Graphing Calculator Keyboard Shortcuts

Common Symbols

Function Windows / ChromeOS Shortcut Mac Shortcut
Superscript ^ (usually SHIFT + 6) ^ (usually SHIFT + 6)
Subscript _ (usually SHIFT + -) _ (usually SHIFT + -)
<= <=
>= >=
Prime ' '
sqrt sqrt
cbrt cbrt
Nth Root nthroot nthroot
sum sum
int int
prod prod
π pi pi
θ theta theta

Table Entry

Function Windows / ChromeOS Shortcut Mac Shortcut
Previous Cell SHIFT + TAB SHIFT + TAB
Next Cell TAB TAB
Previous Row UP ARROW UP ARROW
Next Row DOWN ARROW DOWN ARROW
Previous Column LEFT ARROW LEFT ARROW
Next Column RIGHT ARROW RIGHT ARROW
First Row in Column CTRL + UP ARROW CTRL + UP ARROW
Last Row in Column CTRL + DOWN ARROW CTRL + DOWN ARROW
First Column in Row CTRL + LEFT ARROW CTRL + LEFT ARROW
Last Column in Row CTRL + RIGHT ARROW CTRL + RIGHT ARROW
Speak Column Header CTRL + H CTRL + H

Sliders

Function Windows / ChromeOS Shortcut Mac Shortcut
Decrease Value LEFT ARROW LEFT ARROW
Decrease Value by Larger Increment PAGE DOWN FN + DOWN ARROW
Increase Value RIGHT ARROW RIGHT ARROW
Increase Value by Larger Increment PAGE UP FN + UP ARROW
Lowest Value HOME FN + LEFT ARROW
Highest Value END FN + RIGHT ARROW

Audio Tracing

Function Windows / ChromeOS Shortcut Mac Shortcut
Enable or Disable Audio Trace Mode ALT + T OPTION + T
Summarize Graph ALT + S OPTION + S
Previous Point LEFT ARROW, UP ARROW, or J LEFT ARROW, UP ARROW, or J
Next Point RIGHT ARROW, DOWN ARROW, or L RIGHT ARROW, DOWN ARROW, or L
Previous Point of Interest PAGE UP, SHIFT + TAB, or K FN + UP ARROW, SHIFT + TAB, or K
Next Point of Interest PAGE DOWN, TAB, or I FN + DOWN ARROW, TAB, or I
First Point HOME or U FN + LEFT ARROW or U
Last Point END or N FN + RIGHT ARROW or N
Speak Point of Interest Count P P
Speak X Coordinate X X
Speak Y Coordinate Y Y
Speak Color C C
Speak Branch B B
Speak Type of Selected Point T T
Move to Origin O O
Move to Previous Curve CTRL + UP ARROW COMMAND + UP ARROW
Move to Next Curve CTRL + DOWN ARROW COMMAND + DOWN ARROW
Hear Graph H H
Hear Only Branch 1 through 10 1 - 0 1 - 0
Adjust Playback Speed (1 slowest, 5 fastest) ALT + 1 - 5 OPTION + 1 - 5
Increase Volume V V
Decrease Volume SHIFT + V SHIFT + V
Announce Active Slider Animations A A

Slider Trace

Function Windows / ChromeOS Shortcut Mac Shortcut
Toggle Slider Trace Mode S S
Decrease Value of Selected Slider LEFT ARROW or J LEFT ARROW or J
Decrease Value of Selected Slider by Larger Increment PAGE DOWN FN + DOWN ARROW
Increase Value of Selected Slider RIGHT ARROW or L RIGHT ARROW or L
Increase Value of Selected Slider by Larger Increment PAGE UP FN + UP ARROW
Move to Lowest Value of Selected Slider HOME or U FN + LEFT ARROW or U
Move to Highest Value of Selected Slider END or N FN + RIGHT ARROW or N
Select Next Slider DOWN ARROW, TAB, or K DOWN ARROW, TAB, or K
Select Previous Slider UP ARROW, SHIFT + TAB, or I UP ARROW, SHIFT + TAB, or I

