Keyboard Shortcuts

Confluence provides a number of keyboard shortcuts that you can use to speed up your editing and viewing. This page describes the keyboard shortcuts for the English language. The shortcut keys (letters of the alphabet) may be different in other languages.

Confluence can display a list of available keyboard shortcuts. There are a few ways to see this keyboard shortcuts dialog:

  • Choose the help icon  at top right of the screen, then choose Keyboard Shortcuts.
  • When viewing a page, press Shift+?
  • In the editor, choose the question mark icon on the editor toolbar.

The keyboard shortcuts dialog shows the following information:

  • General – global, page and blog post shortcuts.
  • Editor – text editing and formatting shortcuts.
  • Editor Autoformatting – wiki markup and autoformatting shortcuts.

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Keyboard shortcuts

The first section below describes the keyboard shortcuts that are available on all Confluence screens. Subsequent sections describe the shortcuts specific to each type of screen.

Notes:

  • If you are using Chrome or Firefox on OS X, you may use 'Cmd' or 'Control' in the shortcuts below. Safari users may only use 'Control'. 
  • We have used capital letters (for example, 'A') instead of lower case ('a') to represent keys on the keyboard. Do not press the Shift key unless this guide explicitly mentions it.

All screens

Shortcut

Action

/

Enable the quick search

Ctrl+S

  • Submit (where a form is active).
  • Editor -- save the Confluence page.
  • Outside the editor -- save the browser page.

G then D

Go to the dashboard

G then S

Browse the current space

G then G Position cursor in the search box. See Searching Confluence.

?

Open the Keyboard Shortcut help

[

Toggle the sidebar.

Editor

Shortcut

Action

Ctr+0

Apply the paragraph style.

Ctr+(1–6)

Apply a heading level (of the number chosen) to the current line.

Ctr+7

Apply the preformatted style.

Ctr+8

Apply the block quote style.

Ctrl+Shift+A

Open the Macro Browser.

Ctrl+B

Make the selected text bold.

Ctrl+Shift+B

Format text as a bulleted list.

Ctrl+Shift+D

Insert wiki markup. (Opens the Wiki Markup dialog.)

Ctrl+Shift+E

Preview the page you are editing.

Ctrl+F Open the Find and Replace toolbar.

Ctr+I
(letter I, not number 1)

Make the selected text italic.

Ctrl+Shift+J

Insert a JIRA issue. (Opens the Insert JIRA Issue dialog.)

Ctrl+K

Insert a link. (Opens the Insert Link dialog.)

Ctrl+Shift+K

See a list of suggested pages or other locations to link to from your page. More about autocomplete...

Ctrl+M

Insert an image. (Opens the Insert Image dialog.)

Ctrl+Shift+M

See a list of suggested images, documents and other files to embed in your page. More about autocomplete...

Ctrl+Shift+N

Format text as a numbered list.

Ctrl+S

Save the page you are editing.

Ctrl+Shift+S

Format text with a strike through.

Ctrl+U

Make the selected text underlined.

Ctrl+Y

Revert an action that was undone.

Ctrl+Z

Undo the most recent action.

Tab

Indent current line (only in bulleted lists and numbered lists).

Shift+Tab

'Outdent' current line (only in bulleted lists and numbered lists).

Shift+Enter Force a line break without a paragraph break. This is a line break with no extra space.
[ then ] Add a task.
Ctrl+Shift+F Hide the tools at the top and bottom of the page, giving you a much larger editing area (a full-screen editor).

Tables in the editor

Windows

Action

Mac OS X

Ctrl+Shift+c

Copy the current table row, or the selected rows.

Cmd+Shift+c

Ctrl+Shift+i

Insert a table. (Opens the Insert Table dialog.)

Cmd+Shift+i

Ctrl+Shift+v

Paste the table rows from your clipboard, placing them above the current row.

Cmd+Shift+v

Ctrl+Shift+x

Cut the current table row, or the selected rows.

Cmd+Shift+x

Alt+Up Arrow Add a row above the current row. Alt+Up Arrow
Alt+Down Arrow Add a row below the current row. Alt+Down Arrow

Autocomplete in the editor

Key Action
[ See a list of suggested pages or other locations to link to from your page.
! See a list of suggested images, multimedia files and documents to embed in your page.
{ See a list of suggestions as you begin typing a macro name.
@ See a list of suggested users to mention.
// Insert a date using the date picker. The date picker can also be triggered by typing a date in the format dd/mm/yyyy or dd-mm-yyyy.

See more about using autocomplete.

View screen

Shortcut

Action

B

Create a blog post.

C

Create a child page of your current page.

E

Edit a page or blog post, or return to Edit mode when previewing.

K

Open the Link To dialog.

L

Add or edit labels.

M

Add a comment to a page or blog post.

S Share the current page

T

View attachments.

V

Return to page view (only if you are viewing page attachments).

W

Add or edit watchers.

Workbox

Key Action
g then n Open the Confluence workbox.
j Move down to the next entry in the notification list.
k Move up to the previous entry in the notification list.
n Move down to the next notification for a particular page or blog post.
p Move up to the previous notification for a particular page or blog post.
Enter Open the selected notification.
u Return to the notification list after opening a particular notification.

See more about managing notifications.

Disabling and re-enabling keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are enabled by default. You can disable general keyboard shortcuts for your personal editing sessions. This setting will not affect other Confluence users. You cannot disable the editor keyboard shortcuts.

To disable or re-enable general keyboard shortcuts:

  1. Log in to Confluence.
  2. Open the keyboard shortcuts dialog, by doing one of the following:
    • Choose the help icon  at top right of the screen, then choose Keyboard Shortcuts.
    • When viewing a page, press Shift+?
    • In the editor, choose the question mark icon on the editor toolbar.
  3. Choose the General tab.
  4. Select or clear the Enable General Shortcuts check box as required.

Notes

  • Note about supported web browsers: Please ensure that you are using one of the web browsers supported by Confluence. If you are using an unsupported browser or browser version, some features may not work correctly. Check the  Supported Platforms page to find the list of supported web browsers and browser versions on this page.
  • The keyboard shortcuts dialog also displays the trigger characters for the Confluence autocomplete feature. See Using Autocomplete.
  • Confluence keyboard shortcuts are consistent with JIRA keyboard shortcuts.

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