Zotero 5.0 Keyboard Shortcuts

Note that the Shortcuts pane of the Preferences allows you to change some of those keyboard shortcuts.

Adding Items to your Zotero Library

FunctionWindows/LinuxMac OS
Save to ZoteroCtrl+Shift+SCmd+Shift+S
Create a New Item by HandCtrl+Shift+NCmd+Shift+N
Create a New NoteCtrl+Shift+OCmd+Shift+O
Import Ctrl+Shift+ICmd+Shift+I
Import from ClipboardCtrl+Shift+Alt+ICmd+Option+Shift+I

Editing Items (Info Tab)

Add Another Author/Creator when Editing CreatorShift+EnterShift+Enter
Save Abstract or Extra fieldShift+EnterShift+Enter

Removing or Deleting Items and Collections

Functionfrom My Libraryfrom a Collection
Move to TrashDelShift+Del
Move to Trash without Confirmation DialogShift+DelNot Available
Remove from CollectionNot ApplicableDel (Only for top-level items)
Delete Collection (and Keep Items in Library and Others Collections, if any)Del
Delete Collection and Move Items to TrashShift+Del

Creating Citations and Bibliographies (Quick Copy)

FunctionWindows/Linux DefaultsMac OS Defaults
Copy Selected Item Citations to ClipboardCtrl+Shift+ACmd+Shift+A
Copy Selected Items to ClipboardCtrl+Shift+CCmd+Shift+C
FunctionWindows/LinuxMac OS
Focus Libraries (Left) Pane Ctrl+Shift+LCmd+Shift+L
Move through Panes and FieldsTab/Shift+TabTab
Move through Info/Notes/Tags/Related Tabs and (or Ctrl+Tab/Ctrl+Shift+Tab or Ctrl+PgUp/Ctrl+PgDn)Ctrl+PgUp/Ctrl+PgDn1)
Quick SearchCtrl+Shift+KCmd+Shift+K
Quick SearchCtrl+FCmd+F


FunctionWindows/LinuxMac OS
Quick SearchCtrl+Shift+KCmd+Shift+K
Quick SearchCtrl+FCmd+F
Find/Highlight Collection(s) an Item belongs toHold down Ctrl (Windows) or Alt (Linux)Hold down Option


FunctionWindows/LinuxMac OS
Toggle Tag SelectorCtrl+Shift+TCmd+Shift+T
Assign Colored Tag to an Item1 to 6 keys1 to 6 keys


FunctionWindows/LinuxMac OS
Mark All Feed Items as Read/UnreadCtrl+Shift+RCmd+Shift+R
Mark Feed as Read/UnreadCtrl+Shift+`Cmd+Shift+`

Other Shortcuts

FunctionWindows/LinuxMac OS
Expand/Collapse Collections or Items List+/-+/-
Highlight All Collections an Item is in Hold down Ctrl (Windows) or Alt (Linux) Hold down Option
Count Items (Result Appears in Right-Hand Pane)Ctrl+ACmd+A
Edit Collection Names (Left Pane)F2Not available


FunctionWindows/LinuxMac OS
Select AllCtrl+ACmd+A
RedoCtrl+Y or Ctrl+Shift+ZCmd+Y or Cmd+Shift+Z
Paste without formattingCtrl+Shift+VCmd+Shift+V
Format Heading 1 to 6Shift+Alt+1/6Ctrl+Alt+1/6
Format as ParagraphShift+Alt+7Ctrl+Alt+7
Format as DivShift+Alt+8Ctrl+Alt+8
Format as AddressShift+Alt+9Ctrl+Alt+9
Find and ReplaceCtrl+FCmd+F
Insert LinkCtrl+KCmd+K
Focus/jump to toolbarAlt+F10Alt+F10

Word Processor Plugin

Customize your Shortcuts

Check out the Zutilo extension which adds several functions not available in base Zotero through extra menu items and keyboard shortcuts.

Keyconfig is also an option to assign keyboard shortcuts to functions. Cf. this post on the forums.

1) MacBooks and the Apple Wireless Keyboard don't have dedicated Page-Up/Page-Down keys, so you have to use Fn+Up/Down-arrow on those to simulate the Page-Up/Page-Down keys.