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memoQ comes with a range of default keyboard shortcuts. You can change these shortcuts anytime and even create several sets of shortcuts for various purposes. Learn here how to change a shortcut key.

The default keyboard shortcuts are the following:

Translation editor

Add Comment: Ctrl+M

Add Non-translatable: Ctrl+O

AutoCorrect: Ctrl+Shift+O

Bold text (set a selected part of the text bold or – if it is already bold – to remove the bold formatting): Ctrl+B

Close Active Document (without opening another one): Ctrl+F4

Copy (copy text to the clipboard without cutting it): Ctrl+C

Confirm (store the source segment and the target segment in the primary translation memory (if there's any), and set the confirmation status to confirmed): Ctrl+Enter

Confirm and Update Rows (invoke the Confirm and update rows dialog).: Ctrl+Shift+U

Confirm Without Update (without storing the source segment and the target segment in the primary translation memory): Ctrl+Shift+Enter

Copy Next Tag Sequence: F9

Copy Selection To Target: Ctrl+Shift+T

Copy Source To Target: Ctrl+Shift+S

Cut: Ctrl+X or Shift+D

Delete To End Of Segment: Ctrl+D

Directly edit the resource entry highlighted in the Translation results pane: Ctrl+Alt+Enter

Display All Hits/Display Filtered Hits (switch between full and filtered lists in the Translation results pane of the Translation editor): Ctrl+Shift+D

Edit Source: F2

Edit Warnings (invoke a popup window where you can see the list of warnings belonging to the segment and set them to ignore): Ctrl+W

Filter for selected text – abd turn off filtering if it is already on: Ctrl+Shift+F

Find... (invoke the Find and replace dialog): Ctrl+F

Goto Next (go through the segment types you specify under Goto Next Settings): Ctrl+G

Goto Next Settings (invoke the Go to Next Segment dialog and specify the segment types to jump to when pressing Ctrl+G): Ctrl+Shift+G

Insert Assembled Hit: F4

Insert Current Hit: Ctrl+Space

Insert En Dash: Ctrl+-

Insert Non-breaking Space: Ctrl+Shift+Space

Insert Symbol: Ctrl+Shift+I

Insert the target alternative of the hit corresponding to the number on the Translation results pane into the current target segment of the translation (can be used only for the first 9 hits): [number] + Ctrl

Italics (set a selected part of the text italic or – if it is already italic – to remove the italic formatting): Ctrl+I

Insert subscript: Ctrl+Shift++

Insert superscript: Ctrl++

Join Segments: Ctrl+J

Lock Special... (set the status of segments of the selected type to locked): Ctrl+Alt+L

Lock/Unlock Segments: Ctrl+Shift+L

Lock/Unlock Several Segments At Once: Ctrl+L

Look Up  Term (invoke the Look up term dialog): Ctrl+P

Mark selected text: Ctrl+Shift+M

Move down in the Translation results pane: Ctrl+Down arrow

Move up in the Translation results pane: Ctrl+Up arrow

Move selected text left by one word: Ctrl+Shift+B

Move selected text right by one word: Ctrl+Shift+N

Navigate down: Down arrow

Navigate down by one view: Page Down

Navigate through the open tabs: Ctrl+Tab

Navigate up: Up arrow

Navigate up in the Translation results pane: Ctrl+Up arrow

Navigate up by one view: Page Up

Overwrite the target side of the current segment in the translation grid with the target text displayed in the target text field of the Concordance dialog: Alt+I: Insert

Paste: Ctrl+V or Shift+Insert

Redo: Ctrl+Y

Reject: Shift+Enter

Replace...(invokes the Find and replace dialog).: Ctrl+H

Remove All Tags: Ctrl+F8

Revert To Earlier Version: Ctrl+Shift+E

Scan Segment (if automatically scan segments is not enabled in the automatic Lookup and Insertion dialog): F3

Search For Selection Fragment: F6

Search Fragment From Cursor: F5

Search In Source Or Target: Ctrl+Shift+F

Select All Text: Ctrl+A

Select All Segments (both on the source and the target side): Ctrl+Shift+A

Show the translation editor in the classic layout, with the Translation results pane on the right: Ctrl+Alt+1

Show the translation editor with the Translation results pane on top: Ctrl+Alt+2

Spelling (invoke the Spelling dialog): F7

Split Segment: Ctrl+T

Subscript: Ctrl+Shift++

Superscript: Ctrl++

Switch from the source side to the target side and vice versa: Tab

Switch To Next Layout (toggle between the Default layout and Results Top layout of the translation editor): F11

