Keyboard Shortcuts when Editing Pages
Various keyboard shortcuts are available throughout AEM. Some apply when editing pages, others to the use of consoles .
In the following tables, for the key combinations in the Shortcut column, both Ctrl and Command keys work on macOS.
Multi-select on a desktop device:
- Windows: Ctrl+click on required components.
- Mac: Cmd+click on required components.
Editing Keyboard Shortcuts
|Edit Mode||Ctrl-z||Undo last change.|
|Ctrl-y||Redo last change.|
|Shift-Click||Select multiple paragraphs.|
|Ctrl-Click||Select multiple paragraphs.|
|Ctrl-C||Copy selected paragraph(s).|
|Ctrl-X||Cut selected paragraph(s). Note: The cut paragraph will not disappear until it has been pasted to the new location.|
|Ctrl-V||Paste paragraph(s) from clipboard.|
|Alt-Ctrl-V||Paste as reference.|
|Super-Del (fn-delete)||Delete selected paragraph(s).|
|Cmd-Backspace||Delete selected paragraph(s).|
|Alt-right-click||Force default (browser) context menu. Note: AEM context menus only occur in the classic UI.|
|Ctrl-Alt-c||Shows the client context .|
|Rich Text Editor||Ctrl-B||Bold|
|Content Finder - Search box||down-arrow||Trigger a suggestions list. Needed when too few characters have been entered to trigger the list automatically (this happens when 2 or more characters have been entered).|
|right-arrow (on a suggested path)||Select item and trigger suggestions for the selected path.|
|left-arrow (on a suggested path)||Select item and trigger suggestions for its ancestors (as in siblings of parent).|
|Enter (on a suggested path)||Select item and trigger search.|
|Esc||Close suggestions layer.|
Drag assets, drop on destination.
The drop action produces a new paragraph; instead of replacing the asset in the destination.
Various keyboard shortcuts are also available for desktop users when using the consoles .
Keyboard Shortcuts for Development
Additional keyboard shortcuts are available for desktop developers when using the page editor.
|Edit mode||Set the following suffix in the URL: ?debugClientLibs=true Then use: Ctrl-Shift-U||To see timing statistics for page loading.|