Keyboard shortcuts

A number of common actions within the graphical interface can be triggered through keyboard shortcuts. As of Recoll 1.29, many of the shortcut values can be customised from a screen in the GUI preferences. Most shortcuts are specific to a given context (e.g. within a preview window, within the result table).

Table 1. Keyboard shortcuts

DescriptionDefault value
Context: almost everywhere
Program exitCtrl+Q
Context: advanced search
Load the next entry from the search historyUp
Load the previous entry from the search historyDown
Context: main window
Clear search. This will move the keyboard cursor to the simple search entry and erase the current textCtrl+S
Move the keyboard cursor to the search entry area without erasing the current textCtrl+L
Move the keyboard cursor to the search entry area without erasing the current textCtrl+Shift+S
Toggle displaying the current results as a table or as a listCtrl+T
Context: main window, when showing the results as a table
Move the keyboard cursor to currently the selected row in the table, or to the first one if none is selectedCtrl+R
Jump to row 0-9 or a-z in the tableCtrl+[0-9] or Ctrl+Shift+[a-z]
Cancel the current selectionEsc
Context: preview window
Close the preview windowEsc
Close the current tabCtrl+W
Open a print dialog for the current tab contentsCtrl+P
Load the next result from the list to the current tabShift+Down
Load the previous result from the list to the current tabShift+Up
Context: result table
Copy the text contained in the selected document to the clipboardCtrl+G
Open the current document and exit RecollCtrl+Shift+O
Open the current documentCtrl+O
Show a full preview for the current documentCtrl+D
Toggle showing the column namesCtrl+H
Show a snippets (keyword in context) list for the current documentCtrl+E
Toggle showing the row letters/numbersCtrl+V
Context: snippets window
Close the snippets windowEsc
Find in the snippets list (method #1)Ctrl+F
Find in the snippets list (method #2)/
Find the next instance of the search termF3
Find the previous instance of the search termShift+F3