Keyboard Shortcuts

General Shortcuts for Boards

Flowchart Shortcuts

Wireframe Shortcuts

Sticky Notes Shortcuts

Mind Map Shortcuts

Docs Shortcuts

Working with Different Keyboard Layouts

General Shortcuts for Boards

On Mac

On PC

Zoom

Z + Click/Drag

Cmd + Scroll

Z + Click/Drag

Control + Scroll

Zoom In

=

=

Zoom Out

-

-

Zoom to 100%

0

0

Zoom to Content

1

1

Zoom to Selection

2

2

Pan / Move Around Board

Space + Drag

Space + Drag

Undo

Cmd + Z

Control + Z

Redo

Cmd + Shift + Z

Control + Shift + Z

Copy

Cmd + C

Control + C

Paste

Cmd + V

Control + V

Copy Style

Option + Cmd + C

Alt + Control + C

Paste Style

Option + Cmd + V

Alt + Control + V

Duplicate

Cmd + D

Alt + Drag Object

Control + D

Alt + Drag

Bring Forward

]

]

Bring to Front

Option + ]

Alt + ]

Send Backward

[

[

Send to Back

Option + [

Alt + [

Multi-select

Click and Drag Around Entire Objects

Click and Drag Around Entire Objects

Select Multiple Items

Shift + Click

Shift + Click

Select All (Excluding Locked Elements)

Cmd + A

Ctrl + A

Select All (Including Locked Elements)

Double press Cmd + A

Double press Ctrl + A

Deselect

Esc

Esc

Resize to lock aspect ratio Shift while dragging
with mouse to resize
Shift while dragging
with mouse to resize
Resize from Center Alt while dragging
with mouse to resize
Alt while dragging
with mouse to resize

Edit Text

Enter

Enter

Group Selection

Cmd + G

Control + G

Ungroup Selection

Cmd + Shift + G

Control + Shift + G

Deep Select

Cmd + Click

Control + Click

Ignore Auto-Snapping When Moving Object:

Cmd + Drag

Control + Drag

Ignore Grid & Auto-Snapping When Moving Object

` + Drag

` + Drag

Save as Default Style

Shift + Cmd + S

Shift + Control + S

Change Font Size

Cmd + Option + = or -

Control + Alt + = or -

Comment

Command + Option + M

Control + Alt + M

Animate Connector

Cmd + Click

Control + Click

Search

Cmd + F

Control + F

Open / Hide Sidebar

Cmd + E

Control + E

Go to Folder View

Shift + Cmd + E

Control + Shift + E

Change Board Mode

W + 1 (Flowchart)

W + 2 (Wireframe)

W + 3 (Sticky Notes)

W + 4 (Mind Map)

W + 1 (Flowchart)

W + 2 (Wireframe)

W + 3 (Sticky Notes)

W + 4 (Mind Map)


Flowchart Shortcuts

On Mac

On PC

Rectangle

R

R

Oval

U

U

Circle

O

O

Diamond

D

D

Trapezoid

A

A

Triangle

G

G

Hexagon

H

H

Cylinder

Y

Y

Bracket

B

B

Explosion

M

M

Cloud

N

N

Table

E

E

Image

I

I

Link

K

K

Connector

C or L

C or L

Text

T

T

Icon

X

X

Quick Add

Option + Arrow

Alt + Arrow

Quick Add, 
Switch Direction
Shift
on mouseover
Shift
on mouseover

Hide Quick Add

Q

Q

Lock Object

Shift + Cmd + L

Shift + Control + L (PC)


Wireframe Shortcuts

On Mac

On PC

Annotation

A

A

Button

B

B

Divider

D

D

Element

E

E

Frame

F

F

Image

G

G

Link

N

N

Circle

O

O

Input

P

P

Rectangle

R

R

Avatar

V

V

Connector

C or L

C or L

Text

T

T

Icon

X

X

Lock Object

Shift + Cmd + L

Shift + Control + L

Rename Frame Enter Enter

Divider Sizing

Holding Shift makes
divider vertical
Holding Cmd makes
divider full width/height

Holding Shift makes
divider vertical
Holding Control makes
divider full width/height


