Keyboard shortcut reference

Interface

ACTION SHORTCUT
Open help Ctrl/Cmd+?
Exit search/file finder/search Esc
Toggle file pane Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+F
Toggle bookmark pane Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+B

Editing

ACTION SHORTCUT
Indent Tab
Unindent Shift+Tab
Delete item Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+Backspace
Switch between item and note Shift+Enter
Mark as done Ctrl/Cmd+Enter
Start new line Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+Enter
Undo Ctrl/Cmd+Z
Redo Ctrl/Cmd+Y

Modifying lists

ACTION SHORTCUT
Expand/collapse Ctrl/Cmd+Period
Expand/collapse all Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+Period
Toggle checklist Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+C
Toggle numbered list Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+X

Selecting

ACTION SHORTCUT
Select this and previous item Shift+Up
Select this and next item Shift+Down
Select everything Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+A

Navigating & moving

ACTION SHORTCUT
Zoom in Ctrl/Cmd+]
Zoom out Ctrl/Cmd+[
Swap with previous Ctrl/Cmd+Up
Swap with next Ctrl/Cmd+Down
Copy list Ctrl/Cmd+Drag

Formatting

ACTION SHORTCUT
Bold Ctrl/Cmd+B
Italic Ctrl/Cmd+I
Code Ctrl/Cmd+Backtick
Toggle heading Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+H
Clear heading Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+L


Search

ACTION SHORTCUT
Search within document Ctrl/Cmd+F
Search everywhere (while in search bar) Ctrl/Cmd+Enter
Open file finder Ctrl/Cmd+O

Other keyboard layouts

If you’re using a keyboard layout that’s not English, default shortcuts may interfere with your normal usage such like typing a certain character in your language. For this consideration, we’ve changed some shortcuts for the following keyboard layouts.

You’ll need to change your “Keyboard layout” setting in Settings → Preferences → Input for this to work.

French

Set heading 3:  Ctrl+Alt+3 → Shift+Alt+3

Clear heading:  Ctrl+Alt+0 → Shift+Alt+0

Polish

Toggle checklist:  Ctrl+Alt+C → Shift+Alt+C

Toggle numbered list:  Ctrl+Alt+N → Shift+Alt+N

Toggle visibility of checked items:  Alt+C → Ctrl+Shift+Alt+C

Toggle visibility of notes:  Alt+N → Ctrl+Shift+Alt+N

German

Zoom in:  Ctrl+] → Alt+Right

Zoom out:  Ctrl+[ → Alt+Left

Czech

Set heading 2:  Ctrl+Alt+2 → Shift+Alt+2

Set heading 3:  Ctrl+Alt+3 → Shift+Alt+3