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Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard usability is a high priority for any development tool. For most developers, keyboard shortcuts are a more efficient input method that requires minimum movement and effort as compared to navigating with a cursor. For repetitive or frequent tasks, keyboard shortcuts improve speed over the long run.

Postman categorizes keyboard shortcuts as navigation, manipulation, and global.

  • Navigational shortcuts let you move around the interface.
  • Manipulation shortcuts let you manipulate the current selection.
  • Global shortcuts let you access from anywhere.

Postman designs navigational shortcuts to help you navigate quickly between elements. For example, suppose you want to open and send a series of saved requests without a keyboard shortcut. You would have to select a request in the sidebar with a pointer each time to open it in the tab.

With a keyboard shortcut, such as CMD/CTRL + ALT + 1, you can focus the sidebar from wherever you are in interface. You can then navigate to the request you want with the arrow keys. And if you combine the CMD/CTRL + ALT + 1 shortcut with the CMD/CTRL + Enter shortcut, you can send a number of requests quickly.

Manipulation Shortcuts

Manipulation shortcuts allow you to quickly work on your current selection and perform actions such as edit, delete, and duplicate. You can combine navigational and manipulation shortcuts to create and organize collections in your sidebar easily. You can also use these shortcuts in other list views, such as the data editor.

Global Shortcuts

You can use global shortcuts to perform actions regardless of the element in focus. Examples of such global actions include "Save" (CMD/CTRL + S), "Save As" (CMD/CTRL + Shift + S), and "Send Request" (CMD/CTRL + Enter).

You can also use global shortcuts to perform user interface actions such as "Toggle to Sidebar" (CMD/CTRL + ), "Jump to URL" (CMD/CTRL + L), and "Open Console" (CMD/CTRL + ALT + C).

View keyboard shortcuts for your OS

Different operating systems have different shortcuts.  

You can always view a complete list of your operating system's shortcuts when you click the Keyboard Shortcuts icon in the Status bar.

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Reference for all shortcuts

TABS macOS Windows / Linux shortcuts
Open New Tab ⌘ T Ctrl + T
Close Tab ⌘ W Ctrl + W
Force Close Tab Cmd + Alt + W Ctrl + Alt + W
Switch To Next Tab ⇧ ⌘ ] Ctrl + Shift + ]
Switch To Previous Tab ⇧ ⌘ [ Ctrl + Shift + [
Switch To Tab at Position ⌘ 1 through ⌘ 8 Ctrl + 1 through Ctrl + 8
Switch To Last Tab ⌘ 9 Ctrl + 9
Open Request from Sidebar in New Tab ⌥ ⌘ (click) Ctrl + Shift + (click)

REQUEST

TABS macOS Windows / Linux shortcuts
Request URL ⌘ L Ctrl + L
Save Request ⌘ S Ctrl + S
Save Request As ⇧ ⌘ S Ctrl + Shift + S
Send Request ⌘ ↵ Ctrl + Enter
Send And Download Request ⌥ ⌘ ↵ Ctrl + Alt + Enter
Scroll To Request ⌥ ⌘ ↑ Ctrl + Alt + ↑
Scroll To Response ⌥ ⌘ ↓ Ctrl + Alt + ↓
Beautify raw Request body ⌘ B Ctrl + B
TABS macOS Windows / Linux shortcuts
Search Sidebar ⌘ F Ctrl + F
Toggle Sidebar ⌘ \ Ctrl + \
Next Item
Previous Item
Expand Item
Collapse Item
Select Item Enter
Rename Item ⌘ E Ctrl + E
Group Items ⌘ G Ctrl + G
Cut Item ⌘ X Ctrl + X
Copy Item ⌘ C Ctrl + C
Paste Item ⌘ V Ctrl + V
Duplicate Item ⌘ D Ctrl + D
Delete Item Del

INTERFACE

TABS macOS Windows / Linux shortcuts
Zoom In ⌘ + Ctrl + +
Zoom Out ⌘ - Ctrl + -
Reset Zoom ⌘ 0 Ctrl + 0
Toggle Two-Pane View ⌥ ⌘ V Ctrl + Alt + V
Switch To Sidebar ⌥ ⌘ 1 Ctrl + Alt + 1
Switch To Builder ⌥ ⌘ 2 Ctrl + Alt + 2

WINDOWS AND MODALS

TABS macOS Windows / Linux shortcuts
New Requester Window ⌘ N Ctrl + N
New Runner Window ⇧ ⌘ N Ctrl + Shift + N
New Console Window ⌥ ⌘ C Ctrl + Alt + C
Import ⌘ O Ctrl + O
Manage Environments ⌥ ⌘ E Ctrl + Alt + E
Settings ⌘ , Ctrl + ,
Submit Modal ⌘ ↵ Ctrl + Enter
Open Shortcut Help ⌘ / Ctrl + /

DATA EDITOR

Data editor macOS Windows / Linux shortcuts
Navigation arrow keys (↑,→,↓,←) + Tab arrow keys (↑,→,↓,←) + Tab
Duplicate row ⌘ D Ctrl + D
Select specific rows ⌘ (click) Ctrl + (click)
Select previous rows ⇧ ↑ Shift + ↑
Select next rows ⇧ ↓ Shift + ↓
Select current row ⇧ → Shift + →
Select current row ⇧ ← Shift + ←
Move row(s) up ⌘ ⇧ ↑ Ctrl + Shift + ↑
Move row(s) down ⌘ ⇧ ↓ Ctrl + Shift + ↓
Copy - can multiselect and copy rows ⌘ C Ctrl + C
Cut - can multiselect and cut rows ⌘ X Ctrl + X
Paste ⌘ V Ctrl + V
Delete - can multiselect and delete rows Del
Deselect rows Esc