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
  • F5 - Run the first custom command
  • Ctrl + X - Cut (tiles or objects)
  • Ctrl + C - Copy (tiles or objects)
  • Ctrl + V - Paste (tiles or objects)
  • 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

  • B - Activate Stamp Brush tool
  • T - Activate Terrain Brush tool
  • F - Activate Bucket Fill tool
  • E - Activate Eraser tool
  • R - Activate Rectangular Select tool
  • W - Activate Magic Wand tool
  • S - Activate Select Same Tile tool
  • Ctrl + 1-9 - Store current tile selection (similar to Ctrl + C)
  • 1-9 recall the previous selection (similar to Ctrl + V)

When an object layer is selected

  • S - Activate Select Objects tool
    • 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)
  • E - Activate Edit Polygons tool
  • R - Activate Insert Rectangle tool
  • C - Activate Insert Ellipse tool
  • P - Activate Insert Polygon tool
  • L - Activate Insert Polyline tool
    • Enter - Finish creating object
    • Escape - Cancel creating object
  • T - Activate Insert Tile tool
  • X - Activate Insert Text tool

When using the brush tool

  • Shift + Click - Line Tool, auto place tiles between two cells
  • Ctrl + Shift + Click - Circle Tool, auto place tiles around a radius
  • X - Flip selection horizontally
  • Y - Flip selection vertically
  • Z - Rotate selection clockwise
  • Shift + Z - Rotate selection counterclockwise

When using the Rectangular Select tool

  • Ctrl + A - Select the whole layer
  • Ctrl + Shift + A - Select nothing

In the properties dialog

  • Del or Backspace - Deletes a property