Shortcuts FileMaker Pro for Windows

We present to your attention the shortcuts for the FileMaker Pro for Windows which is used on the operating system Windows, in this hotkeys description 121 of the most popular and important shortcuts are offered. You can also add your changes on our portal if you consider the data insufficiently complete or add a new program from the very beginning.

General keyboard shortcuts (Windows)

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Esc Cancel an operation or dialog box
Space Click a selected button or popover button on a layout with the keyboard
Esc Close a dialog box
Shift+Esc Close certain dialog boxes without confirmation and discard changes
Ctrl+W/Ctrl+F4 Close a file or window
Ctrl+Alt+W Close all files or windows
Alt+F4/Ctrl+Q Exit or quit FileMaker Pro
F1 Open FileMaker Pro Help
Ctrl+O Open a file
Shift while opening the file Use a specified account name and password to open a file
Ctrl+Shift+O Open a remote file
Ctrl+Shift+D Open the Manage Database dialog box
Ctrl+Shift+F Open the Find/Replace dialog box
Ctrl+Shift+L Open the Manage Layouts dialog box
Ctrl+K Open the Field Picker dialog box
Ctrl+Enter Add a new field in the Field Picker dialog box
F2 Open the Layout pop-up menu
Ctrl+P Print
Ctrl+Alt+P Print without the Print dialog box
Ctrl+Arrow Up/Ctrl+Arrow Down Reorder items in a list box, such as Script steps, Fields, Parts
Ctrl+S Sort
Ctrl+Z Undo the last command
Ctrl+Shift+S Open the Manage Scripts dialog box
Ctrl+S Save a script
Ctrl+1 through Ctrl+0 Perform one of the first ten scripts listed in the Scripts menu
Ctrl+N Create a new record, request, or layout
Ctrl+E Delete a record, request, or layout
Ctrl+Shift+E Delete a record without confirmation
Ctrl+D Duplicate a record, request, or layout object
Ctrl+S Save a layout
Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Tab/Shift+Tab Go to next object / previous object (field, button, or tab)
Ctrl+Arrow Down/ Arrow Up (or Shift+Page Down/Page Up) Go to next / go to prevous (record, request, layout, or page)
Arrow Right/Arrow Left Go to next tab / previous tab (When a tab is selected)
Shift+F5 Cascade document windows
Ctrl+Shift+F4 Close a window
Ctrl+Tab Cycle through document windows
Ctrl+F6 Cycle to the previous document window
Ctrl+Shift+F6 Cycle to the next document window
Ctrl+Alt+Z Resize window; full screen or previous size
Page Down Scroll the document down
Page Up Scroll the document up
Ctrl+Page Up/Ctrl+Page Down Scroll the document to the left / to the right
Ctrl+Alt+S Show/hide the status toolbar
Shift+F4 Tile (arrange) document windows horizontally
F3/Shift+F3 Zoom document larger / smaller

Paste, Select, and Replace Values

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl+- Insert current date
Ctrl+; Insert current time
Ctrl+; Insert current time and date in a timestamp field
Ctrl+Shift+N Insert current username
Ctrl+I Insert information from the index
Ctrl+' Insert information from the last visited record
Ctrl+Shift+' Insert information from the last record and move to the next field
Ctrl+M Insert Merge fields
Ctrl+V Paste text from the Clipboard
Ctrl+Shift+V Paste text without styles
Ctrl+= Replace a field's value
Ctrl+A Select all fields
Shift+click each object, / drag the arrow pointer to make a box that includes the objects Select multiple objects
Ctrl+Shift+A Select all objects of the same type when an object is selected
Up Arrow / Down Arrow Select items in a list
Ctrl+Up Arrow, Ctrl+Arrow Down Move a selected item in a list

Switch Modes

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl+B Browse mode
Ctrl+F Find mode
Ctrl+L Layout mode
Ctrl+U Preview mode

Browse-Mode Shortcuts

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl+N Create a new record
Ctrl+D Duplicate a record
Ctrl+E Delete a record
Ctrl+Shift+E Delete a record without confirmation
Ctrl+R Modify last find
Ctrl+J Show all records
Ctrl+S Sort records
Ctrl+Arrow Down/Ctrl+Arrow Up (or Shift+Page Down/Shift+Page Up) Go to the next record / go to previous record
Ctrl+T Omit a record
Ctrl+Shift+T Omit multiple records
F2 Open the Layout pop-up menu and switch layouts
Esc Open or close a drop-down list or calendar for an active field
Ctrl+P Print records
Ctrl+Alt+P Print without Print dialog box
Ctrl+Shift+R Refresh a window
Ctrl+Alt+F Activate the quick find box

Find Mode Shortcuts

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl+N Create a find new find request
Ctrl+E Delete a find request
Ctrl+D Duplicate a find request
Ctrl+J Show all records
Enter Perform a find. Disabled when a script is paused.
Ctrl+I Insert from index
Ctrl+Arrow Down/Ctrl+Up Arrow (or Shift+Page Down/Shift+Page Up) Move to next find request / move to previous find request
Esc (to activate the book icon), type the request number, then press Enter Move to a specific find request

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl+Shift+T Add a table
Ctrl+O when one table is selected Edit a table
Delete when one / more tables are selected Delete a table
Ctrl+Shift+R Add a relationship
Ctrl+O when one relationship is selected Edit a relationship
Delete when one / more relationships are selected Delete a relationship
Ctrl+Shift+N Add a text note
Ctrl+D, / Ctrl while dragging Duplicate a selection
Ctrl+R Change to Pointer mode
Ctrl+= Change to Zoom In mode. Shift+click temporarily changes to Zoom Out mode.
Ctrl+- Change to Zoom Out mode. Shift+click temporarily changes to Zoom In mode.
Ctrl+N Change to Note mode
Type a percentage value, then Enter Change the display percentage of the relationships graph
Tab Move the selection from the relationships graph to the command buttons and proceed from left to right
Shift+Tab Move the selection through the command buttons from right to left and to the relationships graph from the Add Table command
Ctrl+I Snap to fit
Ctrl+E Turn page guides on and off
Ctrl+Shift+P Display print setup options
Tab, Left Arrow, Right Arrow Select a different button
Space Issue a selected command button
Enter/ Space to display the menu, Up Arrow or Down Arrow to make a selection in the menu, then Enter to issue the command Issue a command in a selected button’s menu
Ctrl+Z Undo the last command
Ctrl+Shift+Z Redo the last command

Script Debugger (Pro Advanced Only)

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
F5 Step Over command
F6 Step Into command
F7 Step Out command
Alt+F8 Run to Breakpoint command
Ctrl+F8 Halt Script command
Ctrl+Shift+F5 Set Next Step command
Ctrl+F9 Set/Clear Breakpoint command
Ctrl+Shift+F9 Remove Breakpoints command
Ctrl+F10 Edit Script command
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Date of change: 24.01.2019
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*Some of the keys listed may not work in older versions of the program