Keyboard shortcuts (macOS)

Use keyboard shortcuts to perform many tasks in FileMaker Pro.

Note  To create your own keyboard shortcuts, see Creating and editing custom menu items.

General keyboard shortcuts (macOS)

Use these keyboard shortcuts to navigate, edit, cancel an operation, and display information in your database file.

To

Press

Cancel an operation or dialog box

Esc

Cancel a running script

Command-. (period) or Esc

Click a selected button or popover button on a layout with the keyboard

Space bar

Close dialog box

Esc

Close a file

Command-W

Close all files

Option-Command-W

Quit

Command-Q

Open FileMaker Pro Help

Command-?

Open the My Apps window

Command-Option-Shift-O

Open the Favorites window

Command-Option-O

Use a specified account name and password to open a file

Option as you open the file

Open the Hosts dialog box

Command-Shift-O

Open the Open File dialog box

Command-O

Open the Manage Database dialog box

Command-Shift-D

Open the Find/Replace dialog box

Command-Shift-F

Open the Manage Layouts dialog box

Command-Shift-L

Open the Preferences dialog box

Command-,

Print

Command-P

Print without the Print dialog box

Command-Option-P

Save

(By default, FileMaker Pro saves your record data automatically.)

Sort

Command-S

Undo the last command

Command-Z

Open the Script Workspace

Command-Shift-S

Perform one of the first ten scripts listed in the Scripts menu

Command-1 through Command-0

Create a record, find request, or layout

Command-N

Delete a record, find request, or layout

Command-E

Delete a record without confirmation

Command-Option-E

Duplicate a record, find request, or layout object

Command-D

Save a layout

Command-S

Navigation keyboard shortcuts

Use these keyboard shortcuts to move through fields, records, find requests, and layouts.

macOS: The Mission Control feature uses the Control-Down Arrow and Control-Up Arrow keys. To use these keys to move through records in FileMaker Pro, you need to change the keyboard shortcuts in Mission Control preferences.

Note  Your database designer might have changed the keyboard shortcuts for moving though fields. Consult your database designer or see Setting keys for moving between fields.

To move to

Press

Next object (field, button, or tab)

Tab

Previous object (field, button, or tab)

Shift-Tab

Next record, request, layout, or page

Control-Down Arrow

Previous record, request, layout, or page

Control-Up Arrow

Next tab (when a tab is selected)

Right Arrow

Previous tab (when a tab is selected)

Left Arrow

Window display keyboard shortcuts

Use these keyboard shortcuts in all FileMaker Pro modes to scroll through documents and arrange windows.

To

Press

Close a window

Command-W

Resize the window; full screen or previous size

Command-Option-Z

Scroll the document down

Page Down

Scroll the document up

Page Up

Scroll to the beginning of the document

Home

Scroll to the end of the document

End

Show or hide the status toolbar

Command-Option-S

Minimize the current window

Command-M

Hide the FileMaker Pro application

Command-H

Zoom document larger (when nothing is selected)

Command-Shift- +
or Command- + (numeric keypad)

Zoom document smaller (when nothing is selected)

Command- - (hyphen)

Insert, paste, and select values and objects keyboard shortcuts

Use these keyboard shortcuts to enter and replace values in fields, select objects, and move items in lists.

To insert

Press

The current date

Command- - (hyphen)

The current time

Command-;

The current time and date in a timestamp field

Command-;

The current user name

Command-Shift-N

Information from the index

Command-I

Information from the last visited record

Command- ’ (apostrophe)

Information from the last record and move to the next field

Command-Shift- " (quotation)

A merge field

Command-Option-M

To paste

Press

Text from the Clipboard

Command-V

Text without styles

Command-Option-Shift-V

To

Press

Replace a field's value

Command- =

Select all objects in Layout mode

Command-A

Select multiple objects

Shift-click each object, or drag the arrow pointer to make a box that includes the objects

Note  To select only the objects enclosed within the selection box, press Command as you drag.

Select objects of the same type when an object is selected

Command-Option-A

Select items in a list

Up Arrow, Down Arrow

Move a selected item in a list

Control-Up Arrow, Control-Down Arrow