Shortcuts used in SuperMemo 2004

Please note that some shortcuts may not work in versions distributed for non-English markets. This is to make sure that the shortcuts do not interfere with some keyboard functions in national Windows releases. Some shortcuts may also be turned off with Tools : Options : SuperMemo : Trim shortcuts. This is due to problems with using some buggy national keyboard drivers.

If you find errors in this file or inconsistencies in using shortcuts, please Report.

Single keys

  • A – Edit the first answer
  • E – Edit texts
  • Q – Edit the first question
  • Ins
  • Tab - Move to the next option or option group

Function keys

  • F1 - Help
  • F2 - Translated help
  • F3
    • in text components: search for a string
    • in tasklist manager: Repeat last search
  • F4 - Open the tasklist manager with the currently used tasklist
  • F5 - Apply warrior layout without making it the default layout
  • F6 - Filter HTML or RTF source (e.g. to remove formatting that makes incremental reading difficult)
  • F7 - Spell-check
  • F9 - View the file associated with the component. For example, if you use MS Office, F9 on rich text components will start editing your texts in MS Word, and F9 on HTML components will use your default browser to view your HTML texts (see also: Ctrl+F9 for editing files)
  • F11 - Random review or Random change (in a registry or browser)

Shift+key

  • Shift+click - Drag the clicked component to the Component ClipBox
  • Shift+Enter - Single-spaced new line in HTML (Enter results in double-spacing)
  • Shift+Tab - Move to the previous option or option group
  • Shift+F3 - Search for leeches
  • Shift+F4 - Import mail from MS Outlook for incremental reading
  • Shift+F8 - Import web pages from the currently running instances of Internet Explorer
  • Shift+F12 - Quick backup

Ctrl+key

  • Ctrl+click
    • in text, RTF and spelling components: view the translation
    • in script components: Edit the file
    • in HTML, image, sound, and video components: View the file in the associated application
  • Ctrl+Up - go to the parent of the current element
  • Ctrl+Enter
    • in the contents window: browse the elements belonging to the selected branch
    • in the element window: browse all descendants of the current element

  • Ctrl+] - increase font size
  • Ctrl+[ - decrease font size
  • Ctrl+Del - Delete the current component
  • Ctrl+F2 - Learn new material
  • Ctrl+F3 - Go through the final drill
  • Ctrl+F5 - Restore the default windows layout
  • Ctrl+F6 - Next window
  • Ctrl+F7 - Set a read-point in an article
  • Ctrl+F8 - Download remote images referred to in an HTML component
  • Ctrl+F9 - Edit the file associated with the component. For example, if you use MS Office, F9 on rich text components will start editing your texts in MS Word, and F9 on HTML components will use Front Page to start editing your HTML texts
  • Ctrl+F10 - Play again (e.g. to repeat a sound when learning pronunciation)
  • Ctrl+F11 - Random learning
  • Ctrl+F12 - Repair collection
  • Ctrl+A - Select All (in text components)
  • Ctrl+B
  • Ctrl+C - Copy to the clipboard
  • Ctrl+D
  • Ctrl+E - Enter the editing mode (in the element window)
  • Ctrl+F - Find elements (in the main window) or Find (in other windows)
  • Ctrl+G - Go to an element with a given number (see the caption of element data window)
  • Ctrl+H - Add an HTML note (in-built HTML template)
  • Ctrl+I - Italic font
  • Ctrl+J - Learning : Reschedule ("Jump interval")
  • Ctrl+K
  • Ctrl+L - Learn
  • Ctrl+M - Memorize an element (i.e. introduce it to the learning process)
  • Ctrl+N - in the HTML component: Open the current HTML file in a new browser window
  • Ctrl+O - File : Open collection
  • Ctrl+P - Tools : Plan - plan your daily schedule
  • Ctrl+Q - Import file (in a component)(e.g. to add sound to a sound component)
  • Ctrl+R - Forget/Reset
  • Ctrl+S - Search for texts containing a given string (globally or in registries)
  • Ctrl+T
    • Edit next component
    • Split activity in Tools : Plan
  • Ctrl+U - Underline font
  • Ctrl+V - Paste from clipboard
  • Ctrl+W - Workload
  • Ctrl+X - Cut
  • Ctrl+Y - Mercy
  • Ctrl+Z - Undo text editing (same as Alt+Backspace)

Alt+key

  • Alt+Left
    • in the element window: Back, i.e. revisit a recently visited element
    • in the registry window: Change the registry subset to its immediate superset, if available
  • Alt+Right 
    • in the element window: Forward, i.e. move forward on the list of recently visited elements
    • in the registry window: Change to the next registry subset, if available
  • Alt+Backspace - Undo text editing (same as Ctrl+Z)
  • Alt+PgUp - Previous element in the knowledge tree (in the element window)
  • Alt+PgDn - Next element in the knowledge tree (in the element window)
  • Alt+Home - First element in the knowledge tree (in the element window)
  • Alt+End - Last element in the knowledge tree (in the element window)
  • Alt+F4 - Close the program (or the currently active dialog box)
  • Alt+F5 - Dock toolbars (e.g. to clear the desktop)
  • Alt+F7 - Go to the read-point (in text, RTF and HTML components)    
  • Alt+F10 - Open the context menu of the currently active window (element window, browser window, contents window, registry window, etc.)
  • Alt+F11 - Random test or Resume random test
  • Alt+A – Add new
  • Alt+C - View the Contents window
  • Alt+D – Dismiss
  • Alt+E – Edit menu
  • Alt+F – File menu
  • Alt+G – Cancel grade
  • Alt+H – Help menu
  • Alt+I - Show the history list (in the element window)
  • Alt+L – Learn menu
  • Alt+M – Remember, i.e. introduce an element into the learning process; make it memorized
  • Alt+N - Edit : Add to category : Note, i.e. add a new note
  • Alt+O – Tools menu
  • Alt+P - Path in contents
  • Alt+Q - Reference label
  • Alt+R – Forget/Reset
  • Alt+S – Search menu (on the professional level)
  • Alt+T - Edit : Title or Reference : Title depending on the current text selection and the current component type (in the element window)
  • Alt+U - translate all text components in the element window
  • Alt+V – View menu
  • Alt+W – Window menu
  • Alt+X - Remember extract
  • Alt+Y - provide phonetic transcription to all text components in the element window
  • Alt+Z - Remember cloze

