In AI, we could go to the menu "View" => "Presentation Mode" to preview entirely an artboard.

I would like to know if there is a shortcut to do that. I tried Command+Y on Mac, but it did not work.

Does anyone know?

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Shortcuts are shown to the right of menu items....

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If there is a shortcut for an item, it will be shown on the right.

If there's nothing to the right, you can add your own shortcut.

Choose Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts, then choose Menu Commands from the drop down list. Find the menu with the item you want....

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If the area under Shortcut is blank, click in that area, then type the shortcut you want.

Illustrator will alert you if there's a conflict or the shortcut you typed already exists.

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The most difficult part is finding a key combo that is not already in use (which is why not everything has a shortcut to begin with).

Screenshots from a legacy version of Illustrator. Screenshots will look similar to items in newer versions, but actual content of the windows may vary slightly.


Yeah SHIFT+F is the default shortcut for Presentation Mode.

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  • Shift+F doesn't do anything for me. Is this a new feature? I'm still on AI CC2018. Hitting F twice (without shift) toggles into full screen view though.
    – Billy Kerr
    Commented Nov 23, 2022 at 11:30
  • I added an image to the answer to show it. Not sure how new this is, i'm using the 26.5 version.
    – Lucian
    Commented Nov 23, 2022 at 11:34
  • Yeah, doesn't seem to exist in CC2018. F alone without shift toggles these options
    – Billy Kerr
    Commented Nov 23, 2022 at 11:36
  • True, the double F used to work in older versions. Not sure when the SHIFT+F was introduced.
    – Lucian
    Commented Nov 23, 2022 at 11:48
  • So now you have to do Shift+F, and then click on an option? Does F still work as a toggle between views? Doesn't seem to be an improvement TBH. I will never understand why Adobe has to mess with stuff that previously worked just fine. Good to be aware of though, if I ever do upgrade eventually.
    – Billy Kerr
    Commented Nov 23, 2022 at 11:52

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