3D viewer navigation
The following keystrokes control navigation in the 3D viewer. For more information about navigating in the 3D viewer, see Using the Navigation Controls.
Note - The focus must be in the 3D viewer in order for these controls to take effect. Simply click anywhere in the 3D viewer to change focus.
|Move left||Left arrow||Left arrow||Moves the viewer in the direction of the arrow.|
|Move right||Right arrow||Right arrow||Moves the viewer in the direction of the arrow.|
|Move up||Up arrow||Up arrow||Moves the viewer in the direction of the arrow.|
|Move down||Down arrow||Down arrow||Moves the viewer in the direction of the arrow.|
|Rotate clockwise||Shift + left arrow||Shift + left arrow||Rotates the view clockwise. The earth spins counter-clockwise.|
|Rotate counter-clockwise||Shift + right arrow||Shift + right arrow||Rotates the view counter-clockwise.|
|Show/hide Overview window||CTRL + M||+ M||Displays or closes overview window.|
|Tilt up||Shift + left mouse button + drag down, Shift + down arrow||Shift + down arrow||Tilts the viewer toward "horizon" view.|
|Tilt down||Shift + left mouse button + drag up, Shift + up arrow||Shift + up arrow||Tilts the viewer toward "top-down" view.|
|Look||CTRL + left mouse button + drag||+ mouse button + drag||Perspective points in another direction, as if you are turning your head up, down, left or right.|
|Zoom in||Scroll wheel, + key, PgUp key||Scroll wheel, + key||Zooms the viewer in. Tip: to use the 'Page Up' key, make sure 'Num Lock' on your keyboard is off.|
|Zoom out||Scroll wheel, - key (both keyboard and numpad), PgDn key||Scroll wheel, - key (both keyboard and numpad)||Zooms the viewer out. Tip: to use the 'Page Down' key, make sure 'Num Lock' on your keyboard is off.|
|Zoom + automatic tilt||Right mouse button + drag up or down||CTRL + click + drag up or down||Zooms the viewer in and automatically tilts your view as you approach ground level.|
|Stop current motion||Spacebar||Spacebar||When the viewer is in motion, stops movement|
|Reset view to "north - up"||n||n||Rotates view so that view is 'n'orth-up.|
|Reset tilt to "top-down" view||u||u||Resets angle to view scene in "top-down" or "'u'p" mode.|
|Reset tilt and compass view to default||r||r||'R'esets angle to view "top-down" and rotates to "north-up" view. Use this feature to orient the earth in the center of the viewer.|
Tip - Use the ALT key in combination with most of these keystrokes to move more slowly in the indicated direction.