Chroma Software Keyboard Shortcuts

Below you will find a list of Chroma software keyboard shortcuts. This list is an active list as I add more as I find them and so far is the only list available. If you find a keyboard shortcut that is not on this list please email it to [email protected] with the subject Keyboard Shortcut for Chroma and I will add it to the list. If you would like to download the keyboard shortcuts,

They are available as a PDF here:

Chroma Keyboard Shortcuts Windows

Chroma Keyboard Shortcuts Mac (I would like to thank Laura McGaffney for her help in compiling the Mac Shortcuts)

Please Note: you must be logged in to download the file.

Chroma Software Keyboard Shortcuts (all versions)

General Shortcuts

To Do ThisPress This
Create a new designCtrl + N
Open a existing designCtrl + O
Save current designCtrl + S
Show or hide BackdropCtrl + B
Toggle Realistic ViewCtrl +3
Slow RedrawCtrl + R
Digitize textT
Digitize Run2
Digitize Classic Satin9
Digitize Complex Fill5
Digitize TextT
Digitize Run2
Digitize Classic Satin9
Digitize Complex Fill5
Select Artwork Tool0 (Zero)
Make Select Tool ActiveF7

Editing Shortcuts

To Do ThisPress This
CopyCtrl + C
CutCtrl + X
PasteCtrl + V
Undo Previous ActionCtrl + Z
Redo ActionCtrl + Y
DuplicateCtrl + D
InsertCtrl + I
Group ObjectsCtrl + O
Ungroup ObjectsCtrl + U
Transform ObjectCtrl + T
Lock Lines to AxisShift
Move Selected ObjectArrow Keys
Nudge Selected ObjectShift + Arrow Keys

Viewing Shortcuts

To Do ThisPress This
Make Pan Tool ActiveP
Temp Quick PanHold Spacebar
Scroll to Mouse PointCtrl + Mouse Wheel
Fit Design to Screen* (Asterisk Key)
Fit Selected Object to Screen. (Period Key)
View 1:1/
Show or Hide BackdropCtrl + B
Toggle Realistic ViewCtrl + 3
Slow RedrawCtrl + R
Select Ruler ToolR

Object Sequence

To Do ThisPress This
Move Object to BackCtrl + Shift + [
Move Object Back OneCtrl + [
Move Object Forward OneCtrl + ]
Move Object to FrontCtrl + Shift +]

Additional shortcuts available in Chroma Plus

To Do ThisPress This
Select Stitch ToolF10
Move object to frontCtrl + Shift + J
Move Object to BackCtrl + Shift + D
Show or Hide StitchesCtrl + Shift + S
Lasso SelectF8
Digitize Manual StitchesF10

Additional shortcuts available in Chroma Luxe

To Do ThisPress This
Digitize Satin3
Digitize Steil4
Digitize Applique6
Digitize Cross stitch8
Digitize Manual stitch1
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Jeff Fuller
About the Author

Jeff runs Fuller Embroidery Works, and enjoy showing others how to plot and plan embroidery digitizing. Jeff Also enjoys playing video games and going outdoors.

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