Glorious Guide to Keyboard Shortcuts

Some editing actions within Drupal's rich text editor can be performed more efficiently with keyboard shortcuts. You may find these keystroke combinations useful to remember:

Writing

  • Enter (Return) – ends a paragraph and starts a new one.
  • Shift+Enter – adds a line break.
  • Backspace, Del – deletes a character.
  • Ctrl+Backspace, Ctrl+Del – deletes a word.

Undo and Redo

  • Ctrl+Z – performs the undo operation.
  • Ctrl+Y – performs the redo operation.

Cut, Copy and Paste

  • Ctrl+X, Shift+Del – cuts a text fragment to clipboard.
  • Ctrl+C – copies a text fragment to clipboard.
  • Ctrl+V, Shift+Insert – pastes a text fragment from clipboard.
  • Ctrl+Shift+V – pastes a text fragment from clipboard without formatting.

Text Selection

  • Ctrl+A – selects all document contents.

Text Styling

  • Ctrl+B – applies bold formatting to a text fragment.
  • Ctrl+I – applies italics formatting to a text fragment.

Rich Text

  • Ctrl+L – opens the Link dialog window.

More keyboard shortcuts are described in the CKEditor 3.x Keyboard Shortcuts.