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Keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are available in Replay and provide an alternative way to interact with the test player without relying on a traditional mouse or touch input. You can view the keyboard shortcuts by selecting Shift + ? as highlighted below.

Important: If keyboard shortcuts are not working for you, it’s possible that the system administrator has disabled this feature.

Keyboard with the shift and ? keys highlighted

The menu that displays is dynamic and changes depending on the screen you have open, and the features in the test player that are turned on. For example, you won’t see shortcuts related to volume if your test does not include sound.

This is an example of what you’ll see when you open the shortcut menu when in an extended text question type. You may see additional shortcuts depending on the configuration for the question.

General keyboard shortcuts

ActionPCMac
Open the keyboard shortcut menu?Shift+?
ScrollArrow keysArrow keys
Navigate forward through screen elementsTabOption+Tab
Navigate backward through elementsShift+TabOption+Shift+Tab
Navigate to the next question//
Navigate to the previous question\\
Zoom or unzoomKeep pressing Z until you reach the required magnificationKeep pressing Z until you reach the required magnification
Flag or unflag a questionFF
Show / hide audio player barTab to audio icon, then EnterOption+Tab to audio icon, then Enter
Play or pause audioTab to play/pause icon, then EnterOption+Tab to play/pause icon, then Enter
Mute or unmute audioTab to volume icon, then EnterOption+Tab to volume icon, then Enter
Adjust audio volumeTab past volume icon, then Arrow keysOption+Tab past volume icon, then Arrow keys
Skip audio forward or backwardTab past the volume icon to audio progress bar, then Arrow keysOption+Tab past volume icon to audio progress bar, then Arrow keys
Show / hide timer iconTab to timer icon, then EnterOption+Tab to timer icon, then Enter

Progress summary screen

The following relate to shortcuts you can use from the progress summary screen.

ActionPCMac
View the question progress summary screenQQ
Return to last visited questionQQ
Show all questionsAlt+1 or Tab to Show all, then EnterOption+1 or Option+Tab to Show all, then Enter
Show only answered questionsAlt+2 or Tab to Answered, then EnterOption+2 or Option+Tab to Answered, then Enter
Show only unanswered questionsAlt+3 or Tab to Not answered, then EnterOption+3 or Option+Tab to Not answered, then Enter
Show only unread itemsAlt+4 or Tab to Not read, then EnterOption+4 or Option+Tab to Not read, then Enter
Show flagged questionsAlt+5 or Tab to Flagged, then EnterOption+5 or Option+Tab to Flagged, then Enter
Navigate to any questionPressing 1 will select item 1, then Enter
Pressing 1 then 2 would select item 12, then Enter
or 
Tab to the numbered question, then Enter
Pressing 1 will select item 1, then Enter
Pressing 1 then 2 would select item 12, then Enter
or
Option+Tab to the numbered question, then Enter

Multiple-choice and multiple choices items

ActionPCMac
Select or deselect answer

Select a number corresponding to the preferred response, for example for the first response, select ‘1’. To deselect it, press 1 again.

Where multiple responses are available for selection (multiple choices), select all relevant numbers. To deselect, press the number again
or
Tab to selected radio button, then Enter. To deselect Enter again

Select a number corresponding to the preferred response, for example for the first response, select ‘1’. To deselect it, press 1 again.

Where multiple responses are available for selection (multiple choices), select all relevant numbers. To deselect, press the number again
or
Option+Tab to selected radio button, then Enter. To deselect Enter again

Text entry questions

Action PC Mac
Enter response Tab to text box, then type in response Option+Tab to text box, then type in answer
Clear response Tab to text box, then Delete Option+Tab to text box, then Delete
Edit response Tab to text box, then use Arrow key to place cursor in position Option+Tab to text box, then use Arrow key to place cursor in position

Formatting text in text entry question

Many of the keyboard shortcuts referenced here are shortcuts that are used universally, for example in Microsoft Word.

Action PC Mac
Select all Ctrl+A Command+A
Delete text Backspace Delete
Move the cursor Arrow keys Arrow keys
Place the cursor at the beginning of current line Home Command+left
Place the cursor at the end of current line End Command+right Arrow key
Place the cursor at the beginning of the response box Ctrl+Home Command+up Arrow key
Place the cursor at the end of the response box Ctrl+End Command+down Arrow key
Move the cursor by one word, before or after Ctrl+left or right Arrow key Option+left or right Arrow key
Undo Ctrl+Z Command+Z
Redo Ctrl+Y Command+Y
Cut Ctrl+X Command+X
Copy Ctrl+C Command+C
Paste Ctrl+V Command+V
Bold Ctrl+B Command+B
Italic Ctrl+I Command+I
Underline Ctrl+U Command+U

Interactive questions

Action PC Mac
Drag and drop an answer into place. Tab the required answer, Enter to select. Tab to drop zone, Enter to release Option+Tab to required answer, Enter to select. Tab to drop zone, Enter to release
Move an existing answer into place Tab to answer, Enter to select. Tab to new drop zone, Enter to release Option+Tab to answer, Enter to select. Tab to new drop zone, Enter to release
Draw lines to join 2 answers Tab to answer in left-hand column, Enter to select. Tab to answer in right-hand column, Enter to join Option+Tab to answer in left-hand column, Enter to select. Option+Tab to answer in right-hand column, Enter to join
Delete a line joining answers Tab to line, Enter to delete Option+Tab to line, Enter to delete
Select or change an answer from a drop-down list Tab to drop-down box, Enter to expand list, use Arrow keys to move between list, Enter to select Option+Tab to drop-down box, Enter to expand list, use Arrow keys to move between list, Enter to select
Select or deselect a hot-spot question Tab to desired hot-spot region, Enter to select or deselect Option+Tab to hot-spot region, Enter to select or deselect
Show reading text only (hide item panel) s s
Alternate between multiple reading texts Tab to reading text tab, then Enter Option+Tab to reading text tab, then Enter

Reference materials and stimuli

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Expand/Collapse Stimuliss
Close reference materialsEscEsc
Toggle reference materialmm

Protractor, calculator, ruler, and notepad tools

These shortcuts will only work if the test author has activated these tools.

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Turn the ruler on/offrr
Turn the protractor on/offpp
Turn the notepad on/offnn
Turn the calculator oncc
Turn the calculator offTab out of calculator, then cTab out of calculator, then c
Rotate ruler or protractorType r or p, then Tab to tool rotation handle, then use the Arrow keysType r or p, then Tab to tool rotation handle, then use the Arrow keys
Rotate ruler or protractor quicklyType r or p, then Tab to tool rotation handle, then Shift+Arrow keysType r or p, then Tab to tool rotation handle, then Shift+Arrow keys

Calculator functions

Action PC or Mac
Add +
Subtract
Multiply *
Divide /
Square X2
Power Xy
Square root
Equals =
Clear entry C
Action PC or Mac
Clear all CC
Negative (-) N
Numerals 0–9 0–9
Brackets ()
Pi π
Memory add M+
Memory subtract M-
Memory recall MR
Memory clear MC

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