Shift+Ctrl+key

  • Shift+Ctrl+Up - Increase the priority of the element
  • Shift+Ctrl+Down - Decrease the priority of the element
  • Shift+Ctrl+Enter - 
  • Shift+Ctrl+Del - in the element window: Delete the currently displayed element
  • Shift+Ctrl+F2 - Impose template
  • Shift+Ctrl+F3 - Show the references marked in the current article
  • Shift+Ctrl+F5 - Save as default (window layout)
  • Shift+Ctrl+F6 - View source code of HTML and RTF files (in HTML and rich edit components)
  • Shift+Ctrl+F7 - Clear a read-point
  • Shift+Ctrl+F11 
    • Randomize outstanding repetitions
    • (in browsers) Randomize the content of the browser 
  • Shift+Ctrl+F12 - Convert RTF text (rich text components) to plain text
  • Shift+Ctrl+1 - Text : deHTML-ize
  • Shift+Ctrl+B 
    • in registries: Browse all elements associated with registry members
    • in the tasklist manager: Browse all tasks in a given tasklist
    • in the contents window and in browsers: Compute burden
  • Shift+Ctrl+C - Copy collection (e.g. for backup purposes)
  • Shift+Ctrl+D - Add to final drill
  • Shift+Ctrl+F - Link registry font (in text components) or Change font (in RTF components)
  • Shift+Ctrl+H - Display the repetition history window
  • Shift+Ctrl+I - Input password to unlock the program running in the demo mode
  • Shift+Ctrl+K - Link registry member
  • Shift+Ctrl+L - Test repetition cycle
  • Shift+Ctrl+M - Merge element with template (in the element window) and Merge branch with template (in the contents window)
  • Shift+Ctrl+O - Edit component order
  • Shift+Ctrl+P - Edit element parameters
  • Shift+Ctrl+Q - Switch the image component display method
  • Shift+Ctrl+R - Force repetition, i.e. execute a repetition mid-interval before its scheduled repetition date
  • Shift+Ctrl+S - Swap question with answer (in the element window)
  • Shift+Ctrl+T - Transfer the current element to another collection
  • Shift+Ctrl+U - View source data of the element (i.e. without the applied template)
  • Shift+Ctrl+V - Move current element to a selected knowledge tree branch (Edit : Move)
  • Shift+Ctrl+W - Switch window
  • Shift+Ctrl+Y - Copy transcription

Ctrl+Alt+key

Important! If you select Tools : Options : SuperMemo : Trim shortcuts many of Ctrl+Alt+key shortcuts will not work!

  • Ctrl+Alt+Up - Drag up all components in dragging mode (in the element window)
  • Ctrl+Alt+Left - Drag left all components in dragging mode (in the element window)
  • Ctrl+Alt+Right - Drag right all components in dragging mode (in the element window)
  • Ctrl+Alt+Down - Drag down all components in dragging mode (in the element window)
  • Ctrl+Alt+A - Add a new task
  • Ctrl+Alt+C - Select a category
  • Ctrl+Alt+D - Duplicate an element
  • Ctrl+Alt+E - Add a new e-mail task
  • Ctrl+Alt+H - Edit : Add to category : HTML file
  • Ctrl+Alt+I - Tools : Statistics : Analysis
  • Ctrl+Alt+L
    • in the element window: Start branch learning beginning with one of the ancestors of the currently displayed element (e.g. to make repetitions only in the Physics branch)
    • in the contents window: Start branch learning beginning with the selected element
    • in the browser window: Start subset learning on the browser
    • in Search : Find elements: Select a search definition
  • Ctrl+Alt+M - Save the current element as the default template for the current category
  • Ctrl+Alt+N - Add a new article to the current category
  • Ctrl+Alt+O - Tools : Options
  • Ctrl+Alt+P - Postpone repetitions in the current branch
  • Ctrl+Alt+R - Add an article from the clipboard to the reading list
  • Ctrl+Alt+Q - Add a pronunciation pair
  • Ctrl+Alt+S - Save file associated with the component locally (i.e. on your hard disk)
  • Ctrl+Alt+T - Select a tasklist
  • Ctrl+Alt+U - Add a URL element
  • Ctrl+Alt+X - Open the text registry
  • Ctrl+Alt+Y - Layouts manager
  • Ctrl+Alt+Z - Convert text to capitalized lower-case
  • Ctrl+Alt+Enter - Collapse the current branch (in the contents window)
  • Ctrl+Alt+F10 - Show or hide the background behind SuperMemo
  • Ctrl+Alt+F11 - Show or hide the toolbars window
  • Ctrl+Alt+F12 - Move one difficulty level up (see: Ctrl+Alt+Shift+F12)

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+key

  • Ctrl+Alt+Shift+F12 - Move one difficulty level down (see: Ctrl+Alt+F12)

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