In order to execute a hotkey shortcut, simply hold down (CTRL) on a PC or (COMMAND ⌘) on a Mac, followed by pressing one of the letters below.

Manipulate text

  • CTRL/⌘+A: Select all. Select an entire line of text in an entry or an entire DNA/AA sequence.
  • CTRL/⌘+C: Copy. Copy selected text or selected AA or DNA sequences.
  • V: Paste. Paste selected text or selected AA or DNA sequences.
  • X: Cut. Cut selected tex or selected AA or DNA sequences. Use this to move files around in the ELN.
  • Z: Undo. Undo the last action performed in an entry or DNA or AA sequence.

Search text

  • F: Find. Open the find box.

Format text

  • B: Bold. Bold the highlighted text in an entry.
  • I: Italics. Italicize highlighted text in an entry
  • K: Hyperlink. Insert a hyperlink within selected text in an entry.
  • U: Underline. Underline selected text.

Use advanced shortcuts

  • CTRL/⌘+SHIFT+C when selecting DNA bases: Copy Special. Copy reverse complements and translations.
  • CTRL/⌘+SHIFT+Z: Redo the last action. Redo actions performed in any entry or DNA or AA sequence.

Use mac-specific hotkeys

  • Option+Shift+8 = °
  • Alt+J = ∆
  • Alt+M = µ

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