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Adobe XD shortcuts 2020 complete list for Windows and Mac + PDF

Adobe XD shortcuts 2020 complete list for Windows and Mac + PDF

As a designer, you want to work as fast and efficiently as possible. One way to reach that goal is to memorize the shortcuts of all the necessary actions you take inside your go-to software. Since you have come this far then you might have already realised that there are a lot of shortcuts available. To make it simpler for you, we collected all the shortcuts available and placed them inside this blog. 

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General shortcuts    
Action Keyboard shortcut on macOS Keyboard shortcut on Windows
Quit ⌘Q

Alt + F4

Edit menu    
Action Keyboard shortcut on macOS Keyboard shortcut on Windows
Undo ⌘Z Ctrl + Z
Redo ⇧⌘Z Ctrl + Shift + Z
Cut ⌘X Ctrl + X
Copy ⌘C Ctrl + C
Paste ⌘V Ctrl + V
Paste Appearance (in Design mode), and ⌥⌘V Ctrl + Alt +V
Paste Interaction (in Prototype mode)
Duplicate ⌘D Ctrl + D
Delete Delete
Select All ⌘A Ctrl + A
Deselect All ⇧⌘A Ctrl + Shift + A
File menu    
Menu Keyboard shortcut on macOS Keyboard shortcut on Windows
New ⌘N Ctrl + N
Open... ⌘ + Shift + O Ctrl + Shift + O
Close ⌘W Alt + F4
Save... ⌘S Ctrl + S
Save As... ⇧⌘S Ctrl + Shift + S
Export Batch ⇧⌘E Ctrl + Shift + E
Export Selected ⌘E Ctrl + E
Export to an integrated third-party application (if an application integrated with XD is installed on your computer) ⌥⌘E Not available
Import ⇧⌘I Ctrl + Shift + I
Path/Pen
Menu Keyboard shortcut on macOS Keyboard shortcut on Windows
Switch to Pen tool P P
Convert Point Double-click Double-click
Asymmetric Control Point Alt
Snap Control Point Angle Shift
Snap Anchor Point Angle Shift
Add ⌥⌘U Ctrl + Alt + U
Subtract ⌥⌘S Ctrl + Alt + S
Intersect ⌥⌘I Ctrl + Alt + I
Exclude Overlap ⌥⌘X Ctrl + Alt + X
Convert to Path ⌘8 Ctrl + 8
Layers (Objects), Groups, and Artboards
Menu Keyboard shortcut on macOs Keyboard shortcut on Windows
Group layers ⌘G Ctrl + G
Ungroup layers ⇧⌘G Ctrl + Shift +G
Make component ⌘K Ctrl + K
Lock/Unlock layer ⌘L Ctrl + L
Hide/Show layer ⌘, Ctrl + ,
Mask with shape ⇧⌘M Ctrl + Shift + M
Make repeat grid ⌘R Ctrl + R
Directly select a layer in a group/component ⌘Click layer in canvas Ctrl + click layer in canvas
Change layer opacity 1 to 9 (0 for 100%) 1 to 9 (or 0 for 100%)
Select artboard ⌘Click on blank part of artboard Ctrl + click on blank part of artboard
Draw shape from center ⌥Drag Alt + drag
Draw shape with 1:1 aspect ratio (perfects square/circle) ⇧Drag Shift + drag
Draw equilateral triangle Shift + Drag Shift + Drag
Show/ Hide artboard guides ⌘; Ctrl + ;
Lock artboard guides shift + ⌘ + ; Shift + Ctrl + ;
Align
Menu Keyboard shortcut on macOS Keyboard shortcut on Windows
Left ⌃⌘← Ctrl + Shift + ←
Center (horizontally) ⌃⌘C Shift + C
Right ⌃⌘→ Ctrl + Shift + →
Top ⌃⌘↑ Ctrl +Shift + ↑
Middle (vertically) ⌃⌘M Shift + M
Bottom ⌃⌘↓ Ctrl + Shift + ↓
Arrange
Menu Keyboard shortcut on macOS Keyboard shortcut on Windows
Bring to Front ⇧⌘] Shift + Ctrl + ]
Bring Forward ⌘] Ctrl + ]
Send Backward ⌘[ Ctrl + [
Send to Back ⇧⌘[ Shift + Ctrl + [
Distribute
Menu Keyboard shortcut on macOS Keyboard shortcut on Windows
Horizontal ⌃⌘H Ctrl + Shift + H
Vertical ⌃⌘V Ctrl + Shift + V
Text
Menu Keyboard shortcut on macOS Keyboard shortcut on Windows
Bold ⌘B Ctrl + B
Italic ⌘I Ctrl + I
