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This section documents all the default key bindings for the Brief keyboard personality, set by the Personality preference.

Alt-0: set-bookmark(mark="0") - Set a bookmark at current location on the editor. Mark is the project-wide textual name of the bookmark.

Alt-1: fold-python-methods

Alt-1: set-bookmark(mark="1") - Set a bookmark at current location on the editor. Mark is the project-wide textual name of the bookmark.

Alt-2: fold-python-classes

Alt-2: set-bookmark(mark="2") - Set a bookmark at current location on the editor. Mark is the project-wide textual name of the bookmark.

Alt-3: fold-python-classes-and-defs

Alt-3: set-bookmark(mark="3") - Set a bookmark at current location on the editor. Mark is the project-wide textual name of the bookmark.

Alt-4: set-bookmark(mark="4") - Set a bookmark at current location on the editor. Mark is the project-wide textual name of the bookmark.

Alt-5: set-bookmark(mark="5") - Set a bookmark at current location on the editor. Mark is the project-wide textual name of the bookmark.

Alt-6: set-bookmark(mark="6") - Set a bookmark at current location on the editor. Mark is the project-wide textual name of the bookmark.

Alt-7: set-bookmark(mark="7") - Set a bookmark at current location on the editor. Mark is the project-wide textual name of the bookmark.

Alt-8: set-bookmark(mark="8") - Set a bookmark at current location on the editor. Mark is the project-wide textual name of the bookmark.

Alt-9: set-bookmark(mark="9") - Set a bookmark at current location on the editor. Mark is the project-wide textual name of the bookmark.

Alt-A: toggle-mark-command(select_right=2)

Alt-BackSpace: backward-delete-word - Action varies according to focus: Active Editor Commands: Delete one word behind of the cursor ; Toolbar Search Commands: Delete word behind the cursor

Alt-C: toggle-mark-command(style="block")

Alt-D: delete-selected-lines

Alt-D: kill-line - Kill rest of line from cursor to end of line, and place it into the clipboard with any other contiguously removed lines. End-of-line is removed only if there is nothing between the cursor and the end of the line.

Alt-Delete: backward-delete-word - Action varies according to focus: Active Editor Commands: Delete one word behind of the cursor ; Toolbar Search Commands: Delete word behind the cursor

Alt-Down: fold-expand-more-current - Expand the current fold point one more level

Alt-E: open-gui - Open a file from disk, prompting with file selection dialog if necessary

Alt-End: fold-expand-all - Expand all fold points in the current file

Alt-F11: prev-points-of-use-match

Alt-F12: next-points-of-use-match

Alt-F3: search - Bring up the search manager in search mode.

Alt-F4: close-window - Close the current window and all documents and panels in it

Alt-F5: run-to-cursor - Run to current cursor position

Alt-F5: search-sel-backward - Search backward using current selection

Alt-F6: run-failed-tests

Alt-F7: run-last-tests

Alt-G: goto-line - Position cursor at start of given line number

Alt-H: goto-selected-symbol-defn - Goto the definition of the selected source symbol, optionally showing the definition in another split if one is available and other_split is True.

Alt-Home: fold-collapse-all - Collapse all fold points in the current file

Alt-I: toggle-overtype - Toggle status of overtyping mode

Alt-J: show-bookmarks - Show a list of all currently defined bookmarks

Alt-K: kill-line - Kill rest of line from cursor to end of line, and place it into the clipboard with any other contiguously removed lines. End-of-line is removed only if there is nothing between the cursor and the end of the line.

Alt-L: toggle-mark-command(style="line")

Alt-Left: visit-history-previous - Move back in history to previous visited editor position

Alt-M: toggle-mark-command(select_right=1)

Alt-Minus: previous-document - Move to the previous document alphabetically in the list of documents open in the current window

Alt-N: next-document - Move to the next document alphabetically in the list of documents open in the current window

Alt-Page_Down: fold-expand-all-current - Expand the current fold point completely

Alt-Page_Up: fold-collapse-all-current - Collapse the current fold point completely

Alt-R: insert-file - Insert a file at current cursor position, prompting user for file selection

Alt-Return: new-line - Place a new line at the current cursor position

Alt-Right: visit-history-next - Move forward in history to next visited editor position

Alt-S: search - Bring up the search manager in search mode.

