Keyboard shortcuts for navigation on ArcGIS Pro

Keyboard shortcuts for navigation on ArcGIS Pro provide fingertip access to many functions, minimizing the need to change tools.

Keyboard shortcuts for navigation provide fingertip access to many functions, minimizing the need to change tools. This increases the ability to adjust the experience without the mouse leaving the view or the task. Some shortcuts are only relevant in a 3D view and these will be distinguished below.



UseIf you want to2D3DComments
Insert
Zoom to full extent.
Yes
Yes
Zoom to the full extent of the layers in the map or scene.
-
Zoom out.
Yes
Yes
Incrementally zoom out.
+
Zoom in.
Yes
Yes
Incrementally zoom in.
C
Navigate when using another tool.
Yes
Yes
Press and hold C to use the Explore tool when you are in the middle of another task using another tool.
  • Left button drag—Pan
  • Left button click—Pop-up
  • Wheel button scroll—Zoom
  • Wheel button click and drag—Tilt and rotate in 3D
  • Right button drag—Continuous zoom in and out

Hold down C and press Shift or Ctrl while using another tool also allows you to center and zoom in, or just center, respectively.
Alt + click one or more layers in the Contents pane
Zoom to layer's extent.
Yes
Yes
Zoom to the extent of the data for a layer or set of selected layers from the Contents pane.
Z
Zoom continuously.
Yes
Yes
Pressing and holding Z changes the active tool to a continuous zoom in or zoom out mode when dragging the left mouse button.
X
Zoom out incrementally.
Yes
Yes
Click to zoom out incrementally away from your data.
V
Rotate.
Yes
Yes
Rotate around a pivot point where you click on the view.
V + arrow keys
Rotate about the center of view using arrow keys instead of the pointer.
Yes
Yes
Press V and the Up ArrowDown ArrowLeft Arrow, or Right Arrow keys to rotate around the center of the view.
B
Look around.
No
Yes
The camera turns to look around from the place that you click.
B + arrow keys
Look around using only the keyboard.
No
Yes
Press B and the Up ArrowDown ArrowLeft Arrow, or Right Arrow keys to manipulate the camera in a 3D view to look around its current location.
<
Go back to the previous extent.
Yes
Yes
Go back to the previous extent, if it exists.
>
Go forward to the next extent.
Yes
Yes
Go forward to the next extent, if it exists.
Q
Roam.
Yes
Yes
In 2D, the view is panned in the direction indicated. The farther the pointer is from the center of the view, the faster panning occurs.
In 3D, the camera's attitude and altitude are maintained as the view is panned in the direction indicated by the pointer away from the center of the view.
Q+Shift
Adjust the roam speed to make it slower.
Yes
Yes
While pressing Q to roam, you can press Shift at the same time to slow down the roam speed.
Q+Ctrl
Adjust the roam speed to make it faster.
Yes
Yes
While pressing Q to roam, you can press Ctrl at the same time to speed up the roam speed.
Arrow keys
Nudge the view left, right, up, or down.
Yes
Yes
Use the arrow keys to move the camera up, down, left, or right. In 2D, this is like panning the view in increments.
You can repeatedly press the arrow key you need for fine-tuned panning adjustments, or press and hold to keep moving in one particular direction.
U
Move up, higher from the view.
Yes
Yes
In 2D, this behaves the same as continuous zoom out.
In 3D, pressing U will lift the camera up vertically.
J
Move down, closer to the view.
Yes
Yes
In 2D, this behaves the same as continuous zoom in.
In 3D, press J to move the camera down vertically.
Page Up
Jump one screen size up.
Yes
Yes
In 2D, pan jumps forward one screen width.
In 3D, the camera jumps forward one screen width.
Page Down
Jump one screen size down.
Yes
Yes
In 2D, pan jumps one screen down.
In 3D, the camera jumps one screen down.
Home
Jump one screen size to the left.
Yes
Yes
The view will jump to the left one screen size.
In 3D, the camera altitude and angle are maintained.
End
Jump one screen size to the right.
Yes
Yes
The view will jump to the right one screen size.
In 3D, the camera altitude and angle are maintained.





UseIf you want to2D3DComments
P
Move the camera to look perpendicular to the data displayed in the view.
No
Yes
Press the key once and the view automatically shifts so it is looking straight down on top of your data.
N
Adjust the view to point north.
Yes
Yes
If you have rotated your view, press N to reset the orientation to face north.
Shift + press left mouse button
Zoom in by drawing a rectangle.
Yes
Yes
Drag a box to zoom in to a particular geographic window area you define.
Shift + click left mouse button
Center and zoom in where you click the display with the pointer.
Yes
Yes
Click the view with the left mouse button while pressing Shift to center and zoom in on that location.
Ctrl
Center the view to look at where you click the display with the pointer.
Yes
Yes
Click the view with the left mouse button while pressing Ctrl to look at the location you clicked. In 2D this centers the view, in 3D the camera turns to center and look at the location.
W
Tilt the camera up in a scene.
No
Yes
This is like tilting the camera up from a fixed point.
S
Tilt the camera down in a scene.
No
Yes
This is like tilting the camera down from a fixed point.
A
Rotate counterclockwise.
Yes
Yes
The behavior is a camera tilt or a view rotation.
D
Rotate clockwise.
Yes
Yes
The behavior is a camera tilt or a view rotation.

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