Note:

The user interface has been simplified in Dreamweaver CC and later. As a result, you may not find some of the options described in this article in Dreamweaver CC and later. For more information, see this article.

Create a reference sheet for the current shortcut set

A reference sheet is a record of the current shortcut set. The information is stored in HTML table format. You can view the reference sheet in a web browser or print it.

  1. Select Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts (Windows) or Dreamweaver > Keyboard Shortcuts (Macintosh).
  2. Click the Export Set As HTML button, which is the third button in the set of four at the top of the dialog box.
  3. In the Save dialog box that appears, enter the name for the reference sheet, and select the appropriate location for saving the file.

Customize keyboard shortcuts

Use the Keyboard Shortcut Editor to create your own shortcut keys, including keyboard shortcuts for code snippets. You can also remove shortcuts, edit existing shortcuts, and select a predetermined set of shortcuts in the Keyboard Shortcut Editor.

Create a keyboard shortcut

Create your own shortcut keys, edit existing shortcuts, or select a predetermined set of shortcuts.

  1. Select Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts (Windows) or Dreamweaver > Keyboard Shortcuts (Macintosh).
  2. Set any of the following options and click OK:

    Current Set

    Allows you to choose a set of predetermined shortcuts included with Dreamweaver, or any custom set you’ve defined. The predetermined sets are listed at the top of the menu. For example, if you are familiar with the shortcuts found in HomeSite or BBEdit, you can use those shortcuts by choosing the corresponding predetermined set.

    Commands

    Allows you to select a category of commands to edit. For example, you can edit menu commands, such as the Open command, or code editing commands, such as Balance Braces.

    Note:

    To add or edit a keyboard shortcut for a code snippet, select Snippet from the Commands pop‑up menu.

    The command list

    Displays the commands associated with the category you selected from the Commands pop‑up menu, along with the assigned shortcuts. The Menu Commands category displays this list as a tree view that replicates the structure of the menus. The other categories list the commands by name (such as Quit Application), in a flat list.

    Shortcuts

    Displays all shortcuts assigned to the selected command.

    Add Item (+)

    Adds a new shortcut to the current command. Click this button to add a new blank line to the Shortcuts. Enter a new key combination and click Change to add a new keyboard shortcut for this command. You can assign two different keyboard shortcuts for each command; if there are already two shortcuts assigned to a command, the Add Item button does nothing.

    Remove Item (-)

    Removes the selected shortcut from the list of shortcuts.

    Press Key

    Displays the key combination you enter when you’re adding or changing a shortcut.

    Change

    Adds the key combination shown in the Press Key to the list of shortcuts, or changes the selected shortcut to the specified key combination.

    Duplicate Set

    Duplicates the current set. Give the new set a name; the default name is the current set’s name with the word copy appended.

    Rename Set

    Renames the current set.

    Export as HTML File

    Saves the current set in an HTML table format for easy viewing and printing. You can open the HTML file in your browser and print the shortcuts for easy reference.

    Delete Set

    Deletes a set. (You cannot delete the active set.)

Remove a shortcut from a command

  1. Select Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts (Windows) or Dreamweaver > Keyboard Shortcuts (Macintosh).
  2. From the Commands pop‑up menu, select a command category.
  3. In the Commands list, select a command and then select a shortcut.
  4. Click the Remove Item (-) button.

Add a shortcut to a command

  1. Select Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts (Windows) or Dreamweaver > Keyboard Shortcuts (Macintosh).
  2. From the Commands pop‑up menu, select a command category.
  3. In the Commands list, select a command.

    Note:

    To add a keyboard shortcut for a code snippet, select Snippet from the Commands pop‑up menu.

    The shortcuts assigned to the command appear in the Shortcuts.

  4. Prepare to add a shortcut by doing one of the following:
    • If there are fewer than two shortcuts already assigned to the command, click the Add Item (+) button. A new blank line appears in the Shortcuts and the insertion point moves to the Press Key.

    • If there are already two shortcuts assigned to the command, select one of them (that one will be replaced by the new shortcut). Then click in the Press Key.

  5. Press a key combination. The key combination appears in the Press Key.

    Note:

    If there is a problem with the key combination (for example, if the key combination is already assigned to another command), an explanatory message appears just below the Shortcuts and you may be unable to add or edit the shortcut.

  6. Click Change. The new key combination is assigned to the command.

Edit an existing shortcut

  1. Select Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts (Windows) or Dreamweaver > Keyboard Shortcuts (Macintosh).
  2. From the Commands pop‑up menu, select a command category.
  3. In the Commands list, select a command and then select a shortcut to change.
  4. Click in the Press Key and enter a new key combination.
  5. Click the Change button to change the shortcut.

    Note:

    If there is a problem with the key combination (for example, if the key combination is already assigned to another command), an explanatory message appears just below the Shortcuts field and you may be unable to add or edit the shortcut.

About keyboard shortcuts and non-U.S. keyboards

The default Dreamweaver keyboard shortcuts work primarily on U.S.-standardized keyboards. Keyboards from other countries (including those produced in the United Kingdom), may not provide the functionality necessary for utilizing these shortcuts. If your keyboard does not support certain Dreamweaver-enabled shortcuts, Dreamweaver disables their functionality.

To customize keyboard shortcuts that work with non-U.S.-standardized keyboards, see “Changing keyboard shortcut mappings” in Extending Dreamweaver.

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