These are the keyboard shortcuts supported by Polypad for accessibility:
SHIFT: hold while you click on multiple tiles to select all of them at once
ALT: hold before clicking and dragging on a tile to move a copy
BACKSPACE: delete your current selection
C: duplicate your current selection
X/Y: undo or redo your last change
ARROWS: move the currently selected tiles up, down, left or right (hold
SHIFTto reduce the shift size, for more precise moving)
R: rotate the currently selected tile by 15° (hold
SHIFTto rotate by –15°)
F: move the focus to the sidebar on the left, toolbar at the bottom or canvas area respectively
E: switch to the move, pen, geometry, text, equation or eraser tool
ESC: clear the current selection and close any open popups and modals
TAB: cycle through all buttons on the page and tiles on the canvas (hold
SHIFTto reverse direction)
S: save the current canvas (if you are signed into a Mathigon account)
X/C/V to cut, copy or paste tiles. You can even copy and paste tiles from one canvas onto another!
Points and tiles will automatically snap to nearby shapes or gridlines as you move them. You can disable this behaviour by pressing the
SHIFT key while moving an item with your mouse or trackpad.
You can learn more about our commitment to accessibility, as well as a WCAG checklist, at mathigon.org/accessibility
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