Keyboard Shortcuts in crossDesk

Tip

The default keyboard shortcuts are listed below. You can change them if necessary.

General

The following shortcut keys make it easier to find your way around in crossDesk:

Keys
Function
F1
Open Across Help
F2
Switch between Edit and Correction Modes or between Combi and Correction Modes
Alt+1
Open the crossTerm Manager
Alt+2
Open crossTank Manager
Ctrl+Q
Closing Tasks
Ctrl+Shift+F
Finishing Tasks

Paragraph Properties

The following keyboard shortcuts help you to set paragraph properties more easily:

Keys
Function
Alt+U
Set paragraph to Untouched
Alt+E
Set paragraph to Keep source
Alt+S
Set paragraph to Touched
Alt+R
Set paragraph to Translated
Alt+A
Set paragraph to Reviewed
Alt+C
Set paragraph to Corrected
Ctrl+Alt+
Enter
Set paragraph to a final paragraph state (e.g. Translated) and go to next paragraph
Ctrl+Alt+Z
Set paragraph to a final paragraph state (e.g. Translated) and go to next untouched paragraph. Pre-translated paragraphs between the current paragraph and the next untouched paragraph are automatically set to the final paragraph state.
Ctrl+Alt+P
Start translation on the fly – all paragraphs for which there are 100% matches will be automatically pre-translated from the current paragraph until the next untouched paragraph for which there is no 100% match.
Ctrl+B
Add/remove bookmark
Alt+O
Add comment

Navigation in the Document

The following keyboard shortcuts facilitate the navigation within the document:

Keys
Function
Ctrl+Shift+B
Go to next bookmark
Ctrl+Shift+O
Go to next comment
Alt+Down Arrow
Go to next paragraph
Alt+Up Arrow
Go to previous paragraph
Alt+plus (number pad)
Go to next sentence or segment
Alt+minus (number pad)
Go to previous sentence or segment
Alt+Right Arrow
Go to next untouched paragraph
Alt+Left Arrow
Go to previous untouched paragraph
Shift+Alt+End
Go to next touched paragraph
Shift+Alt+Home
Go to previous touched paragraph
Ctrl+Alt+Down Arrow
Go to next finalized paragraph (e.g., with editing state Translated)
Ctrl+Alt+Up Arrow
Go to previous finalized paragraph (e.g., with editing state Translated)
Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Down Arrow
Go to next corrected paragraph
Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Up Arrow
Go to previous corrected paragraph
Ctrl+Page Down
Go to last edited paragraph
Ctrl+Page Up
Go to next edited paragraph

Batch Mode

Tip

Available in QM mode v6.3 only.

Press F7 to start the QM batch mode to process identified QM errors systematically.

QM v7.0

The following keyboard shortcuts are available for the QM mode v7.0:

Keys
Function
Ctrl+Shift+Up Arrow
Go to previous QM error
Ctrl+Shift+Down Arrow
Go to next QM error
Ctrl+Shift+Enter
Apply selected QM proposal
Ctrl+Shift+I
Ignore selected QM error

Editing target text

The following keyboard shortcuts facilitate editing:

Keys
Function
Alt+Page Down
Copy the entire active paragraph from the source text to the target text
Alt+Page Up
Copy the best crossTank hit (100% matches or fuzzy matches) for the entire active paragraph to the target text
Alt+Shift+Page Down
Copy the active sentence from the source text to the target text
Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Page Down
Copy the active selection from the source text to the target text
Alt+Shift+1
Add selected term to crossTerm
Alt+Shift+2
Insert selected text in crossTank
Ctrl+S
Save the current paragraph and set it to the editing state selected under Tools > User Settings > crossDesk > Target Editor. By default, this is the editing state of the current task (for example, Touched in case of a translation task).
Ctrl+Z
Undo changes
Ctrl+Y
Redo
Ctrl+F
Switch to crossTerm search term input
Alt+Insert
Insert the best existing crossTank hit for the active sentence in the target text. If you select a crossTank hit, or part of a crossTank hit, the selected hit or the selected part of the crossTank hit will be transferred to the target text.
Shift+Alt+Up Arrow
Expand source text segment from cursor position by one sentence
Shift+Alt+Down Arrow
Shrink source text segment from cursor position by one sentence
Shift+Alt+Left Arrow
Expand target segment from cursor position by one sentence
Shift+Alt+Right Arrow
Shrink target segment from cursor position by one sentence
Ctrl+Shift+R
Undo changes to the source text segments
Ctrl+Alt+R
Undo changes to the target text segments
Ctrl+M
Display dialog for allocating source and target text segments of the current paragraph
Ctrl+Alt+U
Define selected area in the Target Editor as a segment
Ctrl+space bar
Use standard formatting
Ctrl+Shift+A
Use next style from list of available styles
Ctrl+Shift+Alt+B
Format selected text in bold type (only in MS Office and MIF documents)
Ctrl+Shift+Alt+I
Italicize selected text (only in MS Office and MIF documents)
Ctrl+Shift+Alt+U
Underline selected text (only in MS Office and MIF documents)
Ctrl+Shift+Alt+3
Format selected text as subscript (only in MS Office and MIF documents)
Ctrl+Shift+Alt++
Format selected text as superscript (only in MS Office and MIF documents)
Alt+X
Convert the given Unicode value of a character (e.g. a symbol or a special character) to the corresponding character.
Ctrl+Shift+number
Copy an inline object (= gray and green field as well as tags) from the source text to the target text: Ctrl+Shift+1 inserts the first inline object, Ctrl+Shift+2 the second, etc.
Ctrl+Shift+Ins
Copy current inline object from the source text to the target text: the first use of the keyboard shortcut will insert the first inline object of the active paragraph in the target text, the second use - the second inline object and so on.
Ctrl+Alt+number
Copy a number with blue overline from the source text to the target text: Ctrl+Alt+1 inserts the first number, Ctrl+Alt+2 the second, and so on.
Ctrl+Alt+0
Copy the current number with blue overline from the source text to the target text: The first use of the shortcut will insert the first number of the current paragraph, the second use will insert the second number, and so on.
Shift+F3
Change uppercase/lowercase spelling of the selected text area. Repeatedly pressing the shortcut key successively changes the spelling in the following three ways:
  • Write every initial of the words in uppercase letters
  • Convert all letters to uppercase letters
  • Convert all letters to lowercase lettersUsers Module
Ctrl+H
Hide the current paragraph in a document preparation task (Hide).
Ctrl+L
Locks the current paragraph in a document preparation task (Lock).

