Google Earth Useful Shortcut Keys

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Useful shortcut keys are listed below:

Shortcut Description
r Reset tilt and compass view to default - Resets angle to view top-down and rotates to north-up view. Use this feature to orient the earth in the center of the viewer.
n Reset view to north-up - Stops tour, and rotates view so that view is north-up.
Enter Zoom to selected placemark/item - Zooms into a selected folder, placemark, or other item in the Places pane.
Ctrl + L Lat/Long grid - Produces a latitude and longitude grid over the surface of the earth in the 3D viewer.
Ctrl + S Save Image - Saves the current view as an image to your computer.
Ctrl + Shft + O New image overlay - Produces the New Image Overlay dialog box.
Left arrow Move Left - Moves the viewer in the direction of the arrow.
Right arrow Move Right - Moves the viewer in the direction of the arrow.
Up arrow Move Up - Moves the viewer in the direction of the arrow.
Down arrow Move Down - Moves the viewer in the direction of the arrow.
Shft+Right arrow Rotates the view clockwise.
Shft+Left arrow Rotates the view counter-clockwise.
PgUp key Tilts the viewer toward "top-down" view. Tip: make sure Num Lock on your keyboard is off.
PgDn key Tilts the viewer toward "horizon" view. Tip: make sure Num Lock on your keyboard is off.
Ctrl + Up Arrow Zooms the viewer in.
Ctrl + Down Arrow Zooms the viewer out.
Spacebar Stop Current Motion - When the viewer is in motion, stops movement