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This shortcut is used by 135 programs in our database.

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Popular programs using this shortcut

What this shortcut does in different programs?

  1. League of Legends - Retreat Ping location/Open Radial Menu
  2. Notepad++ - Start new selected area. Only multiple stream areas can be selected this way
  3. Notepad++ - (on fold point) Toggle collapsed state of this fold, and propagate below
  4. Blender - Extrude / Create new component or bone
  5. REAPER - Toggle item selection

All programs

All programs using this shortcut, by category.

General


Google Chrome - Click a link to open a link in new background tab

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 - Open links in a new tab in the background

Mozilla Thunderbird - (to cell) Select table cell

Mozilla Thunderbird - (on table border) Select table

Text editing


Brackets - Add to your selection

PSPad - (on left gutter) Create a bookmark

WriteMonkey - Add another cursor

Imaging


Adobe Dimension CC (Windows) - Toggle Group Select (Move, Rotate, and Scale Tools)

Adobe Dimension CC (Windows) - Toggle Group Select (Move, Rotate, and Scale Tools)

Adobe Illustrator - Select multiple artboards in the Artboards panel

Adobe Illustrator - (click gradient button in Tools panel or Gradient panel) Reset gradient to black and white

Adobe Illustrator - Select noncontiguous actions, brushes, layers (same level only), links, styles, or swatches

Adobe Illustrator - (click Play Current Selection button) Play a single command

Adobe Illustrator - (click color bar) Select the complement for the current color fill/stroke

Adobe Illustrator - (click Gradient Fill box in the Gradient panel) Reset the gradient fill to default black and white linear gradient

Adobe Illustrator - (click eye icon) Select Outline/Preview view for the selected layer

Adobe Illustrator - (click New Layer button) Place layer at top of layer list

Adobe Illustrator - (click New Swatch button) Create new spot color

Adobe Lightroom Classic - (click a panel) Open/close all panels

Adobe Lightroom Classic - Select multiple folders or collections (in Library, Slideshow, Print, and Web modules)

Adobe Lightroom Classic - Select multiple discrete photos

Adobe Lightroom Classic - (click Sync button) Toggle Auto Sync

Adobe Photoshop CC - Toggle auto-select with move tool

Adobe Photoshop CC - Select a plane under another selected plane

Adobe Photoshop CC - (In preview) Add point to curve in Curves panel

Adobe Photoshop CC - (On image) Set a point to the composite curve

Adobe Photoshop CC - Play a command

Adobe Photoshop CC - (Click the action/command) Select discontiguous items of the same kind

Adobe Photoshop CC - (Click multiple frames) Select/deselect multiple discontiguous frames

Adobe Photoshop CC - (Click channel thumbnail) Load channel as selection

Adobe Photoshop CC - (Click Create New Channel button) Create a new spot channel

Adobe Photoshop CC - (Click layer thumbnail) Load layer transparency as a selection

Adobe Photoshop CC - (Click filter mask thumbnail) Load filter mask as a selection

Adobe Photoshop CC - (Click New Layer button) Create new layer below target layer

Adobe Photoshop CC - (Click New Group button) Create new layer group below current layer/layer set

Adobe Photoshop CC - (Click Add Layer Mask button) Create vector mask that reveals all/path area

Adobe Photoshop CC - Select/deselect multiple discontiguous layers

Adobe Photoshop CC - Select/deselect multiple discontiguous layer comps

Adobe Photoshop CC - (Click pathname) Load path as selection

Adobe Photoshop CC - (Click swatch) Set swatch color as background color

Affinity Photo - (click layer thumbnail) Selection from layer

Blender - Extrude / Create new component or bone

Canva (Windows) - (click on overlapping elements) Select the element on behind

Corel Painter - (click corner handles) Rotate

Corel Painter - (click side handles) Skew

Corel Painter - (click tile) Get tile shape

Cura 4 - Select object in a group

FaceRig Studio - (click on keyframes) Select all you can move them around

Inkscape - select within group

Inkscape - toggle smooth/cusp/symmetric

Inkscape - retract the handle

LDCad - Apply the color of the wheel segment below the mouse to the selection

LDCad - Apply the history bar color below the mouse to the selection

LDCad - (on part) Add to or remove from selection

LibreOffice Draw - (while dragging an object) Note: this shortcut key works only when the Copy when moving option in Tools - Options - LibreOffice Draw - General is enabled (it is enabled by default). Creates a copy of the dragged object when mouse button is released

Nuke - (click on panel name) Float panel

Nuke - Color picker (single pixel)

