Keyboard shortcuts for the Data Workbench Client

Last update: 2022-10-04
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Use these shortcut keys for workspaces and configuration files.

Keyboard shortcuts from the workbench thumbnail view

Ctrl + N

Opens a new workspace.

If you are limited to creating a single type of blank workspace, then the new workspace will open immediately.

If your have rights to open multiple types of workspaces based on your implementation, then Ctrl + N displays a menu allowing you to choose the type of workspace to be created.

Ctrl + O

Imports a workspace

Resize and refit workspaces between window and full page views

Commands Quick Keys Combined menu commands

Full screen view. Workspace fills the screen and refits to the new size.

Ctrl plus

Ctrl + (on keypad)


Ctrl Shift + (on keyboard)

  • File > Page Size > Fill Screen

    followed by

  • File > Refit Workspace

Window view. Workspace displays in a standard window view and refits to the new size.

Ctrl minus

Ctrl -

  • File > Page Size > Standard

    followed by

  • File > Refit Workspace
Action Result

Ctrl + X

Cuts text

Ctrl + Z

Undo action for previously typed characters

Ctrl + Shift + Z

Redo action for typed characters

Ctrl + A

Selects all

Action Result

Ctrl + P

Prints a workspace.

Ctrl + W

Closes a workspace without saving.

Ctrl + S

Saves a workspace.

Ctrl + O

Open a visualization file within a workspace. This is the same feature accessed by clicking Add > Open from the workspace menu.

Ctrl + E

Open a configuration (.cfg) file in a workspace. By default the .cfg files appear, but you can also open other .dim, .metric or .vw files as needed (when you select the All Files option).

Add > Open and Add > Edit quickly open recently opened or pinned files in a workspace.

Open files recently accessed (the last ten files are save) or files saved or "pinned" to the new menu. You can click the pin icon next to the menu item to save the link in the menu.

Action Result

Right-click a node and click Paste

Pastes a node into a .cfg file

Right-click the vector and click Paste as child

Pastes a vector into a .cfg file at a vector level

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