Alt-Slash: fold-toggle - Toggle the current fold point

Alt-T: replace - Bring up the search manager in replace mode.

Alt-U: undo - Undo last action

Alt-Up: fold-collapse-more-current - Collapse the current fold point one more level

Alt-W: save - Save active document. Also close it if close is True.

Alt-X: quit - Quit the application.

BackSpace: backward-delete-char - Action varies according to focus: Active Editor Commands: Delete one character behind the cursor, or the current selection if not empty. ; Toolbar Search Commands: Delete character behind the cursor

Ctrl-1: activate-file-option-menu - Activate the file menu for the editor.

Ctrl-2: activate-symbol-option-menu-1 - Activate the 1st symbol menu for the editor.

Ctrl-3: activate-symbol-option-menu-2 - Activate the 2nd symbol menu for the editor.

Ctrl-4: activate-symbol-option-menu-3 - Activate the 3rd symbol menu for the editor.

Ctrl-5: activate-symbol-option-menu-4 - Activate the 4th symbol menu for the editor.

Ctrl-6: activate-symbol-option-menu-5 - Activate the 5th symbol menu for the editor.

Ctrl-=: indent-to-match - Indent the current line or selected region to match indentation of preceding non-blank line. Set toggle=True to indent instead of one level higher if already at the matching position.

Ctrl-Alt-Down: goto-next-bookmark(current_file_only=True) - Go to the next bookmark, or the first one if no bookmark is selected. Stays within the file in the current editor when current_file_only is True.

Ctrl-Alt-F6: debug-failed-tests

Ctrl-Alt-F7: debug-last-tests

Ctrl-Alt-Left: goto-previous-bookmark - Go to the previous bookmark in the bookmark list, or the last one if no bookmark is selected. Stays within the file in the current editor when current_file_only is True.

Ctrl-Alt-Right: goto-next-bookmark - Go to the next bookmark, or the first one if no bookmark is selected. Stays within the file in the current editor when current_file_only is True.

Ctrl-Alt-Up: goto-previous-bookmark(current_file_only=True) - Go to the previous bookmark in the bookmark list, or the last one if no bookmark is selected. Stays within the file in the current editor when current_file_only is True.

Ctrl-Apostrophe: enclose(start="'", end="'") - Enclose the selection or the rest of the current line when there is no selection with the given start and end strings. The caret is moved to the end of the enclosed text.

Ctrl-BackSpace: backward-delete-word - Action varies according to focus: Active Editor Commands: Delete one word behind of the cursor ; Toolbar Search Commands: Delete word behind the cursor

Ctrl-Braceleft: enclose(start="{", end="}") - Enclose the selection or the rest of the current line when there is no selection with the given start and end strings. The caret is moved to the end of the enclosed text.

Ctrl-Bracketleft: enclose(start="[", end="]") - Enclose the selection or the rest of the current line when there is no selection with the given start and end strings. The caret is moved to the end of the enclosed text.

Ctrl-C: center-cursor - Scroll so cursor is centered on display

Ctrl-C: copy - Action varies according to focus: Active Editor Commands: Copy selected text ; Document Viewer Commands: Copy any selected text. ; Exceptions Commands: Copy the exception traceback to the clipboard ; Search Manager Instance Commands: Copy selected text ; Toolbar Search Commands: Cut selection

Ctrl-D: scroll-text-down - Scroll text down a line w/o moving cursor's relative position on screen. Repeat is number of lines or if >0 and <1.0 then percent of screen. Set move_cursor to False to leave cursor in current position within the source, otherwise it is moved so the cursor remains on same screen line.

Ctrl-Delete: forward-delete-word - Action varies according to focus: Active Editor Commands: Delete one word in front of the cursor ; Toolbar Search Commands: Delete word in front of the cursor

Ctrl-Down: select-less - Select less code; undoes the last select-more command

Ctrl-E: scroll-text-up - Scroll text up a line w/o moving cursor's relative position on screen. Repeat is number of lines or if >0 and <1.0 then percent of screen. Set move_cursor to False to leave cursor in current position within the source, otherwise it is moved so the cursor remains on same screen line.

