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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

Debugger

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