Nuke - Colour picker (single pixel)

Nuke - Rotate viewer on x,y axis

Nuke - (use create node) Replace selected node with new node

Nuke - (click on node) Highlight all upstream nodes

Nuke - Reset slider to default

Nuke - (click on close X) Close all properties panels except the one clicked

Nuke - (Bezier/Spline tool) Sketch a Bezier or B-spline

Nuke - (on a point) Break tangent handle for selected point

Paint.NET - (on blue up or down arrow) Move active layer top or bottom of list

Paint.NET - Add to selection

Paint.NET - Set source point

Pinnacle Studio 22 - (on trim) Add second trim point to the same track

Substance Painter - Change tool Flow / Rotation

System tools


Xterm - Open Xterm customization menus

Developer tools


Android Studio - Go to declaration (directly)

Chrome DevTools - (on the arrow icon next to the elements name) Expand or collapse the currently-selected node and all of its children

Chrome DevTools - (on the property value) Go to the line where a property value is declared

IntelliJ IDEA (Windows, Linux) - Go to declaration

Notepad++ - Start new selected area. Only multiple stream areas can be selected this way

Notepad++ - (on fold point) Toggle collapsed state of this fold, and propagate below

Novelty Visual Novel Maker - Remove from selection

SAP ABAP - Navigate to ABAP source code

TouchDesigner - Revert to Previous Value

Unity - Snap

Visual Studio Code (Linux) - with the “editor.multiCursorModifier” setting.

Web applications


Chromebook and Chrome OS - and click a link: Open the link in a new tab in the background

File manager


Adobe Bridge CC - Add to selection (discontiguous)

Adobe Bridge CC - Move multiple Loupe tools simultaneously

Xyplorer - Open in new background tab.

Xyplorer - On expansion icon: Fully Collapse/Expand selected node.

Xyplorer - Open in new background tab.

Xyplorer - (click Tab heads) Toggle search filter On/Off

Xyplorer - Toggle zoom/original size.

Xyplorer - Set start of sub loop.

Media player


iTunes 11 for Windows - (on the checkbox next to a song) Select or deselect all the songs in a list

iTunes 11 for Windows - (on a triangle) Expand or collapse all the triangles in the Radio's Stream list

iTunes 11 for Windows - (on the video) Choose artwork for the selected video

Games


AI War Classic - (on wormhole) send view through wormhole

AI War Classic - (build button) queue 50 ships instead of 1

Battlezone 98 Redux - (select units)

ChessBase 13 - Mark games

Don't Starve (PC) - click on a stack in inventory to split it in half

Don't Starve (PC) - While holding a stack of items, click to place one item from the stack

Flyff - Select player to PK or to ress red player (available on PK Yetti only)

Hearthstone - Target enemy hero with what is under the mouse cursor

League of Legends - Retreat Ping location/Open Radial Menu

Portal 2 - Copies the clicked element. Drag to move the copy and release the mouse button to drop it

Tibia - (Classic Control off) 'Use' or 'Open' any item, container or object

Total War: Attila - Change direction units are facing

Unturned - Drop item

Security


Dashlane - (click an item on the Web card) Fill only a single field

Kaspersky Internet Security - Select multiple nonadjacent identities

Productivity


Ableton Live 10 - Arm/Solo Multiple Tracks

Asana - Multi-select Individual Task

CintaNotes 3.13 - Toggle selection on current note.

CintaNotes 3.13 - Intersect a tag with currently selected tags (tag AND operation).

draw.io - Toggle selection state

draw.io - Context menu

Figma - Deep select

Figma - (while clicking) Deep select

Final Draft 11 (Windows) - Open context menu

FL Studio 20 - Select

FL Studio 20 - Select

LibreOffice Impress - Enter a group, so that you can edit the individual objects of the group. Click outside the group to return to the normal view

Notion (Windows) - New Notion window

REAPER - Toggle item selection

REAPER - Set fade/crossfade to next shape

REAPER - Set both fades to next shape

REAPER - Deselect all items and move edit cursor ignoring snap

REAPER - Move edit cursor ignoring snap

REAPER - Toggle note selection

REAPER - Move edit cursor ignoring snap

REAPER - Deselect all notes and move edit cursor ignoring snap

Tableau - Add individual marks to the selection

Todoist - Select and change multiple tasks at once

WPS Office - Selects multiple ranges of cells

Scientific


Onshape 1.98 - Open in new tab

Solidworks 2019 - Select multiple entities.


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