Table of keyboard shortcuts

You can use shortcut keys to perform lots of different tasks quickly or to work without a mouse.

Note: The following are the primary key substitutions on the Windows keyboard, and their macOS equivalents.
Windows macOS
CONTROL CONTROL ()
ALT OPTION ()
DELETE DEL ()
SHIFT SHIFT ()
ENTER ENTER

Test editor

The following table describes shortcuts used to work on a test editor:

Action Windows macOS Linux
Comment selected action line(s) F8 F8 F8
Uncomment selected action line(s) Shift + F8 + F8 Shift + F8
Select all text in the test editor window Ctrl + A + A Ctrl + A
Copy selected item Ctrl + C + C Ctrl + C
Paste content into the clipboard Ctrl + V + V Ctrl + V
Insert a single line into the editor Ctrl + I + I Ctrl + I
Insert several empty lines, then move the cell pointer three lines down Ctrl + Enter + Enter Ctrl + Enter
Insert a new test case at the current position (test modules only) Ctrl + T + T Ctrl + T
Clear text in selected cell(s) Ctrl + L + L Ctrl + L
Reformat test module Ctrl + R + R Ctrl + R
Cut item Ctrl + X + X Ctrl + X
Redo Ctrl + Y + Y Ctrl + Y
Undo Ctrl + Z + Z Ctrl + Z
Insert copied cells Ctrl + Alt + I + + I Ctrl + Alt + I
Fill down Ctrl + Alt + F + + F Ctrl + Alt + F
Delete selected cell(s) Delete Delete
Save an item Ctrl + S + S Ctrl + S
Open a selected item in an editor window F3 F3 F3

Working with item tabs

The following table describes shortcuts used when working with item tabs.
Action Windows macOS Linux
Close the current item tab Ctrl + W or Ctrl + F4 + W or + F4 Ctrl + W or Ctrl + F4
Reopen the last item tab you've closed

Ctrl + Shift + T

+ + T Ctrl + Shift + T
Select item tab #1 to #8 Ctrl + 1 through Ctrl + 8 + 1 through + 8 Ctrl + 1 through Ctrl + 8
Select last item tab Ctrl + 9 + 9 Ctrl + 9
Go to item tab to the right Ctrl + Tab + Tab Ctrl + Tab
Go to item tab to the left Ctrl + Shift + Tab + + Tab Ctrl + Shift + Tab

Cell pointer navigation

The following table describes shortcuts used to navigate cell pointer in a test editor.

Action Windows macOS Linux
Move the cell pointer up, down, left and right Arrow keys Arrow keys Arrow keys
Advance the cell pointer to the next cell in the column on the right Tab Tab Tab
Move the cell pointer left to the previous cell Shift + Tab + Tab Shift + Tab
Move the cell pointer up one page Page Up Page Up Page Up
Move the cell pointer down one page Page Down Page Down Page Down
Move the cell pointer left one page Ctrl + Page Up + Page Up Ctrl + Page Up
Move the cell pointer right one page Ctrl+ Page Down + Page Down Ctrl + Page Down
Move the cell pointer to the cell in column A of the current row Home Home Home
Move the cell pointer to the last cell that has data of the current row End End End
Move the cell pointer to the first row Ctrl + Home + Home Ctrl + Home
Move the cell pointer to the bottom of the editor (three rows below the last line) to continue adding action lines Ctrl + End + End Ctrl + End
Enter or edit action lines Enter Enter Enter
Move the cell pointer up to the previous cell Shift + Enter + Enter Shift + Enter

Debugger

The following table describes shortcuts used when working with debugger.
Action Windows macOS Linux
Open the Debug Test dialog box to start execution in debugging mode F4 F4 F4
Step Into Shift + F5 + F5 Shift + F5
Step Over Shift + F6 + F6 Shift + F6
Step Out Shift + F7 + F7 Shift + F7
Insert or remove a breakpoint Ctrl + Alt + B + + B Ctrl + Alt + B

Other actions

Action Windows macOS Linux
Show Help F1 F1 F1
Rename F2 F2 F2
Refresh the TestArchitect explorer tree F5 F5 F5
Start Action Recorder F6 F6 F6
Start Interface Viewer F7 F7 F7
Execute test F9 F9 F9
Show/hide the explorer tree F10 F10 F10
Check in selected definition F11 F11 F11
Check out selected definition F12 F12 F12
Open the Find & Replace dialog box Ctrl + F + F Ctrl + F
Open the Search dialog box Ctrl + H + H Ctrl + H
Open the New {definition} dialog box Ctrl + N + N Ctrl + N
Open the New Folder dialog box Ctrl + O + 0 Ctrl + O
Open the Execution Test dialog box Ctrl + F9 + + F9 Ctrl + Shift + F9
Open the Check In dialog box Ctrl + F11 + + F11 Ctrl + Shift + F11
Show/hide the playback toolbar during the automated test Ctrl + Alt + S + + S N/A
Terminate the running test Ctrl + Alt + T + + T N/A
Pause or resume the running test Ctrl + Alt + P + + P N/A
Show/hide the Running status window during the automated test Ctrl + Alt + R + + R N/A
Exit TestArchitect Client Alt + F4 + F4 Alt + F4