I’ve recently got into learning some of the more hidden functions in JOSM, and I’ve discovered a lot of cool dialogues and functions that I didn’t know existed before. Here are some of my favourite keyboard shortcuts (make sure you’ve toggled expert mode on):

  • ctrl + shift + o: opens the “Download object” dialogue, allowing you to download by ID
  • A whilst in node drawing mode: toggles accurate drawing mode, allowing you to align to common angles and with previous points. You can also hold ctrl and hover over another way to draw parallel with it
  • ctrl + alt + v: paste copied object into the source position (i.e. where it was when you copied it). Useful when working with multiple layers
  • 5: zoom to downloaded area
  • 4: zoom to conflict
  • ctrl + h: display history
  • holding ctrl while drawing a way starts a new way from a point
  • shift + j: join overlapping areas
  • alt + shift + f: opens the filter dialogue allowing you to hide certain objects

I’m sure there’s many more that I’ve missed!

Comment from gileri on 14 May 2022 at 09:34

Thanks for sharing !

Comment from 西园寺铃 on 14 May 2022 at 22:11

Very useful for me, thanks so much!

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