I'm new to Sketch and trying to learn as many keyboard shortcuts as possible. I know that you can use tab and shift + tab to navigate up and down through layers OR artboards but I can't see a way to move from a selected artboard into it's inner layers via the keyboard. Is there a keyboard shortcut for this?

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When you have the desired artboard selected, hit the return/enter key to activate Edit Mode and get into that artboard's layers. From here you can tab or Shift + tab to navigate as you would on the artboard level.

It might also be of value to know that Esc will navigate back to the parent layer/artboard level.

Here are a couple of great resources for keyboard shortcuts in Sketch:

Sketch Shortcuts - A list of Keyboard Shortcuts for Sketch App

Keyboard Shortcuts - Sketch Keyboard Shortcuts and Tricks

  • PERFECT! I knew it had to be something simple. Thanks! Commented Jul 16, 2018 at 17:33

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