What are the shortcut keys I can use in Claro? What key (keyboard) combinations can I use to control actions?

There are a number of shortcut keys you can currently use in Claro. Where applicable, these shortcuts have been added to the tool-tips in Claro.

NOTE: The COMMAND key on a Mac keyboard (or Apple key) cannot be used for shortcuts on the Mac currently. Please use the Control key instead.

NOTE: When dragging an element on the stage, hold Ctrl to lock the X coordinate and constrain movement vertically and Shift to lock the Y coordinate and constrain movement horizontally.

To download a printable PDF of this list, click Shortcut Keys in Claro.

Actions on a selected element and shortcuts on a PC and a Mac

ACTION

PC SHORTCUT

MAC SHORTCUT

Edit (show context tab) ENTER enter/return
Delete DELETE delete (on extended keyboard) or fn-delete (on a small or laptop keyboard)
Copy CTRL+C control+C
Cut CTRL+X control+X
Duplicate CTRL+D control+D
Paste CTRL+V control+V
Paste with Actions CTRL+SHIFT+V control+SHIFT+V
Add an Action CTRL+SHIFT+A control+SHIFT+A
Bring Forward a Layer CTRL+UP ARROW N/A
Send Backward a Layer CTRL+DOWN ARROW N/A
Bring to Front Layer CTRL+SHIFT+UP ARROW N/A
Send to Back Layer CTRL+SHIFT+DOWN ARROW N/A
Constrain Height and Width Proportion when Re-sizing SHIFT SHIFT
Move One Pixel in Direction ARROW keys ARROW keys
Open or Add Image Map (with image selected) CTRL+SHIFT+I control+SHIFT+I

Actions that apply to specific tools and shortcuts on a PC and a Mac


Note: an element must be selected

ACTION

PC SHORTCUT

MAC SHORTCUT

Preview Course CTRL+Shift+1
CTRL+Shift+1
Preview Course from Current Page CTRL+1 N/A
Toggle Guides CTRL+ALT+H
control+option+H
Toggle Grid CTRL+SHIFT+G
control+option+G
Hide Targets (for Mouse Events) CTRL+ALT+T control+option+T
Undo CTRL+Z control+Z
Redo CTRL+Y control+Y
References CTRL+R
Note: A text element must be open for edit
control+R
Note: A text element must be open for edit

Actions that apply to text when editing (formatting and navigation) and shortcuts on a PC and a Mac


Note: A text element must be open for edit


ACTION

PC SHORTCUT

MAC SHORTCUT

Bold selection CTRL+B control+B
Italic selection CTRL+I control+I
Underline selection CTRL+U control+U
Undo CTRL+Z control+Z
Redo CTRL+Y control+Y
Delete a character BACKSPACE or DELETE DELETE
Delete a word CTRL+BACKSPACE or CTRL+DELETE OPTION + DELETE
Copy selection to clipboard CTRL+C COMMAND+C
Cut selection to clipboard CTRL+X or SHIFT+DELETE COMMAND+X
Paste from clipboard CTRL+V or SHIFT+INSERT COMMAND+V
Jump to next/previous word CTRL+ARROW  OPTION+ARROW
Jump to beginning of line HOME N/A
Jump to end of line END N/A
Jump to beginning of text field CTRL+HOME COMMAND+ARROW UP
Jump to end of text field CTRL+END COMMAND+ARROW DOWN
Select All CTRL+A COMMAND+A
Select by letters SHIFT+ARROW SHIFT+ARROW
Select by words CTRL+SHIFT+ARROW OPTION+SHIFT+ARROW
Select from cursor to beginning of line SHIFT+HOME COMMAND+SHIFT+ARROW LEFT
Select from cursor to end of line SHIFT+END COMMAND+SHIFT+ARROW RIGHT
Select from cursor to beginning of text field CTRL+SHIFT+HOME COMMAND+SHIFT+ARROW UP
Select from cursor to end of text field CTRL+SHIFT+END COMMAND+SHIFT+ARROW DOWN

Getting Started

  1. A Tour of the Main Parts of Claro guide (SplashBoard and Authoring Environment with labelled areas)
  2. Changing your Knowledge Base/Feedback Support notification settings.
  3. What are the shortcut keys I can use in Claro? What key (keyboard) combinations can I use to control actions?
  4. How do I create a new standard online or mobile course?
  5. How do I add a new Learning Object to my course?
  6. How do I add a new Module to my course?
  7. How do I add a page to my course? How do I make a new page?
  8. How do I add a review exercise?
  9. How do I add basic content (text, image, Flash, video, audio, chart, shape) to my page?
  10. How do I change the formatting of a bullet or number list? How do I set the style type of a list?
  11. How do I create or edit a table?
  12. How do I edit the properties, title, name or settings of a page?
  13. How do I get started making a course in Claro? A Quick Start guide.
  14. How do I make a new page from a current page (duplicate or copy a page)?
  15. How do I style my font or paragraph text? How can I make my font bold, a different color, or remove all formatting?
  16. How do I add, edit or delete a marker to my page?
  17. How do I add, edit or delete a zoom element?
  18. How do I insert a special character (such as a copyright or registration mark or an accented character)?
  19. How do I add a glossary term?
  20. How do I view a glossary term's definition in a course?
  21. How do I use the color picker to color a shape or text?
  22. Submit or Share an idea (Feedback) for Claro
  23. What are the Shape Settings and tools I can use in the shape context-tab to change or modify a shape?
  24. What do all these tools and terms in Claro mean? (Claro Authoring Terminology Guide)
  25. What font faces are supported by Claro?
  26. Where is the Help manual or documentation? How do I get or call support?
  27. How do I pin Claro to my Windows Taskbar and Start menu as a shortcut?
  28. What are the shortcut keys learners can use to navigate a course without a mouse?
  29. How do I rotate an Element?

Feedback and Knowledge Base