New in Axure RP 9: Single-Key Shortcuts

One of our major goals during the version 9 development cycle was to make Axure RP faster. Our pursuit of this goal led us to a number of significant performance improvements and UI optimizations, and it also gave us single-key shortcuts.

Use any of the available single-key shortcuts and click-drag on the canvas to produce a widget of the corresponding type.

New in Axure RP 9: Single-Key Shortcuts

Here are the single-key shortcuts we’ve implemented so far:

R – rectangle mode
O – oval / ellipse / circle mode
T – text mode (drag to dynamically fill area with example text)
P – pen drawing mode
L – line mode

Note: For more widget options, click the new Insert menu in the top toolbar.

Are there any others you’d like to see? Let us know! Send an email to We’re looking forward to hearing your ideas.