Keyboard shortcuts

Learn how to use keyboard shortcuts in Synthesia STUDIO.

    Below are the main keyboard shortcuts you can use to speed up your video creation process.

    Context menu


    You can access the context menu with a right click on the canvas element, where you can cut, copy, paste, delete, duplicate, lock, send forward/backward/front/back an element. 

    Copy/paste


    You can copy/paste elements and slides using the well-known commands:

    • Copy: Cmd/Ctrl + C
    • Paste: Cmd/Ctrl + V

    Undo/redo

    You can undo/redo elements and slides using the well-known commands:

    • Undo: Cmd/Ctrl + Z
    • Redo: Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + Z

    Deselect element


    You can deselect an element by simply pressing the Escape (ESC) button.

    Delete element


    You can quickly delete an element by simply pressing Delete or Backspace buttons.

    Resize element

    You can resize an element using the following commands:

    • To lock resize aspect ration: Hold Shift
    • To center origin during resize: Hold Alt/Option

    Move canvas element


    You can move the canvas elements in two ways:

    • Small move: Arrow keys
    • Large move: Hold Shift + Arrow keys


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