Adobe XD Keyboard Shortcuts

Adobe XD provides shortcuts to help you quickly work on documents. On this page you will find the list of all Adobe XD keyboard shortcuts that you can use to speed up your productivity.

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File menu

ActionMac OSWindows
New⌘NCtrl+N
Open…⌘O Ctrl+O
Open Local Document…⌘O Ctrl+Shift+O
Close⌘WAlt+F4
Save⌘S Ctrl+S
Save as…⌘SCtrl+Shift+S
Save Local Document…⌥⇧⌘SCtrl+Shift+Alt+S
Export Batch⌘ECtrl+Shift+E
Export Selected⌘ECtrl+E
Export to an integrated third-party application⌘ENot Available
Import⌘I Ctrl+Shift+I

Edit menu

ActionMac OSWindows
Undo⌘ZCtrl+Z
Redo⌘ZCtrl+Shift+Z
CutXCtrl+X
Copy⌘CCtrl+C
Paste⌘VCtrl+V
Paste Appearance (in Design mode), and
Paste Interaction (in Prototype mode)
⌘VCtrl+Alt+V
Duplicate⌘DCtrl+D
DeleteDelete
Select All⌘ACtrl+A
Deselect All⌘ACtrl+ Shift+A

Path/Pen

ActionMac OSWindows
Switch to Pen toolPP
Convert PointDouble-clickDouble-click
Asymmetric Control PointAlt
Snap Control Point AngleShift
Snap Anchor Point AngleShift
Add⌘UCtrl+Alt+U
SubtractSCtrl+Alt+S
Intersect⌘ICtrl+Alt+I
Exclude Overlap⌘XCtrl+Alt+X
Convert to Path8Ctrl+8

Layers (Objects), Groups, and Artboards

ActionMac OSWindows
Group layers⌘GCtrl+G
Ungroup layers⇧⌘GCtrl+Shift+G
Make component⌘KCtrl+K
Lock/Unlock layer⌘LCtrl+L
Hide/Show layer⌘,Ctrl+,
Mask with shape⇧⌘MCtrl+Shift+M
Make repeat grid⌘RCtrl+R
Directly select a layer in a group/component⌘Click layer in canvasCtrl+Click layer in canvas
Change layer opacity1 to 9 (0 for 100%)1 to 9 (0 for 100%)
Select artboard⌘Click on blank part of artboardCtrl+click on blank part of artboard
Draw shape from center⌥DragAlt+Drag
Draw shape with 1:1 aspect ratio (perfects square/circle)⇧DragShift+Drag
Draw equilateral triangle⌘;Ctrl+;
Lock artboard guides⇧⌘;Ctrl+Shift+;
Move element by 10px ⇧ArrowsShift+Arrows
Resize element by 1px incrementArrowsCtrl+Arrows
Resize element by 10px incrementArrowsCtrl+Shift+Arrows
Select through overlapping layers⌘ClickCtrl+Click
Edit paddingHover and drag on canvas+SHover and drag on canvas+S
Mirror padding on opposing sides⌥SAlt+S
Edit all sides⇧SShift+S

Align

ActionMac OSWindows
Left⌃⌘←Ctrl+Shift+←
Center (horizontally)⌃⌘CShift+C
Right⌃⌘→Ctrl+Shift+→
Top⌃⌘↑Ctrl+Shift+↑
Middle (vertically)⌃⌘MShift+M
Bottom⌃⌘↓Ctrl+Shift+↓

Arrange

ActionMac OSWindows
Bring to Front⇧⌘]Ctrl+Shift+]
Bring Forward⌘]Ctrl+]
Send Backward⌘[Ctrl+[
Send to Back⇧⌘[Ctrl+Shift+[

Distribute

ActionMac OSWindows
Horizontal⌃⌘HCtrl+Shift+H
Send to Back⌃⌘VCtrl+Shift+V

Text

ActionMac OSWindows
Bold⌘BCtrl+B
Italic⌘ICtrl+I
Underline⌘UCtrl+U
Increase font size⇧⌘>Ctrl+Shift+>
Decrease font size⇧⌘<Ctrl+Shift+<

Operations menu

ActionMac OSWindows
From CenterAlt
Copy Paste Object⌥DragAlt+Drag
ConstrainShift
Edit TextEnterEnter
Constrain Rotate⇧(15°)Shift (15°)
Line Constrain Rotate⇧(45°)Shift (45°)
Constrain From Center⌥⇧Shift+Alt
Direct SelectCtrl
Switch between Design and Prototype mode⌃TabCtrl+Tab

Interface and Viewing Options

ActionMac OSWindows
Zoom In⌘+, 
Option-Scrollwheel, 
Option-swipe (Magic Mouse),
Pinch out (trackpad)
Ctrl + +
Ctrl+Scrollwheel
Pinch out (trackpad)
Zoom Out⌘-, 
Option-Scrollwheel, 
Option-swipe (Magic Mouse),
Pinch in (trackpad)
Ctrl + –
Ctrl+Scrollwheel
Pinch in (trackpad)
Zoom to Fit⌘0Ctrl+0
100%⌘1Ctrl+1
200%⌘2Ctrl+2
PanSpacebarSpacebar
Assets⇧⌘YCtrl+Shift+Y
Layers⌘YCtrl+Y
Show Layout Grid⇧⌘’Ctrl+Shift+’
Show Square Grid⌘’Ctrl+’
Fullscreen Mode^⌘FNot Available
Switch between Windows (Files)⌘~Not Available
Increase or decrease a value in a field by 1↑ or ↓↑ or ↓
Increase or Decrease a value in a field by 10Hold ⇧ and hit ↑ or ↓Hold Shift and hit ↑ or ↓

Window menu

ActionMac OSWindows
MaximizeNot Available WIN ↑
Minimize⌘MWIN ↓
Preview⌘⏎Ctrl+Enter

Operation modifiers

ActionMac OSWindows
Horizontal Pan⇧ScrollwheelShift+Scrollwheel
Vertical PanScrollwheelScrollwheel

Selection and measuring distances between elements

ActionMac OSWindows
Enable measurements⌥(with an object selected)Alt (with an object selected)
Distance from Selected LayerHold ⌥ and Hover over object/group/artboardHold Alt and Hover over object/group/artboard
Distance relative to Selected GroupHold ⌥⌘ and Hover over an object in the groupHold Ctrl+Alt and Hover over an object in the group

Design Specs

ActionMac OSWindows
Zoom⌘Mousewheel
⌘+, ⌘- 
Ctrl+Mousewheel
Ctrl+, Ctrl-
Reset zoom⌘0Ctrl+0
Pan↑, ↓, →, ←
Spacebar+Click-and-drag
↑, ↓, →, ←
Spacebar+Click-and-drag
Faster pan(↑, ↓, →, ←)Shift+(↑, ↓, →, ←)
Go from Spec view to UX flow viewEscEsc
Remove focus from artboard in UX flow viewEscEsc
Navigate across linked artboards⇧ClickShift + Click

Vector Editing

ActionMac OSWindows
Start Editing Selected Vector ObjectEnter
Stop Editing Selected Vector ObjectEscEsc
Switch Between Straight and Mirrored Control PointsDouble-ClickDouble-Click
Disconnect Control Point Handle⌥DragAlt+Drag

Prototyping

ActionMac OSWindows
See all connections in prototype mode⌘ACtrl+A
PreviewCtrl+Enter
Start or stop recording the preview^⌘RNot Available
Stop recordingEscNot Available
Share prototype online⇧⌘ECtrl+Shift+E
Navigate artboards in preview or shared prototype→ or ←→ or ←