Hotkeys and mouse controls

Mouse control

Cura has a built-in 3D viewer which is controllable by a keyboard, a fully functioning mouse, a no-scroll mouse or a touchpad. The controls are the same on every operating system.



3D Viewer controls

  • Arrow keys: Rotate the camera in the 3D viewer.
  • ‘+’ and ‘-’ keys: Zoom the camera in the 3D viewer.
  • CTRL + UP or DOWN arrow keys: Jump layers in layer view mode. Unfortunately, this does not currently work on Mac OSX.

Snap adjustment

  • Hold SHIFT: Disable snap rotation or snap scaling, when the tool is active.

Uniform adjustment

  • Hold CMD / CTRL: Disable uniform scaling, when the tool is active.

Undo / Redo

  • CMD / CTRL + Z: Undo.
  • SHIFT + CMD / CTRL + ‘Z’: Redo.


  • Hold SHIFT + click: Select multiple objects in the 3D viewer.
  • Hold CMD / CTRL + click: Select an object in a group.
  • CMD / CTRL + D : Clear all objects from the build plate.
  • FN / CTRL + DELETE: Delete selected object.
  • CMD / CTRL + O : Open file.