Increase font size ⇧⌘> Ctrl + Shift + >
Decrease font size ⇧⌘< Ctrl + Shift + <
Operations menu
Menu Keyboard shortcut on macOS Keyboard shortcut on Windows
From Center Alt
Copy Paste Object ⌥ Drag Alt + Drag
Constrain Shift
Edit Text Enter Enter
Constrain Rotate ⇧ (15°) Shift (15°)
Line Constrain Rotate ⇧ (45°) Shift (45°)
Constrain From Center ⇧⌥ Shift + Alt
Direct Select Ctrl
Switch between Design and Prototype mode Ctrl + Tab Ctrl + Tab
Tools menu
Menu Keyboard shortcut on macOS Keyboard shortcut on Windows
Select V V
Rectangle R R
Ellipse E E
Polygon Y Y
Line L L
Pen P P
Text T T
Artboard A A
Zoom Enter zoom mode: Z Enter zoom mode: Z
Zoom to Selection ⌘3 Ctrl + 3
Eyedropper  I I
Interface and Viewing Options
Menu Keyboard shortcut on macOS Keyboard shortcut on Windows
Zoom In ⌘+,  Ctrl + +
Option-Scrollwheel,  Ctrl-Scrollwheel
Option-swipe (Magic Mouse) Pinch out (trackpad)
Pinch out (trackpad)
Zoom Out ⌘-,  Ctrl + -
Option-Scrollwheel, Ctrl-Scrollwheel
Option-swipe (Magic Mouse) Pinch in (trackpad)
Pinch in (trackpad)
Zoom to Fit ⌘ 0 Ctrl + 0
100% ⌘ 1 Ctrl + 1
200% ⌘ 2 Ctrl + 2
Pan Spacebar Spacebar
Assets ⇧ ⌘ Y Ctrl + Shift + Y
Layers ⌘ Y Ctrl + Y
Show Layout Grid ⇧ ⌘ ' Shift + Ctrl + '
Show Square Grid ⌘ ' Ctrl + '
Fullscreen Mode ^⌘F  Not available
Switch between design and prototype mode ^Tab Ctrl + Tab
Switch between Windows (Files) ⌘-Tilde (~) Not available
Increase or decrease a value in a field by 1 ↑ or ↓ ↑ or ↓
Increase or Decrease a value in a field by 10 Hold ⇧ and hit ↑ or ↓ Hold Shift and hit ↑ or ↓
Window menu
Menu Keyboard Shortcut on macOS Keyboard shortcut on Windows
Maximize WIN ↑
Minimize ⌘M WIN ↓
Preview ⌘⏎ Ctrl + Enter
Operation modifiers
Menu Keyboard Shortcut on macOS Keyboard shortcut on Windows
Horizontal Pan Shift + Scrollwheel Shift + Scrollwheel
Vertical Pan Scrollwheel Scrollwheel
Selection and measuring distances between elements
Menu Keyboard Shortcut on macOS Keyboard shortcut on Windows
Enable measurements Option (with an object selected) Alt (with an object selected)
Distance from Selected Layer Hold ⌥ and Hover over object/group/artboard Hold Alt and Hover over object/group/artboard
Distance relative to Selected Group Hold ⌥⌘ and Hover over an object in the group Hold Ctrl + Alt  and Hover over an object in the group
Design Specs
Menu Keyboard Shortcut on macOS Keyboard shortcut on Windows
Zoom ⌘ + Mousewheel Ctrl + Mousewheel
⌘+, ⌘-  Ctrl +, Ctrl -
Reset zoom ⌘0 Ctrl + 0
Pan ↑, ↓, →, ← ↑, ↓, →, ←
Spacebar + Click-and-drag Spacebar + Click-and-drag
Faster pan Shift + ↑, ↓, →, ← Shift + ↑, ↓, →, ←
Go from Spec view to UX flow view Esc Esc
Remove focus from artboard in UX flow view Esc Esc
Navigate across artboards for overlay support Shift + Click Shift + Click
Vector Editing
Menu Keyboard Shortcuts on MacOS Keyboard Shortcuts on Windows
Start Editing Selected Vector Object Return  Enter
Stop Editing Selected Vector Object Esc  Esc
Switch Between Straight and Mirrored Control Points Double-Click  Double-Click
Disconnect Control Point Handle ⌥Drag Alt + drag
Prototyping
Menu Keyboard Shortcuts on MacOS Keyboard Shortcuts on Windows
See all connections in prototype mode ⌘A Ctrl + A
Preview ⌘Return Ctrl + Enter
Start or stop recording the preview ^⌘R Not available
Stop recording Esc Not available
Share prototype online ⇧⌘E Ctrl + Shift + E
Navigate artboards in preview or shared prototype Right or Left Arrow  → or ←