Latest version: (Nov 05 2017)

Last page update: Nov 05 2017


Other utilities:


Keyboard shortcuts

Arrow means any of the , , or keys.

Arrow move ruler by 1 pixel
Shift+Arrow move ruler by 10 pixels
Ctrl+Arrow move cursor by 1 pixel
Ctrl+Shift+Arrow move cursor by 10 pixels
Middle Mousebutton toggle horizontal/vertical
Right Mousebutton show options menu
Ctrl++ zoom in
Ctrl+- zoom out
Ctrl+H crosshair on/off
Ctrl+B centerbox on/off
Ctrl+G grid on/off
Spacebar freeze/unfreeze
Mouse Scrollwheel zoom in/out
Right Mousebutton show options menu
screen capture
Enter view snapshot
C copy frame to clipboard
P print frame
S save frame
A autosave frame
Arrow move frame by 1 pixel
Shift+Arrow move frame by 10 pixels
Ctrl+Arrow grow frame by 1 pixel
Ctrl+Shift+Arrow grow frame by 10 pixels
While sizing: Shift constrain frame to square
Alt+0 add preset
Alt+1 .. 9 select preset
Right Mousebutton show options menu
info / colorpicker
Ctrl+C copy webcolor to clipboard
Right Mousebutton show options menu
base converter
increment value
decrement value


Keyboard shortcuts like those listed above only work when one of the TopTools windows has keyboard focus (when TopTools is the active application).

Sometimes it is useful to control a tool while another application has focus. You might be viewing a page in the webbrowser and needing a close-up view, or you would like to save or print a screenshot.

For these situations you can define a (system-wide) hotkey for certain operations.

Currently hotkeys can be defined for the following operations:

Hotkeys can be defined in the Options dialogbox, not all key combinations are valid, some are reserved by Windows and some may be already taken by other running applications.

Startup options

TopTools can be started in three modes:

When Toptools is started, it tries to figure out which mode it is running in, the heuristics used are as follows:

Commandline arguments:    
  -p   use Portable mode
  -r   use Registry mode
  -i [filepath.ini]   use Ini-file mode, optionally read settings from 'filepath.ini'.