A visual cheat-sheet for the 30 keyboard shortcuts found in Principle. This application is MacOS-only.

#Keyboard Shortcuts


Shortcut Action
R Add rectangle
Opt R Add rectangle as a child
T Add text
Opt T Add text as a child
A Add artboard
Cmd G Group
Cmd Shift G Ungroup
Cmd ] Bring forward
Cmd Shift ] Bring to front
Cmd [ Send backward
Cmd Shift [ Send to back


Shortcut Action
(arrows) Nudge
Shift (arrows) Large nudge
Cmd D Duplicate
Cmd R Rename layer

#Canvas Navigation

Shortcut Action
Space (drag) Pan
Cmd = Zoom in
Cmd - Zoom out
Cmd 1 Zoom all
Cmd 2 Zoom selection
Cmd 3 Center selection
Cmd 0 Zoom to actual size


Shortcut Action
Esc Select parent
Enter Select child
Tab Select next sibling
Shift Tab Select previous sibling
Cmd A Select all siblings


Shortcut Action
W Rewind prototype
Ctrl V Start recording video
Ctrl Opt V Start recording video without cursor

#Also see