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How To Use Keyboard Shortcuts

How to use keyboard shortcuts in the plotaroute.com route planner

If you're a frequent user of plotaroute.com and a PREMIUM member, you can take advantage of Keyboard Shortcuts to help make your route planning even more efficient. Follow these instructions to get started.

 

ACTIVATING KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

To turn on keyboard shortcuts, head to your My Settings page and turn on the Keyboard Shortcuts setting. These settings are also available be clicking on the gear icon in the top right corner of the route planner.

Activate Keyboard Shortcuts

 

USING KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

Once Keyboard Shortcuts has been turned on in your settings, you will be able to use them to access some of the most frequently used features in the route planner. The shortcut associated with each feature will either be shown alongside it or when moving your mouse over it.

Keyboard shortcuts on the toolbar

Keyboard shortcuts on the action bar

Where a Keyboard Shortcut displays an information panel, such as a hill profile, pressing the shortcut keys again will then hide the panel.

When using the keyboard shortcut for the Auto-Plot switch (CTRL+U), it will toggle between the OFF state and the setting you last chose.

This is a complete list of the keyboard shortcuts available:

ACTION SHORTCUT
UNDO CTRL+Z
HILLS CTRL+H
DIRN'S CTRL+D
PHOTOS CTRL+I
TIMER CTRL+E
SAVE CTRL+S
LOCK CTRL+L
AUTO-PLOT CTRL+U
ANNOTATE MAP CTRL+A
BACK TO THE START CTRL+B
RESHAPE ROUTE CTRL+R
REPLOT SECTION CTRL+O
SHORTEN ROUTE CTRL+X
ZOOM IN TO CURRENT PLAYBACK POSITION CTRL+→
ZOOM OUT TO SEE THE WHOLE ROUTE CTRL+←
ZOOM IN CTRL+↑
ZOOM OUT CTRL+↓
MOVE POSITION MARKER FORWARD SHIFT+→
MOVE POSITION MARKER BACKWARDS SHIFT+←

Where a web browser uses one of the above shortcuts for its own menus, the plotaroute action should take priority, however it is possible that some browsers may override this, in which case you won't be able to use that particular shortcut. Shortcuts will also not work if you click away from the web page - for example, on the address bar of your browser.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Keyboard Shortcuts are a PREMIUM feature of plotaroute.com.  Please visit our Membership Options page to find out more about PREMIUM membership.

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