draw.io keyboard shortcuts

Selecting, resizing, moving shapes is easier with these keyboard shortcuts. With Draw.io hotkeys, you'll be mastering diagrams.

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Mouse double click

(Double click on drawing area or shape) Insert text

Mouse left click

(Click on the blue arrow) Connect and clone shape

Mouse left click + Mouse movement

(Click on symbol / hold, drag) Rotate shape or text

Ctrl + S

Save

Ctrl + Z

Undo

Ctrl + Y

Redo

Ctrl + Mouse wheel up and down

Zoom in / out

or Alt + Mouse wheel up and down
or Ctrl + +
or Ctrl + -
Space

Pan canvas

or Mouse right click + Mouse movement
Ctrl + H

Reset view

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + H

Fit window

Ctrl + J

Fit page

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + J

Fit two pages

Ctrl + 0

Custom zoom

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Mouse movement

Create / remove space

Ctrl + ↑   Shift

Click connection to disable connections

Home

Home

End

Refresh

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Ctrl + C

Copy

Ctrl + X

Cut

Ctrl + V

Paste

Ctrl + D

Duplicate

or ⤶ Enter
⬅ Backspace

Delete

or Del
Ctrl + Del

Delete including connections

or ⬅ Backspace
↑   Shift

Hold shift while resizing to maintain proportions

↑   Shift + Ctrl

Hold to resize centered

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ← ↑ → ↓

Resize cell (grid size)

↑   Shift

While holding, ignore handles under mouse

↑   Shift + ← ↑ → ↓

Move cell (grid size)

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⭾ Tab

Select next

↑   Shift + ⭾ Tab

Select previous

↑   Shift + Mouse movement

Add to selection

Alt + ↑   Shift + Mouse movement

Remove from selection

Ctrl + A

Select all

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + A

Select none

Alt + Mouse left click

Select cell below

Ctrl + A

Select all

Ctrl + Mouse left click

Toggle selection state

or ↑   Shift + Mouse left click
Ctrl + ↑   Shift + I

Select vertices

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + E

Select edges

Mouse double click

Insert text or add an edge label

↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter

New line in formatted labels

↑   Shift + Esc

Cancel editing

⤶ Enter

New paragraph in formatted cells

F2

Start editing label of selected cell

or ⤶ Enter
F2

Stop editing and apply value

or ⭾ Tab
or Esc
Ctrl + B

Toggle bold on selected text

Ctrl + I

Toggle italic on selected text

Ctrl + U

Toggle underline on selected text

Ctrl + .

Superscript on selected text

Ctrl + ,

Subscript on selected text

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + L

Toggle layers window

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + O

Toggle outline window

Ctrl + M

Edit metadata

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + P

Toggle format panel

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + M

Edit vertex geometry

Mouse right click

Context menu

or Ctrl + Mouse left click
F1

About

Ctrl + X

Cut

Ctrl + C

Copy

Ctrl + V

Paste

Ctrl + G

Group

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + U

Ungroup

Ctrl + L

Lock / unlock

Alt + ↑   Shift + L

Edit link

Ctrl + ⤶ Enter

Duplicate

or D Ctrl + ⤶ Enter
⬅ Backspace

Delete selected cells

or Del
Ctrl + Del

Delete with connections

Ctrl + R

Turn / rotate 90° clockwise

↑   Shift

Hold to maintain proportions while resizing

Ctrl + Home

Collapse container

Ctrl + End

Expand container

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Home

Exit group

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + B

Send to back

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F

Bring to front

Alt + ↑   Shift + C

Clear waypoints

Alt + ↑   Shift + T

Edit tool tip

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Y

Autosize

Ctrl + Mouse movement

Clone cell

↑   Shift + Mouse movement

Disconnect edge

Alt

(While connecting) Connect to a fixed point

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Ctrl + S

Save

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + S

Save as

Ctrl + Z

Undo

Alt + ↑   Shift + A

Connection arrows

Alt + ↑   Shift + P

Connection points

↑   Shift

Ignore handles under the mouse

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + G

Toggle grid

Ctrl + P

Print

Ctrl + Y

Redo (Windows)

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Z

Redo (Linux, Mac)

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + X

Insert text

Ctrl + K

Insert rectangle

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + K

Insert ellipse

Esc

Cancel action

Alt + Mouse movement

Force rubberband

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + R

Clear default style

Ctrl + E

Edit style

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + D

Set as default style

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + C

Copy style

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + V

Paste style

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Program information

Program name: draw.io (Productivity)

draw.io is a online diagram software allowing users to create flowcharts, process diagrams and more. It can integrate with services like Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox or the diagram can be downloaded as an .xml file.

Web page: https://www.draw.io


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What is your favorite draw.io hotkey? Do you have any useful tips for program? Let other users know below.


stephenb says 23 days ago 10/22/2018 5:35 AM
Is there a shortcut to add a connector (i.e. without navigating via mouse to the connector icon) ?

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