Appendix: Keyboard Shortcuts

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Appendix: Keyboard Shortcuts

SwordSearcher has many keyboard shortcuts to quickly perform functions without using the mouse. Certain tasks will always require some use of the mouse, but advanced users who like to stick to the keyboard as much as possible will benefit from the many keyboard shortcuts provided in SwordSearcher.


Here is a list of the keyboard shortcuts SwordSearcher's main user interface responds to. This is not a comprehensive list of SwordSearcher's functions, just a list of keyboard shortcuts for functions that have keyboard shortcuts.


"Edit" commands:


Ctrl+C: Copy selected text

F5: Copy verse(s) to clipboard

F7: Copy all verses from Verse List panel

Shift+F7: Copy all references from Verse List panel

F8: Copy all verses from Bible panel

Ctrl+Alt+V: From another application, such as MS Word, opens the Copy Verses dialog in SwordSearcher and automatically pastes the selected verse reference.


"Search" commands:


F2: Search Bible dialog

F3: Quick Search in active Book

F4: Quick Search in active Commentary

Ctrl+F: Search text displayed in focused panel (does not search entire module)

Alt+T: Open Topic and Verse Guide

Alt+L: Full Library Search dialog

Ctrl+F2: Open English-Strong's Indexer

Shift+F2: Open Quick Concordance

Shift+Alt+T: Open Library Table of Contents tool

Alt+F5: Open Scan Text for Verse References tool

Alt+F2: Search KJV Words of Christ




Access bookmarks with Ctrl+#, where # is the number of the bookmark you want to go to. Press Ctrl+1 for bookmark number 1, or Ctrl+0 for bookmark number 10. Set bookmarks with Shift+Ctrl+# in the same manner.


"Library Tabs" commands:


Alt+F11: Show all tabs

Alt+F12: Show only selected tabs


"View and Layout" commands:


F9: Close active Search Result panel

Ctrl+F9: Close all open Search Result panels

Ctrl+Alt+F9: Close all open Clone panels.

F10: Show/Hide Bible panel

F11: Show/Hide Book and Dictionary panel

F12: Show/Hide Commentary Panel

Alt+A: Restore layout and panel sizes

Shift+F9: Maximize active Search Results panel

Shift+F10: Maximize Bible panel

Shift+F11: Maximize Book and Dictionary panel

Shift+F12: Maximize Commentary panel

Ctrl+]: Increase text display font sizes

Ctrl+[: Decrease text display font sizes

Ctrl++: Increase zoom level

Ctrl+-: Decrease zoom level

Ctrl+Alt+0: Reset zoom level to 100%


Bible Panel commands:


Alt+PgDn: Next chapter

Alt+PgUp: Previous chapter

Alt+Down: Next verse (based on "active verse" as shown in Go To Verse toolbar)

Alt+Up: Previous verse (based on "active verse" as shown in Go To Verse toolbar)

Alt+F10: Toggle display of margin area

Ctrl+Alt+F10: Set compare version for Bible panel.

Ctrl+H: Apply default highlighting to selected text.


Set Keyboard Focus:


F6 or Alt+G or Shift+F2: Set keyboard focus to Go To Verse and Search toolbar

Alt+1: Set keyboard focus to Verse List panel

Alt+2: Set keyboard focus to Bible panel

Alt+3: Set keyboard focus to Book panel

Alt+4: Set keyboard focus to Commentary panel

Ctrl+Alt+1: Set focus to search results panel selector control.

oVerse lists: the module selection button; will respond to module shortcuts while focused.

oLibrary search results: the module selector tree. Module selector tree will respond to module shortcuts if it is focused.

Ctrl+Alt+2: Set focus to Bible panel, no different from Alt+1 but reserving for future use.

Ctrl+Alt+3: Set focus to Book panel entry selector control.

Ctrl+Alt+4: Set focus to Commentary panel entry selector control.

Alt+5: Set focus to editor (if editing)




Ctrl+M: Select a module with the Module Selection Tool

Ctrl+F10: Select Bible module with Module Selection Tool

Ctrl+F11: Select Book module with Module Selection Tool

Ctrl+F12: Select Commentary module with Module Selection Tool

Shift+F5: Display Verse(s) (loads user specified verses into a Verse List panel)

F1: Open help file

Alt+F1: Open Preferences Dialog.

Shift+Ctrl+A: Open Configure Audio Bibles Dialog.

Shift+Ctrl+F10: Next Bible version tab

Shift+Ctrl+F11: Next highlighted Book tab

Shift+Ctrl+F12: Next highlighted Commentary tab

+/- (while focused on panel with highlighted search results showing): Cycle through highlighted search results

Alt+F4: Exit SwordSearcher

Ctrl+Alt+F4: Exit SwordSearcher without saving layout (used for troubleshooting purposes)

Alt+Up/Down: Decrements/Increments active Bible panel verse and performs "Go To Verse" events.

Alt+Left/Right: Navigate the back/forward history list in the focused panel.

Pause/Ctrl+Space: Pause/Resume Bible audio playback, or start Bible panel chapter playback.

Shift+Alt+N: New Entry (for user book module).

Shift+Alt+B: Edit current book entry (for user book).

Shift+Alt+C: Edit current commentary entry (for user commentary).

Ctrl+Alt+F12: Set the active verse from the commentary panel. (The currently displayed entry in the commentary panel becomes the active verse.)

Alt+F9 (In Bible search results): Toggle between Concordance View and Full View.


Search Bible dialog: only when Search Bible dialog (F2) is open


Alt+M: Manually enter search range.

Alt+I: invokes module selection menu.


In the Editor:


Shift+Ctrl+H: Invoke background color selection.

Ctrl+Alt+H: Apply most recently selected background color to selection.

Alt+D: Switch to Design editor.

Alt+C: Switch to Code editor

CTRL+T: Insert text for verse reference at cursor.