Keyboard Shortcuts

The following keyboard shortcuts are available in MAXQDA.

General

WindowsMac
F1cmd + ⇧ + ?Opens the MAXQDA help system.
Ctrl + Ncmd + NCreates a new project.
ctrl + Ocmd + OOpens an existing project.
ctrl + Acmd + AHighlights the entire text.
ctrl + Ccmd + Ccopies the selected segment to the Windows clipboard.
ctrl + Xcmd + Xcuts out the selected segment and puts it in the Windows clipboard.
ctrl + Vcmd + VPastes the selection from the Windows clipboard.
Alt + 1option ⌥ + 1Opens/closes the window “document system”.
Alt + 2option ⌥ + 2Opens/closes the window “code system”.
Alt + 3option ⌥ + 3Opens/closes the window “document browser”.
Alt + 4option ⌥ + 4Opens/closes the window “retrieved segments”.
ctrl + Alt + Bcmd + option ⌥ + BOpens the logbook.
ctrl + Alt + Mcmd + option ⌥ + MOpens the Code Matrix Browser.
ctrl + Alt + Rcmd + option ⌥ + ROpens the Code Relations Browser.
ctrl + Fcmd + FOpens the search toolbar for the current window or the table overview.
ctrl + ⇧ + Fcmd + ⇧ + FOpens the lexical search.
ctrl + Pcmd + PPrints the focused window or view.
Alt + Double-clickoption ⌥ + double-click Inserts a MAXQDA object (e.g. a document or code) into MAXMaps, if MAXMaps is open.
Strg + Rcmd + RResets activations in the “Document System” and “Code System”.

“Document System“

WindowsMac
Double-clickDouble-clickOpens a document.
⇧ + double-click⇧ + double-clickOpens a document in a new tab.
ctrl + clickcmd + clickActivates or deactivates a document.
F2EnterRenames a document.
Delcmd + BackspacEDeletes a document.
Alt + UpArrow
Alt + DownArrow
option ⌥ + UpArrow
option ⌥ + DownArrow
Moves a document or document group up and down in the “Document System“.
Strg + Drag & DroPoption ⌥ + Drag & DroPcreates a copy of the document without coded segments (start dragging and then hold Strg/cmd)
ctrl + Tcmd + Tcreates a new document and opens it for editing in the “Document Browser“.
ctrl + Dcmd + DOpens the dialog window for importing documents.
Alt + ⇧ + Moption ⌥ + ⇧ + Mcreates a new memo or opens an existing memo for a document.

“Code System“

WindowsMac
ctrl + clickcmd + clickActivates or deactivates a code including the subcodes.
⇧ + click⇧ + clickActivates or deactivates a code without subcodes.
F2EnterRenames a code.
Entfcmd + BackspacEDeletes a code.
Alt + UpArrow,
DownArrow
option ⌥ + UpArrow, DownArrowMoves a code (possibly with subcodes) up and down in the “Code System“.
Alt + RightArrow,
LeftArrow
option ⌥ + RightArrow,

LeftArrow
Increases and decreases the level of hierarchy of a code.
Alt + Drag & DroPoption ⌥ + Drag & DroPcreates a copy of the code without coded segments.
Alt + Ncmd + option ⌥ + NInserts a new code on the chosen level.

“Document Browser“

WindowsMac
ctrl + Ecmd + option ⌥ + EStarts and stops Edit Mode.
Alt + lcmd + option ⌥ + lcodes the selected segment with the most recently used code.
Alt + Wcmd + option ⌥ + WOpens the dialog window for creating a new code, which will be used to code the selected segment.
Alt + Ccmd + option ⌥ + Ccodes the selected segment with the code shown in the Quick List.
Alt + Icmd + option ⌥ + Icodes the selected segment with a newly-created code named after the first 63 characters of the selected segment (in-vivo-coding).
Strg + lcmd + lInserts an internal link at the location of the selected segment. The location it is linked to is set by highlighting another segment in that document or another one in the project and hitting Ctrl + L again.
F6F6Inserts a new timestamp into a transcript.
PgUp, PgDNPgUp, PgDNMoves to the next/previous page of a PDF document.
Pos1, EndPos1, EndMoves to the beginning or the end of a PDF document.
Strg + Plus,
Strg + Minus
cmd + Plus,
cmd + Minus
Zooms in or out of the document.
Strg + Zerocmd + ZeroZooms the view to 100 %.
Alt + Tab,
Alt + ⇧ + Tab
option ⌥ + Tab,
option ⌥ + ⇧ + Tab
Jumps to the next/previous tab.
Strg + F4cmd + Wcloses the current tab or the current view.

Multimedia Browser toolbar

WindowsMac
F3F3Jumps to the next memo.
⇧ + F3⇧ + F3Jumps to the previous memo.
F4 or
F5 or
2xStrg
F4 or
F5 or
2xStrg
Plays or pauses the media file.
F7F7Sets a clip start.
F8F8Sets a clip end.
F9F9Plays a clip.
F10F10cancels the clip mark.
F12F12Jump 5 seconds forward
⇧ + F12⇧ + F12Jump 5 seconds back
Strg + Lcmd + LInsert a link start to the selected clip. Use the same keyboard combination to insert a link goal.
Alt + ⇧ + Moption ⌥ + ⇧ + MInsert a memo at the current position of the media file.

Table overviews, e.g. Overview of Coded Segments

WindowsMac
ctrl + ⇧ + Ecmd + ⇧ + EOpens the table as Excel file in the standard program.
ctrl + ⇧ + Hcmd + ⇧ + HOpens the table as HTML file in the standard internet browser.
ctrl + Ecmd + EOpens the dialog window for exporting the table or view.
Delcmd + BackspaceDeletes the chosen row/s.

MAXDictio Dictionary [only available in MAXQDA Plus and MAXQDA Analytics Pro]

WindowsMac
ctrl + ⇧ + Ncmd + ⇧ + Ncreates a new category.
ctrl + Alt + Ncmd + option ⌥ + Ncreates a new search item.
ctrl + Ecmd + EOpens the dialog window for exporting a dictionary.
Delcmd + BackspacEDeletes the chosen category.

MAXDictio Stop list [only available in MAXQDA Plus and MAXQDA Analytics Pro]

WindowsMac
ctrl + Ncmd + Ncreates a new word to be excluded.
ctrl + Ecmd + EOpens the dialog window for exporting the stop list.
Delcmd + BackspaceDeletes the focused items.