LabView keyboard shortcuts

LabView

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- Shortcuts
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↑   Shift +

Selects multiple objects; adds object to current selection

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Ctrl +

Toggles a single object to join or leave the current selection

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← β†‘ β†’ β†“

Moves selected objects one pixel at a time

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↑   Shift + ← β†‘ β†’ β†“

Moves selected objects several pixels at a time. If the Alignment Grid is enabled, the object will move to align with the grid and thereafter will move in grid increments

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↑   Shift +
+

(drag) Moves selected objects in one axis

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Ctrl +
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(drag) Duplicates selected object

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift +
+

(drag) Duplicates selected object and moves it in one axis

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↑   Shift

(resize) Resizes selected object while maintaining aspect ratio

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Ctrl

(resize) Resizes selected object while maintaining center point

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift

(resize) Resizes selected object while maintaining center point and aspect ratio

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Ctrl +
+

(drag a rectangle) Adds more working space to the front panel or block diagram

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Ctrl + Alt +
+

(drag a rectangle) Removes space from the front panel or block diagram

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Ctrl + A

Selects all front panel or block diagram items

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + A

Performs last alignment operation on objects

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Ctrl + D

Performs last distribution operation on objects

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Double +

(click open space) Adds a free label to the front panel or block diagram if automatic tool selection is enabled

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Ctrl +

Scrolls through subdiagrams of a Case, Event, or Stacked Sequence structure

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G

While dragging an object with the mouse, this momentarily toggles on or off the alignment grid

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A

While dragging an object on the block diagram, this momentarily toggles on or off the automatic wiring

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W

While dragging a selection on the block diagram into or out of a structure, turns off auto-wiring across structure boundaries

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Space +
+

(drag) Disables preset alignment positions when moving object labels or captions

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Ctrl + F

Finds objects or text

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F

Displays Search Results window or the Find Project Items dialog box with the previous search results

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Ctrl + G

Searches for next instance of object or text

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + G

Searches for previous instance of VIs, object, or text

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Ctrl + β­Ύ Tab

Cycles through LabVIEW windows in the order the windows appear onscreen. The order of the windows depends on the window manager you use

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + β­Ύ Tab

Cycles the opposite direction through LabVIEW windows

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Ctrl + L

Displays the Error List window

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + W

Displays the All Windows dialog box

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + B

Displays the Class Browser window

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Ctrl + E

Displays block diagram or front panel window

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Ctrl + Space

Displays the Quick Drop dialog box. On Chinese keyboards, press the Ctrl-Shift-Space keys. (Mac OS X) Press the Command-Shift-Space keys

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Ctrl + #

Enables or disables grid alignment. On French keyboards, press the Ctrl-" keys. (Mac OS) Press the Command-* keys

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Ctrl + /

Maximizes and restores window

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Ctrl + T

Tiles front panel and block diagram windows

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + N

Displays the Navigation window

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Ctrl + I

Displays the VI Properties dialog box

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Ctrl + Y

Displays the History window

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Ctrl + D

Redraws the VI Hierarchy window

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Ctrl + A

Shows all VIs in the VI Hierarchy window

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Ctrl +

(click VI) Displays the subVIs and other nodes that make up the VI you select in the VI Hierarchy window

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• Enter

Finds the next node that matches the search string after initiating a search by typing in the VI Hierarchy window

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↑   Shift + • Enter

Finds the previous node that matches the search string after initiating a search by typing in the VI Hierarchy window

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Ctrl + ↓

Steps into node

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Ctrl + β†’

Steps over node

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Ctrl + ↑

Steps out of node

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Ctrl +

(click on wire) In run mode place a probe

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(click on wire or block diagram space) In run mode place a breakpoint

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Ctrl + N

Opens a new, blank VI

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Ctrl + O

Opens an existing VI

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Ctrl + W

Closes the VI

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Ctrl + S

Saves the VI

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + S

Saves all open files

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Ctrl + P

Prints the window

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Ctrl + Q

Quits LabVIEW

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Ctrl + Z

Undoes last action

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Z

Redoes last action

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Ctrl + X

Cuts an object

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Ctrl + C

Copies an object

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Ctrl + V

Pastes an object

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Ctrl + H

Displays Context Help window

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + L

Locks Context Help window

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Ctrl + ?

Displays LabVIEW Help

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or F1
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Ctrl

Switches to next most useful tool

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↑   Shift

Switches to Positioning tool

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift

(over open space) Switches to Scrolling tool

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Space

Toggles between two most common tools if automatic tool selection is disabled

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↑   Shift + β­Ύ Tab

Enables automatic tool selection

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β­Ύ Tab

Cycles through four most common tools if you disabled automatic tool selection by clicking the automatic tool selection button. Otherwise, enables automatic tool selection

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← β†‘ β†’ β†“

Navigates temporary Controls and Functions palettes

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• Enter

Navigates into a temporary palette

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Esc

Navigates out of a temporary palette

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↑   Shift + β†’ +

Displays a temporary version of the Tools palette at the location of the cursor

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Double +

(click subVI) Displays subVI front panel

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Ctrl + double +

(click subVI) Displays subVI block diagram and front panel

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+

(Drag VI icon to block diagram) Places that VI as a subVI on the block diagram

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↑   Shift +
+

(drag VI icon to block diagram) Places that VI as a subVI on the block diagram with constants wired for controls that have non-default values

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Ctrl + β†’ +

(click block diagram and select VI from palette) Opens front panel of that VI

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Ctrl + R

Runs the VI

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Ctrl + .

