The following list of keyboard shortcuts can help you save time and be more productive when working with tables and the table view. In most cases, the table view must be active to use the shortcuts.
Open and close tables
Use these keyboard shortcuts to open and close tables.
Ctrl+T or Ctrl+double-click a layer or table name
Open the attribute table for the selected layer or stand-alone table from the Contents pane.
Close the active table.
Select in the table
Use these keyboard shortcuts to make selections in the table.
Ctrl+A or Shift+click upper left cell
Select all records.
Select or deselect the active row.
Move to the next record and select it exclusively.
If more than one row is selected, the move occurs from the row with the active cell. This is particularly useful when working sequentially through a table, reviewing or editing each record, and looking at the feature it represents on the map.
Ctrl+U or Ctrl+click upper left cell
Switch the selection.
Shift+Down arrow or Shift+Up arrow
Continuously select records.
Records are deselected if you switch arrow keys while pressing Shift.
Ctrl+Shift+A or click upper left cell
Clear the selection.
Go to the previous row in the same column and select it.
Interact with the map or scene from the table
These keyboard shortcuts apply to the active feature selected in the table and the view. This allows you to interact with the map or scene directly from the table.
The active feature is the row with a bolded line in the first cell on the left, which contains the cell that is outlined and shaded. To change the active feature, move the pointer to a different row by clicking or using the keyboard. The active feature may be different than the selected feature, in which the entire row is colored cyan (the default selection color).
Ctrl+Shift+Equal sign (=)
Zoom the view to the selected features.
Flash the active feature in the view.
Pan the view to the active feature and flash it.
Ctrl+Equal sign (=)
Zoom the view to the active feature and flash it.
Double-click the gray cell to the left of a record.
Zoom to and select the feature.
Ctrl+double-click the gray cell to the left of a record.
Pan to and select the feature.
Ctrl+P or Ctrl+I
Open the pop-up for the active feature.
Navigate in the table
Use these keyboard shortcuts to move around in the table.
Go to the next column.
If at the end of a row, go to the first cell in the next row.
Go to the previous column.
If at the end of a row, go to the last cell in the previous row.
Go to the next row in the same column.
Home or Ctrl+Left arrow
Go to the first cell in a row.
End or Ctrl+Right arrow
Go to the last cell in a row.
Go to the first row, first cell.
Go to the last row, last cell.
Up arrow key, Down arrow key, Left arrow key, Right arrow key
Go in the direction of the arrow key.
Go to the first row in the same column.
Go to the last row in the same column.
Increase or decrease the scale of the table.
Reset the scale of the table back to 100 percent.
Scroll the table window horizontally.
Display the Find and Replace commands.
Work with fields
Use these keyboard shortcuts to work with fields in the table.
Remove field sorting.
Open the Custom Sort dialog box.
Hide the field.
This action works on a single field only. To hide multiple field columns in a table at once, press the Shift key while clicking to select multiple fields. Then, right-click a field name and click Hide Field.
To show all fields again without opening the field's view, click the menu button at the top of the table view and click Show All Fields. Any hidden fields turn back on and become available in the table view and on other dialog boxes.
Select individual, separate fields.
Select all fields between the first and second click.
Switch between showing field names and aliases.
Edit the table
Use these keyboard shortcuts when you're editing the table.
Ctrl+C or Ctrl+Insert
Copy the value in a cell onto the clipboard.
Copy the selected records onto the clipboard.
Paste the contents of the clipboard into a cell or range of cells.
Edit the contents of a cell.
Commit the current edit.
Cancel the edit in the cell and restore the original value.
Insert a new line or multiple lines while editing.