Ctrl-End: end-of-document - Move cursor to end of document

Ctrl-F12: command-by-name - Execute given command by name, collecting any args as needed

Ctrl-F3: search-sel-forward - Search forward using current selection

Ctrl-F4: close - Close active document. Abandon any changes when ignore_changes is True. Close empty windows when close_window is true and quit if all document windows closed when can_quit is true.

Ctrl-F5: debug-kill - Stop debugging

Ctrl-F6: step-over - Step over current instruction

Ctrl-F8: start-select-line - Turn on auto-select mode line by line

Ctrl-F9: break-clear-all - Clear all breakpoints

Ctrl-Home: start-of-document - Move cursor to start of document

Ctrl-Insert: copy - Action varies according to focus: Active Editor Commands: Copy selected text ; Document Viewer Commands: Copy any selected text. ; Exceptions Commands: Copy the exception traceback to the clipboard ; Search Manager Instance Commands: Copy selected text ; Toolbar Search Commands: Cut selection

Ctrl-K: forward-delete-word - Action varies according to focus: Active Editor Commands: Delete one word in front of the cursor ; Toolbar Search Commands: Delete word in front of the cursor

Ctrl-Left: backward-word - Action varies according to focus: Active Editor Commands: Move cursor backward one word. Optionally, provide a string that contains the delimiters to define which characters are part of a word. Gravity may be "start" or "end" to indicate whether cursor is placed at start or end of the word.; Toolbar Search Commands: Move backward one word

Ctrl-Less: enclose(start="<", end=">") - Enclose the selection or the rest of the current line when there is no selection with the given start and end strings. The caret is moved to the end of the enclosed text.

Ctrl-Minus: kill-buffer - Close the current text file

Ctrl-Minus: zoom-out - Action varies according to focus: Document Viewer Commands: Decrease documentation font size; General Editor Commands: Zoom out, increasing the text display size temporarily by one font size

Ctrl-Next: forward-page - Move cursor forward one page

Ctrl-PageDown: end-of-document - Move cursor to end of document

Ctrl-PageUp: beginning-of-document

Ctrl-Page_Down: next-document - Move to the next document alphabetically in the list of documents open in the current window

Ctrl-Page_Up: previous-document - Move to the previous document alphabetically in the list of documents open in the current window

Ctrl-Parenleft: enclose(start="(", end=")") - Enclose the selection or the rest of the current line when there is no selection with the given start and end strings. The caret is moved to the end of the enclosed text.

Ctrl-Plus: zoom-in - Action varies according to focus: Document Viewer Commands: Increase documentation font size; General Editor Commands: Zoom in, increasing the text display size temporarily by one font size

Ctrl-Pointer_Button1: goto-clicked-symbol-defn - Goto the definition of the source symbol that was last clicked on, optionally showing the definition in another split if one is available and other_split is True.

Ctrl-Prior: backward-page - Move cursor backward one page

Ctrl-Quotedbl: enclose(start='"', end='"') - Enclose the selection or the rest of the current line when there is no selection with the given start and end strings. The caret is moved to the end of the enclosed text.

Ctrl-Quoteleft: begin-visited-document-cycle(move_back=True, back_key="Ctrl-Quoteleft", forward_key="Ctrl-AsciiTilde") - Start moving between documents in the order they were visited. Starts modal key interaction that ends when a key other than tab is seen or ctrl is released.

Ctrl-R: initiate-repeat-4 - Enter a sequence of digits indicating number of times to repeat the subsequent command or keystroke.

Ctrl-Return: new-line-after - Place a new line after the current line

Ctrl-Right: forward-word - Action varies according to focus: Active Editor Commands: Move cursor forward one word. Optionally, provide a string that contains the delimiters to define which characters are part of a word. Gravity may be "start" or "end" to indicate whether cursor is placed at start or end of the word.; Toolbar Search Commands: Move forward one word

Ctrl-Shift-Delete: delete-lines

Ctrl-Shift-Down: scroll-text-down - Scroll text down a line w/o moving cursor's relative position on screen. Repeat is number of lines or if >0 and <1.0 then percent of screen. Set move_cursor to False to leave cursor in current position within the source, otherwise it is moved so the cursor remains on same screen line.

