226 Shortcuts for FileMaker Pro

Jump to: General keyboard shortcuts (Windows), Navigation and Window Display, Paste, Select, and Replace Values, Switch Modes, Browse-Mode Shortcuts, Find Mode Shortcuts, Layout Mode Shortcuts, Text Shortcuts, Database Management Shortcuts, Script Debugger (Pro Advanced Only)

Esc

Cancel an operation or dialog box

Space

Click a selected button or popover button on a layout with the keyboard

Esc

Close a dialog box

Shift+Esc

Close certain dialog boxes without confirmation and discard changes

Ctrl+W/Ctrl+F4

Close a file or window

Ctrl+Alt+W

Close all files or windows

Alt+F4/Ctrl+Q

Exit or quit FileMaker Pro

F1

Open FileMaker Pro Help

Ctrl+O

Open a file

Shift while opening the file

Use a specified account name and password to open a file

Ctrl+Shift+O

Open a remote file

Ctrl+Shift+D

Open the Manage Database dialog box

Ctrl+Shift+F

Open the Find/Replace dialog box

Ctrl+Shift+L

Open the Manage Layouts dialog box

Ctrl+K

Open the Field Picker dialog box

Ctrl+Enter

Add a new field in the Field Picker dialog box

F2

Open the Layout pop-up menu

Ctrl+P

Print

Ctrl+Alt+P

Print without the Print dialog box

Ctrl+Arrow Up/Ctrl+Arrow Down

Reorder items in a list box, such as Script steps, Fields, Parts

Ctrl+S

Sort

Ctrl+Z

Undo the last command

Ctrl+Shift+S

Open the Manage Scripts dialog box

Ctrl+S

Save a script

Ctrl+1 through Ctrl+0

Perform one of the first ten scripts listed in the Scripts menu

Ctrl+N

Create a new record, request, or layout

Ctrl+E

Delete a record, request, or layout

Ctrl+Shift+E

Delete a record without confirmation

Ctrl+D

Duplicate a record, request, or layout object

Ctrl+S

Save a layout

Tab/Shift+Tab

Go to next object / previous object (field, button, or tab)

Ctrl+Arrow Down/ Arrow Up (or Shift+Page Down/Page Up)

Go to next / go to prevous (record, request, layout, or page)

Arrow Right/Arrow Left

Go to next tab / previous tab (When a tab is selected)

Shift+F5

Cascade document windows

Ctrl+Shift+F4

Close a window

Ctrl+Tab

Cycle through document windows

Ctrl+F6

Cycle to the previous document window

Ctrl+Shift+F6

Cycle to the next document window

Ctrl+Alt+Z

Resize window; full screen or previous size

Page Down

Scroll the document down

Page Up

Scroll the document up

Ctrl+Page Up/Ctrl+Page Down

Scroll the document to the left / to the right

Ctrl+Alt+S

Show/hide the status toolbar

Shift+F4

Tile (arrange) document windows horizontally

F3/Shift+F3

Zoom document larger / smaller

Ctrl+-

Insert current date

Ctrl+;

Insert current time

Ctrl+;

Insert current time and date in a timestamp field

Ctrl+Shift+N

Insert current username

Ctrl+I

Insert information from the index

Ctrl+'

Insert information from the last visited record

Ctrl+Shift+'

Insert information from the last record and move to the next field

Ctrl+M

Insert Merge fields

Ctrl+V

Paste text from the Clipboard

Ctrl+Shift+V

Paste text without styles

Ctrl+=

Replace a field's value

Ctrl+A

Select all fields

Shift+click each object, / drag the arrow pointer to make a box that includes the objects

Select multiple objects

Ctrl+Shift+A

Select all objects of the same type when an object is selected

Up Arrow / Down Arrow

Select items in a list

Ctrl+Up Arrow, Ctrl+Arrow Down

Move a selected item in a list

Ctrl+B

Browse mode

Ctrl+F

Find mode

Ctrl+L

Layout mode

Ctrl+U

Preview mode

Ctrl+N

Create a new record

Ctrl+D

Duplicate a record

Ctrl+E

Delete a record

Ctrl+Shift+E

Delete a record without confirmation

Ctrl+R

Modify last find

Ctrl+J

Show all records

Ctrl+S

Sort records

Ctrl+Arrow Down/Ctrl+Arrow Up (or Shift+Page Down/Shift+Page Up)

Go to the next record / go to previous record

Ctrl+T

Omit a record

Ctrl+Shift+T

Omit multiple records

F2

Open the Layout pop-up menu and switch layouts

Esc

Open or close a drop-down list or calendar for an active field

Ctrl+P

Print records

Ctrl+Alt+P

Print without Print dialog box

Ctrl+Shift+R

Refresh a window

Ctrl+Alt+F

Activate the quick find box

Ctrl+N

Create a find new find request

Ctrl+E

Delete a find request

Ctrl+D

Duplicate a find request

Ctrl+J

Show all records

Enter

Perform a find. Disabled when a script is paused.

