Shortcut Keys

ExpertGPS uses the following shortcut keys:

Shortcut Key Command Description
F1 Help Displays help file for the current dialog or screen.
F2 Quick Edit Edit the text data in the selected cell in the list.
F3 New Waypoint Create and edit a new waypoint.
F5 View Online View information about the selected item in the Web browser.
F7 View in Google Earth View the selected data in Google Earth.
Ctrl+A Select All
Ctrl+C Copy
Ctrl+E Export File
Ctrl+F Find
Ctrl+I Import File
Ctrl+M Man Overboard
Ctrl+N New File
Ctrl+O Open File
Ctrl+P Print
Ctrl+Shift+P Preferences
Alt+F4 Exit
Ctrl+Q Exit
Ctrl+S Save
Ctrl+V Paste
+ Zoom In
- Zoom Out
Alt+Backspace Undo
Shift+Delete Delete
Ctrl+Insert Copy
Shift+Insert Paste
Ctrl+W Close File
Ctrl+X Cut
Ctrl+Z Undo
Ctrl+F4 Close Window
Ctrl+F6 Next Window
Ctrl+Shift+F6 Previous Window
Ctrl+Tab Next Window
Ctrl+Shift+Tab Previous Window

The following shortcut keys are only available when viewing a map:

Shortcut Key Command Description
+ Zoom In
- Zoom Out
Page Up Zoom In
Page Down Zoom Out
\ Zoom to Original Size
* Zoom to Show All Data
: Zoom to Scale
Esc Cancel Selection Cancels the selection of items on the map.
Esc Finish Drawing Completes the route, track, or shape, and opens the Edit dialog.
Shift+Esc Finish Drawing Completes the route, track, or shape, without opening the Edit dialog.
Q View White Background Map Show a White Background Map.
T View Topo Map Show a Topo Map.
A View Aerial Photo Map Show an Aerial Photo Map.
P View Scanned Map Show a Scanned Map.
P Switch to Another Scanned Map If you are already viewing a scanned map, this command will load a different Scanned Map.
Shift+1 Recenter Map on Calibration Point 1 Recenter the Scanned Map view on the first calibration point.
Shift+2 Recenter Map on Calibration Point 2 Recenter the Scanned Map view on the second calibration point.
Shift+3 Recenter Map on Calibration Point 3 Recenter the Scanned Map view on the third calibration point.
[ Less Map Detail Show less detail and use smaller fonts on the map.
] More Map Detail Show more detail and use larger fonts on the map.
< Fewer Grid Lines Show fewer grid lines on the map.
> More Grid Lines Show more grid lines on the map.

The following shortcut keys on the numeric keypad can be used to move the map:

Shortcut Key Command Description
7 Move Map Northwest
8 Move Map North
9 Move Map Northeast
4 Move Map West
5 Recenter Map on the Active Point
6 Move Map East
1 Move Map Southwest
2 Move Map South
3 Move Map Southeast
Up Arrow Move Map North
Down Arrow Move Map South
Left Arrow Move Map West
Right Arrow Move Map East

The following shortcut keys select the current map tool:

Shortcut Key Map Tool Description
M Move Map Tool
~ Recenter Map Tool
Z Zoom Tool
S Select Tool
V Move Selected Tool
W Waypoint Tool
R Route Tool
K Track Tool
E Shape Tool
N Note Tool
1 Calibration Point 1 Tool
2 Calibration Point 2 Tool
3 Calibration Point 3 Tool


ExpertGPS is GPS mapping software designed to work seamlessly with your Garmin, Magellan, Eagle, or Lowrance GPS receiver. ExpertGPS makes it easy to view waypoints and GPS tracklogs over USGS topo maps, aerial photos, and color orthophotos. ExpertGPS Pro can send GPS data to and from ArcView GIS and AutoCAD DXF and dozens of other standard file formats.


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