Silhouette studio shortcuts and commands

What are some of Silhouette Studio’s shortcuts and commands?

This is a list of commands/shortcuts I have found via google for Window users.

File/Project
Ctrl+Shift+S - Save as
Ctrl+Alt+R - Save to library
Ctrl+W - Close document
Ctrl+Q - Quit

View
G Grid
Ctrl+F4 Grid settings
Ctrl+F1 Page settings
Ctrl+Shift+P Print border
Ctrl+Shift+I Cut border

Arrange
Ctrl+Shift+] Bring to front
Ctrl+] Bring forward
Ctrl+Shift+[ Send to back
Ctrl+[ Send backward

Object
Ctrl+G Group
Ctrl+E Make Compound path
Ctrl+Shift+G Ungroup
Ctrl+Shift+E Release compound path

General
Ctrl+N New
Ctrl+O Open
Ctrl+S Save
Ctrl+P Print
Ctrl+C Copy
Ctrl+V Paste
Ctrl+X Cut
Ctrl+Z Undo
Ctrl+Shift+Z Redo
Spacebar Pan
Z Drag zoom
Ctrl+1 Fit to window

Edit
Ctrl+F Paste in format
Ctrl+D Duplicate
Ctrl+A Select all
Ctrl+Shift+A Deselect all
F7 Spelling
Ctrl+K Preferences

Tools
V Select
A Edit points
\ Line
R Rectangle
Shift+R Rounded rectangle
E Ellipse
P Polygon
C Curve
F Freehand
Shift+F Smooth freehand
Shift+A Arc
Shift+P Regular polygon
T Text
Shift+E Eraser
K Knife
Ctrl+Alt+D Show drawing area
Ctrl+Alt+L Show library
Ctrl+Alt+S Show online store
I Eyedropper

Cutting
Ctrl+I Send to silhouette
Ctrl+F2 Cut settings window
Ctrl+F3 Registration marks window

Replicate
Ctrl+Left arrow Duplicate left
Ctrl+Right arrow Duplicate Right
Ctrl+Up arrow Duplicate above
Ctrl+Down arrow Duplicate below
Alt+Shift+Left arrow Mirror left
Alt+Shift+Right arrow Mirror right
Alt+Shift+Up arrow Mirror above
Alt+Shift+Down arrow Mirror below
Ctrl+Shift+F1 Rotate 1 copy
Ctrl+Shift+F2 Rotate 2 copies
Ctrl+Shift+F3 Rotate 3 copies
Ctrl+Shift+F4 Rotate 4 copies
Ctrl+Shift+F5 Rotate 5 copies
Ctrl+Shift+Right arrow Row of 3
Ctrl+Alt+RIght arrow Row of 4
Ctrl+Shift+Down arrow Column of 3
Ctrl+Alt+Down arrow Column of 4
Ctrl+Shift+F Fill page

Modify
Ctrl+Shift+W Weld

Other
M Registration marks
Ctrl+T Cut style = cut
Ctrl+Shift+T Cut style = no cut
Ctrl+R Rulers
Ctrl+= Crosshairs
Double click Edit object
Ctrl+Scroll wheel Scroll left/ right
Alt+Scroll wheel Zoom in/out

These are a list of commands for Mac Users
File/Project
Command+Shift+S Save as
Command+Alt+R Save to library
Comman+W Close odcument
Command+Q Quit

View
G Grid
Command+Fn+F4 Grid settings
Command+Fn+F1 Page settings
Command+Shift+P Print border
Command+Shift+I Cut border

Arrange
Command+Shift+] Bring to front
Command+] Bring forward
Command+Shift+[ Send to back
Command+[ Send backward

Object
Command+G Group
Command+E Make Compound path
Command+Shift+G Ungroup
Command+Shift+E Release compound path

General
Command+N New
Command+O Open
Command+S Save
Command+P Print
Command+C Copy
Command+V Paste
Command+X Cut
Command+Z Undo
Command+Shift+Z Redo
Spacebar Pan
Z Drag zoom
Command+1 Fit to window

Edit
Command+F Paste in format
Command+D Duplicate
Command+A Select all
Command+Shift+A Deselect all
F7 Spelling
Command+K Preferences

Tools
V Select
A Edit points
\ Line
R Rectangle
Shift+R Rounded rectangle
E Ellipse
P Polygon
C Curve
F Freehand
Shift+F Smooth freehand
Shift+A Arc
Shift+P Regular polygon
T Text
Shift+E Eraser
K Knife
Command+Alt+D Show drawing area
Command+Alt+L Show library
Command+Alt+S Show online store
I Eyedropper

Cutting
Command+I Send to silhouette
Command+Fn+F2 Cut settings window
CommandFn+F3 Registration marks window

Replicate
Command+Left arrow Duplicate left
Command+Right arrow Duplicate Right
Command+Up arrow Duplicate above
Command+Down arrow Duplicate below
Alt+Shift+Left arrow Mirror left
Alt+Shift+Right arrow Mirror right
Alt+Shift+Up arrow Mirror above
Alt+Shift+Down arrow Mirror below
Command+Fn+Shift+F1 Rotate 1 copy
Command+Fn+Shift+F2 Rotate 2 copies
Command+Fn+Shift+F3 Rotate 3 copies
Command+Fn+Shift+F4 Rotate 4 copies
Command+Fn+Shift+F5 Rotate 5 copies
Command+Shift+Right arrow Row of 3
Command+Alt+RIght arrow Row of 4
Command+Shift+Down arrow Column of 3
Command+Alt+Down arrow Column of 4
Command+Shift+F Fill page

Modify
Command+Shift+W Weld

Other
M Registration marks
Command+T Cut style = cut
Command+Shift+T Cut style = no cut
Command+R Rulers
Command+= Crosshairs
Double click Edit object
Command+Scroll wheel Scroll left/ right
Alt+Scroll wheel Zoom in/out

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At the end of the users manual on page 116 there is a list of the Silhouette Studio shortcuts. You can print it out and post it somewhere for quick reference.

Does the eye dropper tool let you move patterns from one image to another?