Ctrl+I

Insert from index

Ctrl+Arrow Down/Ctrl+Up Arrow (or Shift+Page Down/Shift+Page Up)

Move to next find request / move to previous find request

Esc (to activate the book icon), type the request number, then press Enter

Move to a specific find request

Ctrl+N

Create a new layout

Ctrl+Arrow Down (or Shift+Page Down)

Go to the next layout

Ctrl+Arrow Up (or Shift+Page Up)

Go to the previous layout

Escape (to activate the book icon), type the layout number, then press Enter

Move to a specific layout

Tab/Shift+Tab repeatedly until the desired object is selected

Select an object

Shift as you click each object individually.

Select multiple objects

Ctrl+1 to move to the Position tab of the Inspector. Then Tab to the desired sizing action and enter the size value you want. Press Enter on the numeric keypad to return to the Layout window.

Resize a selected object when the Inspector is open

Shift as you drag a handle.

Resize selected objects, keeping their proportions

Ctrl+Shift as you drag a handle. The opposite edges of the objects remain fixed in the same position as you resize the objects.

Resize selected objects, keeping the difference in their lengths or widths the same.

Ctrl+Alt+C

Copy the style of a selected object

Ctrl+Alt+V

Paste the style of another object

Ctrl+Alt+Arrow Left / Arrow Right

Align left edges / align right edges

Ctrl+Alt+Arrow Up / Arrow Down

Align top edges / align bottom edges

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+R

Show or hide rulers

Ctrl+Alt+Y

Show or hide the object grid

Alt and drag the object's handle

Turn off the snap-to effect for grid, guides, or dynamic guides while resizing an object

Alt and drag the object

Turn off the snap-to effect for grid, guides, or dynamic guides while dragging an object

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Y

Toggle snapping objects to the grid

Ctrl+Alt+;

Show or hide guides when creating or editing objects

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+;

Toggle snapping objects to guides

Ctrl+Alt+

Toggle dynamic guides when creating or editing objects

Ctrl+Shift+[ / ]

Bring the selected object forward / backward

Ctrl+Alt+[ / ]

Bring the selected object to the front / to the back

Ctrl and click the label

Change part labels from horizontal to vertical or vertical to horizontal

Alt and drag the part

Drag the selected layout part past an object

Ctrl+D

Duplicate the selected object

Ctrl and drag the object

Duplicate an object by dragging it

Ctrl+R

Group objects

Ctrl+Shift+R

Ungroup objects

Ctrl+Alt+L

Lock an object

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+L

Unlock an object

Arrow Keys

Move the selected object one point at a time

Shift and drag the part

Reorder the selected part

Ctrl+Alt+R

Rotate an object

Ctrl+I

Show or hide the Inspector

Ctrl+1

Display the Position tab of the Inspector

Ctrl+2

Display the Appearance tab of the Inspector

Ctrl+3

Display the Data tab of the Inspector

Enter on numeric keypad (or Ctrl+Enter for computers with no numeric keypad)

Toggle the current tool with the Selection tool

Shift while drawing the line

Draw a horizontal or vertical line with the Line tool

Ctrl while drawing the line

Draw a line to a 45-degree increment with the Line tool

Shift while moving the object

Move an object only horizontally or only vertically

Ctrl while drawing the circle

Draw a circle with the Oval tool

Ctrl while drawing the square

Draw a square with the Rectangle tool

Ctrl and then resize the object

Constrain resizing an object to a square or circle

Delete

Delete Text Keyboard Shortcuts

Ctrl+Delete/Ctrl+Backspace

Delete Next word

Backspace

Delete Previous character

Delete

Clear selected text

Ctrl+Insert/Ctrl+C

Copy selected text

Ctrl+C with no objects selected

Copy all text in a record

Ctrl+Shift+C with no objects selected

Copy all records in the found set to the Clipboard in text form

Shift+Delete/Ctrl+X

Cut selected text

Ctrl+V

Paste

Ctrl+Shift+V

Paste text only

Alt+Backspace/Ctrl+Z

Undo

Ctrl+Y/Ctrl+Shift+Z

Redo

Enter on numeric keypad

Exit text edit mode

Ctrl+Shift+F

Find/replace data

Ctrl+G

Find the next occurrence of the specified data

Ctrl+Shift+G

Reverse the current direction of a Find Again operation

Alt+Ctrl+G

Replace the Find what data with the Replace with data, then search for and select the next occurrence

