Keyboard Shortcuts

Map Viewing:

  • Use your keyboard’s Control key to temporarily switch to the drag/hand tool while you’re using a different cursor tool.

  • Press the Shift key to switch to the zoom out tool.

  • Right-click the map for zooming options.

  • Pressing Backspace erases the last-drawn distance, track or route segment. (Hold Backspace down to keep erasing.)

  • Use your keyboard’s Delete key to delete the current example of the active layer tool.

Tools and Editing:

  • Ctrl+B
    Find Bookmark

  • Ctrl+C
    Copy object to clipboard: If a layer (such as a route) is selected, it will be copied to the clipboard. If no layer is selected, the map image currently in view will be copied to the clipboard.

  • Ctrl+E
    Edit markers

  • Ctrl+F
    Find: Search all placenames

  • Ctrl+G
    Center map on GPS position

  • Ctrl+K
    Start GPS Tracking

  • Ctrl+L
    Tile map windows horizontally

  • Ctrl+O
    Display Map Selector (the Open Map window)

  • Ctrl+P
    Open the Print window

  • Ctrl+Q
    Quick Print

  • Ctrl+S
    Select CD Library (Change CD/DVD region)

  • Ctrl+T
    Tile map windows vertically

  • Ctrl+V
    Paste layer (route, track, etc.) from clipboard. (Use in conjunction with CTRL+C)

  • Ctrl+Y
    Toggle layers on/off

  • Ctrl+A
    Place marker at GPS location (during Tracking)

  • Ctrl+Z
    Undo previous editing operation.

  • Right-click on any layer object (marker, route, etc) for object-specific shortcuts.

Selecting Multiple Objects:

  • In any import window (when importing a file, such as one for Markers, GPX, or Terrain Project Archives) hold down the CTRL and/or SHIFT key to select multiple files.

  • Use the CTRL and/or SHIFT key to select multiple objects in the Export windows for Markers, Routes, Tracks, Labels, etc.

  • Use the Export windows for Markers, Routes, Tracks, Labels, etc. to select multiple objects and copy them to the clipboard. Then, use Layers, Change Project and Tools, Paste to copy and paste multiple layers from one project to another.

  • Use the CTRL and/or SHIFT key to select multiple objects in the send/receive windows for GPS transfers.

  • Hold the SHIFT key in the windows for Edit Markers, Tracks, Routes, etc. and press the Delete button to delete ALL of the Markers (or Tracks, Routes, etc.) within that Project. For this feature to be available, be sure to enable the Allow Delete All option in File, Preferences.

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