Keyboard Shortcuts

ShortcutMenu equivalentContextAction
F1 almost all windowsOpen a relevant section of this user guide in a web browser.
Ctrl-Q FileQuit toolbox, data window, 3D window, graph window, tool windowQuit Gwyddion.
Ctrl-O FileOpen toolbox, data window, 3D window, graph window, tool windowOpen a data file.
Ctrl-S FileSave toolbox, data window, 3D window, graph window, tool window Save current data (you will be prompted for a file name if none is associated yet).
Ctrl-Shift-S FileSave As toolbox, data window, 3D window, graph window, tool window Save current data under a different name. The file name associated with the data changes to the new name.
Ctrl-Shift-M FileMerge toolbox, data window, 3D window, graph window, tool window Merge data from a file to the current file.
Ctrl-H FileOpen RecentDocument History toolbox, data window, 3D window, graph window, tool window Open the document history browser (or bring it forward if it is already displayed).
Ctrl-Z EditUndo toolbox, data window, 3D window, graph window, tool windowUndo the last processing step applied on current data.
Ctrl-Y EditRedo toolbox, data window, 3D window, graph window, tool windowRedo the last processing step applied on current data.
Ctrl-K EditRemove Mask toolbox, data window, 3D window, graph window, tool windowsRemove mask from current data window.
Ctrl-Shift-K EditRemove Presentation toolbox, data window, 3D window, graph window, tool windowsRemove presentation from current data (image) window.
Ctrl-Shift-B Metadata Browser (in the context menu) image, XYZ or volume data windowShow metadata browser for the data.
+ any kind of data window (image, 3D, XYZ, volume, graph)Zoom current data window in.
= any kind of data window (image, 3D, XYZ, volume, graph)Zoom current data window in.
- any kind of data window (image, 3D, XYZ, volume, graph)Zoom current data window out.
Z any kind of data window (image, 3D, XYZ, volume, graph)Zoom current data window 1:1.
Ctrl-F Data ProcessRepeat Last toolbox, data window, 3D window, graph window, tool windows Repeat last data processing function with the last used parameters, on current data. Normally the operation is repeated silently, but if the processing step cannot be carried out without a human interaction, a dialog is shown.
Ctrl-Shift-F Data ProcessRe-Show Last toolbox, data window, 3D window, graph window, tool windows Re-show parameter dialog of the last data processing function. If the operation has no parameters to set, it is performed immediately.

You can assign your own keyboard shortcuts to all functions in the menus and it is also possible to invoke tools with keyboard shortcuts.

To change the keyboard shortcut of a menu item simply select the item using the mouse or arrow keys, press the key combination you want to assing to it and it will be immediately assigned. The shortcut must be either a special key, e.g. F3, or a key combination including modifiers, e.g. Ctrl-Shift-D. It is not possible to assign bare keys such as Q.

To prevent inadvertent modification of shortcuts, they can be changed only if EditKeyboard Shortcuts is enabled. Modifications are disabled by default which is also the recommended setting during normal use.

All keyboard shortucts are stored in file ui/accel_map in the user's directory, which usually means ~/.gwyddion (Unix) or Documents and Settings\gwyddion (MS Windows). Assigning shortcuts to tools can be only done by editing this file. Each line corresponds to an action that can be invoked with a shortcut. For instance the Mask Editor tool's line is by default:

; (gtk_accel_path "<tool>/GwyToolMaskEditor" "")

Semicolons represents comments, i.e. lines starting with a semicolon are inactive. Hence, to assign the combo Ctrl-Shift-E to the Mask Editor tool, remove the semicolon to make the line active and fill the desired shortcut in the empty quotes:

(gtk_accel_path "<tool>/GwyToolMaskEditor" "<Control><Shift>e")