How to Save Time with Dreamweaver CS5 Keyboard Shortcuts

Posted on June 4, 2013 by Ellis

Knowing keyboard shortcuts in general has always been beneficial. Not only does it help save time, but also makes switching over from one tool to the other seamless. The advantage of using these keyboard shortcuts for Dreamweaver CS5 is that you can now conveniently use these shortcuts to Design, Split, and Code views, so as to swiftly create documents, perform editing tasks, hide and show work space features, apply simple formatting and edit code. You can also quickly make selections, preview pages in Live View and in a browser, access Dreamweaver help, and many more.

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Here we will be discussing the 48 keyboard shortcuts for Dreamweaver CS5 for both Mac and PC, which will not only make you do your job much faster – but also save much of your time.


MOST USED – Dreamweaver CS5 Keyword Shortcuts

1. Control+N (for PC) and Command+N (for Mac) are the frequently used keyboard shortcuts for CREATING A NEW DOCUMENT.

2. Control+O (for PC) and Command+O (for Mac) are the shortcut which you need to memorize for OPENING AN EXISTING DOCUMENT.

3. Control+S (for PC) and Command+S (for Mac) are the shortcuts you will be using to SAVE AN OPEN DOCUMENT.

4. Control+W (for PC) and Command+W (for Mac) are the shortcut we will be using to CLOSE AN OPEN DOCUMENT.

5. Control+Shift+W (for PC) and Command+Shift+W (for Mac) are the shortcuts to be used if you want to CLOSE ALL THE OPEN DOCUMENTS.

6. Control+Q or Alt+F4 (for PC) and Command+Q or Opt+F4 (for Mac) are the keyboard shortcuts to be used when one wishes to EXIT OR QUIT DREAMWEAVER.

7. Control+Z or Alt+Backspace (for PC) and Option+Delete (for Mac) is perhaps one of the most used shortcuts as everyone makes mistakes and then want to UNDO.

8. Control+Y or Control +Shift+Z (for PC) and Command+Y or Command+Shift+Z (for Mac) are the shortcuts to be used for keyboard commands of REDO.

9. Control+X or Shift+Delete (for PC) and Command+X or Shift+Delete (for Mac) are the respective shortcuts to be used when you wish to CUT a portion of the content in a document.

10. Control+C (for PC) and Command+C (for Mac) are the keyboard shortcuts for COPY of a certain section of the document.

11. Control+V (for PC) and Command+V (for Mac) are the shortcuts used to PASTE content from one document to another or within the same.

12. Control+A (for PC) and Command+A (for Mac) are the shortcuts used for SELECT ALL command.

 13. Control+F (for PC) and Command+F (for Mac) are the shortcuts used to FIND AND REPLACE certain content section in a document.

14. Control+B (for PC) and Command+B (for Mac) are the most commonly used keyboard shortcuts to MAKE SELECTED TEXT BOLD.

15. Control+I (for PC) and Command+I (for Mac) are the keyboard shortcuts used to MAKE SELECTED TEXT IN ITALICS.


LESS FREQUENTLY USED - Dreamweaver CS5 Keyword Shortcuts

16. Control+Shift+V (for PC) and Command+Shift+V (for Mac) are the keyboard shortcut commands for PASTE SPECIAL.

17.  Control+U (for PC) and Command+U (for Mac) are the shortcut commands you can use if you wish to OPEN THE PREFERENCES PANEL.

18. Control+ Alt+R (for PC) and Command+ Option+R (for Mac) are the keyboard shortcuts you can use to SHOW or HIDE RULERS

19. Control+; (for PC) and Command+; (for Mac) are the shortcut commands one uses in Dreamweaver CS5 to SHOW or HIDE GUIDES

20. Control+Shift+I (for PC) and Command+Shift+I (for Mac) are the shortcuts one uses to help you  SHOW or HIDE VISUAL AIDS

21. Control+Shift+G (for PC) and Command+Shift+G (for Mac) are the keyboard shortcut commands used to SHOW or HIDE GRID.

22. Control+J (for PC) and Command+J (for Mac) are the shortcut commands you can use if you want to EDIT PAGE PROPERTIES.


