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In this article, we will explain how you can use the rich text editor with a keyboard only.

For the rich text editor (for example on the Start page of Exams) we use a third-party plugin called TinyMCE:

The TinyMCE editor is fully accessible, and you can control the editor with keyboard only. Here is a list of the available shortcuts. You can always find these in the help modal when you press Alt+0 in the editor.

In the editor body


Bold: Ctrl+B
Italic: Ctrl+I
Underline: Ctrl+U
Select all: Ctrl+A
Redo: Ctrl+Y / Ctrl+Shift+Z
Undo: Ctrl+Z
Header 1: Alt+Shift+1
Header 2: Alt+Shift+2
Header 3: Alt+Shift+3
Header 4: Alt+Shift+4
Header 5: Alt+Shift+5
Header 6: Alt+Shift+6
Paragraph: Alt+Shift+7
Focus to menubar: Alt+F9
Focus to toolbar: Alt+F10
Insert link: Ctrl+K
Toggle fullscreen: Ctrl+Shift+F
Open help modal: Alt+0


Bold: Command+B
Italic: Command+I
Underline: Command+U
Select all: Command+A
Redo: Command+Y / Command+Shift+Z
Undo: Command+Z
Header 1: Option+Shift+1
Header 2: Option+Shift+2
Header 3: Option+Shift+3
Header 4: Option+Shift+4
Header 5: Option+Shift+5
Header 6: Option+Shift+6
Paragraph: Option+Shift+7
Focus to menubar: Option+F9
Focus to toolbar: Option+F10
Insert link: Command+K
Toggle fullscreen: Command+Shift+F
Open help modal: Option+0

In the editor user interface

Execute command: Enter / Space
Focus next widget: Right arrow / Tab / Down arrow
Focus previous widget: Left arrow / Shift+Tab / Up arrow
Open widget menu: Down arrow
Open submenu: Right arrow
Close submenu: Left arrow
Close dialog: Esc
Close menu: Esc
Move focus back to editor body: Esc

Source: Tiny MCE | Keyboard shortcuts.
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