Keyboard shortcuts


Cmd 0 toggles file navigator / library.


You can close all dialogs with Esc key. Use Cmd . if you have a keyboard without Esc key.

Dialogs with tables support arrow keys to change selection and Enter key to select item.

Some of these dialogs support Shift Enter for an alternate action. Example is the Open Quickly script where you can open file in a new tab (Enter) or in the current tab (Shift Enter).


Cmd 1 .. Cmd 9 quickly switches between tabs.

Ctrl Tab or Cmd Shift ] selects next tab and Ctrl Shift Tab or Cmd Shift [ selects previous tab.

Cmd W closes current tab and Cmd Shift W closes all tabs except current one.

Cmd T creates new empty tab and Cmd N shows Pythonista new file dialog.

Shortcuts Cmd W, Ctrl Tab and Ctrl Shift Tab are no longer registered if you’re using Pythonista (> 311013). These three are natively supported. They still do work if you’re using older Pythonista version.


Ctrl Up for page up, Ctrl Down for page down. Page line count is configurable, see Configuration.


Scripts keyboard shortcuts binding:

  • Cmd E - Drag & Drop
  • Cmd / - Toggle comments
  • Cmd Shift O - Open quickly
  • Cmd Shift 0 - Search Dash
  • Cmd Shift R - Run quickly
  • Cmd Shift A - Action quickly
  • Ctrl Shift B - Analyze
  • Cmd Shift K - Clear annotations
  • Cmd U - Run unit tests
  • Cmd Shift L - Outline quickly
  • Ctrl L - Jump to line
  • Ctrl Cmd J - Jump to definition
  • Ctrl Cmd U - Find usages
  • Ctrl Cmd ? - Show documentation
  • Ctrl W - Close active overlay 1
  • Cmd Option O - Refactor - Organize imports
  • Cmd Option E - Refactor - Expand star imports
  • Cmd Option R - Refactor - Rename

1 Show documentation script does use overlays.

Just hold Cmd key and iOS will show you all available shortcuts if you can’t remember them.

Custom shortcuts

Check API Reference to learn how to register custom keyboard shortcuts.