Layer Switcher

Available since version 1.7.0


Switching between edit / preview and other layers in the AEM Touch UI requires numerous clicks. The UI hot-keys bind easy to use keystrokes to show various layers of the AEM UI.

How to Use

Open up a page in AEM using the UI page editing interface (not the Classic UI).

Use the following key strokes to show the corresponding layers.

  • Edit: Ctrl + Shift + E
  • Preview: Ctrl + Shift + P
  • Annotate: Ctrl + Shift + A
  • Developer: Ctrl + Shift + D
  • Targeting: Ctrl + Shift + T
  • Toggle Side Panel: Ctrl + Shift + S


This feature is “always on” for ACS AEM Commons 1.7.0 to 4.0.0.