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.

Workspace

Item Alignment

Shortcut Linux and Windows macOS
Align bottom AltS S
Align center horizontally AltH H
Align center vertically AltV V
Align left AltA A
Align right AltD D
Align top AltW W
Distribute horizontally CtrlShiftAltH H
Distribute vertically CtrlShiftAltV V

Edit

Shortcut Linux and Windows macOS
Cancel Esc Esc
Clear undo CtrlQ AltQ
Copy CtrlC C
Cut CtrlX X
Delete Supr or Delete
Duplicate CtrlD D
Paste CtrlV V
Redo CtrlShiftZ Z
Start/Stop measurement Alt or . or .
Start editing Enter Enter
Undo CtrlZ Z
Shortcut Linux and Windows macOS
Export shapes CtrlShiftE E
Select all CtrlA A
Set thumbnails ShiftT T
Show/hide grid Ctrl' '
Show/hide pixel grid Shift, ,
Show/hide rulers CtrlShiftR R
Show/hide shortcuts ? ?
Snap to grid CtrlShift' '
Snap to guides CtrlShiftG G
Snap to pixel grid , ,
Toggle dynamic alignment Ctrl\ \
Toggle scale tool K K

Modify layers

Shortcut Linux and Windows macOS
Bring forward Ctrl
Bring to front CtrlShift
Create artboard from selection CtrlAltG G
Create component CtrlK K
Detach component CtrlShiftK K
Flip horizontal CtrlH H
Flip vertical CtrlV V
Group CtrlG G
Mask CtrlM M
Move down
Move down fast Shift
Move left
Move left fast Shift
Move right
Move right fast Shift
Move up
Move up fast Shift
Send backwards Ctrl
Send to back CtrlShift
Set opacity to 10% 1 1
Set opacity to 20% 2 2
Set opacity to 30% 3 3
Set opacity to 40% 4 4
Set opacity to 50% 5 5
Set opacity to 60% 6 6
Set opacity to 70% 7 7
Set opacity to 80% 8 8
Set opacity to 90% 9 9
Set opacity to 100% 0 0
Ungroup ShiftG G
Unmask CtrlShiftM M

Navigation

Shortcut Linux and Windows macOS
Go to dashboard G and then D G and then D
Go to view mode inspect section G and then H G and then H

Panels

Shortcut Linux and Windows macOS
Assets AltI I
Color palette AltP P
History AltH H
Layers AltL L
Show/hide UI \ \
Text palette AltT T

Path editor

Shortcut Linux and Windows macOS
Add node Shift+ +
Delete node Supr or Delete
Draw Path P P
Join nodes J J
Make corner X X
Make curve C C
Merge nodes CtrlJ J
Move Nodes M M
Separate nodes K K
Snap to nodes Ctrl' '

Shapes

Shortcut Linux and Windows macOS
Boolean difference CtrlAltD D
Boolean exclude CtrlAltE E
Boolean intersection CtrlAltI I
Boolean union CtrlAltU U

Tools

Shortcut Linux and Windows macOS
Board B B
Curve CtrlC C
Ellipse E E
Image ShiftK K
Path P P
Rectangle R R
Text T T
Flex Layout ShiftA ShiftA
Color picker I I
Comments C C
Lock Proportions ShiftL L
Lock selected CtrlShiftL L
Move V V
Toggle focus mode F F
Toggle scale text K K
Toggle visibility CtrlShiftH H

Zoom

Shortcut Linux and Windows macOS
Reset zoom to 100% Shift 0 0
Zoom in +

Ctrl Scrollwheel

Pinch out (trackpad)
+

Option Scrollwheel

Option-swipe (Magic Mouse)

Pinch out (trackpad)
Zoom to fit all Shift 1 1
Zoom to selected Shift 2 2
Zoom out -

Ctrl Scrollwheel

Pinch in (trackpad)
-

Option Scrollwheel

Option-swipe (Magic Mouse)
Pinch in (trackpad)
Zoom lense in Z Z
Zoom lense out Alt Z Z

Text edition

Shortcut Linux and Windows macOS
Bold Ctrl B B
Italic Ctrl I I
Underline Ctrl U U
Strikethrough Shift Alt 5 5
Increase font size Ctrl Shift UP UP
Decrease font size Ctrl Shift DOWN DOWN
Increase letter spacing Alt UP UP
Decrease letter spacing Alt DOWN DOWN
Increase line height Shift Alt UP UP
Decrease line height Shift Alt DOWN DOWN
Align left Ctrl Alt L L
Align right Ctrl Alt R R
Align center Ctrl Alt T T
Justify Ctrl Alt J J

Dashboard

Generic

Shortcut Linux and Windows macOS
Create new project + +
Create new file (Inside project) + +
Shortcut Linux and Windows macOS
Go to shared libraries G and then L G and then L
Go to drafts G and then D G and then D
Search CtrlF F

Viewer

Generic

Shortcut Linux and Windows macOS
Next frame
Previous frame
Select all CtrlA A
Shortcut Linux and Windows macOS
Go to comment section G and then C G and then C
Go to inspect section G and then H G and then H
Go to interactions section G and then V G and then V
Go to workspace G and then W G and then W

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)
Reset zoom to 100% Shift 0 0
Toggle zoom style F F
Toggle fullscreen Shift F F