboard Shortcuts Editor.

Keyboard shortcuts editor

Listing and Searching Keyboard Shortcuts

The keyboard shortcut editor shows a table with list of all actions in the main menu with their currently set keyboard shortcuts. You can search the list by typing into the search bar on top of the table.

Edit Keyboard Shortcuts

To edit a keyboard shortcut:

  1. Select “Map Keys” to allow changes on the key mapping list.
  2. Choose the command row.
  3. To set or modify a shortcut press the key or keys to use as the new keyboard shortcut. You can use modifiers, numbers, letters and characters individually or in combination.

To remove the associated shortcut permanently press ⌫ (delete / backspace) button.

Close the Edit Keyboard Shortcuts window when you are done.

If you choose a shortcut already assigned to a command, a warning dialog box will be displayed that shows which command already used the chosen shortcut.

Alert if a key is already assigned

Select “Cancel” and choose another key for your current command, or select “Reassign” which removes the shortcut from the old command and sets it for the selected command.

Restoring Sets of Keyboard Shortcuts

You can reset all keyboard shortcuts to latest version of defaults by clicking “Restore defaults…”.

Note: Restoring keyboard shortcuts requires a restart of the application.

Exporting and Importing of Keyboard Shortcuts

The “Export Keyboard Shortcuts…” menu item lets you export your current mapping to a keyboard shortcuts (.rtkeys) file to disk. In the same way, the “Import Keyboard Shortcuts…” menu item lets you import a previously saved keyboard shortcuts (.rtkeys) file.