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Toggle Show/Hide UI not working on Windows since Ctrl + \ can not be pressed

At least on European keyboards (don’t know about the others) there is no dedicated backslash button. Therefore I can not use Ctrl + \ to show or hide the UI of the Figma web app.

Keyboard combinations with Alt are not working.

If I hide the UI with the help of the menu, I can not Show it again since the menu is part of the UI. !!??!

Ctrl + P is a universal shortcut you can use to bring this menu up as an alternative to Ctrl + \

Ctrl + P is for Ctrl + /, not Ctrl + \. As far as I know there is no other alternative to Ctrl + \. But you can create custom key bindings on windows using Auto Hot Key or similar apps.

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Derp! You’re right, I’ve mixed up my slashes.
I’ve got CMD + . on Mac, would have to check my windows machine.

If you click the ? icon in the bottom corner you can see all the keyboard shortcuts.

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great, now I can at least get the menu back.

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You can right click on the background beside your canvas to access the menu to hide or reveal the tools panel.

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You can right click on the background

Oh boy… perfect!

Try cmd + # (the key with ’ and # near the return key) , this works for me on my European keyboard.

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I said Windows.

@Aleksander_Klajderic There’s no EU keyboard, but plenty of different keyboard layouts worldwide. Every layout has a different key combination to show/hide UI.

Check these shortcut cheat-sheets and if your keyboard layout is missing, let me know and I can try to add or at least tell you how to show/hide ui.

:point_right: www.ui-kit.co/shortcuts

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You might want to upvote this feature request: Customizable shortcuts

Hey, at least on a german keybord for me it is CMD + .