Saturday, 18 January 2014

Google Earth Keyboard Shortcuts

SHORTCUTACTION
Main
Alt + FFile Menu - Opens the File menu. You can use the down and up arrows to select items once the menu is open.
Alt + EEdit Menu - Opens the Edit menu. You can use the down and up arrows to select items once the menu is open.
Alt + VView Menu - Opens the View menu. You can use the down and up arrows to select items once the menu is open.
Alt + HHelp Menu - Opens the Help menu. You can use the down and up arrows to select items once the menu is open.
Ctrl + OOpen File - Produces the file open dialog, allowing you to open all supported Google Earth file types.
Ctrl + SSave Image - Saves the current view as an image to your computer.
Ctrl + PPrint - Produces the print dialog, allowing you to print the current view.
Ctrl + EEmail View - E-mails the current view either as a placemark or image file.
Ctrl + CCopy - Copies the current selection in the Places listing.
Ctrl + XCut - Cuts a placemark or other item from the listing in the Places pane. Cuts an icon from the 3D viewer. Both icon or listing item must first be selected. You can use this feature to organize your places data.
Ctrl + VPaste - Pastes a placemark or other item into the selected folder in the Places pane. You can use this feature to organize your places data.
Del keyDelete - Deletes an item selected in the Places pane.
F2Rename - Enters edit mode for a selected item in the Places pane, so you can change the name without bringing up the Edit Placemark dialog.
EnterZoom to selected placemark/item - Zooms into a selected folder, placemark, or other item in the Places pane.
F11Full screen mode - Toggles between full screen and window view for the Google Earth application.
Ctrl + LLat/Lon grid - Produces a latitude and longitude grid over the surface of the earth in the 3D viewer.
F10Play Tour - Plays the tour mode for all selected items in the Places pane.
Ctrl + NNew placemark - Adds a new placemark to the current view.
Ctrl + Shft + NNew folder - Produces the New Folder dialog box.
Ctrl + Shft + ONew image overlay - Produces the New Image Overlay dialog box.
Ctrl + Shft + TNew path - Produces the New Path dialog box.
Ctrl + Shft + PNew polygon - Produces the New Polygon dialog box.
Ctrl + GChange navigation mode to G-Force - Switches navigation in the 3D viewer to G-Force mode. This can also be done by selecting the G-Force option from Tools - Options - Navigation.
Ctrl + TChange navigation mode to Trackball - Switches navigation in the 3D viewer to Trackball mode. This can also be done by selecting the Trackball option from Tools - Options - Navigation.
3D Viewer
Left arrowMove Left - Moves the viewer in the direction of the arrow.
Right arrowMove Right - Moves the viewer in the direction of the arrow.
Up arrowMove Up - Moves the viewer in the direction of the arrow.
Down arrowMove Down - Moves the viewer in the direction of the arrow.
Shft+Right arrow, Ctrl + scroll DOWNRotate Clockwise - Rotates the view clockwise. The earth spins counter-clockwise.
Shft+Left arrow, Ctrl + scroll UPRotate Counter-clockwise - Rotates the view counter-clockwise.
Shft + Up arrow, PgUp key, Shft + scroll wheelTilt Up - Tilts the viewer toward "top-down" view. Tip: to use the Page Up key, make sure Num Lock on your keyboard is off.
Shft+Down arrow, PgDn key, Shft + scroll wheelTilt Down - Tilts the viewer toward "horizon" view. Tip: to use the Page Up key, make sure Num Lock on your keyboard is off.
Ctrl + Up Arrow, scroll wheelZoom in - Zooms the viewer in. If your mouse has a scroll wheel in the middle, pull it toward you to zoom in.
Ctrl + Down Arrow, scroll wheel, - key (both keyboard and numpad)Zoom out - Zooms the viewer out. If your mouse has a scroll wheel in the middle, push it away from you to zoom out.
SpacebarStop Current Motion - When the viewer is in motion, stops movement
nReset view to north - up - Rotates view so that view is north-up.
uReset tilt to top-down view - Resets angle to view scene in top-down or up mode.
Tour Mode
pStart, Play, Pause - Plays the tour or restarts tour after pausing. The 3D viewer must be in focus in order for this key to work. (Click in the 3D viewer to set focus if you are unsure.)
F10Start - Starts the tour from the beginning. This key only works if the Places pane is in focus and if a folder is selected that has touring points selected.
s, spacebarStop - Stops tour and motion.
nReset view to north-up - Stops tour, and rotates view so that view is north-up.
uReset tilt to top-down view - Stops tour, resets angle to view scene in top-down or up mode.
rReset tilt and compass view to default - Resets angle to view top-down and rotates to north-up view. Use this feature to orient the earth in the center of the viewer.
Side Panel Controls
SpacebarSelect - Toggles the check mark of the highlighted item on or off, showing or hiding display of the item in the 3D viewer.
Down arrowNext - Selects the next item in the list (either folder or placemark).
Up arrowPrevious - Selects the previous item in the list (either folder or placemark).
Right arrowOpen Folder - If the item selected is a folder, opens the folder to display contents.
Left arrowClose Folder - If the item selected is a folder, closes it to hide contents from the list view.
Delete KeyDelete - Works only for items in Places pane. Deletes item after confirmation dialog is accepted.
Scroll wheelChange overlay opacity - Changes the transparency for an overlay selected in the Places pane when the mouse pointer is positioned on the overlay opacity slider. Scroll UP to make the overlay image more opaque, scroll DOWN to make the overlay more transparent.