67 Shortcuts



Browse Window Shortcuts

Command Line Shortcuts

Function Keys


There are a number of keyboard shortcuts that you can use to avoid key clicks and mouse movement. This section summarizes the most important ones.


Browse Window Shortcuts


In the default configuration the UP and DOWN cursor keys move the text cursor up and down in the Browse Window. You can change this so that the UP and DOWN arrow keys simulate the Search Window "spin" buttons used to advance the verse displayed. There are three possibilities for these arrow keys:

1.       Move the text cursor up and down (the default)

2.       Advance the current Browse Window one verse

3.       Advance linked Browse Windows one verse (windows are linked by checking the check box in the upper left hand corner).

The way these three options are accessed is by pressing the <Shift-Ctrl-UP> and/or <Shift-Ctrl-DOWN> key combinations. This acts as a "toggle" to move the default arrow key operation backwards and forwards in the above list. The operation that you define as the default will be remembered between BibleWorks sessions. The <Ctrl-UP> and <Ctrl‑DOWN> key combinations move the current Browse Window backwards and forwards one verse. This functionality cannot be changed.

Other Browse Window shortcuts are as follows:



á and â

Scrolls through Bible one verse at a time 

(Press Ctrl-Shift-# to activate this "scroll mode")

Toggles display of Hebrew accents


Toggles browse mode


Opens context menu for current word


Simulates a mouse double-click at the current location


Toggle highlighting of same-language text differences


Toggles version notes


Toggles Strong's numbers


Synchronizes checked Browse Windows

t or q

Toggles Analysis Window


Opens short versions menu


Enables you to open a new Browse Window or switch to a current one


Toggles display of Hebrew vowels (Note that mouse hints do not work for all Hebrew words with vowel points turned off.)

Command Line Shortcuts





Clears the command line

á and â 

Cycles through previous commands


Changes the search version to the xxx version.

d xxx

Adds the xxx version to the display but does not change the search version

d -xxx

Removes the xxx version from display

d c

"display clear"  Clears the display of all versions except search version

d language

Adds all installed versions of the specified language to the display

d fav

Activates a display "favorite" named "fav" (If you have one named "fav") 

p xxx yyy zzz

Displays xxx, yyy, & zzz versions in parallel

l book

Sets the search limits to the specified book

l name

Sets the search limits to the portions of scripture defined in the specified user-defined limit  (for example: "l aramaic").


Removes all search limits

l test.vls

Use the verse list file test.vls as a search limit

o fav

Displays versions in a favorite order named "fav" (If you have one named "fav")

f c

Sets the filter to all the checked search results

f u

Sets the filter to all the unchecked search results

f a

Sets the filter to all the search results


Clears the filter settings

t #

"tabset" sets the current context tab to the specified tab number. The first tab is number 1.

Enter chapter and verse only

Displays the specified chapter and verse in the current book

Enter verse only

Displays the specified verse in the current chapter


Function Keys





Opens the BibleWorks Help specific to the cursor location

F2 or Esc

Moves the cursor to the Command Line


Moves the cursor to the last active Editor Window


Copies the Browse Window to the Clipboard/Editor


Moves the cursor to the Results Verse List


Moves the cursor to the Browse Window


Opens the Verse List Manager


Opens the Word List Manager


Opens the Graphical Search Engine