Use Key Shortcuts

This article will help you to perform actions using key shortcuts in MindMeister. It includes the following information:


  • General shortcuts
  • Select and edit
  • Format
  • Move and rearrange
  • More shortcuts


Please note..

This article relates to a new, beta version of MindMeister. If you're not using it yet, you'll need this article for support on this topic.

General shortcuts

INS or TAB Add a child idea
RETURNEnter Add a sibling idea below
SHIFT+RETURNEnter Add a sibling idea above
DEL or BACKSPACE Delete an idea
, , , Navigate between topics
SPACE Open/close branches
+, - Zoom in, out
F6 Recenter
Ctrl+F Find topic


Select and Edit

Ctrl+A Select all topics
Ctrl-RETURNEnter Edit Caption
RETURNEnter Commit changes
ESC Cancel editing
SHIFT+RETURNEnter Add line break



Ctrl+B Toggle bold
Ctrl+I Toogle italic
ALT+SHIFT-, Make font bigger / smaller


Move and Rearrange

Ctrl+X Cut
Ctrl+C Copy
Ctrl+V Paste
Ctrl+SHIFT+V Paste Style
Ctrl-, Ctrl- Move topic up / down



Ctrl+Z Undo
Ctrl+Y Redo
ALT+1 / 2 / 9 or 0 Show 1 / 2 / All Levels
ALT+SHIFT+N Add note (when Content Menu Bar is open)
ALT+SHIFT+ I Add image (when Content Menu Bar is open)
ALT+SHIFT+ C Add Comment (when Content Menu Bar is open)
ALT+SHIFT+A Add attachments or links (when Content Menu Panel is open)
ALT+SHIFT+T Assign task (When Content Menu Panel is open)
M or Ctrl+M Open Context Menu
O or Ctrl+K Open Map Switcher



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