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Pro Tools 7.0 Keyboard Shortcuts(for Pro Tools|HD, Pro Tools LE, and Pro Tools M-Powered Systems on Macintosh)For increased operational speed and ease-of-use, there are many Pro Tools keyboard shortcuts to give you fast access to a wide variety of tasks. This guide lists these keyboard shortcuts. The shortcuts are grouped by functional area for your added convenience and quick reference.

Menu commands that have a keyboard shortcut display their keyboard shortcut on-screen, to the right of the menu command.

Conventions Used in This GuideDigidesign guides use the following conventions to indicate menu choices and key commands:Table 1. Global keyboard shortcuts Convention File > Save Session Command+N Option+Plus/Minus (+/) keys Action Choose Save Session from the File menu. Hold down the Command (Apple) key and press the N key Hold down the Option key and press the Plus (+) or Minus () key (on numeric keypad or QWERTY, as noted). Hold down the Command key and click the mouse button.

Command-click

Global Keyboard ShortcutsTable 2. Global keyboard shortcuts Task Change parameters on all similar channel strips Change parameter on all selected similar channel strips Shortcut Option+applicable function (applicable functions listed below) Option+Shift+applicable function (applicable functions listed directly below)

Applicable functions: Automation mode Monitor mode playlist enables record, solo and mute enables record and solo safes inserting plug-ins I/O, bus, send assignment volume/peak indicator extend Edit or Timeline selection track heights clear clip meter

Task Toggle item and set all others to same new state Toggle item and set all others to opposite state

Shortcut Option-click on applicable item (applicable items listed below) Command-click on applicable item (applicable items listed directly below)

Applicable items: Tracks in Track List Group enables/activation Automation Enable window Memory Location parameters

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Task Fine Tune (Fine Adjust mode)

Shortcut Command-click on applicable fader/pot/breakpoint function (applicable functions listed below) Applicable functions: Plug-In parameter editing fader movement scrubbing automation data trimming (requires larger Track View for highest resolution)

Task Select multiple contiguous items (tracks, regions, paths) Select multiple non-contiguous items (tracks, regions, paths)

Shortcut Click to select rst item, then Shift-click another to select all similar items between (applicable items listed below) Click to select rst item, then Command-click another to select all similar items between (applicable items listed below)

Applicable items: Tracks (click Track Names) regions in Region List paths in I/O Setup

Playback and RecordTable 3. Playback and Record shortcuts Task Start/stop playback Start record Stop record Stop record and discard recording take (not undoable) Half-speed playback Half-speed record Pause (pre-prime deck for instant playback and record) Enable/disable online record Enable/disable online playback Center on selection start/end Play Edit selection Back/Forward (move the playback location backwards/forwards by the Back/Forward amount) (Pro Tools HD only) Back/Forward and Play (move the playback location backwards/forwards by Back/Forward amount and then begin playback) (Pro Tools HD only) Extend a selection backwards by the Back/Forward amount (Pro Tools HD only) 2 Macintosh Keyboard Shortcuts for Pro Tools Shortcut Spacebar Command+Spacebar, F12, or 3 (on numeric keypad) Spacebar Command+Period (.)

Shift+Spacebar Command+Shift+Spacebar, or Shift+F12 Control+Spacebar, or Option-click, on Transport Play button

Command+Option+Spacebar Command+J, or Option+Spacebar Left/Right Arrow keys (when selection exceeds window view) Option+[ Command+Transport Rewind button or Transport Fast Forward button

Command+Option+Transport Rewind button or Transport Fast Forward button

Shift+Command+Transport Rewind button or Transport Fast Forward button

Table 3. Playback and Record shortcuts Task Extend the selection backwards by the Back/Forward amount and begin playback (Pro Tools HD only) Record-safe track Solo-safe track Cycle through record modes (normal/Destructive/Loop/TrackPunch/QuickPunch) Loop playback toggle Loop Record TrackPunch (Pro Tools HD only) QuickPunch Enter/Exit record during playback in QuickPunch Set and enable pre/post-roll time Enable or disable pre/post-roll time Toggle Transport Master (Pro Tools/Machine/MMC) Shortcut Shift+Command+Option+Transport Rewind button or Transport Fast Forward button

Command-click on track Record Enable button Command-click on track Solo button Control-click on Transport Record button

