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Is there a keyboard shortcut to jump to the properties panel (i.e., X,Y,H,W)?

Ian Palmgren (@ianpal) · December 4, 2018 at 12:41am

Is there a keyboard shortcut to jump to the properties panel (i.e., X,Y,H,W)?

December 4, 2018 at 12:41am

Title says it all - this has driven me absolutely mad trying to figure it out, but is there any way to jump the cursor up into the X and Y properties with the keyboard so I don't have to use the mouse and click it? Been wondering about this for ages, I hate taking my hands off the keyboard if I can avoid it :)


December 4, 2018 at 3:39pm

With a layer selected, Alt+Tab should tab right into the 'x' input. From there, you can use Tab and Shift+Tab to jump between inputs

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(This one, BTW, is documented here: https://sketchapp.com/docs/shortcuts/#text-fields )

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Ah thank you so much! I've looked through the shortcut documentation many times before but didn't make the connection between "Focus Inspector" and what I was trying to do (though it seems obvious in retrospect now... 🙄). Thank you!

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Yeah, now that you mention it the description is a bit cryptic, I’ll see if we can improve the docs a bit 🙌

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December 5, 2018 at 8:58am

I've added it to the 'Editing Layers' section, and made the description a bit more verbose, hope that makes it easier to find!

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