Toggle Case (toggle between first cap, all caps and small cap mode for the selected part of the target segment): Shift+F3

Toggle Text Marking Mode: Ctrl+Shift+M

Underline (set a selected part of the text underlined or – if it is already underlined – remove the underline formatting): Ctrl+U

Undo: Ctrl+Z

Unlock Special...(unlock segments of the selected types): Ctrl+Alt+U

View/Edit Current Hit: Ctrl+Alt+Enter


Arrange Tags: Alt+F6

Copy Next Tag Sequence: F9

Edit Inline Tag: Ctrl+F9

Insert All Tags: Alt+F8

Note: If you select text before you press F9, memoQ inserts the next tag before the selected text, and the one after the next after the selection. This way you can insert paired tags with a single keystroke.

Remove All Tags: Ctrl+F8 

Tag Insertion: F6


Concordance (invoke the Concordance dialog): Ctrl+K

Insert Selected Text in the target text field of the Concordance dialog: Alt+S

Create Synchro Link (link two segments located in the same grid row): Ctrl+L

Resolve errors and warnings

Move To Previous Item: Ctrl+Up

Move To Next Item: Ctrl+Down

Ignore And Move To Next: Ctrl+Space

Apply automatic corrections: Ctrl+Shift+Space

Ignore All Warnings Of This Kind: Ctrl+Shift+I

Refresh Data: Ctrl+Shift+R


Move To Previous Item: Ctrl+Up

Move To Next Item: Ctrl+Down

Replace: Ctrl+Space


Create Synchro Link: Ctrl+L

Create Cross Link (link two segments located in different grid rows ): Ctrl+O

Create Review Link: Ctrl+L

Confirm All Auto Links (confirm all segment links automatically created by memoQ's alignment function): Ctrl+Shift+C

Mark As Insertion (tell memoQ's alignment function to stop looking for a corresponding pair for the segment in question): Ctrl+Shift+I

Remove Link or Insertion (remove a link between two segments or an insertion): Ctrl+R

Run Aligner (have the alignment pair reprocessed by memoQ's alignment function): Ctrl+Shift+R

Term base editor

Add Term (add a new variant to the highlighted entry in the term base): Ctrl+A

Create Term Base Entry (invoke the Add new term dialog): Ctrl+E 

Quick Create Term Base Entry (without entering additional information): Ctrl+Q

Delete Selected TB Entries: Ctrl+D

New TB Entry: Ctrl+N

Merge/Commit Current: Ctrl+Enter

Merge/Commit All: Ctrl+Alt+Enter

Mark As Master: Ctrl+Space

Mark For Merge: Ctrl+Alt+Space

Mark For Deletion: Ctrl+Shift+D

Mark To Skip: Ctrl+Shift+S

If you have several term bases attached to your project which are ranked, you can use a shortcut to do the same as Ctrl+Q, but instead of whatever is the current target term base, the term will be added to the term base ranked 1-9, for example: Add Term To Term Base Ranked 3 will add the term to the term base ranked third in Project home > Term bases.

Term extractor

Accept As Term: Ctrl+Enter

Drop Term: Ctrl+D

Select All Rows: Ctrl+Shift+A

Toggle Hits And Term Base: Ctrl+G

Merge Candidates: Ctrl+J

Unmerge Candidate: Ctrl+T

Prefix Merge & Hide: Ctrl+M

Hide/Unhide Shorter: Ctrl+L

Add As Stopword: Ctrl+W

Look Up Terms Now: F3

Select All Text: Ctrl+A

Translation memory editor

New TM Entry: Ctrl+N

Delete Selected TM Entries: Ctrl+D

Filter In Source Or Target: Ctrl+Shift+F

Flag TM Entry: Ctrl+M

Jump to Next Flagged: Ctrl+G

Merge current: Ctrl+Enter

Merge selection: Ctrl+Shift+Enter

Mark as master: Ctrl+Space

Mark for merge: Ctrl+Alt+Space

Mark for deletion: Ctrl+Shift+D

Mark to skip: Ctrl+Shift+S

Save Changes: Ctrl+S


Save All: Ctrl+S

Help: F1


Open the memoQ TM Search tool: Ctrl+Shift+Q

In the memoQ TM Search tool, copies target to clipboard: Ctrl+Alt+C

In the memoQ TM Search tool, copies source to clipboard: Ctrl+Shift+C

Hide or expand the Ribbon tabs: Ctrl+F1