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Polypad – Virtual Manipulatives

Polypad – Virtual Manipulatives
These are the keyboard shortcuts supported by Polypad for accessibility: SHIFT: hold while you click on multiple tiles to select all of them at onceALT: hold before clicking and dragging on a tile to move a copyBACKSPACE: delete your current selectionC: duplicate your current selectionCTRL/CMD + X/Y: undo or redo your last changeARROWS: move the currently selected tiles up, down, left or right (hold SHIFT to reduce the shift size, for more precise moving)R: rotate the currently selected tile by 15° (hold SHIFT to rotate by –15°)S: move the focus to the sidebar on the leftT: move the focus to the toolbar at the bottomU: move the focus to the canvas areaESC: clear the current selection and close any open popups and modalsTAB: cycle through all buttons on the page and tiles on the canvas (hold SHIFT to reverse direction) Use CTRL/CMD + X/C/V to cut, copy or paste tiles. You can even copy and paste tiles from one canvas onto another!

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