Windows Keyboard Shortcut

Many keyboard shortcuts available in Microsoft applications such as MS Word can also be used in crossDesk, in particular in the Target Editor.

Among others, these include the following keyboard shortcuts:

Keys
Function
Ctrl+C
Copy
Ctrl+V
Paste
Ctrl+X
Cut
Ctrl+Right Arrow
Move cursor one word to the right
Ctrl+Left Arrow
Move cursor one word to the left
Shift+Right Arrow
Extend a selection one character to the right
Shift+Left Arrow
Extend a selection one character to the left
Ctrl+Shift+Right Arrow
Extend a selection one word to the right
Ctrl+Shift+Left Arrow
Extend a selection one word to the left
Double-click
Select word
Triple click
Select paragraph
Ctrl+Shift+space bar
Insert no-break space
Ctrl+Shift+- (separator)
Insert no-break separator
Ctrl+Shift (left keys)
Left-to-right text direction
Ctrl+Shift (right keys)
Right-to-left text direction

Search

Keys
Function
Ctrl+Shift+C
Start a concordance search for the word selected in the Source View or the Target Editor
Alt+L
Reverse language selection in the concordance search
Ctrl+l
Start crossSearch for selected word in Source View or Target Editor
Ctrl+F
Start search in crossTerm for the selected word in the Target Editor or start search for the word at which the cursor is currently located in the Target Editor
Ctrl+Shift+H
Open "Search and replace" dialog

crossTerm Window

Keys
Function
Ctrl+F1
Change focus from the Target Editor to the input field in the crossTerm window
Ctrl+number
Insert term of the term list: Ctrl+1 inserts the first term, Ctrl+2 the second, and so on
Ctrl+number+L
Insert term from the list of retrieved capitalized terms in the translation: Ctrl+1+L inserts the first capitalized term, Ctrl+2+L the second, and so on.
Example: The term "introduction" is to be transferred to the translation. Using the shortcut key Ctrl+1, it is inserted in the translation as "introduction", without any changes. With Ctrl+1+L, however, it is capitalized and inserted as "Introduction".
Down Arrow
Select next term
Up Arrow
Select previous term
Enter
Insert selected term in the Target Editor

Change tracking (DOCX)

Keys
Function
Ctrl+Alt+T
Tracking Changes
Alt+I
Tag selected text as inserted
Alt+D
Tag selected text as deleted
Ctrl+Shift+T
Only show final state in the Context View/Source View
Ctrl+Alt+- (separator)
Go to previous paragraph with change tracking
Ctrl+Alt++
Go to next paragraph with change tracking

Term Extraction

The following keyboard shortcuts facilitate the extraction of terms:

Keys
Description
Ctrl+Alt+S
Search for selected term candidates in the source document
Ctrl+Alt+C
Search for the word(s) selected in the Source View in the term candidate list
Ctrl+Alt+A
Insert the word(s) selected in the Source View in the term candidate list
Ctrl+F
Show the dialog for searching for one or several words in the term candidate list

Term Translation

The following keyboard shortcuts facilitate the translation of terms:

Keys
Function
Tab
Go to next term that has not yet been translated.
Shift+Tab
Go to previous term that has not yet been translated.

Software Localization: Customizing Dialog Elements and Buttons

The following keyboard shortcuts facilitate editing the size and position of dialog elements and buttons:

Keys
Function
Left Arrow
Move selected dialog field to the left
Right Arrow
Move selected dialog field to the right
Up Arrow
Move selected dialog field up
Down Arrow
Move selected dialog field down
Shift+Left Arrow
Reduce width of the selected dialog field
Shift+Right Arrow
Expand width of the selected dialog field
Shift+Up Arrow
Reduce height of the selected dialog field
Shift+Down Arrow
Increase height of the selected dialog field
Ctrl+P
Restore original size and/or position of one or more dialog fields
Ctrl+T
Adapt the size of one or more dialog fields to the text size