Keyboard Shortcuts

Using Shortcuts, many functions of TrailRunner can be accessed in a fast and easy way.

Scrolling the map
With the TrackPad: track with two fingers. With the keyboard: all arrow-keys like ↑ and ↓. Alternatively Hold the space-bar and klick-drag with the mouse.

Zooming in and out
With the keyboard: hold ⌘ ↑ and ⌘ ↓ or ⌘ + and ⌘ -. With the TrackPad: hold ⌥ and track with two fingers up and down. While you use the hand-tool double-click to zoom in or double-click to zoom out. If the map is the active view (last click was there), then ⌘ 1 to ⌘ 9 zoom from very high detail to a world overview.

Scrolling along a course
Click into the elevation chart, use and ⌘ to scroll along the course

Editing Elements
To open the information pane for a way-point, double-click onto a way-point.

Closing lay out operations or starting secondary modes
While you create a track or route, double-click to close the process. If you create a track and double-click onto a way-point to close the track, a new track operation will start from there. While you create a route, click somewhere in the map to start a secondary create track mode. As soon as you close the track, it will be added to the route.

Display Modes
To change what's displayed in the track labels, ⌥-click somewhere in the map. To change the background maps, right-click to open the context-menu.

Undo Operations
While you create a track or route, press the backspace key to remove the last element added by the operation. While you create a track or route, press the ESC key to abort the operation.
If background maps are currently loading, abort the process by pressing ⌘ -. If a route animation should be aborted, just click somewhere in the map.

Forcing operations
While you create a route, you can't add tracks more than once while using the shortest path mode. To force add the track directly click on it.

Convenience Shortcuts
In the Import Workouts pane ⌥-click onto an entry to check or uncheck all other entries.

How to transfer large files

Problem: How can I transfer large files over the internet when I don't have a server to upload them?

: download and install Dropbox. Once installed you'll find a folder named Public in your __yourhome__/Dropbox directory. Put any large files in there and wait until the Dropbox icon for that file displays a green checkmark. Now right click that file and select the Dropbox > Copy Public Link context menu item. Send me — or anyone else you like to send this information to — the public link.

: Dropbox can also be used to synchronize your diary with other computers you own: Read more