WriteMonkey keyboard shortcuts


Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
3 years ago
- Shortcuts

WriteMonkey is a great program with its simplicity, but as you will see, it's generous about keyboard shortcuts. To keep things plain and simple, we recommend you to start with a few shortcuts.


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Toggle full screen

↑   Shift + Esc

Toggle distraction free mode


Toggle left and right panes on / off


Show and focus document list / toggle documents / jumps

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + P

Command palette

Ctrl + Space

Open Command palette

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + R

Access repository items via Command palette

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + U

Access documents list via Command palette

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + O

Access jumps list via Command palette

Ctrl + N

New document

Ctrl + S

Save Document

Ctrl + P

Print selection or document as plain text


Toggle spell checking on / off


Toggle show whitespace characters on / off

Ctrl + F6

Toggle inactive paragraphs fading on / off

Ctrl + F7

Toggle active sentence highlighting on / off

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + T

Toggle typewriter scrolling on / off


Show / Toggle / Hide right pane modules

Ctrl + Q

Quit / Close Writemonkey

Alt + ↑   Shift + S

Rotate sepia filter

Alt + ↑   Shift + B

Rotate brightness filter

â­¾ Tab

Focus editor when not in focus

Ctrl + 0

Reset zoom

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + E

Trigger expandable snippet

Ctrl + 6

Decrease font zoom

Ctrl + 7

Increase font zoom

Ctrl + 4

Decrease text area width

Ctrl + 5

Increase text area width

Alt +

Set text area width

Ctrl +

Set text zoom factor

Ctrl + Alt +

Zoom in / out

Ctrl + ←  â†’

Jump word left, right

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ←  â†’

Moving around and selecting

Ctrl + K then C

Scroll to selection / cursor


Jump to the position of last change


Jump to the left / right edge of the on-screen line

or End
Alt + ←  â†’

Jump to start / end line

Ctrl + Home

(Windows) Jump to start / end document

or Ctrl + End
⌘ Cmd + ↑  â†“

(OSX) Jump to start / end document

Select word

Select paragraph

Alt +

Column select / add cursor for each line

Ctrl +

Add another cursor

Ctrl +

Add another selection

Ctrl + 9

Toggle fold / unfold all headings (markdown)

Ctrl + 8

Toggle fold / unfold current heading (markdown)


Toggle collapse range (paragraph or selection)


Toggle segment focus (paragraph or selection)

Ctrl + C

Copy line / selection

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + C

Copy All

Ctrl + X

Cut line / selection

Ctrl + V


Ctrl + ↑   Shift + V

Paste as collapsed region

Ctrl + A

Select all

Ctrl + D

Select next occurrence

Ctrl + ⤶ Enter

Insert line after

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter

Insert line before

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ↑

Move line up

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ↓

Move line down

Ctrl + L

Select line Repeat to select next line

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + K

Delete line

Ctrl + K then K

Delete from cursor to end of line

Ctrl + K then ⬅ Backspace

Delete from cursor to start of line

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + D

Duplicate line / selection

Ctrl + J

Join line below to the end of the current line

Ctrl + Z


Ctrl + U

Soft undo

Ctrl + Y


Ctrl + K then U

To Uppercase

Ctrl + K then L

To Lowercase

Ctrl + R

Comment / uncomment line or selection

Ctrl + T

Strike / unstrike line or selection

Ctrl + B

Bold (markdown)

Ctrl + I

Italic (markdown)

Ctrl + O

Code (markdown)

Ctrl + ⬅ Backspace

Delete word left

Ctrl + Del

Delete word right

Ctrl + F


Ctrl + H

Find and replace


Find next

Ctrl + F3

Find under

↑   Shift + Ctrl + F3

Find under previous

Alt + F3

Quick find / select all

Ctrl + 1

Quick mark all

↑   Shift + Ctrl + M

Move paragraph / selection to repository

↑   Shift + Ctrl + L

Copy paragraph / selection to repository

Ctrl + F2

New bookmark


Go to next bookmark

↑   Shift + F2

Go to previous bookmark

↑   Shift + Ctrl + F2

Clear all bookmarks

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Program information

Program name: WriteMonkey WriteMonkey (Text editing)

WriteMonkey is a full screen writing program. Also called as distraction-free editors, these programs uses the entire screen for isolating the writer from other programs and operating system.

Web page: http://writemonkey.com

Last update: 11 Nov 2019

Shortcut count: 93

How easy to press shortcuts: 83%

Platform detected: Windows and macOS mixed

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