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  1. The dashboard
  2. The space directory
  3. The space sidebar
  4. Keyboard shortcuts
  5. Complete your mission

Give a person some space food, and they'll eat for a day; teach a person to rehydrate their own space food, and they're set for the whole mission. Or something like that. Keyboard shortcuts fall into this basket. We could give you a list here, but then you'd need to keep referring to this page. The best way to go is to show you how to find the list of keyboard shortcuts within Confluence.

Your recruits also need to work fast, so you'll need to pass this wisdom on to them.

Find the keyboard shortcuts

To open the list of keyboard shortcuts in Confluence, do any of the following:

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

What you'll see is a dialog listing the available keyboard shortcuts in Confluence for your specific operating system and browser. Expand the menus below to see the full list.

Screenshot: Keyboard shortcuts menu for Google Chrome on macOS.

The keyboard shortcuts are broken up into 3 categories:

  • General – Global, page and blog post shortcuts.
  • Editor – Text editing and formatting shortcuts.
  • Editor Autoformatting – Wiki markup and autoformatting shortcuts.

Expand the menu below to see an overview of the shortcuts in this version of Confluence.

List of Confluence shortcuts

All screens

cAdd page c
g then dGo to dashboardg then d
g then nOpen notificationsg then n
g then rOpen recently viewedg then r
g then sBrowse current spaceg then s
?Open shortcut help?
u then 8Show skip linksu then 8

g then g

Quick search

g then g

[Toggle space sidebar[
bAdd blogb
vView inline commentv
]Close inline comment]
wWatch pagew
lEdit labelsl
s or kShares or k
tView attachmentst
fFavorite pagef


Ctrl + 0Paragraph⌘ + 0


Heading level (of the number chosen)

⌘ +(1–6)

Ctrl + 7Preformatted⌘ + 7
Ctrl + 8Quote⌘ + 8
*bold*Bold text*bold*
+underline+Underline text+underline+
_italic_Italic text_italic_
{{monospace}}Monospace text{{monospace}}

Ctrl + Shift + V

For Safari only: Ctrl + Shift + Alt + V 

Paste text without formatting

⌘ + Shift + V

For Safari only: ⌘ + Shift + Option + V 

Ctrl + Shift + B, or
* + Space

Add a bullet list⌘ + Shift + B, or
* + Space
Ctrl + Shift + N, or
# + space
Add a numbered list⌘ + Shift + N, or
# + space
Add a task[]
Ctrl + KLink (opens Insert link dialog)⌘ + K
Ctrl + Shift + DInsert markup (opens Insert markup dialog)⌘ + Shift + D
Ctrl + Shift + AMacro (opens Select macro dialog)⌘ + Shift + A
Ctrl + Shift + OToggle to next inline comment⌘ + Shift + O
Ctrl + Shift + LToggle to previous inline comment⌘ + Shift + L
Ctrl + Shift + ZClose inline comment⌘ + Shift + Z

Ctrl + Shift + E


⌘ + Shift + E

Ctrl + SSave / Publish⌘ + S
Ctrl + Shift + U + 8Show skip links⌘ + Shift + U + 8
Ctrl + ZUndo action⌘ + Z
Ctrl + YRedo action⌘ + Shift + Y




Mac OS X

Ctrl + Shift + i

Add a table (insert a default table with three columns and four rows)

⌘ + Shift + i

||||| + enter

Add a table with a custom number of columns, as specified by the vertical bars (you can't insert a nested table with this shortcut)

||||| + enter

||heading||heading||  + enter

Add a table with custom headings as specified by the text (you can't insert a nested table with this shortcut)

||heading||heading||  + enter

Ctrl + Shift + c

Copy the current table row, or the selected rows

⌘ + Shift + c

Ctrl + Shift + y

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

⌘ + Shift + y

Ctrl + Shift + x

Cut the current table row, or the selected rows

⌘ + Shift + x

Alt + Up ArrowAdd a row above the current rowOption + Up Arrow
Alt + Down ArrowAdd a row below the current rowOption + Down Arrow




!File or image suggestions!
[Link suggestions[
{ or /Macro suggestions{ or /
:Emoji suggestions:
@Mention users@

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You can turn the 'General' keyboard shortcuts off when you visit the General tab in the keyboard shortcuts dialog.

Take some time to open the dialog and take a look at the shortcuts, and maybe find some you'll use a lot. Then, start practising!

Next, we'll wrap up this mission and give you some ideas about where to head from here.


Last modified on Oct 13, 2023

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