226 Shortcuts for FileMaker Pro (Windows)  [edit]

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minusplus1. General keyboard shortcuts (Windows)
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

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minusplus2. Navigation and Window Display
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

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minusplus3. Paste, Select, and Replace Values
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

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minusplus4. Switch Modes
Ctrl+B Browse mode
Ctrl+F Find mode
Ctrl+L Layout mode
Ctrl+U Preview mode

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minusplus5. Browse-Mode Shortcuts
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

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minusplus6. Find Mode Shortcuts
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

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minusplus7. Layout Mode Shortcuts
minusplusCreate and Navigate Layouts
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
minusplusSelect and Modify Objects
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
minusplusAlign Objects
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
minusplusArrange 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
minusplusInspector Shortcuts
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
minusplusLayout Tools
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

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minusplus8. Text Shortcuts
minusplusDelete and Edit Text
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
minusplusFormat Text
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
minusplusText Navigation
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
minusplusSelect Text
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

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minusplus9. Database Management Shortcuts
minusplusAssign Field Types for Databases
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
minusplusSelect and Arrange Table and Relationship
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
minusplusRelationships Graph
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

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minusplus10. Script Debugger (Pro Advanced Only)
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

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Sources: FileMaker Pro Online Reference


Uploaded by muteboy, updated on 12/30/2014 by bernd