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Keyboard Shortcuts (2.x)

A list of keyboard shortcuts in KeePass 2.x.

The list below may not be up-to-date. The latest keyboard shortcuts are displayed in the KeePass user interface (most keyboard shortcuts are displayed right of menu items and in tooltips).

Keyboard Shortcuts

Only custom keyboard shortcuts are listed. Standard keyboard shortcuts (like Alt+F4 to close the current dialog) are not listed.

In the main window:

CommandShortcut
File → NewCtrl+N
File → Open → Open FileCtrl+O
File → Open → Open URLCtrl+Shift+O
File → CloseCtrl+W
File → SaveCtrl+S
File → Print → PrintCtrl+P
File → Synchronize → Synchronize with FileCtrl+R
File → Synchronize → Synchronize with URLCtrl+Shift+R
File → (Un)Lock WorkspaceCtrl+L
File → ExitCtrl+Q
Find → FindCtrl+F / F3
Find → Find in Selected GroupCtrl+Shift+F
Find → Selected Entry's GroupCtrl+G
View → Configure Columns → Toggle Asterisks for User NamesCtrl+J
View → Configure Columns → Toggle Asterisks for PasswordsCtrl+H
Help → Help ContentsF1
Focus Quick Search BoxCtrl+E
Switch to Next DatabaseCtrl+Tab
Switch to Previous DatabaseCtrl+Shift+Tab
Custom Action (definable in 'Tools' → 'Options' → tab 'Interface') Esc

In the main group tree:

CommandShortcut
Delete GroupDelete
Delete Group PermanentlyShift+Delete
Rearrange → Move Group to Top [On Windows]Alt+Home
Rearrange → Move Group One Up [On Windows]Alt+
Rearrange → Move Group One Down [On Windows]Alt+
Rearrange → Move Group to Bottom [On Windows]Alt+End
Rearrange → Move Group to Top [On Linux/MacOS]Ctrl+Shift+F5
Rearrange → Move Group One Up [On Linux/MacOS]Ctrl+Shift+F6
Rearrange → Move Group One Down [On Linux/MacOS]Ctrl+Shift+F7
Rearrange → Move Group to Bottom [On Linux/MacOS]Ctrl+Shift+F8
Rearrange → Expand RecursivelyCtrl+* (numeric keypad)
Rearrange → Collapse RecursivelyCtrl+/ (numeric keypad)
Data Exchange → Print GroupCtrl+Shift+P

In the main entry list:

CommandShortcut
Copy User NameCtrl+B
Copy PasswordCtrl+C
URL(s) → OpenCtrl+U
URL(s) → CopyCtrl+Shift+U
Perform Auto-TypeCtrl+V
Add EntryCtrl+I
Edit EntryEnter / Return
Duplicate EntryCtrl+K
Delete EntryDelete
Delete Entry PermanentlyShift+Delete
Select AllCtrl+A
Rearrange → Move Entry to Top [On Windows]Alt+Home
Rearrange → Move Entry One Up [On Windows]Alt+
Rearrange → Move Entry One Down [On Windows]Alt+
Rearrange → Move Entry to Bottom [On Windows]Alt+End
Rearrange → Move Entry to Top [On Linux/MacOS]Ctrl+Shift+F5
Rearrange → Move Entry One Up [On Linux/MacOS]Ctrl+Shift+F6
Rearrange → Move Entry One Down [On Linux/MacOS]Ctrl+Shift+F7
Rearrange → Move Entry to Bottom [On Linux/MacOS]Ctrl+Shift+F8
Data Exchange → Copy EntryCtrl+Shift+C
Data Exchange → Paste EntryCtrl+Shift+V

System-wide hot keys:

CommandHot Key
Global Auto-TypeDefinable in 'Tools' → 'Options' → tab 'Integration'; Ctrl+Alt+A by default.
Global Auto-Type - Password OnlyDefinable in 'Tools' → 'Options' → tab 'Integration'; Ctrl+Alt+Shift+A by default.
Auto-Type Selected EntryDefinable in 'Tools' → 'Options' → tab 'Integration'; undefined by default.
Show KeePass WindowDefinable in 'Tools' → 'Options' → tab 'Integration'; Ctrl+Alt+K by default.


Keyboard Focus

The action of a keyboard shortcut depends on which control/object is focused. For example, when the quick search box has the focus, Ctrl+C copies the selected text to the clipboard; when the entry list has the focus, Ctrl+C copies the password of the selected entry to the clipboard; when the entry details view has the focus, Ctrl+C copies the selected text to the clipboard.

The scopes mentioned above mean the following:

  • In the main window:
    These keyboard shortcuts work in every control of the main window (quick search box, group tree, entry list, ...) except in menus.
  • In the main group tree:
    These keyboard shortcuts work when the group tree of the main window has the focus.
  • In the main entry list:
    These keyboard shortcuts work when the entry list of the main window has the focus.
  • System-wide hot keys:
    These keyboard shortcuts work everywhere (including other applications).

Some keyboard shortcuts might work even outside their respective scopes (for example, a keyboard shortcut related to entries might work even when the group tree has the focus), but you should not rely on this. You should focus the correct control/object before pressing the desired keyboard shortcut.

When navigating in menus, the affected control/object is determined by the menu, not by the focus. For example, the commands 'Group' → 'Delete Group' and 'Entry' → 'Delete Entry' both have the keyboard shortcut Delete, but when you click on the main menu 'Group' → 'Delete Group', the selected group is deleted even if the entry list had the focus.









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