macOS Keyboard Shortcuts


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Please note: Some of these shortcuts may change with your device localisation and keyboard layout.

Editor

Text Styles

  • ⌘1 , ⌘2, … ⌘6 - Headings
  • ⌥⌘S - Line separator
  • ⌘B - Bold
  • ⌘I - Italic
  • ⌘U - Underline
  • ⇧⌘U - Strikethrough
  • ⌘K - Link
  • ⌘D - Wiki Link
  • ⌘L - Unordered list
  • ⇧⌘L - Ordered list
  • ⇧⌘T - Quote
  • ⌥⌘C - Inline code
  • ^⌘C - Code block
  • ⇧⌘M - Highlighter/Marker
  • ⇧⌘E - Footnote
  • ⇧⌘V - Insert file

Tables

  • ⌥⌘T - Create Table
  • ^⌘⏎ - Add Row
  • ⇧⌘⏎ - Add Column
  • ^⌘⌫ - Delete Row
  • ^⇧⌘⌫ - Delete Column

Todos

  • ⌘T - Todo
  • ⌘. - Toggle Todo

Structure

  • ⌥⌘→ - Shift line right
  • ⌥⌘← - Shift line left
  • ⌘⌥↑ - Move line up
  • ⌘⌥↓ - Move line down

Lists

  • - Shift the list element right
  • ⇧⇥ - Shift the list element left

Dates

  • ⇧⌘7 - Long Form Date with time (11 Jul 2017, 10:43)
  • ⇧⌘8 - Long Form Date (11 Jul 2017)
  • ⇧⌘9 - Short Form Date (11/07/2017)
  • ⇧⌘0 - Hours (11:43)

Control

  • ⌘A - Select all
  • ⌘↩︎ - End editing
  • ⌘P - Print note
  • ⇧⌘K - Open link
  • ⌘’ - Toggle Folding
  • ⌥⇧⌘L - Copy Link to Note
  • ⌥⇧⌘I - Copy Note Identifier

Zoom

  • ⌘+ - Zoom in
  • ⌘- - Zoom out
  • ⌘0 - Actual size
  • ⇧⌘I - Toggle statistics panel
  • ⇧⌘A - Toggle table of content panel
  • ⇧⌘B - Toggle the backlinks panel
  • ⌘F - Search inside the current note
  • ⌥⌘F - Search and replace inside the current note
  • ⇧⌘F - Search inside the note list
  • ⌘N - Create a new note
  • ⌥⌘N - Create a new note in a new window
  • ↑ and ↓ keys - Move the selection in the note and tags lists
  • ← and → keys - Move the selection between the sidebar, the note list and the editor; open/close nested tags
  • ↩︎ - Edit the selected note
  • ⌘⌫ - Delete selected note
  • ⌘O - Open the Quick Open panel
  • ⇧⌘R - Restore selected note
  • ⇧⌘P - Pin/unpin selected note
  • ⌘A - Select all the notes in the list
  • ⇧⌘⌫ - Empty Trash
  • ⌥⌘1 - Select Notes in the sidebar
  • ⌥⌘2 - Select Untagged in the sidebar
  • ⌥⌘3 - Select ToDo in the sidebar
  • ⌥⌘4 - Select Today in the sidebar
  • ⌥⌘5 - Select Locked in the sidebar
  • ⌥⌘9 - Select Trash in the sidebar
  • ⌥⌘0 - Select Archive in the sidebar
  • ⌘[ - Navigate back in visualized notes history*
  • ⌘] - Navigate forward in visualized notes history*

Saving and importing

  • ⇧⌘S - Export selected notes
  • ⇧⌘O - Import notes

Window

  • ^1 - Show editor only
  • ^2 - Show note list and editor
  • ^3 - Show sidebar, note list and editor
  • ⌘, - Show preferences
  • ^⌘F - Enter fullscreen
  • ⌘\ - Open main window
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