Command+Shift+L, or Control-click on Transport Play button Option+L Command+Shift+T Command+Shift+P Command+Spacebar, F12, or click Transport Record button Option-click with Selector before or after selection Command+K (or Option-click within selection closer to front or back) Command+Backslash (\)

AuditioningWhen Transport = Pro ToolsTable 4. Auditioning shortcuts when Transport = Pro Tools Task Play by pre-roll value up to selection start/end (or current location if no selection) Play by post-roll value from selection start/end (or current cursor location if no selection) Play by pre- and post-roll value through selection start/end Shortcut Option+Left/Right Arrow keys

Command+Left/Right Arrow keys

Command+Option+Left/Right Arrow keys

When Transport = Machine/MMCTable 5. Auditioning shortcuts when Transport = Machine/MMC

TaskCue Transport to selection start/end Cue Transport with pre/post-roll to selection start/end

ShortcutCommand+Left/Right Arrow keys Option+Left/Right Arrow keys

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Scrub (Jog)/ShuttleTable 6. Scrub (Jog)/Shuttle shortcuts Task Temporary Scrub mode when using Selector Extend selection while scrubbing Shuttle Shuttle Lock (Classic or Transport mode) Change direction during Shuttle Lock (Classic or Transport mode) Shuttle Lock stop (Classic or Transport mode) Exit Shuttle Lock mode (Classic or Transport mode) Shortcut Control-drag Shift-click and drag with the Scrubber tool, (also in temporary Scrub mode) Option-click-drag with Scrubber tool, (also in temporary Scrub mode) Control+number key 19 (1=minimum, 5=real-time, 9=maximum) Plus/Minus (+/) keys For example, Control+number+Minus () key 0 (press number key to resume shuttle) Spacebar or Escape (Esc) key

Transport Mode Shortcuts with Numeric KeypadSelect Transport mode in the Operations Preferences page.Table 7. Transport mode shortcuts Task Play/Stop Rewind Fast Forward Record Enable Loop Playback mode on/off Loop Record mode on/off QuickPunch mode on/off Click on/off Countoff on/off MIDI Merge/Replace mode on/off Shortcut (on Numeric Keypad) 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Shuttle Mode Shortcuts with Numeric Keypad(Pro Tools HD Only)Select Shuttle mode in the Operations Preferences page.Table 8. Shuttle mode shortcuts Task 1 x Forward playback speed 1 x Rewind playback speed 4 x Forward playback speed 4 Macintosh Keyboard Shortcuts for Pro Tools Shortcut 6 4 9

Table 8. Shuttle mode shortcuts Task 4 x Rewind playback speed 1/4 x Forward playback speed 1/4 x Rewind playback speed 1/2 x Forward playback speed 1/2 x Rewind playback speed 2 x Forward playback speed 2 x Backward playback speed 1/16 x Forward playback speed 1/16 x Backward playback speed Loop playback of Edit Selection Recall Memory Location Shortcut 7 3 1 5+6 5+4 8+9 8+7 2+3 2+1 0 Period (.)+Memory Location+Period (.)

Edit Modes and ToolsTable 9. Edit mode and tool shortcuts Task Shufe mode Slip mode Spot mode Grid mode Zoomer tool Trimmer tool Selector tool Grabber tool Scrubber tool Pencil tool Smart Tool Cycle through Edit modes Cycle through Edit tools Shortcut F1, or Option+1 (on QWERTY keyboard) F2, or Option+2 (on QWERTY keyboard) F3, or Option+3 (on QWERTY keyboard) F4,or Option+4 (on QWERTY keyboard) F5, or Command+1 (on QWERTY keyboard) F6, or Command+2 (on QWERTY keyboard) F7, or Command+3 (on QWERTY keyboard) F8, or Command+4 (on QWERTY keyboard) F9, or Command+5 (on QWERTY keyboard, if Mac OS X Expose is disabled) F10, or Command+6 (on QWERTY keyboard, if Mac OS X Expose is disabled) F6+F7, F7+F8, or Command+7 (on QWERTY keyboard) Single Open Quote () key, located above the Tab key Escape (Esc) key

