Configuring Shortcut Keys - 2022.2 English

Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Using the Vivado IDE (UG893)

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Many commonly used commands have predefined keyboard shortcuts. Shortcuts are displayed next to the command in the menu bar or popup menu. You can use the Shortcuts settings to create custom shortcuts. To open the Settings dialog box, select Tools > Settings, and then click the Shortcuts category.

To create and delete custom shortcuts:

  1. In the Settings dialog box, click Copy to create a new schema from the Vivado Default schema.
    Important: You cannot modify the default shortcuts provided by the Vivado IDE. To customize shortcuts, you must create a new shortcut schema.
  2. In the popup window, specify a name for the new shortcut schema, and press Enter.
  3. Search through the list of menus and windows, and select a command.
    Tip: Use the Filter field to filter the commands listed for shortcut assignment. Enter a text string to filter the list of available commands. You can use different shortcuts for the same command in different windows.
  4. Click Add.
  5. In the Add Shortcut dialog box (shown in the following figure), select the new shortcut from the drop-down menu, and click OK.

    Note: User-specified shortcuts are saved to the shortcuts.xml file in the Vivado IDE configuration directories. For more information, see Outputs for Environment Configuration in Appendix B.
  6. To delete a shortcut, select a command, and click Remove.
Note: To show the currently defined shortcuts, deselect the Group by Usage toolbar button , and double-click the Shortcut column heading.