Keyboard Shortcuts

Try out these keyboard shortcuts to help save you time.

On Mac, replace Ctrl with the Command key.

General

  • Right Click on Tile - Captures the tile under the mouse (drag to capture larger areas).
  • Ctrl + MouseWheel - Zoom in/out on tileset and map
  • Ctrl + Plus/Minus - Zoom in/out on map
  • Ctrl + 0 - Reset zoom on map
  • Ctrl + Object Move - Toggles “Snap to Grid” temporarily
  • Ctrl + Object Resize - Keep aspect ratio
  • Alt + Object Resize - Toggles “Snap to Grid” temporarily
  • Middle Click or Space Bar - Hold to pan the map view
  • Ctrl + X - Cut (tiles, objects or properties)
  • Ctrl + C - Copy (tiles, objects or properties)
  • Ctrl + V - Paste (tiles, objects or properties)
  • Del - Delete (tiles or objects)
  • H - Toggle highlighting of the current layer
  • A - Invokes Automapping
  • Alt + C - Copy current position of mouse cursor to clipboard (in tile coordinates)
  • Ctrl + D - Duplicate selected objects (since Tiled 1.0, before it was Delete)
  • Ctrl + Shift + D - Duplicate active layer
  • F2 - Rename (if applicable in context)
  • Tab - Hide docks and tool bars (since Tiled 1.0)
  • Ctrl + PgUp - Select previous layer (above current layer)
  • Ctrl + PgDown - Select next layer (below current layer)
  • Ctrl + Shift + Up - Move current layer up
  • Ctrl + Shift + Down - Move current layer down
  • Ctrl + Shift + H - Show/Hide all other layers (only active layer visible / all layers visible)
  • Ctrl + Tab - Switch to left document
  • Ctrl + Shift + Tab - Switch to right document
  • Alt + Left - Switch to left document
  • Alt + Right - Switch to right document
  • Ctrl + G - Toggle displaying of the tile grid
  • Ctrl + W - Close current document
  • Ctrl + Shift + W - Close all documents
  • Ctrl + E - Export current document
  • Ctrl + Shift + E - Export current document to another file
  • Ctrl + R - Reload current document
  • Ctrl + T - Force-reload all tilesets used by the current map (mainly useful when not using the automatic reloading)

When a tile layer is selected

  • D - Toggle Random Mode
  • B - Activate Stamp Brush
    • Shift + Click - Line mode, places tiles on a line between two clicked locations
    • Ctrl + Shift + Click - Circle mode, places tiles around the clicked center
  • T - Activate Terrain Brush
  • G - Activate Wang Brush (since Tiled 1.1)
  • F - Activate Bucket Fill Tool
  • E - Activate Eraser
  • R - Activate Rectangular Select
  • W - Activate Magic Wand
  • S - Activate Select Same Tile
  • Ctrl + 1-9 - Store current tile selection (similar to Ctrl + C)
  • 1-9 recall the previous selection (similar to Ctrl + V)
  • Ctrl + A - Select the whole layer
  • Ctrl + Shift + A - Select nothing

Changing the active stamp:

  • X - Flip active stamp horizontally
  • Y - Flip active stamp vertically
  • Z - Rotate active stamp clockwise
  • Shift + Z - Rotate active stamp counterclockwise

When an object layer is selected

  • S - Activate Select Objects
    • PgUp - Raise selected objects (with Manual object drawing order)
    • PgDown - Lower selected objects (with Manual object drawing order)
    • Home - Move selected objects to Top (with Manual object drawing order)
    • End - Move selected objects to Bottom (with Manual object drawing order)
  • O - Activate Edit Polygons (was E until Tiled 1.0)
  • R - Activate Insert Rectangle
  • C - Activate Insert Ellipse
  • P - Activate Insert Polygon
  • L - Activate Insert Polyline
    • Enter - Finish creating object
    • Escape - Cancel creating object
  • T - Activate Insert Tile
  • V - Activate Insert Template (since Tiled 1.1)
  • E - Activate Insert Text (since Tiled 1.0)
  • Ctrl + A - Select all objects in the current object layer
  • Ctrl + Shift + A - Clear object selection

In the Properties dialog

  • Del or Backspace - Deletes a property