Sticky Notes Shortcuts

On Mac

On PC

Card

A

Double Click

A

Double Click

Stack

S

S

Connector

C or L

C or L

Image

I

I

Link

K

K

Text

T

T

Icon

X

X

Expand Selected Card

Cmd + Enter

Ctrl + Enter

Lock Stack

Shift + Cmd + L

Shift + Control + L


Mind Maps Shortcuts

On Mac

On PC

Add Root Node

M

M

Add Child

Tab

Tab

Add Sibling

Enter

Enter

Add Sibling Above

Cmd + Enter

Control + Enter

Add Parent

Option + Enter

Alt + Enter

Collapse / Expand Node

Cmd + /

Control + /

Add Line Break

Shift + Enter

Shift + Enter

Add Link

Cmd + K

Control + K

Add Icon

Shift + X

Shift + X


Docs Shortcuts

On Mac

On PC

Paragraph

⌘ + \

Ctrl + \

Heading 1

# then space

# then space

Heading 2

## then space

## then space

Heading 3

### then space

### then space

Bullet List

* or - then space

* or - then space

Numbered List

1. then space

1. then space

Check List

_ then space

_ then space

Section Divider

*** (at the beginning of a new line)

*** (at the beginning of a new line)

Line Divider

--- (at the beginning of a new line)

--- (at the beginning of a new line)

Change Block Type

/ (at the beginning of a new line)

⌘ + / (at any time)

/ (at the beginning of a new line)

Ctrl + / (at any time)

Bold

⌘ + B (text selected)

* (type on both sides of text)

Ctrl + B (text selected)

* (type on both sides of text)

Italic

⌘ + I (text selected)

_ (type on both sides of text)

Ctrl + I (text selected)

_ (type on both sides of text)

Code Block

` ` ` (at the beginning of a new line)

⌘ +⇧+ K (text selected)

` (type on both sides of text)

` ` ` (at the beginning of a new line)

Ctrl + Shift + K (text selected)

` (type on both sides of text)

Strikethrough

⌘ +⇧+ S

~ (type on both sides of text)

Ctrl + Shift + S

~ (type on both sides of text)

Add Link

⌘ + K

Ctrl + K

Add Quote

⌘ + >

Ctrl + >

Decrease Indent

⇧ + Tab

Shift + Tab

Increase Indent

Tab

Tab

Add Workspace Link

+

+

Add External Link

⌥ + K

Alt + K

Add Comment

⌘ + ⌥ + M

Ctrl + Alt + M

Select Text

Shift + Arrow Keys

Shift + Arrow Keys

Open Nested File

⌘ + Enter

Ctrl + Enter

Search

⌘ + F

Ctrl + F

Pin / Unpin Sidebar

⌘ + E

Ctrl + E

Got to Parent File

⌘ + Esc

Ctrl + Esc

Working with Different Keyboard Layouts

If you're working on a non-standard keyboard, some of the keyboard shortcuts will work differently for you. There are two key things to remember:

  1. For all the keyboard shortcuts that involve letters, there are no changes.

  2. For all the keyboard shortcuts that involve characters that aren't letters, you have to refer to the placement of the characters on the standard US English keyboard.

Let's say you want to add a card using the AZERTY layout. Because the shortcut for adding a card is a letter ( A), all you have to do is press A regardless of its placement on the keyboard:

But let's say you want to zoom out using the AZERTY layout. Because the shortcut for zooming out is a character ( -) and not a letter, you have to use the standard US English keyboard as a reference and instead of pressing - on your keyboard, press whichever key is located at the same place as - on the standard keyboard:

If you have any questions or can't figure out how to make keyboard shortcuts work on you keyboard layout, drop us a line at help@whimsical.com and we'll help you out!

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