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Warning: This documentation is for a pre-release version of pgAdmin 4

Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are provided in pgAdmin to allow easy access to specific functions. Alternate shortcuts can be configured through File > Preferences if desired.˝

Main Browser Window

When using main browser window, the following keyboard shortcuts are available:

Shortcut for all platforms Function
Alt+Shift+F Open the File menu
Alt+Shift+O Open the Object menu
Alt+Shift+L Open the Tools menu
Alt+Shift+H Open the Help menu
Alt+Shift+B Focus the browser tree
Alt+Shift+[ Move tabbed panel backward
Alt+Shift+] Move tabbed panel forward
Alt+Shift+Q Open the Query Tool in the current database
Alt+Shift+V View Data in the selected table/view
Alt+Shift+C Open the context menu
Alt+Shift+N Create an object
Alt+Shift+E Edit object properties
Alt+Shift+D Delete the object
Alt+Shift+G Direct debugging

Dialog Tabs

Use the shortcuts below to navigate the tabsets on dialogs:

Shortcut for all platforms Function
Control+Shift+[ Dialog tab backward
Control+Shift+] Dialog tab forward

Property Grid Controls

Use the shortcuts below when working with property grid controls:

Shortcut for all platforms Function
Control+Shift+A Add row in Grid
Tab Move focus to the next control
Shift+Tab Move focus to the previous control
Return Pick the selected an item in a combo box
Control+Shift+A Add row in Grid

SQL Editors

When using the syntax-highlighting SQL editors, the following shortcuts are available:

Shortcut (Windows/Linux) Shortcut (Mac) Function
Alt + Left Option + Left Move to the beginning of the line
Alt + Right Option + Right Move to the end of the line
Ctrl + Alt + Left Cmd + Option + Left Move left one word
Ctrl + Alt + Right Cmd + Option + Right Move right one word
Ctrl + / Cmd + / Comment selected code (Inline)
Ctrl + . Cmd + . Uncomment selected code (Inline)
Ctrl + Shift + / Cmd + Shift + / Comment/Uncomment code (Block)
Ctrl + a Cmd + a Select all
Ctrl + c Cmd + c Copy selected text to the clipboard
Ctrl + r Cmd + r Redo last edit un-done
Ctrl + v Cmd + v Paste text from the clipboard
Ctrl + z Cmd + z Undo last edit
Tab Tab Indent selected text
Shift + Tab Shift + Tab Un-indent selected text
Alt + g Option + g Jump (to line:column)
Ctrl + Space Ctrl + Space Auto-complete
Ctrl + f Cmd + f Find
Ctrl + g Cmd + g Find next
Ctrl + Shift + g Cmd + Shift + g Find previous
Ctrl + Shift + f Cmd + Shift + f Replace

Query Tool

When using the Query Tool, the following shortcuts are available:

Shortcut (Windows/Linux) Shortcut (Mac) Function
F5 F5 Execute query
F6 F6 Save data changes
F7 F7 EXPLAIN query
Shift + F7 Shift + F7 EXPLAIN ANALYZE query
F8 F8 Execute query to CSV file
<accesskey> + o <accesskey> + o Open file
<accesskey> + s <accesskey> + s Save file
<accesskey> + n <accesskey> + n Find option drop down
<accesskey> + c <accesskey> + c Copy row(s)
<accesskey> + p <accesskey> + p Paste row(s)
<accesskey> + d <accesskey> + d Delete row(s)
<accesskey> + f <accesskey> + f Filter dialog
<accesskey> + i <accesskey> + i Filter options drop down
<accesskey> + r <accesskey> + r Row limit
<accesskey> + q <accesskey> + q Cancel query
<accesskey> + l <accesskey> + l Clear option drop down
<accesskey> + x <accesskey> + x Execute option drop down
<accesskey> + t <accesskey> + t Display connection status
<accesskey> + y <accesskey> + y Copy SQL on history panel


When using the Debugger, the following shortcuts are available:

Shortcut (Windows/Linux) Shortcut (Mac) Function
<accesskey> + i <accesskey> + i Step in
<accesskey> + o <accesskey> + o Step over
<accesskey> + c <accesskey> + c Continue/Restart
<accesskey> + t <accesskey> + t Toggle breakpoint
<accesskey> + x <accesskey> + x Clear all breakpoints
<accesskey> + s <accesskey> + s Stop
Alt + Shift + q Option + Shift + q Enter or Edit values in Grid

Inner Tab and Panel Navigation

When using the Query Tool and Debugger, the following shortcuts are available for inner panel navigation:

Shortcut (Windows/Linux) Shortcut (Mac) Function
Alt + Shift + ] Alt + Shift + ] Move to next tab within a panel
Alt + Shift + [ Alt + Shift + [ Move to previous tab within a panel
Alt + Shift + Tab Alt + Shift + Tab Move between inner panels

Access Key

<accesskey> is browser and platform dependant. The following table lists the default access keys for supported browsers.

  Windows Linux Mac
Internet Explorer Alt Alt  
Chrome Alt Alt Ctrl + Option
Firefox Alt + Shift Alt + Shift Ctrl + Option
Safari Alt   Ctrl + Option