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Most used

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description

Same level

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Enter Add topic (sibling, next, same level)
Shift+Enter Add topic as previous (sibling, same level)
Delete Delete (and all subtopics)

Moving the blue box

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Arrow Keys move in direction
Home / End uppermost/bottom on the same level
Tab / Shift+Tab previous or next (often same as arrows)
Ctrl+Home / End central/lowest
Shift+Arrow Keys select while moving

Box formatting

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+B / I / U Bold, Italics, Underline (common in Windows)
Ctrl+Shift+F / C Font and Background
Ctrl+Shift+< / > Font size

See maps better

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+F5 Fit-to-screen
Ctrl+F3 Collapse-and-center
Ctrl+D Expand
Ctrl+Arrow Keys Scroll page

Previous/next level

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Insert Insert subtopic (next)
Ctrl+Shift+Insert Iinsert parent topic (previous)
Ctrl+Shift+Delete Cut-out (delete topic, and shift-up subtopics one level; good to remove an accidentally inserted parent)

Move topics

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+Alt+arrow up/down Move topic up/down one position (remains on same level in hierachy)
Ctrl+Alt+Home / End Move topic top/bottom (remains on same level in hierarchy)
Ctrl+X / V Cut/paste as sub
Ctrl+Shift+V / Ctrl+Alt+V Paste as callout/same level (this latter is rarely used)
Ctrl+Tab / Ctrl+Shift+Tab / Alt+arrow left/right Next/previous open map (Tab: Win default to cycle open documents within a program.)


Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+Shift+[+] / Ctrl+-orctrlMouse wheel Zoom
Ctrl+D Expand (re-close at end)
F11 Notes
F4 Isolate/Others (good for focusing in a branch in a large map)

Add info

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+T Notes (add extra details as notes to keep the map short)
Ctrl+Shift+Enter Callout topic (bubble box)
Shift+f10,a,a Add a new tag (little yellow label-box)
Ctrl+Shift+K / Ctrl+K Hyperlink (local files, http; good for big files) (MS Office uses the ctrl+shift+k shortcut) (can point to maps, too)
Ctrl+Shift+H / T Attachment / manage attachment (stored as part of the mmap file, good for small files)
Ctrl+Shift+N Add a complete map-part from the Map Parts pane

Tasks and ToDos

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+Shift+0...9 Priority (zero removes priority icon; click to cycle it)
alt,h,o,arrow up/down,enter Progress (click to cycle it)
Ctrl+0...9 Icons
Icons can be linked to these shortcuts trough the Library pane. For this, click on the Task Panes icon in the lower right corner, select Library, Icons, click the icon's drop down list and select shortcut key.
Ctrl+Shift+S Strikethrough (to cross out in a todo list)

Help and Shortcuts

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
F1 Help (Windows default)
alt,e,h Shortcuts
alt,f,t Options (Useful to bring back the options pane when when checking the effects of changing options, as there is no 'Apply' button on options, only OK).
alt,r,s Spelling dialogue (to turn-off spell checker for non-English languages)


Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
ShiftDrag Break off (becomes a floating topic)
Altdrag Position (preserves link)
CtrlDrag Duplicate (either as sibling, or floating topic)
Right click+Drag Drag map
CtrlWheel Zoom

Relationship, boundary

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
alt,n,r,n Relationship new
Ctrl+Shift+B Boundary inserting

Branches into maps

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Shift+f10,d,m Break off big chunk to a new map, hyperlinked back-and-forth
Shift+f10,s,a Insert map as new subtopic, hyperlinked back-and-forth (for big files, or to keep separate)
Ctrl+Shift+H / T Insert map as attachment/manage it (for small files, or to keep together)
Ctrl+J / K Hyperlink open/create


Shortcut Key Shortcut Description