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Keyboard Shortcuts

MagicPlot keyboard shortcuts are almost the same in different operating systems (Windows, Mac OS, UNIX-like). The main difference is in modifier keys used: Ctrl on PC (Windows, UNIX-like) and Command on Mac. Some shortcuts were altered to avoid coincidences with system ones.

You can find these keyboard shortcuts in MagicPlot by selecting Help → Keyboard Shortcuts menu item.

Mac Keyboard Symbols

  • ⌘ Command (Meta) key
  • ⇧ Shift key
  • ⌥ Option (Alt) key
  • ⌃ Control key

Common Shortcuts

Windows and UNIX-like Key Mac OS Key Action
Ctrl+O ⌘ O Open project
Ctrl+S ⌘ S Save project
Ctrl+Shift+S ⌘ ⇧ S Save project as
Ctrl+N ⌘ N New project
Ctrl+Shift+N ⌘ ⇧ N New table
Ctrl+I ⌘ I Import table from text file
Ctrl+Shift+I ⌘ ⇧ I Import table from clipboard
Ctrl+P ⌘ P Print (image or table)
Ctrl+Shift+P ⌘ ⇧ P Preview image
Ctrl+E ⌘ E Export image or table
Ctrl+K ⌘ K Open calculator
Ctrl+U ⌘ U MagicPlot preferences
Ctrl+Q ⌘ Q Quit
Ctrl+Z ⌘ Z Undo
Ctrl+Shift+Z or Ctrl+Y ⌘ ⇧ Z or ⌘ Y Redo
Ctrl+Shift+H ⌘ ⇧ H Show command history window
Ctrl+X ⌘ X Cut
Ctrl+C ⌘ C Copy
Ctrl+V ⌘ V Paste
Ctrl+A ⌘ A Select all

Table Shortcuts

Windows and UNIX-like Key Mac OS Key Action
F2 or Double click Double click Edit cell
Ctrl+F2 ⌘ F2 Set or edit column formula
F4 F4 Rename column (edit header)
Ctrl+Enter ⌘ Return Recalculate column
Alt+Drag header
(Win/Meta+Drag header on UNIX)
⌥ Drag header Rearrange table columns

Figure and Fit Plot Shortcuts

Windows and UNIX-like Key Mac OS Key Action
Alt+Enter ⌥ Return Open Figure or Fit Plot properties window
Arrows keys Arrows keys Move selected object(s) by 1 mm
Shift+Arrows keys ⇧ Arrows keys Move selected object(s) by 0.1 mm
Escape Escape Clear selection
Delete or Backspace Delete or Backspace Delete selected objects
F2 or Double click F2 or Double click Edit selected text label
Moving and Resizing Drawings
Ctrl+Drag object ⌘ Drag object Disable rulers and snapping to other objects
Shift+Drag corners ⇧ Drag corners For rectangle and ellipse: preserve aspect ratio
For line and arrow: disable snapping to 0°, 45°, 90°…
Alt+Drag corners ⌥ Drag corners For rectangle and ellipse: stretch relative to center
Text Labels Editing 1)
Ctrl+Enter or Shift+Enter ⌘ Return or ⇧ Return Apply changes
Escape Escape Apply changes
Enter Return New line
Ctrl+G, then letter ⌘ G, then letter Type Greek letter (letters correspondence)
Ctrl+M, then symbol ⌘ M, then symbol Type special math symbol (symbol list)
Ctrl+B ⌘ B Bold
Ctrl+I ⌘ I Italic
Ctrl+O ⌘ O Oblique
Ctrl+U ⌘ U Underlined
Ctrl+L ⌘ L Align left
Ctrl+E ⌘ E Center
Ctrl+R ⌘ R Align right
Ctrl+J ⌘ J Justify
Ctrl+– ⌘ – Subscript
Ctrl++ ⌘ + Superscript
Scale Range Scrolling and Zoom
Scrolling 2) Scrolling Vertical (Y) scale scrolling
Shift+Scrolling ⇧ Scrolling or Horizontal scrolling Horizontal (X) scale scrolling
Ctrl+Scrolling ⌘ Scrolling Vertical (Y) scale zooming
Ctrl+Shift+Scrolling ⌘ ⇧ Scrolling or ⌘ Horizontal scrolling Horizontal (X) scale zooming
Left mouse button+Scrolling ⌃ Scrolling Proportional (X and Y) scale zooming
Image Zoom
Ctrl++ ⌘ + Zoom in
Ctrl+– or Alt+Click ⌘ – or ⌥ Click Zoom out
Ctrl+* or Ctrl+0 ⌘ * or ⌘ 0 Full view
These shortcuts are activated in text label edit mode.
Scrolling here means mouse wheel rotation or touchpad vertical scrolling.
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keyboard_shortcuts.txt · Last modified: Tue Jan 12 13:20:02 2021 by Alexander