Keyboard Shortcuts

These keyboard steps will simplify and speed your UBCMS work.

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These are Windows/Linux and MAC OS keyboard shortcuts for some commonly-used features, which are also frequently labeled on toolbars and menus (look for tool tips and hovers). For users who do not use keyboard shortcuts or have accessibility needs, some shortcuts can be disabled in My Preferences.

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Last reviewed: June 7, 2021

Shortcuts for Managing Pages (Sites Console)

Shortcut

Function

Details

Ctrl arrow
MAC: Cmd  arrow

slider

Shift the view in the file tree--moves the slider up/down/left/right.

left/right arrow

navigate

Traverse the file tree laterally, expanding/collapsing as you progress.

up/down arrow

 

Scroll the file tree vertically, without expanding folders.

?

help

Invoke keyboard shortcut help.

/

filter

Invoke Filter (search).

Alt <number>
MAC: Opt + number

Side Panel

Open/close Side Panel drawers: 1) Content Tree, 2) Timeline, 3) References, 4) Filter/search    (Filter must be closed manually.)

`

 

Close Side Panel.
(This is the backquote key, below the tilde, and not an apostrophe.)

e

edit

Edit selected page(s).

p

properties

Open properties of selected page(s).

Ctrl s
MAC: Cmd s

save

Save changes to Properties. (Does not close.)

Ctrl click
MAC: Cmd click

select

Select multiple pages, one by one.

Shift click

select

Select multiple pages, from one to another.

Esc

deselect

Deselect selected page(s).

m

move

Move selected page(s).

Ctrl c
MAC: Cmd c

copy

Copy selected page(s).

Ctrl v
MAC: Cmd v

paste

Paste selected page(s).

Backspace
MAC: Del

delete

Delete selected page(s).

Shortcuts for Editing Pages (Edit Console)

Shortcut Function Action

m

mode

Toggle between Edit and Preview modes.

p

properties

Open Properties dialog box.

c

components

Open/close Component Browser in Side Panel.

a

assets

Open/close Assets Browser in Side Panel.

t

tree

Open/close Content Tree in Side Panel.

/

annotations

Toggle Annotation mode on/off.  
(In Firefox, also opens QuickFind.)

+ (= key)

collapsible content

Expands/collapses selected container (select by click or hover).

Alt + (= key)
MAC: Opt +
collapsible content Expands all containers on page. If all are already expanded, collapses all containers.

Ctrl click
MAC: CMD click

select

Select multiple components, one by one.

Shift click

select

Select multiple components, from one to another.

Ctrl c
MAC: Cmd c

copy

Copy selected component(s).

Ctrl x
MAC: Cmd x

cut

Cut selected component(s).

Ctrl v
MAC: Cmd v

paste

Paste selected component(s).

Ctrl Backspace
MAC: Cmd Del

delete

Delete selected component(s)

Ctrl z
MAC: Cmd z

undo

Undo last change.

Ctrl y
MAC: Cmd y

redo

Redo last change.

Add Special Characters into Text Components

Use these tricks to insert special characters like emojis, symbols and accents into components that use the Rich Text Editor.

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