UiPath Studio Guide

Keyboard Shortcuts

The complete list of keyboard shortcuts for UiPath Studio:

File Management

Ctrl + Shift + N - Creates a new Blank Process.

Ctrl + O - Enables you to open a previously created workflow, either the .xaml or project.json file.

Ctrl + L - Opens the folder where the Log files are stored.

Ctrl + S - Saves the currently opened workflow.

Ctrl + Shift + S - Saves all the workflows that are currently open.

Comment

Ctrl + D - Ignores the activity that is currently selected by placing it into a Comment Out container.

Ctrl + E - Removes the activity from the Comment Out container it was placed in.

Debugging

F7 - Runs the currently opened workflow in debug mode.

F8 - Checks the currently opened workflow for validation errors.

F9 - Marks the selected activity with a breakpoint.

Shift + F9 - Removes all the breakpoints in the currently opened workflow.

F11 - When debugging, enables you to step into a block of activities and executes the first one.

Shift + F11 - When debugging, steps over the execution of a block of activities in the currently selected workflow.

Recording

Alt + Ctrl + W - Opens the Web Recording toolbar.

Alt + Ctrl + B - Opens the Basic Recording toolbar.

Alt + Ctrl + C - Opens the Citrix Recording toolbar.

Alt + Ctrl + D - Opens the Desktop Recording toolbar.

F2 - Adds delay during a recording activity.

F3 - Lets you specify a custom recording region.

F4 - Lets you choose the UI Framework to record, which can be Default, AA, and UIA.

Workflow Execution

F5 - Runs the workflow that is currently open.

Pause - Pauses the execution of the current workflow, in both normal and debug mode.

F12 - Stops the execution of the current workflow, in both normal and debug mode.

Selected Activity

Ctrl + T - Places the activity inside the Try section of a Try Catch activity.

Ctrl + N - Creates a new Sequence Diagram in the current project.

Ctrl + C - Copies the selected activity or activities to the clipboard.

Ctrl + V - Pastes the copied activity or activities inside the selected item.

Miscellaneous

F1 - Enables you to access a help topic associated with the currently selected element.

Alt + Ctrl + F - Sets the focus to the search box in the Activities panel to search for an activity.

Ctrl + P - Opens the Manage Packages window.

Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts

All supported keyboard shortcuts are stored in an .xml file, which can be found at this location - %appdata%\UiPath\UiPath/keyboardmappings.xml.

Any keyboard shortcut can be changed by editing the .xml document in Notepad and modifying the values between <Key> </Key> and <Modifiers> </Modifiers>.

  • <Key> </Key> - Represents the main keyboard button to press.
  • <Modifiers> </Modifiers> - Represents special/modifier keys (Control, Alt, Shift, Windows).
  • <CommandName> </CommandName> - The target command.

Note:

Modifier keys need to be written as full words, except for “Alt”. For example, write “Control” not “Ctrl”. Multiple modifiers should be separated through an empty space.

Example of Changing a Keyboard Shortcut Binding

  1. Close Studio.
  2. Navigate to the %appdata%\UiPath\UiPath/keyboardmappings.xml location.
  3. Open the keyboardmappings.xml file with a text editor, such as Notepad.
  4. Look for the keyboard shortcut you want to change.In this case, creating a new Blank Project:
<KeyboardMapping xmlns="http://schemas.datacontract.org/2004/07/Orchestra.Models">
      <CommandName>NewProjectCommand</CommandName>
      <InputGesture xmlns:ctl1="http://schemas.datacontract.org/2004/07/Catel.Windows.Input" graphid="6">
        <Key>N</Key>
        <Modifiers>Control Shift</Modifiers>
      </InputGesture>
      <Text IsNull="true" />
      <IsEditable>false</IsEditable>
    </KeyboardMapping>
  1. Replace the values between <Key> </Key> and <Modifiers> </Modifiers> with the desired keys. For example <Key>S</Key> <Modifiers>Alt Shift</Modifiers>. The keyboard shortcut should look as in the following screenshot.
  1. Save and close the keyboardmappings.xml file.

Note:

The F2, F3, and F4 keyboard shortcuts from Recording activities cannot be changed.