Shortcuts

Penpot provides shortcuts that help to speed your workflow. Many keyboard shortcuts appear next to the command names in menus.

Here you can find a list of all keyboard shortcuts that you can use in Penpot. Bear in mind that most of them are at the workspace, where they are more needed.

You can also check the shortcuts at the GitHub file.

Edit

Shortcut Linux and Windows macOS
Undo Ctrl Z Z
Redo Ctrl Shift Z Z
Clear undo Ctrl Q Q
Copy Ctrl C C
Duplicate Ctrl D D
Cut Ctrl X X
Paste Ctrl V V
Delete Supr, Delete
Start editing Enter Enter
Exit editing Esc Esc
Show distances . .

Modify layers

Shortcut Linux and Windows macOS
Group Ctrl G G
Ungroup Shift G G
Mask Ctrl M M
Unmask Ctrl Shift M M
Create component Ctrl K K
Flip vertical Ctrl V V
Flip horizontal Ctrl H H
Bring forward Ctrl
Bring to front Ctrl Shift
Send backwards Ctrl
Send to back Ctrl Shift
Move up
Move down
Move right
Move left
Move fast up Shift
Move fast down Shift
Move fast right Shift
Move fast left Shift

Tools

Shortcut Linux and Windows macOS
Artboard A A
Rectangle R R
Ellipse E E
Text T T
Path P P
Curve Ctrl C C
Image K K
Comment C C
Shortcut Linux and Windows macOS
Toggle rules Ctrl Shift R R
Toggle grid Ctrl ' '
Toggle snap to grid Ctrl Shift ' '
Toggle dynamic alignment Ctrl \ \
Select all Ctrl A A

Panels

Shortcut Linux and Windows macOS
Layers Alt L L
Assets Alt I I
History Alt H H
Color palette Alt P P
Color picker I I

Zoom

Shortcut Linux and Windows macOS
Zoom in +

Ctrl Scrollwheel

Pinch out (trackpad)
+

Option Scrollwheel

Option-swipe (Magic Mouse)

Pinch out (trackpad)
Zoom out -

Ctrl Scrollwheel

Pinch in (trackpad)
-

Option Scrollwheel

Option-swipe (Magic Mouse)
Pinch in (trackpad)
Zoom to 100% Ctrl Shift 0 0
Zoom to fit all Ctrl Shift 1 1
Zoom to selected Ctrl Shift 2 2

View mode

Shortcut Linux and Windows macOS
Next frame
Previous frame

Go to screens

Shortcut Linux and Windows macOS
View mode G and then V G and then V
Dashboard G and then D G and then D