File Comparison Keyboard Shortcuts

Key Description
Ctrl+X Copies the current selection to the clipboard and then removes the selection.
Ctrl+C Copies the current selection to the clipboard.
Ctrl+V Replaces any current selection with the contents of the clipboard. If there is no current selection, the clipboard content is inserted at the editing cursor.
Ctrl+1 (one) Saves the first file.
Ctrl+2 Saves the second file.
Ctrl+3 Saves the third file.
Ctrl+7 Moves the editing cursor to the previous edit marker.
Ctrl+8 Moves the editing cursor to the next edit marker.
Ctrl+9 Moves the editing cursor to the previous automatic merge conflict.
Ctrl+0 (zero) Moves the editing cursor to the next automatic merge conflict.
Ctrl+D Opens a new folder comparison window.
Ctrl+Alt+E Removes the change block within which the editing cursor is located.
Ctrl+F Opens the Find window.
Ctrl+G Displays a window that you can use to navigate to a specific line number.
Ctrl+H Opens the Replace Text window.
Ctrl+I Indents the selected block of text by the amount specified in the Editing options page.
Ctrl+K Marks the current selection or line as resolved, removing any conflict markers and dimming the selection.
Ctrl+L Opens a new text comparison window.
Ctrl+M Automatically merges changes from the first and third files into the common ancestor file.
Ctrl+O Opens the File Browsing window.
Ctrl+P Opens the Print window.
Ctrl+Q Replaces the change in the file to the left with the current change.
Ctrl+Shift+Q Appends the current change to the end of the change in the file to the left.
Ctrl+S Saves the current file.
Tab If the Tab key inserts tab characters instead of cycling focus option in the Editing options page is checked, indents the selected block of text by the amount specified in the Editing options page (equivalent to Ctrl+T), otherwise activates the next file comparison window.
Shift+Tab If the Tab key inserts tab characters instead of cycling focus option in the Editing options page is checked, unindents the selected block of text by the amount specified in the Editing options page, (equivalent to Ctrl+U), otherwise activates the previous file comparison window.
Ctrl+T Inserts a Tab character at the editing cursor location. Useful if the Tab key inserts tab characters instead of cycling focus option in the Editing options page is unchecked.
Ctrl+U Unindents the selected block of text by the amount specified in the Editing options page.
Ctrl+W Replaces the change in the file to the right with the current change.
Ctrl+Shift+W Appends the current change to the end of the change in the file to the right.
Ctrl+Y Redoes the last undone operation.
Ctrl+Z Undoes the last operation.
Alt+Backspace Undoes the previous operation.
Ctrl+Page Up Moves the editing cursor to the top of the previous change.
Ctrl+Page Down Moves the editing cursor to the top of the next change.
Alt+ Moves the editing cursor to the top of the previous change.
Alt+ Moves the editing cursor to the top of the next change.
F2 Moves the editing cursor to the next bookmark.
Ctrl+F2 Toggles a bookmark on or off for the current line.
Shift+F2 Moves the editing cursor to the previous bookmark.
Ctrl+Shift+F2 Removes all bookmarks.
F3 Moves the editing cursor to the next matching text in the current file (see also Ctrl+F).
Shift+F3 Moves the editing cursor to the previous matching text in the current file.
Ctrl+F4 Closes the active file comparison window.
F5 Re-compares the files.
Ctrl+F6 Activates the previous file comparison window.
Ctrl+Shift+F6 Activates the next file comparison window.
F7 Moves the editing cursor to the top of the previous change.
F8 Moves the editing cursor to the top of the next change.
F11 Splits the file comparison window vertically.
F12 Splits the file comparison window horizontally.