Keyboard shortcuts

Availability

[SINCE Orbeon Forms 2020.1]

The first keyboard shortcuts have been added with Orbeon Forms 2020.1. New shortcuts have been added since. See below for details.

Rationale

When you start being comfortable with the Form Builder user interface, you might want to use keyboard shortcuts to speed up your work. Orbeon Forms is progressively introducing keyboard shortcuts to help you with this.

Discoverability

[SINCE Orbeon Forms 2023.1.3]

Most keyboard shortcut hints now show when you hover over the Form Builder toolbox, the buttons bar, or icons.

Buttons shortcuts

You can use the following keyboard shortcuts:

macOS:

  • ⌘S (Command-S): save the form definition (like the "Save" button)

Other operating systems:

  • ⌃S (Ctrl-S): save the form definition (like the "Save" button)

Cut, copy and paste

You can use the following keyboard shortcuts:

macOS:

  • ⌘X: cut the current control

  • ⌘C: copy the current control

  • ⌘V: paste from the toolbox

Other operating systems:

  • ⌃X: cut the current control

  • ⌃C: copy the current control

  • ⌃V: paste from the toolbox

See also Cut, copy and paste.

Undo and redo

You can use the following keyboard shortcuts:

macOS:

  • ⌘Z: undo the last operation

  • ⌘⇧Z: redo the last operation

Other operating systems:

  • ⌃Z: undo the last operation

  • ⌃Y: redo the last operation

See also Undo and redo.

Dialogs shortcuts

  • ⇧↵ (Shift-Enter or Shift-Return): open the Control Settings dialog

  • ⌘J

[SINCE Orbeon Forms 2023.1.3]

  • Opening settings dialogs:

    • O F: open Form Settings

    • O P: open Permissions

    • O E: open Email Settings

    • O M: open Messages

    • O S: open Edit Source

  • Opening test dialogs:

    • T W: test the web form

    • T P: test the PDF

    • T O: test the offline form

    • T F: Inspect Formulas

Grid navigation shortcuts

[SINCE Orbeon Forms 2020.1]

You can use the left and right cursor keys to navigate between grid cells.

Inserting form structure

[SINCE Orbeon Forms 2023.1.3]

  • I S S: insert a new section

  • I S G: insert a new grid

  • I S R: insert a new repeated grid

See also

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