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Keyboard Shortcuts

Last Modified: June 15, 2020

Navigate VeriStand using keyboard shortcuts.

File Operations

Shortcut Action
<Ctrl-N> Create a new screen document and add it to the existing project.
<Ctrl-O> Open an existing project.
<Ctrl-W> Close the current document.
<Ctrl-S> Save the current file.
<Ctrl-Shift-S> Save all open files.
<Alt-F4> Quit VeriStand.

Basic Editing

Shortcut Action
<Ctrl-X> Cut.
<Shift-Delete>
<Ctrl-C> Copy.
<Ctrl-Insert>
<Ctrl-V> Paste.
<Shift-Insert>
<Ctrl-Z> Undo.
<Alt-Backspace>
<Ctrl-Y> Redo.
<Alt-Shift-Backspace>

Editing Text

Shortcut Action
Double-click text Select a single word in a string.
Triple-click text Select the entire string.
<Ctrl-Right arrow> Move the cursor within a string by one word in the direction of the arrow.
<Ctrl-Left arrow>
<Home> Move the cursor to the beginning of the current line.
<End> Move the cursor to the end of the current line.
<Ctrl-Home> Move the cursor to the beginning of the string.
<Ctrl-End> Move the cursor to the end of the string.
<Esc> Cancel text entry.
<Ctrl-Enter> Submit text entry.
<Shift-F10> Open shortcut menu for selected item.
<Double-click open area> Add free label or comment to the project screen.
<Ctrl-Shift-F> Find and replace text or objects within a project.
<Ctrl-F> Find and replace text or objects within a document.

Selecting and Moving Objects

Shortcut Action
<Shift-Click> Select multiple objects.
Add object to the current selection.
<Ctrl-A> Select all objects.
<Arrow keys> Move selected objects in grid-sized increments.
<Shift-Arrow key> Move selected objects four grid units.
<Ctrl-Drag> Copy and drag selected object.
<Ctrl-Shift-Drag> Copy selected object and move it along one axis.
<Shift-Resize> Resize selected object while maintaining aspect ratio.
<Ctrl-Resize> Resize selected object while maintaining center point.
<Shift-Ctrl-Resize> Resize selected object while maintaining both aspect ratio and center point.
<Ctrl-Drag open area> Create additional blank space along the axis you drag the mouse.

Navigating the Environment

Shortcut Action
<Enter> Search document for next instance of text or an object. This command is only available when in Find mode.
<F3>
<Ctrl-G>
<Shift-Enter> Search document for previous instance of text or an object. This command is only available when in Find mode.
<Shift-F3>
<Shift-Ctrl-G>
<Ctrl-Tab> Cycle through document tabs in the order in which they appear onscreen.
<Ctrl-Shift-Tab> Cycle through document tabs in the opposite order in which they appear onscreen.

Navigating the Screen and Mapping Diagram

Shortcut Action
<Ctrl-Spacebar> Shift focus to the palette search bar.
<Ctrl-Alt-Spacebar> for Chinese keyboards
<Shift-Mouse Wheel> Scroll the document horizontally.
<Tab> Shift focus from one control to another in tabbing order while the code is running.
<Shift-Tab> Shift focus from one control to another in reverse tabbing order while the code is running.
<Spacebar-Drag> Pan across the project screen.

Deployment Commands

Shortcut Action
<F6> Deploy the active system definition.
<F7> Undeploy the active system definition.
<F8> Connect to the system definition that is currently running on the VeriStand Gateway.
<F9> Disconnect from the current running system definition. This leaves the VeriStand Gateway running for other clients.

Help Commands

Shortcut Action
<Ctrl-H> Display the Context Help.
<F1> Access additional information on selected item.

Wiring

Shortcut Action
<Ctrl-B> Delete all broken wires from the diagram.
<Esc> Delete a wire you are in the process of creating.
<Ctrl-Z
Single-click wire Select one wire segment.
Double-click wire Select a wire branch.
Triple-click wire Select the entire wire.
<Ctrl-Click> wire Create a new wire branch from an existing wire.
Single-click while wiring Tack down the wire segment and start a new wire segment.
Double-click while wiring End the wire without connecting it to a node.
<Tap spacebar> while wiring Switch the direction of a wire between horizontal and vertical.
<Ctrl-U> Organize the diagram or the selected code to make it easier to understand.

Navigating the Project Files Navigation Pane

Shortcut Action
<*> on the numeric keypad Expand everything in the selected folder.
<+> on the numeric keypad Expand the selected folder.
<-> on the numeric keypad Collapse the selected folder.
<Right arrow> Expand the selected folder if it is closed. Otherwise, this keyboard shortcut selects the first child.
<Left arrow> Collapse the selected folder if it is open. Otherwise, this keyboard shortcut selects the parent.
<Any printable key> Select the item beginning with the entered letter(s).
<Enter> Open the selected document.
<F2> Rename the selected item.
<Home> Move the selection to the first item in the tree.
<End> Moves the selection to the last item in the tree.
<Page up> Move the selection to the first visible item in the tree.
<Page down> Move the selection to the last visible item in the tree.

Zooming

Shortcut Action
<Ctrl-Mouse wheel> Zoom in and out.
<Ctrl-+> Zoom in.
<Ctrl--> Zoom out.
<Ctrl-0> Zoom to fit.
<Ctrl-9> Zoom to fit the selection.

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