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This page is part of the Getting Started Section. It gives you an overview of the keyboard shortcuts available in the GUI of BaseX.

Global Shortcuts

The following shortcuts are available from most GUI components:

Description Win/Linux Mac
Jump to input bar Ctrl L
⌘ L
⌘ F6
Jump to next/previous panel Ctrl (Shift) Tab
Increase/Decrease font size Ctrl +/- ⌘ +/-
Reset font size Ctrl 0 ⌘ 0
Description Win/Linux Mac
Browse back/forward Alt ←/→
⌘ ←/→
Browse one level up Alt ↑ ⌘ ↑
Browse to the root node Alt Home ⌘ Home

Text Editor

The text editor can be used to create, edit and save XQuery expressions, XML documents and any other text-based files. It provides numerous shortcuts, which are listed below. If a key combinations differs on Mac computers, it is displayed in the third column.


Description Win/Linux Mac
Execute query Ctrl Enter ⌘ Enter
(Un)comment selection/line Ctrl K ⌘ K
Undo recent changes Ctrl Z ⌘ Z
Redo recent changes Ctrl Y ⌘ Shift Z
Cut selection Ctrl X
Ctrl Delete
⌘ X
Copy selection to clipboard Ctrl C
Ctrl Insert
⌘ C
Paste from clipboard Ctrl V
Shift Insert
⌘ V
Select All Ctrl A ⌘ A
Delete character left of cursor Backspace Backspace
Delete character right of cursor Delete Delete (fn Backspace)
Delete word left of cursor Ctrl Backspace Alt Backspace
Delete word right of cursor Ctrl Delete Alt Delete
Delete text left of cursor Ctrl Shift Backspace ⌘ Backspace
Delete text right of cursor Ctrl Shift Delete ⌘ Delete


Description Win/Linux Mac
Find text Ctrl F ⌘ F
Find next instance of text Ctrl G
⌘ G
⌘ F3
Find previous instance of text Ctrl Shift G
Shift F3
⌘ Shift G
⌘ Shift F3


Description Win/Linux Mac
Move one character to the left/right ←/→
Move one word to the left/right Ctrl ←/→ Alt ←/→
Move to beginning/end of line Home/End ⌘ ←/→
Move one line up/down ↑/↓
Move one screen-full up/down Page ↑/↓
Move to top/bottom Ctrl Home/End ⌘ ↑/↓
Scroll one line up/down Ctrl ↑/↓ Alt ↑/↓