Introduction / General operation / Keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts for the FirstSpirit SiteArchitect

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Frequently used functions in FirstSpirit can be executed by means of keyboard shortcuts. The cursor keys can for example used to move in the tree structure or to switch between the tabs.

The following keyboard shortcuts can be used instead of the corresponding buttons in the client's toolbar, the respective entries from the context menu or the relevant mouse actions. First, common keyboard shortcuts are listed, further pages show special keyboard shortcuts which can be used in the individual stores and in the input components Rich text editor and Tables.

Ctrl+S means that the Ctrl key and the S key have to be pressed simultaneously. F5 refers to the relevant function key:

Selecting and moving object

Key combination

Description

Ctrl+mouse click

Multiple selection of single elements

Shift+mouse click

Multiple selection of several elements

Shift+Cursor

Multiple selection of several elements / Extend a selection upwards / downwards

Ctrl+A

Select all elements

Drawing with mouse pointer

Move objects

Ctrl+Drawing with mouse pointer

Copy objects

  

Buttons of the toolbar

Key combination

Description

Alt+ /
Alt+

Go back / forwards to objects in the tree structure of the FirstSpirit SiteArchitect which have already been selected once during the current session

F5

Update

Ctrl+E

Edit mode on / off

Ctrl+S

Save

Ctrl+P

Preview

Ctrl+N

New

Del

Delete

Ctrl+T

Show Task list

F1

Open Online help

  

Context menu items

Key combination

Description

Application key (Windows)

Display the Shortcut menu for the selected node

Ctrl+N

New

Ctrl+Shift+N

New folder

Ctrl+E

Activate / deactivate Edit mode

Ctrl+Shift+Z

Undo (back to the last saved status
of the node, with confirmation dialogue)

Ctrl+X

Cut

Ctrl+C

Copy

Ctrl+V

Insert

Ctrl+Alt+V

Paste as section reference Available from FirstSpirit Version 5.2R7

F9 /
F2

Rename

Del

Delete

Ctrl+U

Show usages

middle mouse button
(if available)

Open in new workspace

Ctrl+Shift+E

Cancel editing, data which are not saved will get lost

Ctrl+H

Open version history

Ctrl+W

Close current workspace

Ctrl+R

Show dependent objects of a node (reference graph)

USER-DEFINED

Depending on the project configuration user-defined keyboard shortcuts can be at the editor's disposal for starting a workflow and switching it to another state (see also Workflow “Delete” (→FirstSpirit Online Documentation)).

  

Other functions

Key combination

Description

Ctrl+Z

Undo last operation

Ctrl+F

Search

Ctrl+R

Find and Replace

F3

Next place of finding

Shift+F3

Previous place of finding

Space

Selection (click) of the current (focused) button in dialogs

Alt+P

Display node information

Ctrl+Shift+Q

Display path information

F10

Activate menu bar of the FirstSpirit SiteArchitect, navigate per cursor keys

F11

Full screen mode for the current window on / off

F12

Open the special characters table

Command/Apple key + F12

Open the special characters table (Mac OS)

  

Navigation within search of selection dialogues

Key combination

Description

Tab /
Shift+Tab

Switch between

Enter

on folders in the result list: display of the folder's contents in the result list

on elements in the result list: display of the following element or detail view of the element

Backspace

in the result list: display the next level upwards

Double-click

on folders in the tree structure: open the next folder level

on folders in the result list: display the folder's contents in the result list

on elements in the result list: take over the element into the input component, the selection dialogue will close automatically

  

Keyboard shortcuts in dialog "Edit URL"

Key combination

Description

Enter

One line forward / down

One line forward / down

Shift+Enter

One line back / up

One line back / up

F2

Input in the “URL” field in the selected line, input of text starts at the right of existing text

  

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