Keyboard shortcuts (Windows)

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 (Windows)

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

To

Press

Cancel an operation or dialog box

Esc

Cancel a running script

Esc

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

Space bar

Close a dialog box

Esc

Close certain dialog boxes without confirmation and discard changes

Shift+Esc

Close a file or window

Ctrl+W or Ctrl+F4

Close all files or windows

Ctrl+Alt+W

Exit or quit FileMaker Pro

Ctrl+Q

Open FileMaker Pro Help

F1

Open the My Apps window

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+O

Open the Favorites window

Ctrl+Alt+O

Use a specified account name and password to open a file

Shift as you open the file

Open the Hosts dialog box

Ctrl+Shift+O

Open the Open File dialog box

Ctrl+O

Open the Manage Database dialog box

Ctrl+Shift+D

Open the Find/Replace dialog box

Ctrl+Shift+F

Open the Manage Layouts dialog box

Ctrl+Shift+L

Open the Layout pop-up menu

F2

Print

Ctrl+P

Print without the Print dialog box

Ctrl+Alt+P

Save

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

Sort

Ctrl+S

Undo the last command

Ctrl+Z

Open the Script Workspace

Ctrl+Shift+S

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

Ctrl+1 through Ctrl+0

Create a record, find request, or layout

Ctrl+N

Delete a record, request, or layout

Ctrl+E

Delete a record without confirmation

Ctrl+Shift+E

Duplicate a record, find request, or layout object

Ctrl+D

Save a layout

Ctrl+S

Navigation keyboard shortcuts

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

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

Ctrl+Down Arrow or Shift+PgDn

Previous record, request, layout, or page

Ctrl+Up Arrow or Shift+PgUp

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

Cascade document windows

Shift+F5

Close a window

Ctrl+Shift+F4

Resize window; full screen or previous size

Ctrl+Alt+Z

Scroll the document down

PgDn

Scroll the document up

PgUp

Scroll the document to the left

Ctrl+PgUp

Scroll the document to the right

Ctrl+PgDn

Show or hide the status toolbar

Ctrl+Alt+S

Tile (arrange) document windows horizontally

Shift+F4

Zoom document larger

F3

Zoom document smaller

Shift+F3

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

Ctrl+ - (hyphen)

The current time

Ctrl+;

The current time and date in a timestamp field

Ctrl+;

The current user name

Ctrl+Shift+N

Information from the index

Ctrl+I

Information from the last visited record

Ctrl+' (apostrophe)

Information from the last record and move to the next field

Ctrl+Shift+" (quotation)

A merge field

Ctrl+M

To paste

Press

Text from the Clipboard

Ctrl+V

Text without styles

Ctrl+Shift+V

To

Press

Replace a field's value

Ctrl+ =

Select all objects in Layout mode

Ctrl+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 Ctrl as you drag.

Select objects of the same type when an object is selected

Ctrl+Shift+A

Select items in a list

Up Arrow, Down Arrow

Move a selected item in a list

Ctrl+Up Arrow, Ctrl+Down Arrow