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Confluence provides the following keyboard shortcuts for English users. The letters may change in other languages.

Note that 'Alt' is the modifier key for Internet Explorer on Windows, except when using the Rich Text Editor – in that case it's 'Ctrl'. Other browsers have different modifier keys to activate the shortcuts. Please see the section on modifier keys below.

All Screens

Keystroke

Action

Alt-Q

Quick search field

Alt-S

Submit (where a form is active)

Rich Text Editor Screen

Keystroke

Action

Ctrl-(1-6)

Applies a heading style (of the number chosen) to the current line

Ctrl+Shift+A

Opens the macro browser

Ctrl-B

Makes the selected text bold

Ctrl+Shift+B

Formats text as a bullet list

Ctrl-I

Makes the selected text italic

Ctrl-K

Inserts a link (opens insert link dialog)

Ctrl+Shift+K

Autocomplete for links. Calls up a list of suggested pages or other locations to link to from your page. More...

Ctrl-M

Insert Image (opens insert image dialog)

Ctrl+Shift+M

Autocomplete for embedding images and files. Calls up a list of suggested images, documents and other files to embed in your page. More...

Ctrl+Shift+N

Formats text as a numbered list

Ctrl+Shift+S

Formats text with a strike through

Ctrl-U

Makes the selected text underlined

Ctrl-Y

Revert an action that was undone

Ctrl-Z

Undo the most recent action

Tab

Indents current line only in bullet lists and numbered lists

Shift+Tab

'Outdents' current line only in bullet lists and numbered lists

Tables in the Rich Text Editor:

Keystroke

Action

Ctrl+Shift+C

Copies a table row

Ctrl+Shift+X

Cuts a table row

Ctrl+Shift+V

Pastes a table row

Ctrl+Shift+I

Inserts a table

(info) Safari users please note: In the Rich Text Editor, the shortcut keys for bold, italic and underline do not currently work. See CONF-13555. Cmd-B and Cmd-I currently toggle bold and italic formatting.

Login Screen

Keystroke

Action

Alt-U

Username field

Alt-P

Password field

Alt-R

Check 'Remember Me'

View Screen

Keystroke

Action

Alt-A

Attachments View

Alt-E

Edit Page

Alt-I

Information View

Alt-M

Add Comment

Add Page Screen

Keystroke

Action

Alt-A

Add Page

Alt-P

Preview Page

Alt-S

Save button

Edit Page Screen

Keystroke

Action

Alt-U

Update Page

Alt-P

Preview Page

Alt-S

Save button

Modifier Keys

The modifier key will differ with each operating system and browser. For example, when running Firefox 3 on Windows, you will need to type 'Alt' + 'Shift' + 'E' to edit a page. The following table shows the modifier keys for the various combinations:

Browser

Mac OSX

Windows

UNIX/Linux

Internet Explorer

Ctrl

Alt

n/a

Mozilla Firefox 3

Ctrl

Alt + Shift

Alt + Shift

Mozilla Firefox 2

Ctrl

Alt + Shift

Alt + Shift

Mozilla Firefox 1

Ctrl

Alt

Alt

Opera

Shift + Esc

Shift + Esc

Shift + Esc

Safari

Ctrl

Ctrl

Ctrl

(info) In the Rich Text Editor, the shortcut key modifier is different from the regular page shortcut key. For example:

  • In Internet Explorer on Windows, 'Alt' is the modifier key except when using the Rich Text Editor – in that case it's 'Ctrl'.
  • In Safari, the general page shortcut key is 'Ctrl', but when using the Rich Text Editor the shortcut key is 'Command'.

(info) Note: In Internet Explorer, links will only be highlighted when you press a shortcut key – you will need to press Enter to proceed. Buttons, however, are activated through the shortcut.