Keyboard Shortcuts when Editing Pages

Last update: 2023-05-03
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Various keyboard shortcuts are available throughout AEM. Some apply when editing pages, others to the use of consoles.


The modifier keys required for AEM keyboard shortcuts vary depending on operating system.

Editing Keyboard Shortcuts

Location Shortcut Description
Any edit window mode Ctrl-Shift-m Toggle between Preview and the currently selected mode (e.g. Edit, Layout, etc)*
Edit mode Ctrl-z Undo last change
Ctrl-y Redo last change
Ctrl-Click Select multiple paragraphs
Ctrl-c Copy selected paragraph(s)
Ctrl-x Cut selected paragraph(s), (cut paragraphs will not disappear in the UI until it is pasted)
Ctrl-v Paste paragraph(s) previously cut or copied
Ctrl-Backspace Delete selected paragraph(s)
Edit mode - Rich Text Editor Ctrl-b Bold
Ctrl-I Italic
Ctrl-u Underline

* Once the user starts to interact with the page in Preview Mode, the Ctrl-Shift-m shortcut is no longer available. The user must click on the top editor bar or go back to the Edit mode for the shortcut to once again become available.

Various keyboard shortcuts are also available for desktop users when using the consoles.


Editor keyboard shortcuts are always active regardless if the console shortcuts have been deactivated.

OS-Specific Modifier Keys

The modifier keys used for the keyboard shortcuts vary depending on the operating system used by the client.

Windows and Linux macOS
Ctrl Command
Alt Option

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