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In the WMD editor, I recently discovered:

  • CTRL-L (link)
  • CTRL-G (graphic)
  • CTRL-B (bold)
  • CTRL-I (italic)

What are some other useful hotkeys or tips on using WMD more efficiently?

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You know that all buttons have tooltips that also tell the hotkey? –  Јοеу Jul 16 '09 at 23:44
    
yes that's how I found the above, and just noticed the question mark that goes to this page: meta.stackoverflow.com/editing-help (is there any formatting possible in comments?) –  Edward Tanguay Jul 17 '09 at 5:42
    
I think there is a way to highlight things in a comment. –  Brad Gilbert Jul 31 '09 at 3:14
    
Let me try that, did it work? –  Edward Tanguay Jul 31 '09 at 20:15
    
Let me try that again. –  Edward Tanguay Jul 31 '09 at 20:19
    
FYI, there is a formatting sandbox "question." –  Pops Jun 27 '11 at 15:44
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The hotkey is visible on hover. They should be added to the editing-help page.

Here they are (in order as in the bar):

screenshot of wmd-button-row

  • CTRL-B - Bold
  • CTRL-I - Italic
  • CTRL-L - Link
  • CTRL-Q - Block Quote
  • CRTL-K - Code Block
  • CTRL-G - Graphic
  • CTRL-O - Ordered (numbered) List
  • CTRL-U - Unordered (bullet) List
  • CTRL-H - Heading
  • CTRL-R - Horizontal Line
  • CTRL-Z - Undo
  • CTRL-Shift-Z - Redo
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CRTL+K (Code block)

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how do you make the keys like that? –  Edward Tanguay Jul 17 '09 at 5:44
    
@Edward <kbd>button</kbd> or #<kbd>button</kbd> –  Piotr Dobrogost Jul 17 '09 at 9:26
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Do you know how many times I hit this in the bloody comments and make myself sad because nothing happens? About three times a day, that's how many. –  Eric Aug 14 '09 at 4:49
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  • Ctrl+Q - BlockQuote
  • Ctrl+R/L - Horizontal Line
  • Ctrl+U - Newline
  • Ctrl+H - Underline
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