Using keyboard shortcuts and mouse controls

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Use the following keyboard shortcuts and mouse controls to activate actions and navigate through the whiteboard.


  • Use the Tab key to navigate on the following areas of the whiteboard:
    • Whiteboard key
    • Owner name/date
    • Current collaborators
    • Share button
    • More menu
    • Toolbar
    • Alert badge (Who can see what you share)
    • Zoom in/out menu
    • Page menu
  • Use the scroll wheel to scroll up and down.
  • Press Shift + scroll to scroll side to side.
  • Use the Left, Right, Up and Down arrow keys to navigate through the toolbar, previous or next menus, and submenus.

Activate tools

  • Press V to activate the Select Tool.
  • Press P to activate the Draw Tool.
  • Press S to insert Shapes.
  • Press L to insert a Line.
  • Press T to enter a Text.
  • Press Shift + N to insert Sticky Notes.
  • Press E to activate Eraser.

Activate actions

  • Use the Enter or Spacebar key to:
    • Activate Share, Comment, More  menu, toolbar, alert badge, and Zoom primary actions.
    • Zoom in or out
  • Use the ESC key to leave the zoom in/zoom out navigation and dismiss the alert badge.
  • Click the looking glass icons to Zoom In or Zoom Out. Click 100% to reset to the default zoom.

To see the list of all available keyboard shortcuts, type the ? key. Click the Escape key to exit the shortcuts list.

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