Ctrl-Shift-End: end-of-document-extend - Move cursor to end of document, adjusting the selection range to new position

Ctrl-Shift-F3: search-sel-backward - Search backward using current selection

Ctrl-Shift-F5: debug-stop - Pause free-running execution at current program counter

Ctrl-Shift-F6: debug-all-tests

Ctrl-Shift-F7: debug-current-tests

Ctrl-Shift-F9: Multiple commands (first available is executed):

  • break-disable-all - Disable all breakpoints
  • break-enable-all - Enable all breakpoints

Ctrl-Shift-Home: start-of-document-extend - Move cursor to start of document, adjusting the selection range to new position

Ctrl-Shift-I: add-current-file-to-project - Add the frontmost currently open file to project

Ctrl-Shift-ISO_Left_Tab: begin-visited-document-cycle(move_back=False) - Start moving between documents in the order they were visited. Starts modal key interaction that ends when a key other than tab is seen or ctrl is released.

Ctrl-Shift-Left: backward-word-extend - Action varies according to focus: Active Editor Commands: Move cursor backward one word, adjusting the selection range to new position. Optionally, provide a string that contains the delimiters to define which characters are part of a word. Gravity may be "start" or "end" to indicate whether cursor is placed at start or end of the word.; Toolbar Search Commands: Move backward one word, extending the selection

Ctrl-Shift-Next: forward-page-extend - Move cursor forward one page, adjusting the selection range to new position

Ctrl-Shift-Page_Down: forward-page-extend - Move cursor forward one page, adjusting the selection range to new position

Ctrl-Shift-Page_Up: backward-page-extend - Move cursor backward one page, adjusting the selection range to new position

Ctrl-Shift-Prior: backward-page-extend - Move cursor backward one page, adjusting the selection range to new position

Ctrl-Shift-Right: forward-word-extend - Action varies according to focus: Active Editor Commands: Move cursor forward one word, adjusting the selection range to new position. Optionally, provide a string that contains the delimiters to define which characters are part of a word. Gravity may be "start" or "end" to indicate whether cursor is placed at start or end of the word.; Toolbar Search Commands: Move forward one word, extending the selection

Ctrl-Shift-Tab: begin-visited-document-cycle(move_back=False) - Start moving between documents in the order they were visited. Starts modal key interaction that ends when a key other than tab is seen or ctrl is released.

Ctrl-Shift-Up: scroll-text-up - Scroll text up a line w/o moving cursor's relative position on screen. Repeat is number of lines or if >0 and <1.0 then percent of screen. Set move_cursor to False to leave cursor in current position within the source, otherwise it is moved so the cursor remains on same screen line.

Ctrl-T: forward-tab - Action varies according to focus: Active Editor Commands: Place a tab character at the current cursor position ; Search Manager Instance Commands: Place a forward tab at the current cursor position in search or replace string

Ctrl-Tab: begin-visited-document-cycle(move_back=True) - Start moving between documents in the order they were visited. Starts modal key interaction that ends when a key other than tab is seen or ctrl is released.

Ctrl-U: redo - Redo last action

Ctrl-Up: select-more - Select more code on either the current line or larger multi-line blocks.

Ctrl-V: paste - Action varies according to focus: Active Editor Commands: Paste text from clipboard ; Search Manager Instance Commands: Paste text from clipboard ; Toolbar Search Commands: Paste from clipboard

Ctrl-X: cut - Action varies according to focus: Active Editor Commands: Cut selected text ; Search Manager Instance Commands: Cut selected text ; Toolbar Search Commands: Cut selection

Ctrl-Z: undo - Undo last action

Delete: forward-delete-char - Action varies according to focus: Active Editor Commands: Delete one character in front of the cursor ; Toolbar Search Commands: Delete character in front of the cursor

Down: next-line - Move to screen next line, optionally repositioning character within line: 'same' to leave in same horizontal position, 'start' at start, 'end' at end, or 'fnb' for first non-blank char.

