The edit box is, of course, where you actually do your writing. Right-clicking in the editor box offers appropriate additional options depending on the context of your click: right-clicking in a table offers table-related options and right-clicking in a list offers list-related options, for example.
By default, the editor uses its own contextual menu when you right-click on the editor. To access your browser's default contextual menu (such as to access the Firefox spell checker's list of suggested corrections), hold down the Shift or Control key (the Command key on Mac OS X) while clicking.
There are a number of convenient keyboard shortcuts available to help you avoid taking your hands off the keyboard while you work. The shortcuts are listed for Windows and Linux; on Mac, instead of using the Control key, you can use the Command key.
|Ctrl + A||Select all|
|Ctrl + C||Copy to clipboard|
|Ctrl + V||Paste from clipboard|
|Ctrl + X||Cut|
|Ctrl + Z||Undo|
|Ctrl + Y||Redo|
|Ctrl + K||Open link editor/add a new link|
|Ctrl + Shift + K||Removes the link at the current cursor position.|
|Ctrl + B||Bold|
|Ctrl + I||Italic|
|Ctrl + O||Toggle
|Ctrl + Shift + O||
Toggle source view mode.
Be careful when editing in source mode; you need to continue to adhere to our content standards. See our guide to the editor's source mode for details on both how to use source mode and what you should and should not use it for.
|Ctrl + P||Toggle the
|Ctrl + U||Underline.|
|Ctrl + S||Save changes and close the editor.|
|Ctrl + Shift + S||Save changes without closing the editor.|
|Ctrl + 0||Remove formatting from the selected area (That's a zero, not the letter "O").|
|Ctrl + 2 through Ctrl + 6||Select heading level 2 through 6. Heading level 1 is reserved for the page title displayed at the top of the article.|
|Ctrl + Shift + L||Toggle from bulleted list to numbered list to and paragraph format|
|Tab||Increase indent level if in indent mode, otherwise inserts two spaces as a tab. Inside tables, this moves the cursor to the next cell, or inserts a new row if there is no next cell. If the cursor is currently in the page title or in a heading, the cursor jumps to the next paragraph.|
|Shift + Tab||Decrease indent level if in indent mode. Inside tables, this jumps to the previous cell, or inserts a new row if there is no previous cell. If the cursor is currently in the page title or in a heading, the cursor jumps to the next paragraph.|
|Shift + Space||Insert a non-breaking space (
|Shift + Enter||
Exits out of the current block. For example, if you're currently editing a
Not currently implemented; see bug 780055.