Keyboard shortcuts

To speed up the workflow when working with Contao, there are several back end shortcuts which allow you to execute certain commands. You can e.g. trigger the "save" button at the end of a form by clicking it with your mouse or by using the keyboard shortcut [Alt]+[s].

General keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut Button Explanation
[Alt]+[h] Home Go to the home page of the back end.
[Alt]+[q] Quit Quit the current back end session (log out).
[Alt]+[t] Top Go to the top of the page.
[Alt]+[b] Back Go back to the previous page.
[Alt]+[n] New record Create a new record.
[Alt]+[e] Edit multiple Switch to the "edit multiple" mode.
[Alt]+[f] Front end preview Open the front end preview in a new browser window.

Keyboard shortcuts in edit mode

Shortcut Button Explanation
[Alt]+[s] Save Saves the current form.
[Alt]+[c] Save and close Saves the current form and redirects to the previous page.
[Alt]+[g] Save and go back Saves the current form and redirects to the parent page, e.g. from a content element to the article tree.
[Alt]+[e] Save and edit Saves the current form and redirects to the child records view, e.g. when creating style sheets.
[Alt]+[n] Save and new Saves the current form and creates a new record.

Keyboard shortcuts in "edit multiple" mode

Shortcut Button Explanation
[Alt]+[d] Delete multiple Deletes all selected records in "edit multiple" mode.
[Alt]+[x] Cut multiple Moves all selected records in "edit multiple" mode.
[Alt]+[c] Copy multiple Duplicates all selected records in "edit multiple" mode.
[Alt]+[v] Override multiple Overrides all selected records in "edit multiple" mode.
[Shift] Select several check boxes Selects several check boxes by holding down the shift key in "edit multiple" mode.

The keyboard shortcuts above only work on Windows in this form. Mac users have to use [Ctrl]+[⌥ Opt] instead of the [Alt] key together with the keyboard shortcut. In addition, Firefox on Windows deviates from the standard: you have to press [Alt]+[Shift] and the keyboard shortcut.

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