Keyboard shortcuts help speed up the editing workflow in DF Studio. They allow for faster editing without the use of the mouse, and often accomplish the same action in one keystroke that might take multiple mouse clicks.
Using the arrow keys will move the blue selection box throughout the current view (List, Thumbnails, 1-Up, and 2-Up views). Pressing an arrow key while holding the “Option” key will navigate between pages in the current view.
Option+Arrow is not necessary in the 1-Up or 2-Up views; moving the selection automatically navigates to the next page, as each selection is displayed full-page.
In Thumbnails, List, 1-Up, and 2-Up views, the 1, 2, 3, and 4 keys set select levels on images. If a single image is selected, the select level is set and the selection box is advanced to the next image (displaying the next page in 1-Up or 2-Up views). If multiple images are selected, a select level change is made on the entire batch of images.
Other Useful Keyboard Shortcuts
i: Reveals the Metadata Editing Pane.
f: Reveals the Find overlay window.
space bar: Displays a Quick Look overlay with a larger view of the selected thumbnail. (Or a playable preview in the case of video assets.) Close Quick Look by pressing the space bar again.
Some shortcuts will be deactivated temporarily when editing a text field (such as a field in the Metadata tab of the Asset Inspector). Once that operation is completed, the keyboard shortcuts will work again.
Shortcuts for Metadata Editors
While working in the Metadata overlay or Metadata Inspector, the following keyboard shortcuts are also available (in all cases, the Ctrl key can be used interchangeably with the Command key):
Command+S: save current changes in the metadata editor
Shift+Command+S: save current changes and advance to the next asset
Shift+Command+P: save current changes and move back to the previous asset
Shift+Command+Z: undo current changes