Shortcuts in Alteryx Designer
This page describes shortcuts in Alteryx Designer, categorized by keyboard, magnification, mouse, and mouse keys.
Keyboard: Navigate Designer
Select the tool palette.*
|Ctrl + Shift + T|
|Select the Overview window.||Ctrl + Shift + V|
|Select the Results window.||Ctrl + Shift + G|
|Select the Configuration window.||Ctrl + Shift + C|
|Select the canvas.||Ctrl + Shift + W|
|Select the Interface Designer window.||Ctrl + Shift + D|
*Once you select the tool palette via the above Ctrl + Shift + T shortcut, you have some additional navigation options:
- Use the left and right arrows to navigate tool categories. Use the down arrow to step into a category and use the left and right arrows to navigate the tools within the category.
- Use the Tab key to access the Favorites tool category.
- Use the Enter key to place a tool on the canvas. The tool appears on canvas in this priority order:
- After the currently focused tool within the in-line connection (only applies if there is a tool that follows the focused tool).
- Inserted into the focused connection.
- After the last added tool. If the last tool has no output anchor, the new tool is added to the right.
- If there are multiple input anchors on the new tool, it's added to the canvas without a connection.
Keyboard: Select and Align Tools
|Select all items.||Ctrl + A|
|Deselect all selected items.||Ctrl + D|
|Align tools horizontally.||Ctrl Shift -|
|Align tools vertically.||Ctrl Shift +|
|Show the system menu.||Alt + Space|
Keyboard: Move and Delete Tools
|Delete the selected tool.||Delete|
Keyboard: Scroll and Pan the Canvas
|Scroll vertically in the canvas.||Scroll Function|
|Pan the canvas.||Space Bar + Left Click|
Keyboard: Show and Hide Tools and Windows
|Show or hide the tool palette.||Ctrl + Alt + T|
|Show or hide the Overview window.||Ctrl + Alt + V|
|Show or hide the Results window.||Ctrl + Alt + R|
|Show or hide the Configuration window.||Ctrl + Alt + C|
|Show or hide the Interface Designer.||Ctrl + Alt + D|
|Show the Find window.||Ctrl + F|
Keyboard: Run, Open, Save, and Switch Workflows
|Run workflow or stop workflow from running.||Ctrl + R|
|Open workflow.||Ctrl + O|
|Close open workflow.||Ctrl + F4|
|Save workflow.||Ctrl + S|
|Save all open workflows.||Ctrl + Shift + S|
|New workflow.||Ctrl + N|
|Move between open workflows.||Ctrl + Tab|
Keyboard: Undo, Redo, Copy, Cut, and Paste
|Undo||Ctrl + Z|
|Redo||Ctrl + Y|
|Copy||Ctrl + C|
|Cut||Ctrl + X|
|Paste||Ctrl + V|
Keyboard: Other Shortcuts
|Open the help page for the selected tool.||F1|
|Open the Annotation window for the selected tool.||F2|
|Close Designer.||Alt + F4|
|Add a Browse tool after selected tools. If the selected tool has multiple outputs, a Browse tool is added for each.||Ctrl + Shift + B|
|When on the canvas, open the context menu depending on the selected item (canvas, tool, or connection).||Shift + F10|
|Zoom in or out.||Ctrl + + or -|
|Zoom to or from cursor.||Ctrl + Scroll Function|
|Zoom to entire workflow.||Ctrl + 0|
|Zoom to entire workflow.||Double-click mouse center button.|
|Jump to selection.||Ctrl + 0|
|Zoom to expand sizing.||Ctrl + 1 through 5|
|Zoom to area.||Right-click and drag to select with magnifying glass.|
Mouse: Pan Canvas and Reopen Configuration Window
|Pan the canvas using the mouse.||Hold the mouse center button.|
|Reopen the Configuration window after you closed it.||Double-click the canvas or any tool.|
Mouse: Zoom In and Out of Workflow: Right-Click Context Menu
|Action||Shortcut: Right-Click Context Menu, then:|
|Zoom in.||Select Zoom > Select Zoom In|
|Zoom to normal.||Select Zoom > Select Zoom Normal|
|Zoom out.||Select Zoom > Select Zoom Out|
|Zoom to entire workflow.||Select Zoom > Select All|
|Zoom to selection.||Select Zoom > Select Selected Tools|
|Zoom to container.||Select Zoom > Select Container Name|
Mouse Keys: Move and Delete Tools
|Move selected tool.||Arrow Key|
|Move selected tool by one pixel.||Ctrl + Arrow Key|
Mouse Keys: Scroll and Pan the Canvas
|Scroll vertically in the canvas.||Scroll Function|
|Scroll horizontally in the canvas.||Shift + Scroll Function|
|Move up, down, left, or right of the canvas.||Arrow Keys|
|Skip up, down, left, or right of the canvas.||Shift + Arrow Keys|
|Jump to the top or bottom of the canvas.||Home or End|
|Jump to the left or right of the canvas.||Shift + Home or End|
|Example: F1 to go to Help.||Select a specific tool in your workflow and select the F1 key to go to that tool's specific help page. Otherwise, select the area around your workflow, the canvas, and select the F1 key to go to the Designer help page.|
|Example: F5 to refresh your workflow.||
Use the F5 key to refresh the tool configurations when your incoming data source has been updated externally, and the metadata has changed.
If the Disable Auto Configure option has been selected in the User Settings, select the F5 key to manually refresh the tool configurations. Close the Finished running window by using the Space bar.
|Example: Activate menu and select the menu item.||Alt + select underlined menu letter|
Example: Open one or more files.
Example: Copy and paste a tool's color value to another tool.
If you have selected a tool's Background Color (such as R=73, G=248, B=113) and you would like to use this same color for another tool's background color, you can copy and paste this color value.