Editor Hotkeys and Selection Gestures
Markdown Monster's editor is based on ACE Editor and inherits the core editing features from this awesome HTML based editor. ACE provides the basic editor behavior you'd expect for a full featured text editor, and Markdown Monster adds a few additional application specific keyboard shortcuts on top of that base behavior.
You can find a list of core ACE editor features here:
Markdown Monster adds a number of additional hotkeys to access common functionality more easily. You can discover most of these hotkeys on the menus, or on the tooltips of the toolbar.
|Preview Browser Operations|
|Ctrl-Shift||Refresh the preview browser immediately if active|
|Ctrl-Shift up/down||Scroll the preview browser|
|Alt-V-P||Toggle the preview browser|
|Alt-V-B||Preview html in external browser|
|File and Export Operations|
|Ctrl-N||Create new untitled document|
|Ctrl-O||Open a document from disk|
|Ctrl-S||Save active document|
|Ctrl-Shift-S||Save active document with new name|
|Ctrl-Shift-C||Copy selected Markdown text as HTML to Clipboard|
|Ctrl-Shift-V||Paste HTML from Clipboard as Markdown text|
|Ctrl-B||Bold selected text|
|Ctrl-I||Italicize selected text|
|Ctrl-L||Create List from multiple lines of text|
|Ctrl-Q||Quote selected text|
|Ctrl-K||Insert or create link from selected text|
|Alt-C||Format selected text as code block|
|Alt-V-W||Toggle Word Wrap|
|Alt-V-N||Toggle Line Numbers|
|Alt-V-B||Toggle the Preview Browser|
|Ctrl-,||Brings up Ace Editor Settings menu|
ACE support multi-selection of text by using
Ctrl-Select. Hold down the
Ctrl key make a selection then let up. With the selection still active press
Ctrl again and select another area of text. Both selections are now active. Repeat for additional selections.
With multiple selections active you can now type and change text in all selected areas.
You can also select vertical blocks in Ace Editor. To use Block Selection hold down the
Ctrl key and drag a rectangle to make a selection of the text in the rectangle area.
With the selection active, when you type the text on each row is changed.
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