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Keyboard-Mouse Shortcuts

The following table lists certain operations you can perform quickly using a combination of keyboard keys and the computer mouse.



Create element of same type as last created on diagram


Display element Properties dialog for element in scenario Context References tab


Select a number of individual objects for an operation

[Ctrl]+click each object

Select a range of objects for an operation

[Shift]+click the first and last object in the range

Move elements along horizontal axis or vertical axis

[Shift]+hold left mouse button and drag

Create bend in and change direction of connector line

[Shift]+hold left mouse button and drag

Move elements in any direction, including diagonally

[Alt]+hold left mouse button and drag

Zoom in or zoom out of diagram

[Ctrl]+mouse scroll wheel

Pan diagram horizontally or vertically

[Ctrl]+[Shift]+hold left mouse button and drag