Metropolis Documentation 4.3 > Platform Concepts > Keyboard Shortcuts

Universal Shortcuts

Open Applications

Application Shortcut
Chart CTRL+ALT+C
Dashboard CTRL+ALT+D
Date Set CTRL+ALT+E
Explorer CTRL+ALT+G
Custom Metric CTRL+ALT+M
Regression CTRL+ALT+R
Spreadsheet CTRL+ALT+S
Table CTRL+ALT+T

Window Controls

  • CTRL+N - load new document
  • CTRL+O - open/close sidebar
  • CTRL+S - save
  • CTRL+SHIFT+S - save as
  • CTRL+W or CTRL+F4 - close current application/window
  • ALT+INSERT - take screenshot
  • (In screenshot mode) CTRL+(click and drag)- draw with red paint
  • ALT + SPACE when an application window is selected - opens the window menu. Notice that you can also bring up the menu by right-clicking the title bar of the application.

Editing Controls

  • CTRL+A - select all
  • CTRL+C - copy
  • CTRL+X - cut
  • CTRL+V - paste
  • CTRL+Z - undo (available in expression bars, code editors, and when items are deleted)

Code Editor

  • CTRL+<space> - open/close autocomplete window
  • CTRL+click (on a metric token) - open metric flyout
  • CTRL+T - enable/disable the autocomplete window's Metric Filter
  • CTRL+M - show all results in the autocomplete window
  • CTRL+ALT+<space> - go to main Expression Bar
  • Select a metric or document metric token and click F3 - open system metric information in the Details application and other document metrics in the appropriate applications.
  • CTRL+LEFT/RIGHT ARROW KEY - behavior similar to other integrated development environments.
  • CTRL+ SHIFT + LEFT/RIGHT ARROW KEY- behavior similar to other integrated development environments.
  • ALT + ENTER - moves the cursor to a new line in a code editor in Calculator and Spreadsheet.
  • UP/DOWN ARROW KEY - navigate back and forth through previously typed expressions in an expression bar.

Context Menus

When you open a Context Menu (either by right clicking or using the Windows Keyboard Menu key) many of the options contain one letter that is underlined. You can click one of those keys to choose an option without having to manually select the option with your mouse.

Application Shortcuts

Chart

Keyboard Shortcuts

  • A - zoom to fit all data on the selected axes (or if a plot is selected, this will zoom to fit all data for its domain axes)
  • M - merge the selected axes (or if a plot is selected, this will merge all of its range axes)
  • S - split the selected axes (or if a plot is selected, this will split all of its range axes)
  • DELETE - delete the selected item (annotations, datasets, and plots)
  • ESC - deselect all items
  • (When typing into the expression bar) SHIFT+ENTER - replace all series with new expression
  • F2 on a legend bubble - open the Dataset contextual tab with the cursor positioned in the text box so that you can type a new name. This applies to Chart and also to Bar Chart.

Mouse Shortcuts

  • Wheel scroll - zoom in and out of the chart with the right-side fixed
  • CTRL+wheel scroll - zoom in and out of the chart with the point under the mouse fixed (versus with the right-side fixed)
  • CTRL+click - select multiple items
  • CTRL+drag - when a domain axis is selected, this will zoom in and out with the right-side fixed
  • SHIFT+click - select a group of contiguous items
  • Double-click - select an item and display its contextual ribbon options

Custom Metric

  • CTRL+R - run selected code
  • CTRL+SHIFT+R - save and run metric
  • F3 - step into a metric (i.e. when a metric name is selected, this will open the selected metric in Custom Metric)
  • SHIFT + F3 - step into a metric with values (i.e. when a metric name is selected inside of Custom Metric, this will open the selected metric with input values and parameter values determined by the context of the original metric).
  • CTRL + F - find
  • CTRL + H - replace
  • CTRL + G - clear all execution control variables

Dashboard

  • CTRL + SHIFT + F - collapse the ribbon and navigation sidebar (but not the Variables sidebar) so that the Dashboard enters a full screen mode. If everything is already collapsed, then this shortcut will reopen the ribbon and navigation sidebar.
  • CTRL + SHIFT + T - toggle the Show Widget Title Bars check box.
  • CTRL + C - copy selected page.
  • CTRL + V - paste page.

Explorer

  • CTRL+(click on filter button) - add new filter above other filters
  • ESC - clear selection in Histogram and Percentile filters.

