Essential Edge Animate Keyboard Shortcuts

By Michael Rohde

Adobe Edge Animate CC includes handy and powerful keyboard shortcuts. These tools help you in two different ways while you develop in the Edge animate environment:

  • Save time by selecting commands instantly instead of picking through menus.

  • Stay focused on your work by keeping your mouse pointer on the Stage.

Edit Shortcuts    
Command Windows Mac OS
Copy Ctrl+C Command+C
Cut Ctrl+X Command+X
Delete Backspace or Del Clear or Delete
Duplicate Ctrl+D Command+D
Keyboard Shortcuts Alt+K Option+K
Paste Ctrl+V Command+V
Paste All Ctrl+Alt+V Command+Option+V
Paste Transitions from Location Ctrl+Shift+V Command+Shift+V
Redo Ctrl+Shift+Z Command+Shift+Z
Select All Ctrl+A Command+A
Undo Ctrl+Z Command+Z
File Shortcuts        
Command Windows Mac OS
Close Ctrl+W Command+W
Close All Ctrl+Alt+W Command+Alt+W
Exit Ctrl+Q Command+Q
Import Ctrl+I Command+I
New Ctrl+N Command+N
Open Ctrl+O Command+O
Preview in Browser Ctrl+Enter or Ctrl+Return Command+Return
Publish Ctrl+Alt+S Command+Alt+S
Save Ctrl+S Command+S
Save As Ctrl+Shift+S Command+Shift+S
Modify Shortcuts
Command Windows Mac OS
Bring Forward Ctrl+] Command+]
Bring to Front Ctrl+Shift+] Command+Shift+]
Convert to Symbol Ctrl+Y Command+Y
Group Elements Ctrl+G Command+G
Send Backward Ctrl+[ Command+[
Send to Back Ctrl+Shift+[ Command+Shift+[
Ungroup Elements Ctrl+Shift+G Command+Shift+G
Stage Shortcuts        
Command Windows Mac OS
Nudge Down Down Arrow Down Arrow
Nudge Down 10px Shift+Down Arrow Shift+Down Arrow
Nudge Left Left Arrow Left Arrow
Nudge Left 10px Shift+Left Arrow Shift+Left Arrow
Nudge Right Right Arrow Right Arrow
Nudge Right 10px Shift+Right Arrow Shift+Right Arrow
Nudge Up Up Arrow Up Arrow
Nudge Up 10px Shift+Up Arrow Shift+Up Arrow
Timeline Shortcuts
Command Windows Mac OS
Auto-Keyframe Mode K K
Auto-Transition Mode X X
Create Transitions From Keyframes Ctrl+Shift+T Command+Shift+T
Expand/Collapse All Ctrl+Shift+Num or Ctrl+Shift+. Command+Shift+Num or Command+Shift+.
Expand/Collapse Selected Ctrl+Num or Ctrl+. Command+Num or Command+.
Flip Playhead and Pin Shift+P Shift+P
Insert Label Ctrl+L Command+L
Insert Trigger Ctrl+T Command+T
Remove Transitions Shift+Backspace or Shift+Del Shift+Backspace or Shift+Delete
Snapping Alt+; Option+;
Toggle Pin P P
Zoom Timeline In Horizontally Num + or = Num + or =
Zoom Timeline Out Horizontally Num – or – Num – or –
Zoom Timeline to Fit Horizontally
Tool Shortcuts
Command Windows Mac OS
Clipping C C
Ellipse O O
Rectangle M M
Rounded Rectangle R R
Selection V V
Text T T
Transform Q Q
Transport Shortcuts
Command Windows Mac OS
Go to End End End
Go to Next Keyframe Ctrl+Right Arrow Command+Right Arrow
Go to Previous Keyframe Ctrl+Left Arrow Command+Left Arrow
Go to Start Home Home
Play/Stop Space Space
Return Enter or Return Return
View Shortcuts
Command Windows Mac OS
Enable Smart Guides Ctrl+U Command+U
Guides Ctrl+; Command+;
Lock Guides Shift+Alt+; Shift+Alt+;
Rulers Ctrl+R Command+R
Snap to Guides Ctrl+Shift+; Command+Shift+;
Zoom In Stage Ctrl+Num + or Ctrl+= Command+Num + or Command+=
Zoom Out Stage Ctrl+Num – or Ctrl+- Command+Num – or Command+-
Zoom Stage Actual Size Ctrl+Num 1 or Ctrl+1 Command+Num 1 or Command+1
Window Shortcuts
Command Windows Mac OS
Code Ctrl+E Command+E
Maximize Frame ` `
Next Open Composition Ctrl+` Command+`
Previous Open Composition Ctrl+Shift+` Command+Shift+`