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Keyboard Shortcuts

The newer mathies Tools have some or all of the following keyboard shortcuts implemented for desktop computers.

Familiar Shortcuts
Movement Shortcuts
mathies Tool Shortcuts
Image Shortcuts
File Operation Shortcuts
Dialog Box Shortcuts

NOTE:
  1. SPACE + C means hold the space key down and tap the C key.
  2. Sometimes the CTRL key (Windows) or the Command key (Mac) will work instead of SPACE.

Familiar Shortcuts

Command
Keyboard Shortcut(s)
Select All
SPACE + A
Select Omitted
SPACE + SHIFT + A
Deselect All
ESC
Copy
SPACE + C
Undo

SPACE + Z
Redo
SPACE + Y
Delete
SPACE + X, DELETE, BACKSPACE

Movement Shortcuts

Movement uses the Arrow keys, and the standard WASD and IJKL layout used by many games. It applies to the currently selected tool object, image or annotation object. In some tools, pressing Enter during the move commits the position to the undo/redo chain.
W Up Arrow I
A D or Left Arrow Right Arrow or J L
S Down Arrow K

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mathies Tool Shortcuts

Action
Keyboard Shortcut(s)
Notes
Rotate
SPACE + R
Rotates:
  • selected objects in Relational Rods
  • a selection of 2 or more objects in Colour Tiles
  • number frames in the Set Tool.

Rotates annotation objects.
Increase Object Size
+
(no shift required)
Changes the number of objects that will fit in the workspace for:
  • Money Tool
  • Set Tool
  • Colour Tiles

Used to zoom in and out for:
  • Number Line Tool
  • Fraction Strips Tool

  • Note: If using a mouse, you can use the mouse wheel to zoom in and out.
    On mobile, you can use the pinch-to-zoom gesture to zoom in and out.
Decrease Object Size
-

Reflect

down
up
right
left



h
SHIFT + H
v
SHIFT + V
Makes a copy of the selected objects and reflects the copy in one of the four directions.
Implemented in Colour Tiles (and Pattern Blocks once updated).
Change the multiplier
Multiplier picker
1, 2, 5, 0 (for 10)
Used in the Set Tool, Colour Tiles and the Money Tool.
In Colour Tiles, the shortcut SHIFT + 0 is used to change the multiplier to 100.

Tools with unique keyboard shortcuts:

Set Tool
Colour Tiles
Fraction Strips
Number Line

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Image Shortcuts

Tools which have the image insert feature offer certain keyboard shortcuts.

File Operation Shortcuts

For those apps which support the opening and saving of files:
Action

Keyboard Shortcut
Open

SPACE + O
Open from Web

SPACE + SHIFT + O
Import

SPACE + I
Import from Web

SPACE + SHIFT + I
Save

SPACE + S
See File Operations for more details.

Dialog Box Shortcuts

When a dialog box is displayed, you can try using the following:
Action

Keyboard Shortcut(s)

Close

ESC



Choose the First Button

ENTER

1

Choose the Second Button

2



Choose the Third Button

3



Choose the Fourth Button

4




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