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Keyboard Shortcuts

Keeper Connection Manager PostgreSQL connections utilize EMACS-like commands for more powerful text editing. In order to utilize all of these commands, shortcuts are bound to specific Commands.
Note that some shortcuts may be captured by your browser, browser extensions, operating system, or other applications

Common Actions

Copy and Paste

To copy a region of text, first you need to select the text. The easiest way to do this is to highlight the text using your mouse curser.

To Copy

The copy command is Ctrl-c or Meta-w
Hold the Ctrl key and press the c key or press and release the ESC key then press and release the w key.

To Paste

The Paste command is sometimes referred to as 'Yank' and is activated with Ctrl-v or Ctrl-Y
Hold the Ctrl key and press the v key or press and hold Ctrl the click the y key.

Move to Beginning or End of Line

The cursor can be moved to the beginning or the end of the current line.

Move to Beginning

This command is done with Ctrl-A or the Home key
Click Home or hold the Ctrl key and hit the a key

Move to End

This command is done with Ctrl-E or the End key
Click End or hold the Ctrl key and hit the e key

Complete List of Shortcuts

See the complete list of available commands and shortcuts below.
In this table "Meta-" refers to hitting the ESC key followed by the shown key. For example to use Meta-B (ed-prev-word) hit ESC then release, then hit B and release. Optionally a Meta key can be setup on your keyboard.
Shortcut
Editor Command
Ctrl-@, NUL
set cursor where the mouse is located
Ctrl-A
move cursor to beginning of line
Ctrl-B
move cursor back one character
Ctrl-C
clear the terminal
Ctrl-D
close the current connection
Ctrl-E
move cursor to end of line
Ctrl-F
move cursor one character forward
Ctrl-H, Backspace
delete previous character
Ctrl-J, LF
newline
Ctrl-K
cut line
Ctrl-L, FF
clear screen
Ctrl-M, CR
newline
Ctrl-N
next history
Ctrl-O
tty flush output
Ctrl-P
previous history
Ctrl-Q
tty start output
Ctrl-R
redisplay
Ctrl-S
tty stop output
Ctrl-T
transpose characters
Ctrl-U
cut line
Ctrl-V
quoted insert
Ctrl-W
cut highlighted region
Ctrl-X
sequence lead in
Ctrl-Y
yank (paste)
Ctrl-Z, TSTP
tty sigtstp
Ctrl-[, ESC
move cursor forward
Ctrl-\, QUIT
tty sigquit
Ctrl-]
tty dsusp
Ctrl-?, DEL
delete previous character
Ctrl-Meta-H
delete previous word
Ctrl-Meta-L
clear screen
Ctrl-Meta-_
copy the previous word
Meta-0 to Meta-9
argument digit
Meta-B
previous word
Meta-C
use capitol case
Meta-D
delete next word
Meta-F
move to next word
Meta-L
lower case
Meta-N
search next history
Meta-O
sequence lead in
Meta-P
search previous history
Meta-U
upper case
Meta-W
copy highlighted region
Meta-X
command
Meta-[
sequence lead in
Meta-p
search previous history
Ctrl-Meta-?
delete previous word