Shortcuts are a powerful way to quickly achieve a lot in Hypernotes.


The help menu

The shortcut, or help, menu can be accessed by clicking on the info icon that appears in the top right hand corner next to your profile icon, no matter where you are in Hypernotes.



The first section of the menu is used to display links to the various help documentation and to connect you with the support team via the in-app chat. The color coding section is specifically for the Graph view, helping to determine which nodes on the graph (notes) have notifications, open tasks, comments, are favorites, or are collapsed in the graph.


Shortcuts

If you scroll down, you'll begin to see a list of shortcuts that can be used within Hypernotes. These shortcuts are categorized into Basics, Formatting, and Graph:




Basics refers to shortcuts that can be used within page text for creating references, indenting blocks, undoing or redoing the last actions, etc.

Formatting refers to text formatting within a page. Hypernotes uses primarily Markdown formatting, with a few extra additions to enable things like embedding images. You'll notice here that not all the shortcuts are a typical keyboard shortcut (displayed in a button on the right of the shortcut description), but may simply be a written shortcut, like those for embedding images. In cases like this, an example may be provided:



Graph, of course, refers to shortcuts that are specifically used in the Graph view. These functions can help you quickly create new nodes (pages), expand or collapse the graph, focus on selected nodes, and more. 



All the shortcuts in Hypernotes

Here's the full list of shortcuts currently available in Hypernotes, as listed in the help menu. Here, "Ctrl" is used, but if you use MacOS these will be displayed as "Cmd".


Basics
Bring up Quick Commands
/
Reference or Create Page
#
[[
#[[
Use square brackets if the page name contains white spaces.
Blocks
((
Link to blocks in other pages.
Reference or Create Task
!((
You can provide a title for the task between single parenthesis at the end.
Alias
(Alias)
You can provide an alias after any kind of reference. For example #Sun(sunny) will link to "Sun" but will be displayed as "sunny".
New Block
return
Hit enter to create a new block underneith the currently focused one.
Indent Block
Tab
Unindent Block
Shift
Tab
Open in side panel
Shift
Click
Pin pages or blocks instead of opening them by holding shift.
Undo
Ctrl
z
Redo
Ctrl
y
Formatting
Bold
Ctrl
b
**text**
Italic
Ctrl
i
_text_
Strikethrough
Ctrl
Shift
x
~~text~~
Link
[text](url)
Image
![alt](url "tooltip[styles]")
Image example
![White hashtag on orange background](https://hypernotes.zenkit.com/images/apps/hypernotes/icon.png "Hypernotes Logo[width: 50px]")
Latex
$$
$$x^2$$
Heading 1
# Text
Heading 2
## Text
Heading 3
### Text
Inline Code
`Code`
Code block
```More code```
Graph
Select Node
Click
Add Node to Selection
Alt
Click
Open Node in Side Panel
Shift
Click
Collapse Node
Ctrl
Click
Reveal indirect connections by hiding the nodes that the clicked node points to.
Uncollapse Node
Ctrl
Shift
Click
Show the successors of the collapsed node again.
Center
C
Zoom in or out
+
-
Focus on selected nodes
F
Pressing F again increases the focus level.
Unfocus selected nodes
Shift
F
Or decrease the focus level if multiple levels are shown.
Collapse selected nodes
M
Pressing M again increases the collapse level.
Uncollapse selected nodes
Shift
M
Or decrease the collapse level if nodes are collapsed multiple times.
Open the selected node
Enter
Open all selected nodes in the side panel
O
Reset selection, focus levels and collapse levels
esc