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Edit Selection, Denition, and NavigationTable 10. Edit selection, denition and navigation shortcuts Task Locate cursor to next region-boundary/sync point Locate cursor to previous region boundary/sync point Go to and select next region Go to and select previous region Go to Song Start Extend selection to Song Start Extend selection to next region-boundary Extend selection to previous region-boundary Extend selection to include next region Extend selection to include previous region Return to start of session Go to end of session Extend selection to start of session Extend selection to end of session Link Timeline and Edit selection Set selection start/end during playback Set selection start/end to incoming time code while stopped Select entire region in Edit window Select entire track in Edit window Select all regions in all tracks in Edit window Extend cursor or selection across all tracks Shortcut Tab (if Tab to Transients button is enabled) Option+Tab (if Tab to Transients button is enabled)

Control+Tab Control+Option+Tab Control+Return Shift+Control+Return Shift+Tab Option+Shift+Tab Control+Shift+Tab Control+Shift+Option+Tab Return Option+Return Shift+Return Option+Shift+Return Shift+Forward Slash (/) Down/Up Arrow keys Down/Up Arrow keys

Double-click with Selector Triple-click with Selector, or single-click in track and press Command+A Return, then press Command+A Enable All Edit group and Shift-click on any other track

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Editing, Nudging and TrimmingIn the following shortcuts, the Plus/Minus (+/) key usage is on the numeric keypad only.Table 11. Editing, navigation and trimming shortcuts Task Change Grid value Change Nudge value Nudge back by next Nudge value (Nudge Edit selection and any regions entirely inside the Edit selection) Nudge forward by next Nudge value (Nudge Edit selection and any regions entirely inside the Edit selection) Nudge start/end data to right/left by Nudge value (keeps underlying audio and moves start/end) Nudge data within current region to right/left by Nudge value (keeps region start/end and moves underlying audio) Nudge left selection boundary right/left by Nudge value Nudge right selection boundary right/left by Nudge value Trim left edge of region to right/left by Nudge value Trim right edge of region to right/left by Nudge value Reverse Trimmer tool direction when trimming region Trim up to, but not over, adjacent regions Duplicate region(s) in Edit Window Delete selection in playlist Constrain audio region to vertical movement Snap region start to stationary playhead or Edit selection start Snap region sync point to stationary playhead or Edit selection start Snap region end to stationary playhead or Edit selection start Shortcut Control+Option+Plus/Minus (+/) keys Command+Option+Plus/Minus (+/) keys Minus () key (on numeric keypad), or Comma (,) (in Commands Keyboard Focus)

Plus (+) key (on numeric keypad), or Period (.) (in Commands Keyboard Focus)

Shift+Plus/Minus (+/) keys

Control+Plus/Minus (+/) keys

Option+Shift+Plus/Minus (+/) keys

Command+Shift+Plus/Minus (+/) keys

Option+Plus/Minus (+/) keys Command+Plus/Minus (+/) keys Option+Trimmer tool Hold down Control key while trimming Option-click selection and drag to destination Backspace or Delete (on QWERTY keyboard) Control-click to move audio region with Grabber tool Control-click new region with Grabber tool

Control-Shift-click region containing the sync point with Grabber tool

Command-Control-click new region with Grabber tool

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File Menu CommandsTable 12. File menu command shortcuts Task New Session Open Session Close session Save Session Bounce to Disk Import Session Data Import Audio to Region List Import MIDI to Region List Shortcut Command+N Command+O Command+Shift+W Command+S Command+Option+B Shift+Option+I Command+Shift+I Command+Option+l

Missing Files Dialog CommandsTable 13. Missing Files dialog command shortcuts Task Skip all missing les Manually nd and relink all missing les Automatically nd and relink all missing les Regenerate missing fades (toggle on/off) Shortcut Command+S Command+M Command+A Command+R

Edit Menu CommandsTable 14. Edit menu command shortcuts Task Undo Redo Cut Copy Paste Clear Select All Paste Special Merge Paste Special Repeat to Fill Selection Paste Special to Current Automation Type Shortcut Command+Z Command+Shift+Z Command+X Command+C Command+V Command+B Command+A Option+M Command+Option+V Command+Control+V

