Keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts can help you save time by allowing you to never take your hands off the keyboard to use the mouse.

If you use a Mac, you can use the shortcuts below by replacing Ctrl with Command key (or 'Apple' key). There are a few exceptions marked below.


Ctrl+Home Select first segment
Ctrl+End Select last segment
Ctrl+J, Ctrl+Up Arrow Select next segment
Ctrl+K, Ctrl+Down Arrow Select previous segment


Shortcut Function
Ctrl+F Find and replace
Ctrl+S Save
Ctrl+Z Undo
Ctrl+Y Redo
Ctrl+M Add Comment


Shortcut Function
Ctrl+Shift+K Open/close toolkit
Ctrl+Shift+S Replace translation with source text
Ctrl+Shift+M Replace translation with machine translation (if available)
Ctrl+Shift+L Replace translation with translation memory entry1
Ctrl+Shift+A Start automatic translation search
Ctrl+Shift+C Start custom translation search (concordance)2
Ctrl+Shift+U Clear all placeholders
Ctrl+Shift+I Automatically insert placeholders3
Ctrl+G Toggle Transliteration4

1 If there are multiple matches in the translation memory, repeated use of Ctrl+Shift+L cycles through the translation memory matches.

2 If the toolkit is closed and you highlight source text before pressing Ctrl+Shift+C, Translator Toolkit starts concordance search of the highlighted text.

3 Automatic placeholder insertion is a "best effort" insertion. If Translator Toolkit finds tags around text in the source, it searches for the machine translation of that text in the target. If it finds a match, it inserts tags around the translation; otherwise, it does not insert placeholders.

4 Transliteration is available only for languages supported by Google Transliteration.

Exceptions for Mac users

Command+Up Arrow and Command+Down Arrow are both reserved on Mac. To navigate to the next/previous segments, use Command+J and Command+K.

Since Home and End keys do not exist on Mac keyboards, Ctrl+Home and Ctrl+End are not available on Mac.