Selection

  • SHIFT + Click - select a continuous range of items in the filter. Note that you must click the row in the table, not the check box.
  • CTRL + Click - select a non-continuous range of items in the filter. Note that you must click the row in the table, not the check box.

Spreadsheet

Editing

  • F2 - edit the current cell
  • ESC - abandon editing of the current cell
  • CTRL+ Z - Undo
  • CTRL + Y - Redo
  • CTRL + F - Find
  • CTRL + H - Replace
  • CTRL + D - Fill Down
  • CTRL + R - Fill Right
  • CTRL + +/- - when a row or column is selected, will add or remove a row or column.

Selection

  • ARROW KEYS - select one cell up, down, left, or right
  • SHIFT+ARROW KEY - select contiguous cells
  • CTRL+ARROW KEY - move to the edge of the table in the direction of the arrow key
  • CTRL+SHIFT+ARROW KEY - extend the selection to the edge of the table
  • ENTER - move the selection to the next line
  • SHIFT+ENTER - move the selection to the previous line
  • TAB - move the selection to the next cell
  • SHIFT+TAB - move the selection to the previous cell
  • CTRL+<space> - select entire column
  • SHIFT+<space> - select entire row
  • CTRL+A - select entire spreadsheet
  • CTRL+Home - move the selection to the first visible cell in the sheet (usually A1)
  • CTLR+End - move the selection to the last used cell in the sheet
  • CTRL+SHIFT+Home - extend selection from the current cell to the first visible cell in the sheet
  • CTRL+SHIFT+End - extend selection from the current cell to the last-used cell in the sheet
  • Page Up/Page Down - move selection one page up or down
  • ALT + Page Up/Page Down - move selection one page left or right
  • SHIFT + Page Up/Page Down - extend selection by one page up or down
  • SHIFT + ALT + Page Up/Page Down - extend selection by one page left or right

Number format:

  • CTRL+SHIFT+4 - switch to Currency format
  • CTRL+SHIFT+5 - switch to Percent format
  • CTRL+SHIFT+1 - switch to Number format
  • CTRL+ ~ - switch to Automatic format

Cell formatting:

  • CTRL+SHIFT+7 - apply outline border
  • CTRL+ _ - remove outline border
  • CTRL+T - create new table
  • CTRL + ALT + TAB - increase the indent in a cell
  • CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + TAB - decrease the indent in a cell

Hiding Cells

  • CTRL+9 - hide selected rows
  • CTRL+SHIFT+9 - unhide selected rows
  • CTRL+0 - hide selected columns
  • CTRL+SHIFT+0 - show selected columns

Other

  • SHIFT+ALT+RIGHT - group the selected rows
  • SHIFT+ALT+LEFT - un-group the selected rows
  • F9 (or SHIFT+F9) - recalculate the entire worksheet
  • ALT+SHIFT+F9 - calculate just the selected part of a Spreadsheet (along with its dependencies).

Context Menu
The following shortcuts are available when the Context Menu is open:

  • t - cut
  • c - copy
  • p - paste
  • s - paste special
    • the following shortcuts can be used once Paste Special is selected so that its flyout menu opens:
      • v - values
      • e - expressions
      • t - transpose
      • r - formats
  • i - insert
    • the following shortcuts can be used once Insert is selected so that its flyout menu opens:
      • r - cells (shift right)
      • d - cells (shift down)
      • w - rows
      • c - columns
  • d - delete
    • the following shortcuts can be used once Delete is selected so that its flyout menu opens:
      • l - cells (shift left)
      • u - cells (shift up)
      • w - rows
      • c - columns
  • n - clear contents
  • o - sort

When you select a cell (or multiple cells) you can bring up the Context Menu either by right-clicking with your mouse or, if you have a Windows keyboard, by clicking the Menu Key. In the Context Menu, one letter of each option is underlined. This represents a newly available shortcut. For example, in the following screenshot, the cell A1 has been copied, and the Context Menu is open for the cell B3. Instead of using the mouse to select the option to paste, you can click the P key (notice that the P is underlined in the word Paste) in order to past Hello World into cell B3.

Table

  • ARROW KEYS - select one cell up, down, left, or right
  • SHIFT+ARROW KEY - select contiguous cells
  • CTRL+SHIFT+ARROW KEY - extend the selection to the edge of the table

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