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Keyboard Shortcuts

Last Modified: November 16, 2020

Navigate VeriStand using keyboard shortcuts.

File Operations

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

Basic Editing

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

Editing Text

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

Selecting and Moving Objects

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

Navigating the Environment

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

Navigating the Screen and Mapping Diagram

Action Shortcut
Highlight all mappings and nodes connected to a selected item. <Ctrl+,>
Shift focus to the palette search bar. <Ctrl-Spacebar>
<Ctrl-Alt-Spacebar> for Chinese keyboards
Scroll the document horizontally. <Shift-Mouse Wheel>
Shift focus from one control to another in tabbing order while the code is running. <Tab>
Shift focus from one control to another in reverse tabbing order while the code is running. <Shift-Tab>
Pan across the project screen. <Spacebar-Drag>

Deployment Commands

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

Help Commands

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

Wiring

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

Navigating the Project Files Navigation Pane

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

Zooming

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

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