Keyboard Shortcuts

Note

Most of the below shortcuts can be changed in the Preferences.

On macOS, replace Ctrl with the Command key.

General

  • Ctrl + N - Create a new map

  • Ctrl + O - Open any file or project

  • Ctrl + P - Open a file in the current project

  • Ctrl + Shift + T - Reopen a recently closed file

  • Ctrl + S - Save current document

  • Ctrl + Alt + S - Save current document to another file

  • Ctrl + Shift + S - Save all documents

  • Ctrl + E - Export current document

  • Ctrl + Shift + E - Export current document to another file

  • Ctrl + R - Reload current document

  • Ctrl + W - Close current document

  • Ctrl + Shift + W - Close all documents

  • Ctrl + Q - Quit Tiled

  • Ctrl + MouseWheel - Zoom in/out on tileset and map

  • Ctrl + Plus/Minus - Zoom in/out on map

  • Ctrl + 0 - Reset zoom on map

  • Ctrl + / - Adjust zoom to fit map in view

  • 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, objects, properties or layers)

  • Ctrl + G - Toggle displaying of the tile grid

  • H - Toggle highlighting of the current layer

  • Ctrl + M - Invokes Automapping

  • Alt + C - Copy current position of mouse cursor to clipboard (in tile coordinates)

  • Ctrl + D - Duplicate selected objects

  • Ctrl + J - Create a new layer and copy the currently selected objects or tiles to it

  • Ctrl + Shift + J - Create a new layer and move currently selected objects or tiles to it

  • Ctrl + Shift + D - Duplicate selected layers

  • F2 - Rename (if applicable in context)

  • Tab - Hide docks and tool bars

  • Ctrl + PgUp - Select previous layer (above current layer)

  • Ctrl + PgDown - Select next layer (below current layer)

  • Ctrl + Shift + Up - Move selected layers up

  • Ctrl + Shift + Down - Move selected layers down

  • Ctrl + H - Show/Hide selected layers

  • Ctrl + L - Lock/Unlock selected layers

  • Ctrl + Shift + H - Show/Hide all other layers (only active layer visible / all layers visible)

  • Ctrl + Shift + L - Lock/Unlock all other layers

  • Ctrl + Tab / Alt + Left - Switch to left document

  • Ctrl + Shift + Tab / Alt + Right - Switch to right document

  • ] - Select next tileset

  • [ - Select previous tileset

  • Ctrl + T - Force-reload all tilesets used by the current map (mainly useful when not using the automatic reloading)

  • Ctrl + Shift + A - Clear any object and tile selection

When a tile layer is selected

  • Right Click on Tile - Captures the tile under the mouse (drag to capture larger areas).

  • Ctrl + Right Click on Tile - Selects the layer containing the top-most tile under the mouse.

  • 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

  • F - Activate Bucket Fill Tool

  • P - Activate Shape Fill Tool

  • E - Activate Eraser

  • R - Activate Rectangular Select

  • W - Activate Magic Wand

  • S - Activate Select Same Tile

  • Ctrl + 1-9 - Store current tile stamp. When no tile drawing tool is selected, tries to capture the current tile selection (similar to Ctrl + C).

  • 1-9 - Recall a previously stored tile stamp (similar to Ctrl + V)

  • Ctrl + A - Select the whole layer

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

  • R - Activate Insert Rectangle

  • I - Activate Insert Point

  • C - Activate Insert Ellipse

  • P - Activate Insert Polygon

    • Enter - Finish creating object

    • Escape - Cancel creating object

  • T - Activate Insert Tile

  • V - Activate Insert Template (since Tiled 1.1)

  • E - Activate Insert Text

  • Ctrl + A - Select all objects on the selected layers

In the Properties dialog

  • Backspace - Deletes a property