Does anyone know any useful Overleaf shortcuts? I have been using Overleaf for about a month and so far it has been great to be able to work on documents on any computer.

I have stumbled across a few keyboard shortcuts

  • Ctrl + / Comment a block of text
  • Ctrl + , Finds page from source code
  • Ctrl + . Refresh preview
  • Ctrl + Z Undo
  • Ctrl + B Bold
  • Ctrl + I Italics

Perhaps the last three shouldn't surprise me but useful to know it's there. I haven't seen a page on the website that lists the available shortcuts so I'm wondering if anyone has come across any others?


3 Answers 3


Yes -- a list is now available here: https://www.overleaf.com/read/qykqfvmxdnjf

It'll be updated if more shortcuts are added.

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    Please...make Overleaf support Vim Latex-suite...it boosts so much efficiency.
    – Troy Woo
    Jul 9, 2016 at 23:27
  • @TroyWoo Have you seen overleaf.com/blog/19 ? Note though that CodeMirror (the editor on Overleaf) doesn't support all vim commands: codemirror.net/demo/vim.html
    – imnothere
    Jul 10, 2016 at 6:48
  • Thanks for the link. However, I was not referring to the original VIM shortcuts, but the vim latex suite shortcuts. Please take a look at this vim-latex.sourceforge.net. Do you have something similar for overleaf?
    – Troy Woo
    Jul 10, 2016 at 17:38
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    @TroyWoo I'm afraid not, sorry. You can send a feature request to Overleaf, so that it's recorded for future consideration — thanks!
    – imnothere
    Jul 11, 2016 at 1:12
  • This list is incomplete: at least in vim keybindings, :w<enter> is the same as <control><enter> and it compiles. I wonder if there is any keybinding to show the filetree (left panel). Sep 5, 2022 at 12:30

You can also click on F1 in Overleaf, and it'll appear all shortcuts and commands available.

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Note: Many shortcuts don't work properly in "Rich Text" mode. So, first, switch to "Source" mode.

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    Thank you! Despite what the other answer said, the shortcuts on that page are not a complete list. This is the way to see all the currently available shortcuts.
    – Big_Chair
    Jul 28, 2019 at 14:47
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    Yes! Awesome. I asked this question originally but have been away from LaTeX and overleaf for almost a year now. With everything that's happening(school closings) I may be using overleaf a lot more. I've got some catching up to do. They've upgraded so much since the v1 editor.
    – Iron Oxide
    Mar 17, 2020 at 0:55
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    my F1 key takes me to the windows 10 help page-how can i get around this
    – user716881
    Jan 15, 2021 at 12:16

You can navigate to Menu on the top-left and scroll down for Show Hotkeys to see all the keyboard shortcuts. All keyboard shortcuts on Overleaf

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