XWiki Keyboard Shortcuts

Last modified by Vincent Massol on 2020/04/12

You can use keyboard shortcuts to use some XWiki features. Keyboard shortcuts help you save time since you never have to take your hands off the keyboard to use the mouse.

Using keyboard shortcuts

View Mode

View keyboard shortcuts are only available to advanced users, preventing simple users to get unexpected behavior when pressing keyboard keys by mistake

a) Edit Actions

E

Edit the page using the default edition mode

K

Edit the page in wiki edition mode

G

Edit the page using the WYSIWYG editor

F

Inline Form

R

Edit page access rights

O

Edit page objects

S

Edit class

b) View Actions

C

Go to page comments

A

Go to page attachments

H

Go to page history

I

Go to page information

D

View page wiki code

c) Other Actions

F2

Rename page

Delete

Delete page

Edit Wiki & Edit Inline Mode

While in Inline Edit mode and focusing on a WYSIWYG edit area, the keyboard shortcuts listed below  won't work since the WYSIWYG editor grabs all the key pressed events.

Alt + C

Cancel edition

Alt + P

Preview the page without saving

Alt + Shift + S

Save and continue to edit the page

Alt + S

Save and view the page

Edit WYSIWYG Mode

Preview Mode

Alt + C

Cancel edition

Alt + B

Back to the edition

Alt + Shift + S

Save and continue to edit the page

Alt + S

Save and view the page

Annotations

Ctrl + M or Meta + M
Ctrl + I or Meta + I

Annotate a piece of text

Alt + A

Show annotations

Navigation

Ctrl + G

or

Meta + G

Jump to any page in the wiki 

Developer shortcuts

Since 9.11, the following key sequences can be used to toggle specific actions on the current logged in user:

x x x a

Toggle advanced user mode for the current user.

x x x h

Toggle hidden pages for the current user.

Configuring keyboard shortcuts

Modifying keyboard shortcuts

  • Create a new page in your wiki, for example XWiki.KeyboardShortcuts and paste the following content inside:
    core.shortcuts.view.edit=e
    core.shortcuts.view.wiki=k
    core.shortcuts.view.wysiwyg=g
    core.shortcuts.view.inline=f
    core.shortcuts.view.rights=r
    core.shortcuts.view.objects=o
    core.shortcuts.view.class=s
    core.shortcuts.view.comments=c
    core.shortcuts.view.attachments=a
    core.shortcuts.view.history=h
    core.shortcuts.view.information=i
    core.shortcuts.view.code=d
    core.shortcuts.view.delete=Delete
    core.shortcuts.view.rename=F2
    core.shortcuts.edit.cancel=Alt+C
    core.shortcuts.edit.backtoedit=Alt+B
    core.shortcuts.edit.preview=Alt+P
    core.shortcuts.edit.saveandcontinue=Alt+Shift+S
    core.shortcuts.edit.saveandview=Alt+S
  • Modify entries in this list at your convenience
  • Save the page
  • Edit the page in object mode and add an  XWiki.TranslationDocumentClass xobject
    • Select the wiki scope for the new translations (i.e. the new keyboard shortcuts) to apply to the whole wiki. You'll need to have Admin permissions for it to work

Adding your own shortcuts

You can add your own keyboard shortcuts in a few javascript lines. You can do that, for example, by adding a JavaScript StyleSheet Extension and putting the following content:

shortcut.add("Ctrl+Alt+n", function() { alert("Hey there! Congratulations on typing this one ;)"); });

Also check the complete documentation.

Removing keyboard shortcuts

To remove a shortcut adapt the following snippet to your needs and use by putting it in a JavaScript StyleSheet Extension:

shortcut.remove("Ctrl+Alt+n");

Removing all shortcuts at once

for (binding in shortcut.all_shortcuts()) {
  shortcut.remove(binding.keys.join(' '));
}

Credits

XWiki keyboard shortcuts are powered by Keypress JS shortcut library.

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Created by Vincent Massol on 2017/09/06
   

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