If you use some repetitive operations you will find that using the keyboard is often faster than using the mouse. For the most effective timetabling, you can use the following keyboard shortcuts:

General keyboard shortcuts

  • Online Help – F1
  • Save timetable changes - F2 or [Ctrl + S]
  • Full screen mode - F11
  • Open timetables - [Ctrl + Alt + 0] or [Ctrl + 0]
  • Create new timetable – [Ctrl + Alt + N]
  • Undo - [Ctrl + Z]
  • Redo - [Ctrl + Y]
  • Generate new timetable - [Ctrl + G]
  • Improve existing timetable - [Ctrl + I]
  • Validate timetable - [Ctrl + V]
  • Close window - Esc

Timetable setup

  • Manage classes - [Ctrl + Alt + C]
  • Manage teachers - [Ctrl + Alt + T]
  • Manage rooms - [Ctrl + Alt + R]
  • Manage subjects - [Ctrl + Alt + S]
  • Manage lessons - [Ctrl + Alt + L]

Use Left and Right arrow keys to navigate between tabs.

Timetable views

  • Switch to class view - [Ctrl + Alt + 1]
  • Switch to teacher view - [Ctrl + Alt + 2]
  • Switch to room view - [Ctrl + Alt + 3]
  • Switch to subject view - [Ctrl + Alt + 4]
  • Switch to previous/next entire or single view - [Ctrl + Alt + Up/Down arrow]
  • Switch to first/last entire or single view – [Ctrl + Alt + Home/End]
  • Revert from single to entire timetable view - Esc

Board tools

  • Select/deselect sponge tool - [Ctrl + Backspace]
  • Select/deselect pin tool - [Ctrl + (.)]
  • Zoom in - [Ctrl + (+)]
  • Zoom out - [Ctrl + (-)]
  • Drop selected tool - Esc

When using pin or sponge, [Ctrl + mouse click] affects current row, [Alt + mouse click] affects current column and [Shift + mouse click] affects whole timetable.

Data grid

  • Add new item - A or Space or Insert or (+)
  • Edit selected item - E or Enter or [Mouse left double click]
  • Remove selected item(s) – Backspace or Delete
  • Copy selected item - C or (*)
  • Time request - T
  • Multi-selection - [Ctrl + click]
  • Range-selection - [Shift + click]
  • Select all items - [Ctrl + A]
  • Switch to previous/next tab – Left/Right arrow

* On Mac OS X, use Cmd instead of Ctrl key.

We hope you will find these keyboard shortcuts useful and that they will improve your timetabling work.