Balsamiq Community Discussion

Feature request: Press TAB to change selection


Hi Balsamiq,

As an active keyboard user, I want to press TAB / SHIFT+TAB to switch widget selection within mockup, so I can increase my speed of work.

A lot of features in Balsamiq has shortcuts, which increase the efficiency. Still, to select some widget or change selection, user needs to switch to a mouse. Having TAB shortcut will eliminate this need.

Thank you


I like the way it is (to be able to quickly change properties with TAB).


Hey heringsfilet,

Thank you for reply. TAB works great within Inspector. But when you are within a mockup pane, it could be used for changing selection. This behavior is consistent between the Inspector and Mockup panes.


Welcome to our forums @Alexey_Kolchenko!

You’re not the first person to ask for this so I’ve added your vote for this request and we’ll discuss it more with the team. If others would find this useful, please let us know. :slight_smile:


Hi Virgin,

Thank you.


press tab invalid why?


Not sure what you mean, @1112. Are you getting an error when you press tab?

Let us know and we will dig deeper. :slight_smile: