Coggle has shortcuts to help you do lots of common things, and we've collected them all into this handy list:
[tab]creates a new child branch.
[shift] + [tab]moves back to the parent branch
[shift] + [enter]creates a new sibling branch (use
[shift] + [ctrl] + [enter]to add a new item underneath the current one, instead of automatically choosing whether to place it above or below)
[ctrl] + [enter]creates a new line of text inside the existing branch (
[alt] + [enter]also does this)
[alt] + [shift] + arrow keysallow you to move around between items, along the direction of the branches. If no item is currently being edited, any combination will also select the root item.
[ctrl] + [Z](or
[command] + [Z]on Mac) undoes the last change (works for all changes since the page was reloaded)
[ctrl] + [shift] + [Z]redoes the last undone change.
[ctrl] + [+](or
[command] + [+]on Mac) increases the text size of the current item, or zooms the page if no item is active.
- When changing the text size in an item, also hold the [shift] key to adjust in smaller steps of exactly 1 font size.
[ctrl] + [-](or
[command] + [-]on Mac) reduces the text size of the current item, or zooms the page if no item is active.
[ctrl] + (or
[command] + on Mac) sets the text size of the current item back to the default, or sets the page zoom to default if no item is active.
[backspace]in an empty item with no children to remove it
[ctrl] + [shift] + [m](or
[command] + [shift] + [m]on Mac) to re-arrange the current branch and its descendents
[ctrl] + [shift] + [alt] + [r]to re-arrange all of the branches in a diagram.
There are also some handy things you can do with the keyboard and mouse in combination:
[ctrl] + clickon the (+) button of a branch to remove it (the (+) turns into an (x) as you hold the key). (On Mac, use
[shift] + clickon the (+) button of a branch to insert a new parent above it
[ctrl] + [shift] + clickon the (+) button of a branch to remove it without removing it's children (Or also use
[command] + clickon Mac)
[shift] + dragan item to transplant it to a different parent
- While editing an item
[shift] + dragthe corner of the text area to resize the text of all its child items.
[ctrl]after starting to drag an item to snap to a grid as you move it.
- Also try holding down
[shift]with the context menu open!