JSON / XML Editor

  • App

Postman uses the wonderful Ace Editor to render JavaScript, JSON, and XML. Here’s all the places where it’s used:

  • Pre-request scripts and test scripts

  • Raw body input

  • JSON/XML/HTML “Pretty view”

Shortcuts

Here’s a list of keyboard shortcuts that you can use while editing:

Editing

Windows/Linux Mac Action
Ctrl-D Command-D Remove line
Alt-Shift-Down Command-Option-Down Copy lines down
Alt-Shift-Up Command-Option-Up Copy lines up
Alt-Down Option-Down Move lines down
Alt-Up Option-Up Move lines up
Alt-Delete Ctrl-K Remove to line end
Alt-Backspace Command-Backspace Remove to linestart
Ctrl-Backspace Option-Backspace, Ctrl-Option-Backspace Remove word left
Ctrl-Delete Option-Delete Remove word right
Ctrl-O Split line

Folding

Windows/Linux Mac Action
Alt-L, Ctrl-F1 Command-Option-L, Command-F1 Fold selection
Alt-Shift-L, Ctrl-Shift-F1 Command-Option-Shift-L, Command-Shift-F1 Unfold
Alt-0 Command-Option-0 Fold all
Alt-Shift-0 Command-Option-Shift-0 Unfold all

Selection

Windows/Linux Mac Action
Ctrl-A Command-A Select all
Shift-Left Shift-Left Select left
Shift-Right Shift-Right Select right
Ctrl-Shift-Left Option-Shift-Left Select word left
Ctrl-Shift-Right Option-Shift-Right Select word right
Shift-Home Shift-Home Select line start
Shift-End Shift-End Select line end
Alt-Shift-Right Command-Shift-Right Select to line end
Alt-Shift-Left Command-Shift-Left Select to line start
Shift-Up Shift-Up Select up
Shift-Down Shift-Down Select down
Shift-PageUp Shift-PageUp Select page up
Shift-PageDown Shift-PageDown Select page down
Ctrl-Shift-Home Command-Shift-Up Select to start
Ctrl-Shift-End Command-Shift-Down Select to end
Ctrl-Shift-D Command-Shift-D Duplicate selection
Ctrl-Shift-P Select to matching bracket

Multicursor

Windows/Linux Mac Action
Ctrl-Alt-Up Ctrl-Option-Up Add multi-cursor above
Ctrl-Alt-Down Ctrl-Option-Down Add multi-cursor below
Ctrl-Alt-Right Ctrl-Option-Right Add next occurrence to multi-selection
Ctrl-Alt-Left Ctrl-Option-Left Add previous occurrence to multi-selection
Ctrl-Alt-Shift-Up Ctrl-Option-Shift-Up Move multicursor from current line to the line above
Ctrl-Alt-Shift-Down Ctrl-Option-Shift-Down Move multicursor from current line to the line below
Ctrl-Alt-Shift-Right Ctrl-Option-Shift-Right Remove current occurrence from multi-selection and move to next
Ctrl-Alt-Shift-Left Ctrl-Option-Shift-Left Remove current occurrence from multi-selection and move to previous
Ctrl-Shift-L Ctrl-Shift-L Select all from multi-selection

Go to

Windows/Linux Mac Action
Left Left, Ctrl-B Go to left
Right Right, Ctrl-F Go to right
Ctrl-Left Option-Left Go to word left
Ctrl-Right Option-Right Go to word right
Up Up, Ctrl-P Go line up
Down Down, Ctrl-N Go line down
Alt-Left, Home Command-Left, Home, Ctrl-A Go to line start
Alt-Right, End Command-Right, End, Ctrl-E Go to line end
PageUp Option-PageUp Go to page up
PageDown Option-PageDown, Ctrl-V Go to page down
Ctrl-Home Command-Home, Command-Up Go to start
Ctrl-End Command-End, Command-Down Go to end
Ctrl-L Command-L Go to line
Ctrl-Down Command-Down Scroll line down
Ctrl-Up Scroll line up
Ctrl-P Go to matching bracket
Option-PageDown Scroll page down
Option-PageUp Scroll page up

Find/Replace

Windows/Linux Mac Action
Ctrl-F Command-F Find
Ctrl-H Command-Option-F Replace
Ctrl-K Command-G Find next
Ctrl-Shift-K Command-Shift-G Find previous

Other

Windows/Linux Mac Action
Tab Tab Indent
Shift-Tab Shift-Tab Outdent
Ctrl-Z Command-Z undo
Ctrl-Shift-Z, Ctrl-Y Command-Shift-Z, Command-Y Redo
Ctrl-/ Command-/ Toggle comment
Ctrl-T Ctrl-T Transpose letters
Ctrl-Enter Command-Enter Enter full screen
Ctrl-Shift-U Ctrl-Shift-U Change to lower case
Ctrl-U Ctrl-U Change to upper case
Insert Insert Overwrite
Ctrl-Shift-E Command-Shift-E Macros replay
Ctrl-Alt-E Macros recording
Delete Delete
Ctrl-L Center selection