Press / in Milanote to display the shortcuts menu

Essential shortcuts

  • New note: Double click anywhere

  • Add another note, board or column: Select the object, press Enter (Mac) or Ctrl Enter (Windows) to create another one

  • Move around a board: Hold Space and Drag

  • Zoom: Z

  • Search: F (Mac), Ctrl F (Windows)

  • Delete an object: Select an object and press Delete . Notes need to be empty before you can delete them

  • Move an object: Select an object and press the arrow keys. Hold Shift to move in bigger steps

  • Mention someone: While typing, press @ and choose a person. They'll get a email notification

The basics

  • Copy: C (Mac), Ctrl C (Windows)

  • Cut: X (Mac), Ctrl X (Windows)

  • Paste: V (Mac), Ctrl V (Windows)

  • Undo: Z (Mac), Ctrl Z (Windows)

  • Select all: A (Mac), Ctrl A (Windows)

  • Deselect / Stop editing: Escape

  • Duplicate: Hold Alt or Option and drag the content you want to duplicate

  • Send back: Shift Down (Mac), Ctrl Shift Down (Windows)

  • Send forward: Shift Up (Mac), Ctrl Shift Up (Windows)

  • Add a caption to an image: Select your image and just start typing

Text formatting

  • Large Heading: Shift 1 (Mac), Ctrl Shift 1 (Windows)

  • Normal Heading: Shift 2 (Mac), Ctrl Shift 2 (Windows)

  • Bold: B (Mac), Ctrl B (Windows)

  • Italic: I (Mac), Ctrl I (Windows)

  • Bullet list: Shift U (Mac), Ctrl Shift U (Windows)

  • Numbered list: Shift O (Mac), Ctrl Shift O (Windows)

  • Hyperlink: K (Mac), Ctrl K (Windows)

  • Highlight: J (Mac), Ctrl J (Windows)

  • Strikethrough: / (Mac), Ctrl / (Windows)

  • Code block: > (Mac), Ctrl > (Windows)

  • Quote: " (Mac), Ctrl " (Windows)

  • Underline: U (Mac), Ctrl U (Windows)

  • Indent: Tab

  • Un-indent: Shift Tab

  • Align center: \ (Mac), Ctrl \ (Windows)


Use these shortcuts at the start of a new line...

  • Heading: Type # then Space

  • Bullet list: Type . then Space

  • Numbered list: Type 1. then Space

  • Checkbox: Type [ ] then Space

  • Quote: Type > then Space

  • View recent boards (Professional feature): F (Mac), Ctrl F (Windows)

  • Go back: [ (Mac), Ctrl [ (Windows)

  • Go forward: ] (Mac), Ctrl ] (Windows)

  • Go to parent board: U (Mac), Ctrl U (Windows)


  • Toggle Dark Mode: Shift D (Mac), Ctrl Shift D (Windows)

  • Make interface smaller: Shift < (Mac), Ctrl Shift < (Windows)

  • Make interface larger: Shift > (Mac), Ctrl Shift > (Windows)

Merge cards into a column

  • Combine two or more cards into a column: Hold  (Mac) or Ctrl  (Windows) and drag one card onto another

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