174 Shortcuts for Inkscape

Jump to: Tools, Dialogs, Controls bar, Canvas, Palette, FIle, Window, Layers, Object, Dropper Tool, Calligraphy tool, Paint Bucket, Spiral Tool, Zoom Tool, Pencil Tool, Tweak tool

1. Tools

F1,S

Selector

Space

Selector (temporary)

F2,N

Node tool

F3,Z

Zoom tool

F4,R

Ractangle tool

F5,E

Ellipse/arc tool

F6,F

Freehand tool

Shift+F6,B

Bezier tool

Command+F6,B

Calligraphic tool

Command+F1,G

Gradient tool

F7,D

Dropper tool

F8,T

Text tool

F9,I

Spiral tool

Shift+F9

Star tool

Command+F2,O

Connector tool

2. Dialogs

Shift+Command+F

Fill and Stroke

Shift+Command+W

Swatches

Shift+Command+T

Text and font

Shift+Command+M

Transform

Shift+Command+L

Layers

Shift+Command+A

Align and Distribute

Shift+Command+O

Object Properties

Shift+Command+H

Undo history

Shift+Command+X

XML editor

Shift+Command+D

Document preferences

Shift+Command+P

Inkscape preferences

Shift+Command+E

Export to PNG

Command+F

Find

Shift+Option+B

Trace bitmap

F12

Toggle dialogs

Esc

Return to the canvas

Command+F4/Command+W

Close the dialog

Tab

Jump to the next widget

Shift+Tab

Jump to previous widget

Enter

Set the new value

Command+Enter

In XML editor, set the attribute value

Space/Enter

Activate current button or list

Command+Page Up/Command+Page Down

In a multi-tab dialog, switch tabs

3. Controls bar

Option+X

Jump to the first editable filed

Tab

Jump to next field

Shift+Tab

Jump to previous field

Arrow Up/Arrow Down

Change value by 0.1

Page Up/Page Down

Change value by 5.0

Enter

Accept the new value

Esc

Cancel changes, return to canvas

Command+Z

Cancel changes

4. Canvas

=/plus

Zoom in

-

Zoom out

Middle click/Command+Right click

Zoom in

Command+Mouse wheel

Zoom in or out

Shift+Middle button drag

Zoom into the area

Option+Z

Activate zoon field

1

Zoom 1:1

2

Zoom 1:2

3

Zoom to selection

4

Zoom to drawing

5

Zoom to page

Command+E/6

Zoom to page width

'

Perevious zoom

Shift+'

Next zoom

Command+ arrows

Scroll canvas

MIddle button drag

Pan canvas

Shift+right button drag/Command+right button drag

Pan canvas

Mouse wheel

Scroll canvas vertically

Shift+Mouse wheel

Scroll canvas horizontally

Mouse drag

Drag off a ruler to create guide

|/Shift+\

Toggle guides and snapping to guides

#/Shift+3

Toggle grids and snapping to grids

%

Toggle snapping on and off

Command+ Keypad 5

Toggle normal/outline mode

5. Palette

Click

Set fill color on selection

Shift+Click

Set stroke color on selection

RIght click

Set stroke color on selection

Mouse Drag

Drag fill color to objects

Shift+Mouse drag

Drag stroke color to objects

6. FIle

Command+N

Create new document

Command+O

Open an SVG document

Shift+Command+E

Export to PNG

Command+I

Import bitmap or SVG

Command+P

Print document

Command+S

Save document

Shift+Command+S

Save under a new name

Shift+Command+Option+S

Save a copy

Command+Q

Exit inkscape

7. Window

Command+R

Toggle rulers

Command+B

Toggle scrollbars

F11

Toggle fullscreen

F10

Main menu

Shift+F10/Right click

Drop-down menu

Command+F4/Command+W

Close document window

Command+Tab

Next document window

Shift+Command+Tab

Previous document window

8. Layers

Shift+Page Up

Move to layer above

Shift+Page Down

Move to layer below

Shift+Command+Page Up

Raise layer

Shift+Command+Page Down

Lower layer

Shift+Command+Home

Raise layer to top

Shift+Command+End

Lower layer to bottom

9. Object

Shift+Command+Y/Command+Z

Undo

Shift+Command+Z,/Command+Y

Redo

Command+C

Copy selection

Command+X

Cut selection

Command+V

Paste clipboard

Command+Option+V

Paste in place

Shift+Command+V

Paste style

Command+7

Paste path effect

Command+D

Duplicate selection

Option+D

Clone object

Shift+Option+D

Unlink clone

Shift+D

Select original

Option+B

Create a bitmap copy

Shift+Option+B

Trace bitmap

Option+I

Object to pattern

Shift+Option+I

Pattern to objects

Shift+Command+U/Command+G

Group selected objects

Shift+Command+G/Command+U

Ungroup selected objects

Home

Raise selection to top

End

Lower selection to bottom

Page Up

Raise selection one step

Page Down

Lower selection one step

10. Dropper Tool

Click

Pick fill color

Shift+Click

Pick stroke color

Mouse drag

Average fill color

Shift+Mouse drag

Average stroke color

Option+Click

Pink inverse color

Command+C

Copy color

11. Calligraphy tool

Mouse drag

Draw a calligraphic line

Shift+Mouse drag

Add to selected path

Command+Mouse drag

Track a guide path

Arrow Left/Arrow Right

Adjust pen width by 1

Home/End

Set pen width to 1 or 100

Arrow Up/Arrow Down

Adjust pen angle

Esc

Deselect

12. Paint Bucket

Click

Fill a bounded area

Shift+Click

Add to selected path

Mouse drag

Fill from each point

Option+Mouse drag

Fill from each point same as initial point

Command+Click

Set fill color

Shift+Command+Click

Set stroke color

13. Spiral Tool

Mouse drag

Draw a spiral

Command+Mouse drag

Snap spiral to angle steps

Click

Click to select

Option+Click/Command+Option+Click

Select under

Shift+Click

Toggle selection

Esc

Deselect

Mouse drag

Roll/unroll from inside (inner handle)

Option+Mouse drag

Converge/diverge (inner handle)

Option+Click/Command+Option+Click

Reset divergence (inner handle)

Shift+Click

Zero inner radius (inner handle)

Mouse drag

Roll/unroll from outside (outer handle)

Shift+Mouse drag

Scale/rotate (outer handle)

Command+Mouse drag

Snap handles to angle steps

14. Zoom Tool

Click

Zoom in

Shift+Click

Zoom out

Mouse drag

Zoom into the area

15. Pencil Tool

Mouse drag

Draw a freehand line

Shift+Mouse drag

Add to selected path
/Temporarily disable snapping

Command+Click

Create a dot

Option+Command+Click

Create a random-sized dot

Shift+Command+Click

Create a double-sized dot

16. Tweak tool

Mouse drag

Act on selected paths in the current mode

Command+Mouse drag

Act temporarily switching to shrink mode

Command+Shift+Mouse drag

Act temporarily switching to grow mode

Shift+P

Push mode

Shift+S

Shrink mode

Shift+G

Grow mode

Shift+A

Attract mode

Shift+E

Repel mode

Shift+R

Roughen mode

Shift+C

Color paint mode

Shift+J

Color jitter mode

Arrow Left/Arrow Right

Adjust brush width by

Home/End

Set brush width by 1

Arrow Up/Arrow Down

Adjust tweaking force

Created by Chirag on 7/29/2017. Last updated by guest on 7/29/2017

 

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