20110423 NodeXL Graph Keyboard Shortcuts

NodeXL (v.166) Keyboard Shortcuts

NodeXL now (v.166) offers users a set of keyboard shortcuts that can speed up your routine network layout tasks.

After you click in the graph pane, a number of keyboard shortcuts are now available for functions that had previously been available in the visualization pane’s right-click menu. Now, you can press:

Ctrl+A to select all vertices and edges
Ctrl+V
to select all vertices
Ctrl+E
to select all edges
Ctrl+D
to deselect everything
Ctrl+P
to edit the properties of the selected vertices
Ctrl+C
to save the graph image to the Windows clipboard
Ctrl+I
to save the graph image to a file
Arrow key
to move the selected vertices a small distance
Shift+arrow key
to move the selected vertices a large distance.

(If you forget a shortcut, most of them are listed in the graph pane’s right-click menu.)

If you have any suggestions for other frequent tasks that could be accelerated with a keyboard command, please contact us on the NodeXL discussion board or here in the comments.

(v.166)