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Notebook Shortcuts
Mathematica's interface is carefully optimized for both menu and keyboard use—with many convenient ergonomic features, including some that are not immediately visible from menus.
Multiple Click select larger and larger subexpressions
Alt+], Alt+}, Alt+) enter matched brackets: , ,
Ctrl+L copy down an input line (InsertInput from Above)
Ctrl+Shift+L copy down an output line (InsertOutput from Above)
F1 search for help on the name selected, or to the left
Shift+F1 bring up a new instance of the help viewer
Shift+Ctrl+Enter evaluate the selection in place
Shift+Ctrl+C copy as plain text
Shift+Ctrl+P print selection
Cell Groups
Ctrl+' toggle cell groups open/closed
Shift+Ctrl+{, Shift+Ctrl+} open/close all cell groups
Complete Notebooks
Shift+Close immediately close a notebook without saving
F12 toggle full screen
FileNew create a new notebook, package, slide show, etc.