Interactive Points

Function Windows / ChromeOS Shortcut Mac Shortcut
Focus First Interactive Point On Screen CTRL + ALT + P CTRL + COMMAND + P
Go to Next Interactive Point TAB TAB
Go to Previous Interactive Point SHIFT + TAB SHIFT + TAB
Increase X RIGHT ARROW RIGHT ARROW
Decrease X LEFT ARROW LEFT ARROW
Increase Y UP ARROW UP ARROW
Decrease Y DOWN ARROW DOWN ARROW
Increase X by Larger Amount SHIFT + RIGHT ARROW SHIFT + RIGHT ARROW
Decrease X by Larger Amount SHIFT + LEFT ARROW SHIFT + LEFT ARROW
Increase Y by Larger Amount SHIFT + UP ARROW SHIFT + UP ARROW
Decrease Y by Larger Amount SHIFT + DOWN ARROW SHIFT + DOWN ARROW
Speak X Coordinate X X
Speak Y Coordinate Y Y
Speak Label L L
Speak Color C C

Common Actions

Function Windows / ChromeOS Shortcut Mac Shortcut
Close a Dialog ESC ESC
Focus the Expression List CTRL + ALT + E CTRL + COMMAND + E
Add an Expression CTRL + ALT + X CTRL + COMMAND + X
Add a Note CTRL + ALT + O CTRL + COMMAND + O
Add a Folder CTRL + ALT + F CTRL + COMMAND + F
Collapse or Expand the Selected Folder ALT + UP ARROW COMMAND + UP ARROW
Add an Image CTRL + ALT + I CTRL + COMMAND + I
Add a Table CTRL + ALT + T CTRL + COMMAND + T
Undo CTRL + Z COMMAND + Z
Redo CTRL + SHIFT + Z COMMAND + SHIFT + Z
Turn Edit List Mode On or Off CTRL + ALT + D CTRL + OPTION + D
Open or Close the Graph Settings Menu CTRL + ALT + G CTRL + COMMAND + G

Desmos.com Only

Function Windows / ChromeOS Shortcut Mac Shortcut
Open Keyboard Shortcuts Dialog CTRL + / COMMAND + /
Open a Graph CTRL + O COMMAND + O
Save a Graph CTRL + S COMMAND + S
Print a Graph CTRL + P COMMAND + P
Open or Close the Account Menu CTRL + ALT + A CTRL + COMMAND + A
Open or Close the Help Menu CTRL + ALT + H CTRL + COMMAND + H
Open or Close the Language Menu CTRL + ALT + L CTRL + COMMAND + L
Open or Close the Share Menu CTRL + ALT + S CTRL + COMMAND + S

Expression Entry and Navigation

Function Windows / ChromeOS Shortcut Mac Shortcut
Move to Previous Expression UP ARROW or SHIFT + TAB UP ARROW or SHIFT + TAB
Move to Next Expression DOWN ARROW or TAB DOWN ARROW or TAB
Remove Selected Empty Expression BACKSPACE BACKSPACE
Previous Character LEFT ARROW LEFT ARROW
Next Character RIGHT ARROW RIGHT ARROW
Move to Numerator Within Fraction UP ARROW UP ARROW
Move to Denominator Within Fraction DOWN ARROW DOWN ARROW
Exit Current Block TAB TAB
Beginning of Current Block HOME FN + LEFT ARROW
End of Current Block END FN + RIGHT ARROW
Beginning of Current Expression CTRL + HOME CTRL + FN + LEFT ARROW
End of Current Expression CTRL + END CTRL + FN + RIGHT ARROW
Increase Selection Left SHIFT + LEFT ARROW SHIFT + LEFT ARROW
Increase Selection Right SHIFT + RIGHT ARROW SHIFT + RIGHT ARROW
Delete Selection BACKSPACE BACKSPACE
Select All CTRL + A COMMAND + A
Speak Parent Block CTRL + ALT + UP ARROW CTRL + OPTION + UP ARROW
Speak Focused Block CTRL + ALT + DOWN ARROW CTRL + OPTION + DOWN ARROW
Speak Left-Adjacent Block CTRL + ALT + LEFT ARROW CTRL + OPTION + LEFT ARROW
Speak Right-Adjacent Block CTRL + ALT + RIGHT ARROW CTRL + OPTION + RIGHT ARROW
Speak Selection CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + DOWN ARROW CTRL + OPTION + SHIFT + DOWNROW
Speak Answer CTRL + ALT + = CTRL + OPTION + SHIFT + RIGHT ARROW

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