Keyboard Shortcuts

General

Key Description
Cmd+, Display a window that can be used to set preferences.
Cmd+H Hide Araxis Merge.
Option+Cmd+H Hide other applications.
Cmd+Q Quit Araxis Merge.
Cmd+N Open a new comparison window or tab of the default type.
Shift+Cmd+T Open a new text comparison window or tab.
Shift+Cmd+F Open a new folder comparison window or tab.
Shift+Cmd+I Open a new image comparison window or tab.
Shift+Cmd+B Open a new binary comparison window or tab.
Shift+Cmd+[ Select the previous tab.
Shift+Cmd+] Select the next tab.
Cmd+R Start a comparison for (or reloads and recompares) the files/folders.
Esc Stop a comparison, recomparison, or retest operation.
Ctrl+Cmd+O Open a saved comparison.
Ctrl+Cmd+S Save a comparison to a file.
Ctrl+Cmd+A Save a comparison to a file with a specified name.
Cmd+O Open a file or folder.
Shift+Cmd+O Reopen the current file with a specified character encoding.
Cmd+S Save the content of the pane currently being edited.
Shift+Cmd+S Save the content of the pane currently being edited to a file with a specified name.
Cmd+1 (one) Save the content of the first pane of a text comparison.
Cmd+2 Save the content of the second pane of a text comparison.
Cmd+3 Save the content of the third pane of a text comparison.
Ctrl+Shift+1 (one) Save the content of the first pane of a text comparison to a file with a specified name.
Ctrl+Shift+2 Save the content of the second pane of a text comparison to a file with a specified name.
Ctrl+Shift+3 Save the content of the third pane of a text comparison to a file with a specified name.
Shift+Cmd+E Display a sheet that can be used to generate a report for the current comparison.
Cmd+P Print the current comparison.
Shift+Cmd+P Set page attributes for printing.
Cmd+W Close the current window or tab.
Option+Cmd+W Close all Araxis Merge windows and tabs.
Cmd+Z Undo the last operation.
Shift+Cmd+Z Redo the last undone operation.
Cmd+X Copy the current selection to the clipboard and then remove the selection.
Cmd+C Copy the current selection to the clipboard.
Cmd+V Replace any current selection with the content of the clipboard. If there is no current selection, insert the clipboard content at the editing cursor.
Cmd+A Select all text/rows.
Ctrl+Cmd+C Select all the changed files in a folder comparison.
Shift+Cmd+R Recompare the selected files and folders in folder comparison.
Ctrl+Option+ Move the editing cursor to the beginning of the previous change in a text or binary comparison, or to the previous changed row in a folder comparison.
Ctrl+Option+ Move the editing cursor to the beginning of the next change in a text or binary comparison, or to the next changed row in a folder comparison.
Option+Command+ In a text comparison, pull the corresponding change from the left to replace the current change. The keyboard-shortcut arrow indicates the direction in which the change moves.
Option+Command+ In a text comparison, pull the corresponding change from the right to replace the current change. The keyboard-shortcut arrow indicates the direction in which the change moves.
Ctrl+Shift+ Push the current change to the left to replace the corresponding change there. The keyboard-shortcut arrow indicates the direction in which the change moves.
Ctrl+Shift+ Push the current change to the right to replace the corresponding change there. The keyboard-shortcut arrow indicates the direction in which the change moves.
Ctrl+Option+ Push the current change to the left and prepend it to the corresponding change there. The keyboard-shortcut arrow indicates the direction in which the change moves.
Ctrl+Option+ Push the current change to the right and prepend it to the corresponding change there. The keyboard-shortcut arrow indicates the direction in which the change moves.
Ctrl+Cmd+ Push the current change to the left and append it to the corresponding change there. The keyboard-shortcut arrow indicates the direction in which the change moves.
Ctrl+Cmd+ Push the current change to the right and append it to the corresponding change there. The keyboard-shortcut arrow indicates the direction in which the change moves.
Cmd+ Delete the current change.
Cmd+L Navigate to a specified line number, character index, or byte offset.
Cmd+F Find and replace text.
Cmd+G Move the editing cursor to the next matching text in the current pane (see Cmd+F).
Cmd+Shift+G Move the editing cursor to the previous matching text in the current pane.
Cmd+E Use the current selection as the text to search for using the Find window.
Cmd+J Ensure that the selection (or editing cursor, if there is no selection) is visible.
Cmd+] Indent the selected block of text by the amount specified on the PreferencesText ComparisonsEditing page.
Cmd+[ Un-indent the selected block of text by the amount specified on the PreferencesText ComparisonsEditing page.
Cmd+K Mark the current selection or line as resolved, removing any conflict markers and dimming the selection.
Cmd+F2 Toggle a bookmark on or off for the current line.
Shift+F2 Move the editing cursor to the previous bookmark.
F2 Move the editing cursor to the next bookmark.
Shift+F3 Move the editing cursor to the previous edit marker.
F3 Move the editing cursor to the next edit marker.
Shift+F4 Move the editing cursor to the previous conflict marker.
F4 Move the editing cursor to the next conflict marker.
Cmd+D Remove all markers in the current comparison.
Cmd+Y Show statistics for the current comparison.
Ctrl+Cmd+H Hide/show the selected files and folders in a folder comparison.
Ctrl+Cmd+F Hide/show folders that contain no unhidden files in a folder comparison.
Ctrl+Cmd+U Hide/show rows containing only unchanged files in a folder comparison.
Ctrl+Cmd+= Expand all the rows in the folder comparison.
Ctrl+Cmd+- (minus) Collapse all the rows in the folder comparison.
Cmd+M Minimize the current window.
Option+Cmd+ Zoom the current window to/from its maximum size.
Ctrl+Cmd+2 Split the comparison two ways (side-by-side).
Option+Cmd+2 Split the comparison two ways (stacked).
Ctrl+Cmd+3 Split the comparison three ways (side-by-side).
Option+Cmd+3 Split the comparison three ways (stacked).
Cmd+Shift+? Display the help menu.
Tab Insert a tab character in a text comparison, if the PreferencesText ComparisonsEditingTab key inserts tab character instead of cycling focus preference is checked; otherwise, move focus to the next comparison control.
Shift+Tab Move focus to the previous comparison control.
Option+Tab Insert a single tab character in a text comparison, regardless of the PreferencesText ComparisonsEditingTab key inserts tab character instead of cycling focus preference.
Enter Compare the files and folders in the selected rows of a folder Comparison. A comparison window is opened for each selected row.

File/folder comparison Printing preference pages

Key Description
Cmd+T Show the Fonts chooser window.
Cmd+B Make the selected text bold.
Cmd+I Make the selected text italic.
Cmd+U Underline the selected text.
Cmd++ Make the selected text larger.
Cmd+- (minus) Make the selected text smaller.
Shift+Cmd+C Show the Colors chooser window.
Option+Cmd+C Copy the style of the selected text to the clipboard.
Option+Cmd+V Paste a style from the clipboard.
Cmd+| Centre the selected line or lines of text.
Ctrl+Cmd+V Paste a ruler from the clipboard.