End: cursor-end

End: end-of-document - Move cursor to end of document

End: end-of-line - Action varies according to focus: Active Editor Commands: Move to end of current line; Toolbar Search Commands: Move to the end of the toolbar search entry

End End End: end-of-document - Move cursor to end of document

F1: Multiple commands (first available is executed):

  • show-horizontal-tools - Show the horizontal tool area
  • minimize-horizontal-tools - Minimize the horizontal tool area

F10: command-by-name - Execute given command by name, collecting any args as needed

F11: frame-up - Move up the current debug stack

F12: frame-down - Move down the current debug stack

F2: Multiple commands (first available is executed):

  • show-vertical-tools - Show the vertical tool area
  • minimize-vertical-tools - Minimize the vertical tool area

F3: search-forward - Search again using the search manager's current settings in forward direction

F3: split-vertically - Split current view vertically. Create new editor in new view when new==1.

F4: goto-selected-symbol-defn - Goto the definition of the selected source symbol, optionally showing the definition in another split if one is available and other_split is True.

F4: unsplit - Unsplit all editors so there's only one. Action specifies how to choose the remaining displayed editor. One of:

current -- Show current editor
close   -- Close current editor before unsplitting
recent  -- Change to recent buffer before unsplitting
recent-or-close -- Change to recent buffer before closing
split, or close the current buffer if there is only
one split left.

NOTE: The parameters for this command are subject to change in the future.

F5: debug-continue - Continue (or start) running, to next breakpoint

F5: search - Bring up the search manager in search mode.

F6: replace - Bring up the search manager in replace mode.

F6: step-over-statement - Step over current statement

F7: start-kbd-macro - Start definition of a keyboard macro. If register=None then the user is prompted to enter a letter a-z under which to file the macro. Otherwise, register 'a' is used by default.

F7: step-into - Step into current execution point, or start debugging at first line

F8: execute-kbd-macro - Execute most recently recorded keyboard macro. If register is None then the user is asked to enter a letter a-z for the register where the macro is filed. Otherwise, register 'a' is used by default.

F8: step-out - Step out of the current function or method

F9: Multiple commands (first available is executed):

  • break-set - Set a new regular breakpoint on current line
  • break-clear - Clear the breakpoint on the current line

Home: beginning-of-line-text - Move to end of the leading white space, if any, on the current line. If toggle is True, moves to the beginning of the line if already at the end of the leading white space (and vice versa).

Home: cursor-home

Home: start-of-document - Move cursor to start of document

Home Home Home: start-of-document - Move cursor to start of document

ISO_Left_Tab: backward-tab - Outdent line at current position

Insert: paste - Action varies according to focus: Active Editor Commands: Paste text from clipboard ; Search Manager Instance Commands: Paste text from clipboard ; Toolbar Search Commands: Paste from clipboard

Insert: toggle-overtype - Toggle status of overtyping mode

Left: backward-char - Action varies according to focus: Active Editor Commands: Move cursor backward one character ; Toolbar Search Commands: Move backward one character

Next: forward-page - Move cursor forward one page

Page_Down: forward-page - Move cursor forward one page

Page_Up: backward-page - Move cursor backward one page

Prior: backward-page - Move cursor backward one page

Return: new-line - Place a new line at the current cursor position

Right: forward-char - Action varies according to focus: Active Editor Commands: Move cursor forward one character ; Toolbar Search Commands: Move forward one character

Shift-Alt-A: diff-merge-a-b

Shift-Alt-B: diff-merge-b-a

Shift-Alt-Down: next-line-extend-rect - Move to next screen line, adjusting the rectangular selection range to new position, optionally repositioning character within line: same' to leave in same horizontal position, 'start' at start, 'end' at end, or 'fnb' for first non-blank char.

Shift-Alt-Left: backward-char-extend-rect - Move cursor backward one character, adjusting the rectangular selection range to new position

Shift-Alt-N: diff-next

Shift-Alt-P: diff-previous

Shift-Alt-Right: forward-char-extend-rect - Move cursor forward one character, adjusting the rectangular selection range to new position

Shift-Alt-Up: previous-line-extend-rect - Move to previous screen line, adjusting the rectangular selection range to new position, optionally repositioning character within line: same' to leave in same horizontal position, 'start' at start, 'end' at end, or 'fnb' for first non-blank char.

