Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac

Last Updated: May 28, 2018 02:30PM CEST

You can control Things on your Mac and iPad with keyboard shortcuts. We have listed all of them below.


Show keyboard shortcuts for:

Create new items

⌘ Cmd + N Create a new to-do
Space Create a new to-do below selection
⌘ Cmd + V Paste plain text to create new to-dos
⌘ Cmd + ⇧ Shift + C Create a checklist in an open to-do
⌘ Cmd + ⇧ Shift + N Create a new heading in a project
⌘ Cmd + ⌥ Opt + N Create a new project
Ctrl + Space Open Quick Entry
⌥ Opt + Ctrl + Space Open Quick Entry with Autofill

Edit items

↩ Return Open a to-do or project
⌘ Cmd + ↩ Return Save and close
Esc Save and close
⌘ Cmd + D Duplicate a to-do or project
⌘ Cmd + C Copy a to-do or project
⌘ Cmd + V Paste a to-do or project
⌘ Cmd + . Complete selected items
⌘ Cmd + ⌥ Opt + . Cancel selected items
Delete Delete selected items
⌘ Cmd + L Move completed to Logbook

Select items

Select item above
Select item below
⇧ Shift + Extend selection upwards
⇧ Shift + Extend selection downwards
⌥ Opt + ⇧ Shift + Extend selection to the top
⌥ Opt + ⇧ Shift + Extend selection to the bottom
⌘ Cmd + A Select everything

Move items

⌘ Cmd + ⇧ Shift + M Move selection to another list
⌘ Cmd + ⌥ Opt + V Move copied to-dos and projects
⌘ Cmd + Move selection up
⌘ Cmd + Move selection down
⌘ Cmd + ⌥ Opt + Move selection to top of list
⌘ Cmd + ⌥ Opt + Move selection to bottom of list

Edit dates

⌘ Cmd + S Show Jump Start
⌘ Cmd + T Start Today
⌘ Cmd + E Start This Evening
⌘ Cmd + R Start Anytime
⌘ Cmd + O Start Someday
Ctrl + ] Start date +1 day (Help)
Ctrl + [ Start date -1 day (Help)
Ctrl + ⇧ Shift + ] Start date + 1 week (Help)
Ctrl + ⇧ Shift + [ Start date - 1 week (Help)
⌘ Cmd + ⇧ Shift + D Direct access to set a Deadline
Ctrl + . Deadline +1 day
Ctrl + , Deadline -1 day
Ctrl + ⇧ Shift + > Deadline +1 week (Help)
Ctrl + ⇧ Shift + < Deadline -1 week (Help)
⌘ Cmd + ⇧ Shift + R Make to-do or project repeating

Control windows

⌘ Cmd + Ctrl + N Open new window
⌘ Cmd + ⇧ Shift + ` Cycle through open windows
⌘ Cmd + W Close current window
⌘ Cmd + ⌥ Opt + W Close all windows
⌘ Cmd + / Hide or show sidebar
⌘ Cmd + ⌥ Opt + T Hide or show toolbar
⌘ Cmd + Ctrl + F Full screen
⌘ Cmd + 1 Go to Inbox
⌘ Cmd + 2 Go to Today
⌘ Cmd + 3 Go to Upcoming
⌘ Cmd + 4 Go to Anytime
⌘ Cmd + 5 Go to Someday
⌘ Cmd + 6 Go to Logbook
⌘ Cmd + ⇧ Shift + L Show to-do in list
Enter a selected project
Return to previous list
⌥ Opt + Scroll to top
⌥ Opt + Scroll to bottom
⌘ Cmd + ⌥ Opt + Ctrl + Navigate up in the sidebar
⌘ Cmd + ⌥ Opt + Ctrl + Navigate down in the sidebar
any key Start typing to begin a search
⌘ Cmd + F Find

Tags

To assign a shortcut to a tag, open the tag window, click into the square to the right of the tag’s name and press any key.

⌘ Cmd + Ctrl + T Open tag window
Esc Close tag window
⌘ Cmd + ⇧ Shift + T Direct access to add a tag
Ctrl + shortcut Toggle a tag for selected to-do
⌥ Opt + Ctrl + shortcut Filter for a tag
⌘ Cmd + click any tag Select multiple tags
Ctrl + Esc Destroy previous filter
⌘ Cmd + ⌥ Opt + ↩ Return Open a link



Create your own keyboard shortcuts

If you would like to create your own keyboard shortcuts for actions not listed here, you can do so in the System Preferences on your Mac. Please refer to Apple’s guidelines.

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