Google Earth Lessons

An Educational Resource for Teachers

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Keyboard Shortcuts:
By Menu

File Menu:
Ctrl + O = Open
Ctrl + S = Save
Ctrl + P = Print
Ctrl + E = Email

Edit Menu:
Ctrl + F = Find in “Places”
Alt + F = Find Next
Alt + Shift + F = Find Previous
Ctrl + C = Copy
Ctrl + X = Cut
Ctrl + V = Paste
Del = Delete
F2 = Rename
Alt + Enter = Properties

View Menu:
F11 = Full Screen
Ctrl + L = Turn On/Off Latitude and Longitude Lines
Ctrl + M = Opens Overview Map
F10 = Play Tour

Add Menu:
Ctrl + N = New Placemark
Ctrl + Shift + N = New Folder
Ctrl + Shift + O = New Overlay
Ctrl + Shift + T = Path (available in GE Plus or Pro Only)
Ctrl + Shift + P = Polygon (available in GE Plus or Pro Only)

Tools Menu:
Ctrl + 1 = Navigation Panel
Ctrl + 2 = Left Panel
Ctrl + 3 = Places Pane
Ctrl + 4 = Layers Pane
Ctrl + 5 = Search Pane
Ctrl + 6 = Measure window
Ctrl + 7 = GPS Device
Ctrl + 8 = Web Browser

Options Controls:
Ctrl + T = Trackball Navigation
Ctrl + G = G-Force

Keyboard Shortcuts – By Key Combination

F2 = Rename
F10 = Play Tour
F11 = Full Screen

Ctrl + 1 = Navigation Panel
Ctrl + 2 = Left Panel
Ctrl + 3 = Places Pane
Ctrl + 4 = Layers Pane
Ctrl + 5 = Search Pane
Ctrl + 6 = Measure window
Ctrl + 7 = GPS Device
Ctrl + 8 = Web Browser

Ctrl + C = Copy
Ctrl + E = Email
Ctrl + F = Find in “Places”
Ctrl + G = G-Force Navigation
Ctrl + L = Turn On/Off Latitude and Longitude Lines
Ctrl + M = Opens Overview Map
Ctrl + N = New Placemark
Ctrl + O = Open
Ctrl + P = Print
Ctrl + S = Save
Ctrl + T = Trackball Navigation
Ctrl + V = Paste
Ctrl + X = Cut

Ctrl + Shift + N = New Folder
Ctrl + Shift + O = New Overlay
Ctrl + Shift + P = Polygon (available in GE Plus or Pro Only)
Ctrl + Shift + T = Path (available in GE Plus or Pro Only)

Alt + Enter = Properties
Alt + F = Find Next
Alt + Shift + F = Find Previous