List of shortcuts

Press f2 while using Polypane to quickly show a dropdown with all the shortcuts for easy reference.

Default browser functions

  • cmd/ctrl l / alt d / f6: Focus addressbar

  • cmd/ctrl r / F5 : Reload

  • alt r : Reload CSS

  • shift cmd/ctrl r : Empty cache and reload

  • backspace / alt left : Go back

  • shift backspace / alt right : Go forward

  • ctrl t : Add tab

  • ctrl w : Remove current tab

  • cmd/ctrl tab / cmd/ctrl pagedown : go to next tab

  • shift cmd/ctrl tab / cmd/ctrl pageup : go to previous tab

  • cmd/ctrl q : Close Polypane

  • F11/cmd ctrl f: Toggle fullscreen

  • alt: Show menu (Windows only)

  • cmd/ctrl i : Toggle Dark mode

  • F2: Show shortcut overlay

  • F1 / alt home : Go back to the getting started screen

Modes

  • h : Horizontal
  • v : Vertical
  • f : Focus
  • b : Full

Pane management

  • cmd/ctrl n : New pane
  • shift cmd/ctrl n : Randomly resize all panes on screen
  • cmd/ctrl b : Create panes from breakpoints
  • cmd/ctrl m : Toggle mode
  • alt r : Rotate all panes
  • cmd/ctrl 1-9 : Apply workspace (1 through 9)
  • cmd/ctrl alt 1-9 : Save panes to workspace (1 through 9)

Development shortcuts

  • F12 / shift cmd/ctrl i : Toggle Devtools
  • shift cmd/ctrl c : Inspect element
  • shift cmd/ctrl p : Toggle side panel
  • cmd/ctrl p : Make screenshot
  • cmd/ctrl o : Toggle synced scrolling
  • cmd/ctrl d : Toggle layout debugging

Global Zooming

  • cmd/ctrl +/- : Zoom in and out
  • cmd/ctrl 0 : Reset zoom to 100%
  • shift cmd/ctrl 0 : Zoom to fit

Some mouse interactions change if you press certain keys:

  • Press shift when resizing a pane to maintain its proportions.
  • Press cmd/ctrl when clicking the reload button to clear the cache and reload.
  • Press cmd/ctrl and scroll to zoom in and out.

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