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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

  • Shift + cmd/ctrl l / alt d / f6: Focus address bar in side browser

  • cmd/ctrl r / F5 / r: 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

  • esc : Close any open popovers

  • cmd/ctrl f : Search in panes

Layouts

  • h : Horizontal
  • v : Vertical
  • f : Focus
  • b : Full
  • shift cmd/ctrl m : Toggle layout between most recent used and horizontal

Horizontal and Vertical layout navigation

  • Home Scroll to beginning
  • End Scroll to end
  • Page Up Scroll partially to the beginning by one view
  • Page Down Scroll partially to the end by one view
  • Space to click and drag in the horizontal and vertical layouts.

Pane management

  • cmd/ctrl n : New pane
  • shift cmd/ctrl n : Randomly resize all panes on screen
  • cmd/ctrl b : Create panes from breakpoints
  • 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 / cmd/ctrl alt i: Open Elements panel
  • alt F12 / shift alt i : Open Chromium Devtools
  • shift cmd/ctrl c : Inspect element
  • shift cmd/ctrl p : Toggle side panel
  • shift alt p : Color picker
  • 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

Page Zooming

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

Mouse interactions

Some mouse interactions change if you press certain keys:

  • Press alt to inspect the element under your cursor with Polypane peek.
  • 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.
  • Press space to click and drag in the horizontal and vertical layouts.
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