- Hot Keys
- Keyboard Shortcuts
- Mouse Actions with Keyboard Modifiers
Freeplane allows to assign hot keys (aka keyboard shortcuts) to any action available in the menu, as well as to icons.
It is most apparent in
Preferences…->Keystrokes->Commands for the program->Ignore unassigned F-Keys is off, therefore a click on (usage of) an unassigned F-Bar key will display a prompt to "click on the desired command in the menu" to "create a new keyboard shortcut".
Let's say that you want to use
INSERT to add new child nodes, instead of the default
You can go to
Tools->Assign hot key, a pop-up window will appear with the message "To create a new keyboard shortcut, click on the desired command in the menu".
Once you click on
Insert->New node->New child node, a pop-up will prompt you to use your new hot key and click
Insert->New node->New child node, hold
Ctrl and click.
Alternatively, hover your mouse cursor over the menu item
New child node and press
A pop-up will prompt you to use your new hot key and click
You can launch the Command Search via
Help->Command Search or its hot key
- Make sure
Menu itemsis checked.
new childin the search bar.
- Select (using the arrow keys)
Insert->New node->New child node (Tab)and press
Alternatively, hold down
Insert->New node->New child node (Tab).
A pop-up will appear, where the new hot key can be assigned.
In step 3, when you select
Insert->New node->New child node (Tab) and press
the visible text is copied to the clipboard.
It can be pasted e.g. in a Discussions post.
It's possible to reassign an already used hot key to a different action or icon. The procedure is as described above, with the addition of a confirmation window.
Let's say you want to change the hot key for
Command Search from the default
Ctrl+Shift+A. Once you follow one of the three methods, you'll be presented with the confirmation pop-up
You can clear a hot key, unassigning it from an action/icon. Just follow any of the methods in Hot Keys for Actions, and in the "Enter new key" pop-up window choose the button
Clear and confirm
Similarly, a hot key can be assigned to an icon. It can be done using one of the methods described in Hot Keys for Actions, i.e. (for the "Home" icon):
Tools->Assign hot keythen
Insert->Icons->Icon by category...->Miscellaneous->Home
Insert->Icons->Icon by category...->Miscellaneous->Homethen
Help->Command Searchand checkbox
Iconsand type "home" then
Insert->Icons->Icon from table… (Ctrl+F2) you can
Ctrl+click on an icon to assign it a ctrl key,
i.e. a hot key which works only in this window and uses
Ctrl as its (first) modifier.
Shift can be used as the second one.
Beyond the usual functionality of copying selected text or copying a node (branch),
Ctrl+C copies the selected item's text in the following places:
- Command Search -
- Filter composer -
- Attributes table -
Edit->Node properties->Edit attribute in-line (Alt+F9)
- Find and replace -
Edit->Find->Find and replace… (Ctrl+Shift+F)
- FInd and replace in all maps -
Edit->Find->Find and replace in all maps
- Mange reminders -
Tools->Manage tasks and reminders…
- Past reminders -
Tools->Show past reminders…
- You can change the width of a node under the cursor (or several selected nodes)
- You can create a copy of a node (branch) by
Ctrl+dragof a node onto another node
- You can change
Distance between children(in
View->Controls->Tool panel> Node layout) by
Ctrl+dragof a node handle away or towards the center of node's stack of siblings
- You can follow a link by
Preferences…->Behaviour->Open node link on simple mouse clickis off
- Since v1.11.5, you can open a link to a node in another map view by
Shift+click(in node core or in attributes). If the mind map has no other view, it will be opened in a new tab.
Here's the original Feature Request: option to open internal links in another map view of same map
- You can create a connector to another node by
Ctrl+Shift+dragof a node onto another node