Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Keyboard Shortcuts

Like other applications, Google Earth offers a set of keyboard short cuts for quick access to commands, including navigation commands. View a complete list of keyboard shortcuts.

Here are some of my favorite, less-known shortcuts:
  • Down arrow - Selects the next item in the list (either folder or placemark). Works when the window focus is on either the Places panel or the Layers panel.
  • Up arrow - Selects the previous item in the list (either folder or placemark). Works when the window focus is on either the Places panel or the Layers panel
  • N - Reset view to "north - up". The focus must be in the 3D viewer.
  • U - Reset tilt to "top-down" view. The focus must be in the 3D viewer.
  • Scroll wheel - When an image overlay is selected in the Places panel, this changes the opacity of the overlay.

2 comments:

Kum said...

Also, here is a complete list of keyboard shortcuts for all Google services

Patrick said...

Here's another shortcut I find very useful: To reset the earth to north and tilt up is K.