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Key combinations

In SeaTable, recurring actions and operations can be carried out very easily using key combinations. Inserting a new row, displaying the row details or undoing an action - in SeaTable this can be done in a fraction of a second with the right key combination.

Learn more about SeaTable's keyboard shortcuts and use them to work faster in SeaTable. In the following instructions, keys on an English keyboard are shown. At the bottom of this page is a table comparing keys on German and English keyboards.

Actions, key combinations and their mouse alternatives

For most actions, such as scrolling pages, you can use the mouse or a keyboard shortcut. But for some actions, such as undo, you can only do them with the keyboard shortcut. Here below we show you in a table which actions you can do with keyboard shortcuts or with the mouse.

To quickly get an overview for all key combinations, you also do not have to keep switching to this website. In SeaTable you can open an overview window for all key combinations by clicking on the "..." icon in the top right-hand corner of the editor and then clicking on "Key combination" in the menu that opens. symbol in the top right-hand corner of the editor and then clicking on "Key combination" in the menu that opens.

In the key combination, it does not matter whether a letter like F is upper or lower case. To press this key combination, you do not have to switch to entering upper case letters.

If you want to use a key combination, always press and hold the function key first, then the letter key. For example: for Ctrl + F First press and hold Ctrl, and then F press once, and then press the still pressed Ctrl Release the button.

ActionsKey combinationMouse alternative
Open search function *Ctrl + FClick on the magnifying glass on the right of the view setting
Lock/unlock lineCtrl + LRight click on a cell and click "Lock row" in the menu
Undo actionCtrl + Znone
Execute action againCtrl + Shift + Znone
Set selected date or time/date field to nowCtrl + ;Change manually in the cell
Copy a cell or a selection of cellsCtrl + CFor one cell: none.

For several cells: Right-click on the selected cell and then click on "Copy selection" in the opened menu.
Print the current view or Row Detail, if applicableCtrl + PIf necessary, click on the "..." symbol in the table view or row details. symbol and then "Print
Cut a cell or a selection of cellsCtrl + Xnone
Paste cell (when selecting several cells, the value is pasted into all selected cells)Ctrl + VRight-click on the cell to be inserted and then click on "Insert row above" or "Insert row below" in the menu that opens.
Expand selected entrySpaceOn an entry, click on the "double arrow" symbol on the left.
Scrolling up or down a screen displayPgUp or PgDnUse scroll wheel from mouse or scroll bar in browser
Scrolling a screen display to the left or rightOld + PgUp or
Old + PgDn
Use scroll wheel from mouse or scroll bar in browser
Scroll to the table borderCtrl + / / / Use scroll wheel from mouse or scroll bar in browser
Insert a new row under the selected cellShift + EnterClick on the "+" symbol under the last line.
Add a new row and open its row detailsShift + Ctrl + EnterUnder the last line, click on the "+" symbol, and then click on the double arrow symbol of the line
Show comment columnCtrl + 'Right-click on a line and then click on "Comment on line".
Line details: Previous entryShift + Ctrl + ,Click on the up arrow
Line details: Next entryShift + Ctrl + .Click on the down arrow
Close extended entryESCClick on the "X" symbol in the top right-hand corner of the pop-up window.

* - If you are using Google Chrome as your browser, this key combination may invoke the browser's search function. In this case, first click on any cell and then you can activate SeaTable's search function by key combination.

Comparison table of German and English keyboards

The labelling of the function keys and the arrangements of some of the keys affected in this article are different on a German and an English keyboard. As the table above is suitable for English keyboards, below is a table comparing affected keys.

Note that this table is only useful for SeaTable key combination.

For example: if on an English keyboard there is the key combination Ctrl + ; should be pressed, you can use a German keyboard to Ctrl + Ö press.

Key on an English keyboardKey on a German keyboard
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