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Google Earth Keyboard Shortcuts - Windows

General

Action Shortcut
Open the File menu
Alt+F
Open the Edit menu
Alt+E
Open the View menu
Alt+V
Open the Help menu
Alt+H
Move up/down through menus
Up arrow / Down arrow
Bring up Open File dialog
Ctrl+O
Save image
Ctrl+S
Bring up Print dialog
Ctrl+P
Email current view as a placemark or image file
Ctrl+E
Copy current highlighted selection in Places listing
Ctrl+C
Cut current highlighted selection in Places listing
Ctrl+X
Paste item into current Places folder
Ctrl+V
Delete selected Places item
Del
Edit name of selected Places item
F2
Zoom to selected Places item
Enter
Toggle between full screen and window views
F11
Play tour mode for all selected Places items
F10
Add new placemark
Ctrl+N
Bring up New Folder dialog box
Ctrl+Shift+N
Bring up New Image Overlay dialog box
Ctrl+Shift+O
Bring up the New Path dialog box
Ctrl+Shift+T
Bring up the New Polygon dialog box
Ctrl+Shift+P

 

3D Viewer

Action Shortcut
Move viewer left
Left arrow
Move viewer right
Right arrow
Move viewer up
Up arrow
Move viewer down
Down arrow
Rotate view clockwise
Shift+Right arrow
Rotate view counter-clockwise
Shift+Left arrow
Tilt view up ("top-down" view)
Shift+Up arrow or PgUp key
Tilt view down ("horizon" view)
Shift+Down arrow or PgDown key
Zoom in
Ctrl+Up arrow
Zoom out
Ctrl+Down arrow
Stop viewer movement
Spacebar
Reset view so North is up (default)
n
Reset tilt to top-down mode (default)
u
Reset both view and tilt to default
r
Place latitude/longitude grid over viewer
Ctrl+L
Change navigation to G-Force mode
Ctrl+G
Change navigation to Trackball mode
Ctrl+T

 

Tour Mode

Action Shortcut
Play or resume tour (with 3D viewer in focus)
p
Start tour (with Places pane in focus)
F10
Stop tour and motion
s or spacebar
Reset view so North is up (default)
n
Reset tilt to top-down mode (default)
u
Reset both view and tilt to default
r

Side Panel Controls

Action Shortcut
Toggle showing/hiding display of highlighted item in 3D viewer
Spacebar
Select next item in list
Down arrow
Select previous item in list
Up arrow
Open selected folder
Right arrow
Close selected folder
Left arrow
Delete selected item in Places pane
Del

 

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