Keyboard shortcuts enable you to create, edit, and navigate more efficiently—without having to touch your mouse or trackpad.

You might also be interested in how screen readers and accessibility work in MURAL.

To show all keyboard shortcuts in a mural, press the ? key (Shift + /). You can also click Help > Shortcuts in the top bar. A panel is displayed with all keyboard shortcuts. (You can use the search box at the top of the panel to find specific shortcuts).

Here's a list of all available shortcuts, grouped by function.

Contents


General

Action

Windows

Mac

Undo

Control + Z

Command + Z

Redo

Control + Shift + Z

Shift + Command + Z

Copy

Control + C

Command + C

Cut

Control + X

Command + X

Paste

Control + V

Command + V

Bring to front

Control + ]

Command + ]

Send to back

Control + [

Command + [

Duplicate

Alt + Drag

Option + Drag

Export

Control + E

Command + E

Toggle Move Mode

Alt + M

Option + M

Duplicate an area without its content

Alt + Shift + Drag

Option + Shift + Drag

Select all

Control + A

Command + A

Group

Control + G

Command + G

Ungroup

Control + Shift + G

Shift + Command + G

Super Lock (facilitators only)

Control + Shift + S

Shift + Command + S

Lock

Control + Shift + L

Shift + Command + L

Multiple select

Hold Control + Click

or

Hold Shift + Click

Hold Command + Click

or

Hold Shift + Click

Multiple selection marquee

Shift + Drag

Shift + Drag

Include locked elements in a selection (non-visitors only)

Control + Shift + Drag

Shift + Command + Drag

Select a locked element (non-visitors only)

Control + Shift + Click

Shift + Command + Click

Select all including locked elements (non-visitors only)

Control + Shift + A

Shift + Command + A

Move elements

Arrow Keys ←→↑↓

Arrow Keys ←→↑↓

Move elements faster

Shift + Arrow Keys ←→↑↓

Shift + Arrow Keys ←→↑↓

Delete element

Delete or Backspace

Delete or Backspace

Deselect element

Escape

Escape

Constrain proportions (shapes & areas)

Shift + Resize Handler

Shift + Resize Handler

Snap the angle of rotation (connectors)

Shift + Move Nodes

Shift + Move Nodes

Search murals and rooms

Control + K

Command + K

Enter/exit draw mode

D

D

Move objects horizontally or vertically in a straight line

Shift + Drag

Shift + Drag

Navigation

Action

Windows

Mac

Move around the mural

Arrow Keys ←→↑↓

Arrow Keys ←→↑↓

Move around the mural faster

Shift + Arrow Keys ←→↑↓

Shift + Arrow Keys ←→↑↓

Move or return keyboard focus to the canvas

Alt + = (equal sign)

Option + = (equal sign)

Pan without moving elements

Hold Space Bar + Drag

Hold Space Bar + Drag

Zoom in to a selection

Hold Z + Marquee-select part of a mural

Hold Z + Shift-select part of a mural

Zoom out to a selection

Hold Alt + Z + Marquee-select part of a mural

Hold Option + Z + Shift-select part of a mural

Zoom in

Hold Z + Click

Hold Z + Click

Zoom out

Hold Alt + Z + Click

Hold Option + Z + Click

Zoom to fit

Control + Shift + 0

Shift + Command + 0

Actual size

Control + Alt + 0

Option + Command + 0

Pop-up an element

Hold X + Hover element

Hold X + Hover element

Adding Elements

Action

Windows

Mac

Create a 3x3 sticky note

Control + Alt + N

Control + Option + N

Create a 5x3 sticky note

Control + Alt + M

Control + Option + M

Create a circle sticky note

Control + Alt + X

Control + Option + X

Create a title

Control + Alt + H

Control + Option + H

Create a text box

Control + Alt + T

Control + Option + T

Create a rectangle shape

Control + Alt + R

Control + Option + R

Create an oval shape

Control + Alt + O

Control + Option + O

Create a line

Control + Alt + L

Control + Option + L

Create a connector

Control + Alt + C

Control + Option + C

Upload an image

Control + Alt + U

Control + Option + U

Presentation

Action

Windows

Mac

Move between previous and next frames

Arrow Keys ←→

Arrow Keys ←→

Facilitation

These shortcuts are only available to mural facilitators.

Action

Windows

Mac

Activate the laser pointer

Hold H

Hold H

Super Lock

Control + Shift + S

Shift + Command + S

Find

Action

Windows

Mac

Step forward (when focused on input)

Enter

Return

Step backward (when focused on input)

Shift + Enter

Shift + Return

Other

Action

Windows

Mac

Override auto-alignment

Control + Move element

Command + Move element

Insert soft line break in text elements

Shift + Enter

Shift + Return

Open shortcuts list

? (Shift + /)

? (Shift + /)

Accessibility

Action

Windows

Mac

Open the context menu

CTRL + Enter

CMD + Enter

Navigate within the context menu

Arrow Keys ←→↑↓

Arrow Keys ←→↑↓

Close the context menu

Esc

Esc

Move to next object

Alt + →

Option + →

Move to previous object

Alt + ←

Option + ←

Move to first object

Alt + Home

Option + Home

Move to last object

Alt + End

Option + End

Go to previous type of object

Alt + ↑

Option + ↑

Go to next type of object

Alt + ↓

Option + ↓

Change reading order to a location-based order or chronological order.

Alt + R

Option + R

Announce detail information about the canvas when using a screen reader

Alt + I

Option + I

Announce content of selected object when using a screen reader

Alt + C

Option + C

Announce additional object information when using a screen reader

Alt + D

Option + D

Toggle top level and flat navigation

Alt + N

Option + N

Enter an area or a group

Alt + H

Option + H

Leave an area or group

Alt + Shift + H

Option + Shift + H

Now you can impress everyone with how quickly you can navigate, create, and edit content in MURAL!

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