FileMaker keyboard shortcuts


Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
3 years ago
- Shortcuts

Cancel an operation or dialog box


Click a selected button on a layout with the keyboard


Close a dialog box

↑   Shift + Esc

Close certain dialog boxes without confirmation and discard changes

Ctrl + W

Close a file or window

or Ctrl + F4
Ctrl + Alt + W

Close all files or windows

Alt + F4

Exit or quit FileMaker Pro

or Ctrl + Q

Open FileMaker Pro Help

Ctrl + O

Open a file

↑   Shift

(While opening the file)  Use a specified account name and password to open a file

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + O

Open a remote file

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + D

Open the Manage Database dialog box

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F

Open the Find/Replace dialog box

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + L

Open the Manage Layouts dialog box


Open the Layout pop-up menu


Play or edit a sound in a container field

Ctrl + P


Ctrl + Alt + P

Print without the Print dialog box

Ctrl +


Ctrl +

Reorder items in a list box, such as Script steps, Fields, Parts

Ctrl + S


Ctrl + Z

Undo the last command

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + S

Open the Manage Scripts dialog box

Ctrl + S

Save a script

Ctrl + Num 0 - Num 9

Perform one of the first ten scripts listed in the Scripts menu

Ctrl + B

Browse mode

Ctrl + F

Find mode

Ctrl + L

Layout mode

Ctrl + U

Preview mode


Next character

Ctrl + Del

Next word

or Ctrl + ⬅ Backspace
⬅ Backspace

Previous character


Clear selected text

Ctrl + Insert

Copy selected text

or Ctrl + C
Ctrl + C

(with no objects selected) Copy all text in a record

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + C

(with no objects selected)   Copy all records in the found set to the Clipboard in text form

↑   Shift + Del

Cut selected text

or Ctrl + X
Ctrl + V


Alt + ⬅ Backspace


or Ctrl + Z
Ctrl + Y


or Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Z
Num Enter

Exit text edit mode

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F

Find/replace data

Ctrl + G

Find the next occurrence of the specified data

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + G

Reverse the current direction of a Find Again operation

Alt + Ctrl + G

Replace the Find what data with the Replace with data, then search for and select the next occurrence

↑   Shift + Alt + Ctrl + G

Reverse the current direction of a Replace & Find Again operation

Alt + Ctrl + H

Find the next occurrence of the selected data in the database

↑   Shift + Alt + Ctrl + H

Reverse the current direction of a Find Selected operation

Ctrl + Space

Insert a non-breaking space

Ctrl + ⭾ Tab

Insert a tab in a field

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Y

Open the Spelling dialog box when alerted of a misspelled word (A Check spelling as you type file option must be enabled. For more information, see Setting file options)

Ctrl + \

Align center

Ctrl + [

Align left

Ctrl + ]

Align right

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + \


Ctrl + ↑   Shift + >

The next point size up on the Format menu

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + <

The next point size down on the menu

Ctrl + Alt + ↑   Shift + >

Text size - Up one point

Ctrl + Alt + ↑   Shift + <

Text size - Down one point

Ctrl + Home

Beginning of the text

Ctrl + End

End of the text


Beginning of the line


End of the line

Ctrl +

Beginning of the previous word

Ctrl +

End of the next word

Previous character

Next character

Previous line

Next line

↑   Shift + Home

Beginning of line

Ctrl + ↑   Shift +

Beginning of previous word

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Home

Beginning of text

↑   Shift + End

End of line

Ctrl + ↑   Shift +

End of next word

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + End

End of text

↑   Shift +

Next character

↑   Shift +

Next line

↑   Shift +

Previous character

↑   Shift +

Previous line

Ctrl + T


Ctrl + N


Ctrl + D


Ctrl + I


Ctrl + M


Ctrl + R


Ctrl + L


Ctrl + S


← ↑ → ↓

Move the selection around the relationships graph, individually selecting tables, notes, or relationships

↑   Shift + ← ↑ → ↓

Move the selection incrementally between objects

Type the characters: Move the selection to an object that includes text beginning with specific characters
Note: If multiple objects share initial characters, you can move the selection to the next occurrence by pressing Ctrl + G or typing the characters again.
Ctrl + ← ↑ → ↓

(after selecting a table, or drag the selected table)  Move the selected object

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ← ↑ → ↓

(after selecting a fully expanded table) Resize the selected object

↑   Shift +

(then drag selection around multiple tables) Select multiple tables. Note: To select by partially dragging around tables, press Ctrl while dragging.

Ctrl + A

Select all tables. Note: In Note mode, this command selects all notes, not tables

Ctrl + Y

Select all tables directly related to the currently selected table

Ctrl + U

Select tables with the same source table

Ctrl + T

Toggle the display state of selected tables or notes (Tables can be displayed fully expanded, by table name alone, and by table name and related fields. Notes can be displayed expanded or collapsed)

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + T

Add a table

Ctrl + O

when one table is selected Edit a table


when one or more tables are selected Delete a table

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + R

Add a relationship

Ctrl + O

when one relationship is selected  Edit a relationship


when one or more relationships are selected  Delete a relationship

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + N

Add a text note

Ctrl + D,

or Ctrl while dragging  Duplicate a selection

Ctrl + R

Change to Pointer mode

Ctrl + =

(equals)  Change to Zoom In mode

Note Alt +

temporarily changes to Zoom Out mode.

Ctrl + -

Change to Zoom Out mode

Note Alt +

temporarily changes to Zoom In mode.

Ctrl + N

Change to Note mode

⭾ Tab

Move the selection from the relationships graph to the command buttons and proceed from left to right

↑   Shift + ⭾ Tab

Move the selection through the command buttons from right to left and to the relationships graph from the Add Table command

Ctrl + I

Snap to fit

Ctrl + E

Turn page guides on and off

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + P

Display print setup options

⭾ Tab,

Left Arrow, Right Arrow  Select a different button


Issue a selected command button

⤶ Enter

or Space bar to display the menu, Up Arrow or Down Arrow to make a selection in the menu, then Enter to issue the command Issue a command in a selected button’s menu

Ctrl + Z

Undo the last command


Step Over command


Step Into command


Step Out command

Alt + F8

Run to Breakpoint command

Ctrl + F8

Halt Script command

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F5

Set Next Step command

Ctrl + F9

Set/Clear Breakpoint command (toggle the breakpoint)

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F9

Remove Breakpoints command

Ctrl + F10

Edit Script command

Ctrl + C


Ctrl + X


Ctrl + V


Ctrl + D


Use the following keyboard shortcuts for buttons on alert messages


⤶ Enter


Alt + D

Don’t Save

Scroll wheel support (Windows)
Ctrl +

Enlarge or reduce the image on your screen (zoom in or out)

To get more information about mouse wheel behavior, please refer to FileMaker documentation.

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Program information

Program name: FileMaker FileMaker (Developer tools)

FileMaker is a relational database program developed by Apple subsidiary FileMaker Inc. It provides functions like dragging elements into layouts, screens, forms for modifying databases. It was evolved from being a DOS application and today used on OS X, macOS, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, iOS

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Last update: 11 Nov 2019

Shortcut count: 145

How easy to press shortcuts: 81%

Platform detected: Windows or Linux (not macOS)

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