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Keyboard Shortcuts

Listed below are a full list of the keyboard shortcuts supported by TouchGFX to increase productivity.

TouchGFX Designer Features

File Management

CTRL + NShow lobby
CTRL + OOpen project from File Explorer
CTRL + SSave current project

Widget Menu

AShow widget menu (focus search textbox if already open)
ENTERInsert currently highlighted widget and close widget menu
ESCClose widget menu


F2Change name of widget
DELDelete selected widget(s)
CTRL + CCopy
CTRL + VPaste
CTRL + ZUndo
CTRL + YRedo
CTRL + FBring selected widget(s) forward
CTRL + BSend selected widget(s) backward
CTRL + ASelect all widgets
← / ↑ / → / ↓Move selected widget(s) 1 pixel
CTRL + ← / ↑ / → / ↓Move selected widget(s) 10 pixel
MOUSE WHEELScroll up / scroll down
SHIFT + MOUSE WHEELScroll left / scroll right
CTRL + MOUSE WHEEL UP / '+'Zoom in
CTRL + 1Zoom to 25%
CTRL + 2Zoom to 50%
CTRL + 3Zoom to 75%
CTRL + 4Zoom to 100%
CTRL + 0Reset zoom
MOUSE DRAGSelect widgets


F4Generate Code
F5Run Simulator
F6Run Target
ALT + LShow/hide detailed log

TouchGFX Simulator Features


F1Enables/disables display of pointer coordinates as well as RGB color of the pixel at that coordinate (in hexadecimal).
F2Enables/disables highlighting invalidated area
F3Takes a screenshot and places the image under the screenshots folder
CTRL + F3Takes screenshots of the next 50 frames and places the images under the screenshots folder
SHIFT + F3Takes a screenshot and places it in your clipboard
F4If a simulator skin is used - enables/disables the simulator skin
If a simulator skin is not used - enables/disables window border
F9Pauses the simulator by preventing ticks to be sent to the application. Pressing F9 again will resume normal execution.
F10While the simulator is paused (after pressing F9) it is possible to send a single tick to the application by pressing F10 thereby "single step" the application.
ESCClose the simulator