Shift-BackSpace: backward-delete-char - Action varies according to focus: Active Editor Commands: Delete one character behind the cursor, or the current selection if not empty. ; Toolbar Search Commands: Delete character behind the cursor

Shift-Ctrl-F8: start-select-block - Turn on auto-select block mode

Shift-Delete: cut - Action varies according to focus: Active Editor Commands: Cut selected text ; Search Manager Instance Commands: Cut selected text ; Toolbar Search Commands: Cut selection

Shift-Down: next-line-extend - Move to next screen line, adjusting the selection range to new position, optionally repositioning character within line: same' to leave in same horizontal position, 'start' at start, 'end' at end, 'fnb' for first non-blank char, or 'xcode' to simulate XCode style Shift-Alt line selection.

Shift-End: end-of-line - Action varies according to focus: Active Editor Commands: Move to end of current line; Toolbar Search Commands: Move to the end of the toolbar search entry

Shift-End: end-of-line-extend - Action varies according to focus: Active Editor Commands: Move to end of current line, adjusting the selection range to new position ; Toolbar Search Commands: Move to the end of the toolbar search entry, extending the selection

Shift-F1: move-focus - Move the keyboard focus forward within the Window to the next editable area

Shift-F11: frame-show - Show the position (thread and stack frame) where the debugger originally stopped

Shift-F2: Multiple commands (first available is executed):

  • enter-fullscreen - Hide both the vertical and horizontal tool areas and toolbar, saving previous state so it can be restored later with exit_fullscreen
  • exit-fullscreen - Restore previous non-fullscreen state of all tools and tool bar

Shift-F3: search-backward - Search again using the search manager's current settings in backward direction

Shift-F4: find-points-of-use

Shift-F5: debug-file - Start debugging the current file (rather than the main entry point)

Shift-F5: search-forward - Search again using the search manager's current settings in forward direction

Shift-F6: replace-and-search - Replace current selection and search again.

Shift-F6: run-all-tests

Shift-F7: run-current-tests

Shift-F7: stop-kbd-macro - Stop definition of a keyboard macro

Shift-F8: start-select-char - Turn on auto-select mode character by character

Shift-F9: Multiple commands (first available is executed):

  • break-enable - Enable the breakpoint on the current line
  • break-disable - Disable the breakpoint on current line

Shift-Home: beginning-of-line - Action varies according to focus: Active Editor Commands: Move to beginning of current line. When toggle is True, moves to the end of the leading white space if already at the beginning of the line (and vice versa).; Toolbar Search Commands: Move to the beginning of the toolbar search entry

Shift-Home: beginning-of-line-text-extend - Move to end of the leading white space, if any, on the current line, adjusting the selection range to the new position. If toggle is True, moves to the beginning of the line if already at the end of the leading white space (and vice versa).

Shift-Insert: paste - Action varies according to focus: Active Editor Commands: Paste text from clipboard ; Search Manager Instance Commands: Paste text from clipboard ; Toolbar Search Commands: Paste from clipboard

Shift-Left: backward-char-extend - Action varies according to focus: Active Editor Commands: Move cursor backward one character, adjusting the selection range to new position ; Toolbar Search Commands: Move backward one character, extending the selection

Shift-Next: forward-page-extend - Move cursor forward one page, adjusting the selection range to new position

Shift-Page_Down: forward-page-extend - Move cursor forward one page, adjusting the selection range to new position

Shift-Page_Up: backward-page-extend - Move cursor backward one page, adjusting the selection range to new position

Shift-Prior: backward-page-extend - Move cursor backward one page, adjusting the selection range to new position

Shift-Return: new-line-before - Place a new line before the current line

Shift-Right: forward-char-extend - Action varies according to focus: Active Editor Commands: Move cursor forward one character, adjusting the selection range to new position ; Toolbar Search Commands: Move forward one character, extending the selection

Shift-Tab: backward-tab - Outdent line at current position

Shift-Up: previous-line-extend - Move to previous screen line, adjusting the selection range to new position, optionally repositioning character within line: same' to leave in same horizontal position, 'start' at start, 'end' at end, 'fnb' for first non-blank char, or 'xcode' to simulate XCode style Shift-Alt line selection.

Tab: tab-key - Implement the tab key, the action of which is configurable by preference

Up: previous-line - Move to previous screen line, optionally repositioning character within line: same' to leave in same horizontal position, 'start' at start, 'end' at end, or 'fnb' for first non-blank char.

Visual-Esc: exit-visual-mode - Exit visual mode and return back to default mode

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