Shift+Alt+Ctrl+G

Reverse the current direction of a Replace & Find Again operation

Alt+Ctrl+H

Find the next occurrence of the selected data in the database

Shift+Alt+Ctrl+H

Reverse the current direction of a Find Selected operation

Ctrl+Space

Insert a non-breaking space

Ctrl+Tab

Insert a tab in a field

Ctrl+Shift+Y

Open the Spelling dialog box when alerted of a misspelled word

Ctrl+\

Align Center

Ctrl+[

Align Left

Ctrl+]

Align Right

Ctrl+Shift+\

Align Justified

Ctrl+Shift+B

Style Bold

Ctrl+Shift+I

Style Italic

Ctrl+Shift+P

Style Plain

Ctrl+Shift+U

Style Underline

Ctrl+Shift+> / <

Size next point size up / next point down on the Format menu

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+> / <

Size up one point / down one point

Ctrl+Home/Ctrl+End

Move to beginning / to end of the text

Home/End

Move to beginning of the line / to end of the lien

Ctrl+Arrow Left/Ctrl+Arrow Right

Move to beginning of the previous word / end of the next word

Shift+Home/Shift+End

Select to beginning of line / to end of line

Ctrl+Shift+Arrow Left / Arrow Right

Select to beginning of previous word / to end of next word

Ctrl+Shift+Home /End

Select to beginning of text / to end of text

Shift+Arrow Right/Shift+Arrow Left

Select next character / previous character

Ctrl+A

Entire all contents of the active field

Ctrl+T

Assign Text

Ctrl+N

Assign Number

Ctrl+D

Assign Date

Ctrl+I

Assign Time

Ctrl+M

Assign Timestamp

Ctrl+R

Assign Container

Ctrl+L

Assign Calculation

Ctrl+S

Assign Summary

Arrow Keys

Move the selection around the relationships graph, individually selecting tables, notes, or relationships

Shift+Arrow Keys

Move the selection incrementally between objects

Type the characters

Move the selection to an object that includes text beginning with specific characters. If multiple objects share initial characters, you can move the selection to the next occurrence by pressing Ctrl+G/ typing the characters again.

Ctrl+Arrow Keys after selecting a table, / drag the selected table

Move the selected object

Ctrl+Arrow Keys after selecting a fully expanded table

Resize the selected object

Shift+click multiple tables / drag the selection pointer through multiple tables

Select multiple tables. To select by dragging completely around tables, press Ctrl while dragging.

Ctrl+A

Select all

Ctrl+Shift+A

Select all tables

Ctrl+Y

Select all tables directly related to the currently selected table

Ctrl+U

Select tables with the same source table

Ctrl+T

Toggle the display state of selected tables or notes

Ctrl+Shift+T

Add a table

Ctrl+O when one table is selected

Edit a table

Delete when one / more tables are selected

Delete a table

Ctrl+Shift+R

Add a relationship

Ctrl+O when one relationship is selected

Edit a relationship

Delete when one / more relationships are selected

Delete a relationship

Ctrl+Shift+N

Add a text note

Ctrl+D, / Ctrl while dragging

Duplicate a selection

Ctrl+R

Change to Pointer mode

Ctrl+=

Change to Zoom In mode. Shift+click temporarily changes to Zoom Out mode.

Ctrl+-

Change to Zoom Out mode. Shift+click temporarily changes to Zoom In mode.

Ctrl+N

Change to Note mode

Type a percentage value, then Enter

Change the display percentage of the relationships graph

Tab

Move the selection from the relationships graph to the command buttons and proceed from left to right

Shift+Tab

Move the selection through the command buttons from right to left and to the relationships graph from the Add Table command

Ctrl+I

Snap to fit

Ctrl+E

Turn page guides on and off

Ctrl+Shift+P

Display print setup options

Tab, Left Arrow, Right Arrow

Select a different button

Space

Issue a selected command button

Enter/ Space to display the menu, Up Arrow or Down Arrow to make a selection in the menu, then Enter to issue the command

Issue a command in a selected button’s menu

Ctrl+Z

Undo the last command

Ctrl+Shift+Z

Redo the last command

F5

Step Over command

F6

Step Into command

F7

Step Out command

Alt+F8

Run to Breakpoint command

Ctrl+F8

Halt Script command

Ctrl+Shift+F5

Set Next Step command

Ctrl+F9

Set/Clear Breakpoint command

Ctrl+Shift+F9

Remove Breakpoints command

Ctrl+F10

Edit Script command

Created by muteboy on 12/27/2014. Last updated by bernd on 12/30/2014

 

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