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3.7   Shortcuts

This section summarizes EagleFiler’s built-in keyboard shortcuts. Many other keyboard shortcuts are available in the menus, and you can search the menu commands using the Search field in the Help menu. You can customize the keyboard shortcuts from the Keyboard pane in System Preferences. You can even add keyboard shortcuts for your favorite named text styles.

Importing
F1
Capture Key. (Depending on your settings in System Preferences, you may need to press fn-F1.)
Option-F1
Capture with options. (Depending on your settings in System Preferences, you may need to press fn-Option-F1.)
Command-Shift-1

The “EagleFiler: Import” system service. Type this from another application to import the selected text or URL into EagleFiler.

Command-Shift-Option-1

The “EagleFiler: Import With Options” system service. Type this from another application to import the selected text or URL into EagleFiler. EagleFiler will show the options window so that you can set the destination folder, label, tags, notes, etc.

Batch Change
Shift-Command-A
Append.
Shift-Command-R
Replace.
Command-3
Choose label.
Enter or Command-Return
OK.
Capture With Options and Quick Entry
Command-1
Choose library.
Command-2
Choose folder. Then you can select a folder by typing the first few letters of its name.
Command-3
Choose label.
Command-K
Reset.
Enter or Command-Return
Capture or Save.
Control-Shift-Tab
Select the previous tab (Metadata, Source, Text). The shortcut is Command-{ on macOS 10.11 and earlier.
Control-Tab
Select the next tab (Metadata, Source, Text). The shortcut is Command-} on macOS 10.11 and earlier.
Info inspector
Command-click title bar
Show a path menu for the file being inspected.
Command-I
Open the Info inspector and bring it to the front.
Command-Option-I
Open the Info inspector without bringing it to the front.
Command-Shift-E
Open the Info inspector with the Notes field ready for editing.
Tags inspector
Spacebar
Toggle whether the tag is assigned to the selected records.
Navigating browser windows
Command-Option-F
Make the search field active.
Command-Shift-T
Make the tag bar active.
Tab (in source list) or Control-Shift-Tab (in record viewer)
Make the records list active.
Tab (in records list) or Shift-Tab (in source list)
Make the record viewer active.
Control-Tab (in record viewer) or Shift-Tab (in records list)
Make the source list active.
Editing a rich text file or notes
Option-Tab
Begin a new bulleted list.
Tab
Increase the indentation of the current list item.
Shift-Tab
Decrease the indentation of the current list item.
Records list
Enter or Return
Edit the filename of the selected record.
Option-Enter or Option-Return
Edit the title of the selected record.
Delete
Delete the selected records (if viewing multiple sources or a folder) or untag them (if viewing a tag).
Option-Delete
Delete the selected records.
Command–Up Arrow
View the container of the current folder or mailbox (i.e. go up a level in the hierarchy).
Command–Down Arrow
View the contents of the selected folder or mailbox (i.e. go down a level in the hierarchy).
Down Arrow or Command-Control–Down Arrow
View the next record. Down Arrow works in the records list. Spacebar works in the records list and in uneditable viewers. Command-Control–Down arrow works everywhere, even from an inspector window.
Up Arrow or Command-Control–Up Arrow
View the previous record.
Left Arrow
Change the keyboard focus to the source list.
Double-click
Open a folder or mailbox in the same window, like Contents of Record, or open a file in the external viewer.
Command-double-click
Open With External Viewer.
Option-double-click
Open Source URL.
Shift
Hold the Shift key while mousing over a record to see the tooltip faster. The tooltip shows the path and source URL.
Spacebar
Quick Look
Option-Spacebar
Slideshow
Three-Finger Swipe Left
Select the previous record.
Three-Finger Swipe Right
Select the next record.
Source list
Left/Right Arrow
Collapse or expand the selected sources. If the selected source is already expanded and you press Right Arrow, changes the keyboard focus to the records list and selects the first record.
Option-Left/Right Arrow (or Option-click disclosure triangle)
Collapse or expand the selected sources and all their children.
Command-click
Select multiple sources at once.
Command–Up Arrow
Select the enclosing folder in the source list.
Double-click
Open in New Window.
Enter or Return
Edit the filename of the selected source.
Type-selection
Type the first few letters of a source’s name to select it.
Dragging from Source list or Records list
Drag to Finder
Create a copy of the file.
Command-Option-Drag to Finder
Hold down before starting the drag to create an alias of the file.
Drag to an EagleFiler browser window
Copy the record to another library.
Drag to Terminal
Enter the file’s path.
Hiding
Option-click on another application
Switch to that application and hide EagleFiler. While hidden, EagleFiler will temporarily show itself if you press the Capture with options key and then re-hide itself automatically.
Option-click on an EagleFiler window
Bring EagleFiler to the front and hide the other applications.
Double-click on the horizontal split bar
Hide or show the record viewer.
Tags Bar
Command-Shift-T
Move the focus to the tags bar.
Return or Comma
End the current tag so that you can begin typing the next one.
Tab
Move focus to the search field. Press Tab-Tab to move to the source list or Tab-Tab-Tab to move to the records list.
Toolbar
Option-click New RTF
Creates a new plain text file.
Option-click Tags
Opens the Tag Cloud window.
Windows
Command-`
Move focus to next window.
Command-Shift-`
Move focus to previous window.
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