Aborts the VI, when used while VI is running

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Ctrl + M

Changes to run or edit mode

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Ctrl +

(click Run button) Recompiles the current VI

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift +

(click Run button) Recompiles all VIs in memory

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Ctrl + ↓

Moves key focus inside an array or cluster, when used while VI is running

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Ctrl + ↑

Moves key focus outside an array or cluster, when used while VI is running

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β­Ύ Tab

Navigates the controls or indicators according to tabbing order, when used while VI is running

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↑   Shift + β­Ύ Tab

Navigates backward through the controls or indicators, when used while VI is running

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Ctrl + B

Deletes all broken wires in a VI

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Esc

Cancels a wire you started

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or
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(click terminal) Cancels a wire you started

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(click wire) Selects one segment

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(click wire) Selects a branch

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(click wire) Selects entire wire

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A

While wiring, disables automatic wire routing temporarily

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(while wiring) Tacks down wire without connecting it

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Space

Toggles automatic wiring while moving objects

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↑   Shift +

Undoes last point where you set a wire

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Ctrl +

(click input on function with two inputs) Switches the two input wires

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Space

Switches the direction of a wire between horizontal and vertical

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Selects a single word in a string

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Selects an entire string

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Ctrl + β†’

Moves forward in string by one word when using text that has characters that use single bytes, such as Western character sets. Moves forward in string by one character when using text that has characters that use multiple bytes, such as Asian character sets

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Ctrl + ←

Moves backward in string by one word when using text that has characters that use single bytes, such as Western character sets. Moves backward in string by one character when using text that has characters that use multiple bytes, such as Asian character sets

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Home

Moves to beginning of current line in string

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End

Moves to end of current line in string

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Ctrl + Home

Moves to beginning of entire string

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Ctrl + End

Moves to end of entire string

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↑   Shift + • Enter

Adds new items when entering items in enumerated type controls and constants, ring controls and constants, or Case structures. In string constants, press the Shift-Enter keys on the keyboard to disable autosizing if it is enabled. If autosizing is disabled, press the Shift-Enter keys on the keyboard to display a scroll bar in the constant

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + • Enter

Duplicates the current case structure frame while editing the name of the current frame

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Esc

Cancels current edit in a string

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Ctrl + • Enter

Ends text entry

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + =

Increases the current font size

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Ctrl + -

Decreases the current font size

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Ctrl + 0

Displays the Font dialog box

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Ctrl + 1

Changes to the Application font in Font dialog box

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Ctrl + 2

Changes to the System font in the Font dialog box

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Ctrl + 3

Changes to the Dialog font in the Font dialog box

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Ctrl + 4

Changes to the current font in the Font dialog box

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F

Horizontally flips the selected user layer

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R

Rotates the selected user layer in a clockwise direction. If you do not select a layer, this tool rotates all user layers

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Ctrl + W

Closes the Icon Editon

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Ctrl + Z

Undoes last action

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Z

Redoes last action

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Ctrl + X

Cuts the selection to the clipboard

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Ctrl + C

Copies the selection to the clipboard

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Ctrl + V

Pastes the selection from the clipboard

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Ctrl + A

Selects everything

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Ctrl + D

Deselects everything

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Del

Deletes everything. This includes removing the Template, deleting all Icon Text, and deleting all User Layers

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Ctrl + U

Deletes all User Layers

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Ctrl + F

Opens the Icon Editor Properties dialog to the Text Tool page

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Ctrl + T

Toggles visibility of a overlay on the Icon Edit Area showing the current connector pane pattern

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Ctrl + P

Opens the Icon Editor Properties dialog box

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Ctrl + L

Toggles visibility of the Layers page

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Ctrl + N

Creates a new user layer

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Ctrl + Del

Deletes the selected user layers on the Layers page

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Ctrl + H

Toggles visibility of the Context Help window

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + L

Locks visibility of the Context Help window

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Ctrl + ?

Opens the LabVIEW Help


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Program information

Program name: LabView LabView (Scientific)

LabView is a system-design platform and development environment. Originally released for the Apple Macintosh in 1986, LabVIEW is used for data acquisition, instrument control, and industrial automation on a variety of operating systems, including Windows, various versions of Unix, Linux, and macOS.

Web page: ni.com/en-us/shop/labview.html

Last update: 14 December 2020

How easy to press shortcuts: 84%

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Updated: Updated program information. (2 updates.) 12/14/2020 8:46:13 AM New program added.
12/14/2020 9:07:19 AM Updated program information.

Shortcut count: 141

Platform detected: Windows or Linux (not macOS)

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