Use Whiteboards keyboard shortcuts

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If you like saving clicks, check out our shortcuts.

You can find shortcuts in an open Whiteboard by hovering over buttons.

Screenshot showing the Draw shortcut on hover.

They are also accessible by clicking the Shortcuts menu.

What you'll need

  • Whiteboards are available on every ClickUp Plan.

  • The number of Whiteboards that can be created depends on your plan:

    • Free Forever: 3 Whiteboards.

    • Unlimited: 10 Whiteboards.

    • Business, Business Plus, and Enterprise: Unlimited Whiteboards.

  • Guests can use Whiteboards.

  • If using Google Chrome, we recommend enabling hardware acceleration.

Navigate with keyboard shortcuts

Use these shortcuts to navigate Whiteboards.

Action

Mac shortcut

Windows shortcut

Copy

Cmd + C

Ctrl + C

Paste

Cmd + V

Ctrl + V

Duplicate

Creates an evenly-spaced horizontal line of objects that's great for flowcharts!

Cmd + D

Ctrl + D

Undo

Cmd + Z

Ctrl + Z

Redo

Cmd + Shift + Z

Ctrl + Shift + Z

Bring forward

Moves an item one layer above other items.

]

]

Send backward

Moves an item in front of all other items.

Cmd + [

Ctrl + [

Deselect the current item

Esc

Esc

Group/Ungroup:

  • Click and drag your mouse to group one or more objects together.

  • A blue line appears around objects that are grouped
    Type Cmd + G and the objects stay grouped, but the blue guideline disappears.

  • Type Cmd + G again and those objects are ungrouped.

Cmd + G

Ctrl + G

Zoom canvas in/out

+ or - 
Cmd + scroll up or down

+ or - 

Ctrl + scroll up or down

For the best Whiteboards experience, disable hotkeys in your preferences. This will disable the hotkeys that can be used throughout ClickUp. They're handy, but it's easy to trigger an unwanted action while typing in a Whiteboard object!

  1. Click your avatar at the bottom-left.

  2. Select My Settings. This is your personal settings, not your Workspace settings.

  3. Scroll down to Preferences.

  4. If Hotkeys are enabled, click to disable.

Navigate with hotkeys

Use these hotkeys with Whiteboards.

Action

Hotkey

Select Tool

V

Move tool

M

Task tool

Shift + T

Draw

Shift + D

Shapes

Shift + S

Sticky notes

Shift + N

Text box

Ctrl + T

Connector tool

Shift + C

Mind Map nodes hotkeys

  • Add a node, then press Enter to add a related node vertically.

  • Add a node, then press Tab to add a related node horizontally.

@mention people, tasks, and Docs

Use @mentions in text boxes, sticky notes, and shapes.

  • Type @ for people.

  • Type @@ for tasks.

  • Type @@@ for Docs.

Open the Shortcuts menu

From an open Whiteboard, click the Shortcuts icon next to your avatar in the upper-right of the canvas.

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