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Appendix B Keyboard Shortcuts

The following tables list keyboard shortcuts for MySQL Workbench commands. Modifier in the tables stands for the platform-specific modifier key. This is Command on OS X, Control on other platforms. On OS X, the Alt key is Option.

There are keyboard shortcut tables for the File, Edit, View, Arrange, Model, Query, Database, Scripting, Help, and EER Diagram Mode menus.

File Menu

Table B.1 File menu keyboard shortcuts

Function Keyboard Shortcut Context
New Model Modifier+N All
Open Model Modifier+O All
Open SQL Script Modifier+Shift+O SQL Editor
Close Tab Modifier+W, Modifier+F4 on Windows All
Save Model Modifier+S Model
Save Script Modifier+S SQL Editor
Save Model As Modifier+Shift+S Model
Save Script As Modifier+Shift+S SQL Editor
Forward Engineer SQL CREATE Script Modifier+Shift+G Model
Forward Engineer SQL ALTER Script Modifier+Alt+Y Model
Synchronize With SQL CREATE Script Modifier+Shift+Y Model
Print Modifier+P EER Diagram mode only
Exit Modifier+Q All

Edit Menu

Table B.2 Edit menu keyboard shortcuts

Function Keyboard Shortcut Context
Undo Modifier+Z Model, EER Diagram
Redo Modifier+Y, Modifier+Shift+Z (OS X) Model, EER Diagram
Cut Modifier+X All
Copy Modifier+C All
Paste Modifier+V All
Delete Modifier+Delete, Command+BackSpace (OS X) All
Edit Selected Modifier+E Model, EER Diagram
Edit Selected in New Window Modifier+Shift+E Model, EER Diagram
Select All Modifier+A EER Diagram
Find Modifier+F All
Find Advanced Modifier+Alt+F All
Find Next F3 All
Find Previous Shift+F3 All
Search and Replace Modifier+Shift+F All
Comment/Uncomment lines of SQL Modifier+/ SQL Editor
Auto-Complete SQL Modifier+Space SQL Editor

View Menu

Table B.3 View menu keyboard shortcuts

Function Keyboard Shortcut Context
Output Window Modifier+F2, Modifier+Option+2 (OS X) All
Set Marker n Modifier+Shift+n (n is integer 1..9) EER Diagram
Go to Marker n Modifier+n (n is integer 1..9) EER Diagram

Arrange Menu

Table B.4 Arrange menu keyboard shortcuts

Function Keyboard Shortcut Context
Bring to Front Modifier+Shift+F EER Diagram
Send to Back Modifier+Shift+B EER Diagram

Model Menu

Table B.5 Model menu keyboard shortcuts

Function Keyboard Shortcut Context
Add Diagram Modifier+T Model, EER Diagram
Validate All Modifier+Alt+V Model, EER Diagram
Validate All (MySQL) Modifier+Alt+B Model, EER Diagram
Model Options Command+Alt+, (Shortcut available only on OS X) Model, EER Diagram

Query Menu

Table B.6 Query menu keyboard shortcuts

Function Keyboard Shortcut Context
Execute statement Modifier+Return SQL Editor
Execute statements Modifier+Shift+Return SQL Editor
New Tab Modifier+T SQL Editor

Database Menu

Table B.7 Database menu keyboard shortcuts

Function Keyboard Shortcut Context
Query Database Modifier+U All
Reverse Engineer Modifier+R Model, EER Diagram
Forward Engineer Modifier+G Model, EER Diagram
Synchronize Model Modifier+Y Model, EER Diagram

Scripting Menu

Table B.8 Scripting menu keyboard shortcuts

Function Keyboard Shortcut Context
Scripting Shell Modifier+F3, Modifier+Option+3 (on OS X) All
Run Workbench Script File Modifier+Shift+R All

Help Menu

Table B.9 Help menu keyboard shortcuts

Function Keyboard Shortcut Context
Help Index F1, Command+Option+question (on OS X) All

EER Diagram Mode

In the EER Diagram view, a number of other keyboard shortcuts are available.

Table B.10 EER diagram mode keyboard shortcuts

Function Keyboard Shortcut
Selection tool Escape
Hand tool H
Delete tool D
Layer tool L
Note tool N
Image tool I
Table tool T
View tool V
Routine Group tool G
Non-Identifying Relationship 1:1 1
Non-Identifying Relationship 1:n 2
Identifying Relationship 1:1 3
Identifying Relationship 1:n 4
Identifying Relationship n:m 5
Relationship Using Existing Columns 6

Table B.11 Keyboard shortcut changes

MySQL Workbench version The Change
5.2.45 The "Modifier+/" shortcut was added to comment/uncomment SQL in the SQL editor
5.2.45 On Microsoft Windows, the "Modifier+W" shortcut was changed to "Control+F4" -- this shortcut closes MySQL Workbench tabs


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