IMPORTANT - Dreamweaver CS5 Keyword Shortcuts

23. F5 (for both PC and Mac) are the shortcuts one needs to use if you want to REFRESH DESIGN VIEW.

24. Control+Shift+P (for PC) and Command+Shift+P (for Mac) are the shortcuts to be used if you want to APPLY PARAGRAPH FORMATTING TO SELECTED TEXT.

25. Control+1 through 6 (for PC) and Command+1 through 6 (for Mac) are the keyboard shortcuts to be used if you want to APPLY HEADING FORMATTING (H1–H6) TO SELECTED TEXT.

26. Return (for both PC and Mac) is the shortcut command you can use in Dreamweaver CS5 if you want to ADD NEW PARAGRAPH.

27. Shift+Return (for both PC and Mac) is the keyboard shortcut command to be used to ADD A LINE BREAK <BR>

28. Control+Shift+Spacebar (for PC) and Command+Shift+Spacebar (for Mac) are the shortcut you can use for Dreamweaver CS5 if you want to INSERT A NONBREAKING SPACE.

29. Drag selection to new location (for both PC and Mac) is the shortcut used to MOVE OBJECT OR TEXT.

30. Control-drag selection to new location (for PC) and Option-drag selection to new location (for Mac) are the keyboard shortcuts used to COPY OBJECT OR TEXT.

31. Double-click (for both PC and Mac) is the shortcut used to SELECT A WORD.

32. Triple-click (for both PC and Mac) is the keyboard shortcut used to SELECT A ROW OR TEXT BLOCK.

33. Control+Alt+I (for PC) and Command+Option+I (for Mac) are the shortcuts you should use to INSERT IMAGE.

34. Control+Alt+T (for PC) and Command+Option+T (for Mac) are the keyboard shortcuts you should use to INSERT TABLE.


VALUE-ADDED Dreamweaver CS5 Keyword Shortcuts

35. Shift+F7 (for PC) and Shift+F7 (for Mac) are the shortcut commands used to RUN A SPELL CHECK.

36. F1 (for both PC and Mac) is the shortcut you can use to OPEN THE HELP WINDOW.

37. Control+= (for PC) and Command+= (for Mac) are the shortcuts for Dreamweaver CS5 you can use to ZOOM IN.

38. Control+- (for PC) and Command+- (for Mac) are the keyboard shortcuts used in Dreamweaver CS5 to ZOOM OUT.

39. F12 (for PC) and Option+F12 (for Mac) are the shortcuts largely used to PREVIEW IN PRIMARY BROWSER

40. Shift+F12 or Control+F12 (for PC) and Command+F12 (for Mac) are the shortcuts used to PREVIEW IN SECONDARY BROWSER.

41. Alt+F11 (for PC) and Option+F11 (for Mac) are the shortcuts you can use for LIVE VIEW.

42. F11 (for both PC and Mac) is the Dreamweaver CS5 keyboard shortcut used to FREEZE JAVASCRIPT.

43. Control+Alt+N (for PC) and Command+Option+N (for Mac) are the shortcuts you can use to to CODE NAVIGATOR.

44. Alt+Shift+F11 (for PC) and Option+Shift+F11 (for Mac) are the shortcuts you require in case you want to INSPECT.

45. Control+Shift+D (for PC) and Command+Shift+D (for Mac) are the shortcuts used in lieu of keyboard command GET.

46. Control+Shift+U (for PC) and Command+Shift+U (for Mac) are the shortcuts used for keyboard command PUT.

47. Control+Alt+Shift+U (for PC) and Command+ Option+Shift+U (for Mac) are the shortcuts used to substitute keyboard command CHECK IN.

48. Control+Alt+Shift+D (for PC) and Command+ Option+Shift+D (for Mac) are the shortcuts used when you want to use keyboard command CHECK OUT.

Have you been using keyboard shortcuts for Dreamweaver CS5 earlier? If not, try doing so with inputs from this article and share your experiences with us.

About Ellis

Ellis is Digital Marketing Manager at VITEB, a leading Website Design & Development company. VITEB has large team of viteb.com and offers top quality application development solutions. 

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