Adobe XD Shortcuts

Adobe XD Shortcuts

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Action MacOS Windows
Move Artboard 1.Klick Artboard  2.CMD 1. Klick Artboard  2. CMD
Masking CMD + SHIFT + M CTRL + SHIFT + M

On pretty much any kind of software, your day to day productivity is directly proportional to the number of shortcuts you know.

Same goes for Adobe XD: you need to learn a few shortcuts to be able to enjoy the real speed of working with this tool. Take the time to learn them, we promise that your workflow will greatly benefit from it in the long run!

In this page, we listed pretty much every available shortcut for Adobe XD, and we grouped them by usefulness.

Must know XD shortcuts

This set of shortcuts are at the foundation of Adobe XD. You must learn these shortcuts to be able to design and prototype at a fast enough pace!

Action MacOS Windows
Select tool V V
Rectangle tool R R
Ellipse tool E E
Line tool L L
Pen tool P P
Text tool T T
Artboard tool A A
Zoom tool Z Z
Group CMD + G CTRL + G
Ungroup CMD + SHIFT + G CTRL + SHIFT + G
Duplicate CMD + D CTRL + D
Duplicate (by dragging) ALT + Click & Drag ALT + Click & Drag
Edit text ENTER (on selected text) ENTER (on selected text)
Direct layer selection CMD + Click CTRL + Click
Masking CMD + SHIFT + M CTRL + SHIFT + M
Lock / Unlock CMD + L CTRL + L
Hide CMD + ; CTRL + ;
Make Symbol CMD + K CTRL + K
Make Repeat Grid CMD + R CTRL + R
Export CMD + E CTRL + E
Zoom to fit CMD + 0 CTRL + 0
Zoom to 100% CMD + 1 CTRL + 1
Zoom to 200% CMD + 2 CTRL + 2
Zoom to selection CMD + 3 CTRL + 3
Paste appearance (Design mode) CMD + ALT + V CTRL + ALT + V
Paste interaction (Prototype mode) CMD + ALT + V CTRL + ALT + V
Play preview CMD + ENTER CTRL + ENTER
Design/Prototype Switch CTRL + TAB CTRL + TAB
Show measurements ALT (with selected layer) ALT (with selected layer)

Nice to know XD shortcuts

These shortcuts are of secondary importance, meaning that these actions are not as frequent in a UI/UX designer’s workflow and you can still perform them from the XD visual interface, but it definitely won’t hurt to learn some of these.

Action MacOS Windows
Increase text size CMD + SHIFT + > CTRL + SHIFT + >
Decrease text size CMD + SHIFT + < CTRL + SHIFT + <
Show layout grid CMD + SHIFT + ‘ CTRL + SHIFT + ‘
Show square grid CMD + ‘ CTRL + ‘
Show assets panel CMD + SHIFT + Y CTRL + SHIFT + Y
Show layers panel CMD + Y CTRL + Y
Convert to path CMD + 8 CTRL + 8
Move layer to front CMD + SHIFT + ] CTRL + SHIFT + ]
Move layer forward CMD + ] CTRL + ]
Move layer backward CMD + [ CTRL + [
Move layer to back CMD + SHIFT + [ CTRL + SHIFT + [
Align left CMD + CTRL + ← CTRL + SHIFT + ←
Align center (H) CMD + CTRL + C SHIFT + M
Align right CMD + CTRL + → CTRL + SHIFT + →
Align top CMD + CTRL + ↑ CTRL + SHIFT + ↑
Align middle (V) CMD + CTRL + M SHIFT + C
Align bottom CMD + CTRL + ↓ CTRL + SHIFT + ↓
Distribute horizontal CMD + CTRL + H CTRL + SHIFT + H
Distribute vertical CMD + CTRL + V CTRL + SHIFT + V
Add CMD + ALT + U CTRL + ALT + U
Subtract CMD + ALT + S CTRL + ALT + S
Intersect CMD + ALT + I CTRL + ALT + I
Exclude overlap CMD + ALT + X CTRL + ALT + X
Export batch CMD + SHIFT + E CTRL + SHIFT + E

Obvious XD shortcuts

These are very common shortcuts that the majority of other softwares have, so we are pretty sure you might already know them. If not, learn them, they are very handy!

Action MacOS Windows
New CMD + N CTRL + N
Open CMD + O CTRL + O
Close CMD + W CTRL + W
Save CMD + S CTRL + S
Save as CMD + SHIFT + S CTRL + SHIFT + S
Undo CMD + Z CTRL + Z
Redo CMD + SHIFT + Z CTRL + SHIFT + Z
Cut CMD + X CTRL + X
Copy CMD + C CTRL + C
Paste CMD + V CTRL + V
Delete DELETE DELETE
Select all CMD + A CTRL + A
Deselect all CMD + SHIFT + A CTRL + SHIFT + A
Bold text CMD + B CTRL + B
Italic text CMD + I CTRL + I
Underline text CMD + U CTRL + U

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