Keyboard Shortcuts for Hypothesis

The following keyboard shortcuts are available when using Hypothesis:

Action Shortcut Notes
Create highlight at selected text h
Create annotation at selected text a
Show existing annotation(s) attached to selected text s Moves focus to annotation card in the sidebar
Show/hide all highlights ctrl + shift + h
Search / Moves focus to the search field in sidebar
Post annotation ctrl + enter (Windows) or cmd + enter (Mac) Current focus must be in edit window
Load new annotations l Shortcut is only active when the sidebar is in focus, and there are new annotations posted but not yet shown. This will be announced via the screen reader (if used), and indicated by the appearance of a “new annotations available” icon at the top of the sidebar.
Close the Hypothesis Adder escape Works when the Adder is open and the user does not want to select “Annotate” or “Highlight”.

We also have instructions on creating annotations using only your keyboard and on using Hypothesis with screen readers. For more information on Accessibility and Hypothesis please see this page.

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