11.5. Keyboard Shortcuts

Vuo has keyboard shortcuts for working with your composition and the Vuo Editor.

In the keyboard shortcuts below, these symbols represent keys in macOS:

Symbol Definition
Command key
Control key
Option key
Shift key
Delete key
Return key
Escape key

11.5.1. Working with composition files

Shortcut Definition
⌘N New Composition
⌘O Open Composition
⇧⌘O Open the most recent composition
⌥⌘O Open a random example composition
⌘S Save Composition
⇧⌘S Save Composition As
⌘W Close Composition

11.5.2. Controlling the composition canvas

Shortcut Definition
⌘= Zoom In
⌘- Zoom Out
⌘9 Zoom to Fit
⌘0 Actual Size
⌘↵ Show Node Library
Spacebar Drag Move the canvas viewport
⌘1 Set canvas transparency to None
⌘2 Set canvas transparency to Slightly Transparent
⌘3 Set canvas transparency to Very Transparent

11.5.3. Creating and editing compositions

Shortcut Definition
⌘A Select all
⇧⌘A Select none
⌘C Copy
⌘V Paste
⌘X Cut
⌘Z Undo
⇧⌘Z Redo
⌘F Find
⌘G Find Next
⇧⌘G Find Previous
⌥ Drag

Duplicate the cable connected to the input port near the mouse cursor, or
                 duplicate the selected nodes and cables.

⇧ Drag Change the data-and-event cable being dragged to event-only.
↑↓←→ Move nodes and cables around on the canvas. Hold ⇧ to move further.
Hover over a node title and press ↵ to edit it.
Select one or more nodes and press ↵ to edit their titles.

Hover the mouse over a constant value and press ↵ to edit it.
                Press ↵ to accept the new value, or ⎋ to go back to the old value.

⌥↵ Open a Text input editor and press ⌥↵ to add a linebreak.

11.5.4. Running compositions (when Vuo Editor is active)

Shortcut Definition
⌘. Stop
⌘R Run
⇧⌘R Restart
⌘ Click Do this on an input port or a trigger port to manually fire an event.
⌘T Re-fire Event

11.5.5. Running compositions (when the composition is active)

Shortcut Definition
⌘Q Stop the composition
⌘F Toggle between windowed and fullscreen
⌥⌘E Toggle recording the composition’s graphical output to a movie file

11.5.6. Application shortcuts

Shortcut Definition
⌘Q Quit the Vuo Editor
⌘H Hide the Vuo Editor