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Keyboard Shortcuts

Adobe XD Shortcuts: PC

Here are many keyboard shortcuts for Adobe XD, including lesser known and hidden keystrokes!

Tools
V Select
R Rectangle
E Ellipse
Y Polygon
L Line
P Pen
T Text
A Artboard
Z Zoom
I Eyedropper
Zoom
Zoom In Ctrl–Plus(+)
Zoom Out Ctrl–Minus(–)
Get the Zoom In tool without selecting it Ctrl–Space
Get the Zoom Out tool without selecting it Ctrl–Alt–Space
Zoom to 100% Ctrl–1
Zoom to 200% Ctrl–2
Zoom to Selection Ctrl–3
Zoom to Fit All Ctrl–0
Interface & Viewing Options
Scroll Around Canvas (Hand tool) Hold Spacebar & Drag
Show/Hide Layers Panel Ctrl–Y
Show/Hide Assets Panel Ctrl–Shift–Y
Show/Hide Layout Grid Ctrl–Shift–Apostrophe(')
Show/Hide Square Grid Ctrl–Apostrophe(')
Show/Hide Guides Ctrl–Semicolon(;)
Lock/Unlock All Guides Ctrl–Shift–Semicolon(;)
Fullscreen Mode Ctrl–Ctrl–F
Switch between Design and Prototype Modes Ctrl–Tab
Increase or Decrease a value in a field by 1 Up or Down Arrow
Increase or Decrease a value in a field by 10 Hold Shift & hit Up or Down Arrow
Type
Start Editing Selected Text Enter
Stop Editing Selected Text Esc
Increase Font Size Ctrl–Shift–>
Decrease Font Size Ctrl–Shift–<
Bold Ctrl–B
Italic Ctrl–I
Convert Text to Path Ctrl–8
Layers (Objects), Groups, & Artboards
Hide/Show Layer Ctrl–Comma(,)
Lock/Unlock Layer Ctrl–L
Draw Shape from Center Alt–Drag
Draw Shape with 1:1 Aspect Ratio (ie: Perfect Square or Circle) Shift–Drag
Change Layer Opacity 1 to 9 (or 0 for 100%)
Mask with Shape Ctrl–Shift–M
Convert Object to Path Ctrl–8
Group Layers Ctrl–G
Ungroup Layers Ctrl–Shift–G
Directly Select an Layer in a Group/Component Ctrl–Click layer in canvas
Select Artboard Ctrl–Click on a blank part of artboard
Arrange, Align, & Distribute Layers (Objects)
Move Forward (One Layer) Ctrl–]
Move Backward (One Layer) Ctrl–[
Move to Front Ctrl–Shift–]
Move to Back Ctrl–Shift–[
Align Left Ctrl–Shift–Left Arrow
Align Right Ctrl–Shift–Right Arrow
Align Top Ctrl–Shift–Up Arrow
Align Bottom Ctrl–Shift–Down Arrow
Align Center (Horizontally) Shift–C
Align Middle (Vertically) Shift–M
Distribute Horizontally Ctrl–Shift–H
Distribute Vertically Ctrl–Shift–V
Duplicating & Transforming Layers (Objects)
Duplicate Alt–Drag (or Ctrl–D to duplicate in place)
Constrain Object Rotation by 15° Shift–Drag
Constrain Line Rotation by 45° Shift–Drag
Resize from Center Alt–Drag
Measuring Distances Between Elements
Distance from Selected Layer Hold Alt & Hover over object/group/artboard
Distance from Selected Layer Hold Ctrl–Alt & Hover over an object in a group
Distance relative to Selected Group Hold Ctrl–Alt & Hover over an object in the group
Combining Shapes
Add Ctrl–Alt–U
Subtract Ctrl–Alt–S
Intersect Ctrl–Alt–I
Exclude Overlap Ctrl–Alt–X
Vector Editing
Start Editing Selected Vector Object Enter
Stop Editing Selected Vector Object Esc
Switch Between Straight and Mirrored Control Points Double–Click
Disconnect Control Point Handle Alt–Drag
Prototyping
See All Connections in Prototype Mode Ctrl–A
Preview Ctrl–Enter
Start or Stop Recording the Preview Ctrl–Ctrl–R
Stop Recording Esc
Share Prototype Online Ctrl–Shift–E
Navigate Artboards in Preview or Shared Prototype Right or Left Arrow
MISCELLANEOUS
Import Ctrl–Shift–I
Export Selected Ctrl–E
Export Batch Ctrl–Shift–E
Ignore Smart Guides Hold Ctrl while Dragging
Make Repeat Grid Ctrl–R
Make Component Ctrl–K

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