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Table 14. Edit menu command shortcuts Task Match Edit Selection to Timeline Selection (Pro Tools HD systems only) Match Timeline Selection to Edit Selection (Pro Tools HD systems only) Play Edit Selection Play Timeline Selection Duplicate selection Repeat selection Shift selection Insert Silence Trim Region to Selection Trim Region Start to Insertion Trim Region End to Insertion Separate Region at Selection Heal Separation Strip Silence Consolidate selection TCE Edit to Timeline selection (Pro Tools HD systems only) Automation Region menu commands Fades Region menu commands Shortcut Option+Shift+5 (on numeric keypad)

Option+Shift+6 (on numeric keypad)

Option+[ Option+] Command+D Option+R Option+H Command+Shift+E Command+T Option+Shift+7 Option+Shift+8 Command+E Command+H Command+U Option+Shift+3 Option+Shift+U

See Table 15 on page 9 See Table 16 on page 11

AutomationTable 15. Automation shortcuts Task Toggle Track View on all tracks Change to previous/next Track View on all tracks included in the current selection Change to previous/next Track View on all tracks Disable/enable Automation playlist on selected track Disable/enable all Automation playlists on selected track Access Plug-In Automation dialog Shortcut Control+Option+Minus () key (on QWERTY keyboard) Control+Command+Left/Right Arrow keys

Control+Option+Command+Left/Right Arrow keys Command-click on Track View selector

Command-Shift-click on Track View selector

Command-Option-Control-click on parameters (in Plug-in window) or Track View selector (in Edit window) Macintosh Keyboard Shortcuts for Pro Tools 9

Table 15. Automation shortcuts Task Enable/disable plug-in automation Shortcut Command-Option-Control-click on parameters (in Plug-In window) or Track View selector (in Edit window) Command+Option+H Command+Option+T Control-click on Transport Return button

Copy Automation to Send (Pro Tools HD only) Thin Automation Write automation to start of session/selection (Pro Tools HD only) Write automation to end of session/selection (Pro Tools HD only) Write automation from start to end of session/selection (Pro Tools HD only) Write Automation to Current Parameter (Pro Tools HD only) Write Automation to All Enabled Parameters (Pro Tools HD only) Trim Automation to Current Parameter (Pro Tools HD only) Trim Automation to All Enabled Parameters (Pro Tools HD only) Glide Automation to Current Parameter (Pro Tools HD only) Glide Automation to All Enabled Parameters (Pro Tools HD only) Trim without disturbing extremity breakpoints (Pro Tools HD only) Disable auto-creation of anchor breakpoints when trimming automation (Pro Tools HD only) Vertically constrain automation movement Write new breakpoint to next automation value

Control-click on Transport End button

Control-Shift-click on Transport End/Return button

Command+Forward Slash (/)

Command+Option+Forward Slash (/)

Command+Shift+Forward Slash (/)

Command+Option+Shift+Forward Slash (/)

Option+Forward Slash (/)

Option+Shift+ Forward Slash (/)

Hold Shift while trimming

Hold Option while trimming

Press Shift and move automation with Grabber tool Press and hold Option+Shift while writing a breakpoint (by clicking with the Grabber tool in a tracks Automation playlist) Press and hold Command+Option while writing a breakpoint (by clicking with the Grabber tool in a tracks Automation playlist) Command+Control+V

Write new breakpoint to previous automation value

Special Paste of automation data between different controls Congure Write on Stop modes to remain enabled after an automation pass (Pro Tools HD only) Display Automation playlist of automation-enabled plug-in control (and scrolls track into view) Scroll to track in Mix/Edit window Delete*

Option-click one of the Write On Stop modes (Start, End, or All) to enable the Write On Stop mode Command-Control-click on control

Control-click Track Name in Mix or Edit window, or Track List Backspace

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Table 15. Automation shortcuts Task Cut* Copy* Duplicate* Clear* Insert Silence Shortcut Command+X Command+C Command+D Command+B Command+Shift+E *Hold Down Control during the shortcut to affect all Automation playlists on the track

FadesTable 16. Fades shortcuts Task Create Fades (open Fades dialog) Apply crossfade without opening Fades dialog Fade to Start Fade to End Shortcut Command+F Command+Control+F (uses last selected fade shape) Option+D Option+G

Fades DialogThe following shortcuts are active only when the Fades dialog is open.Table 17. Fades dialog shortcuts Task Edit crossfade-in only in Fades dialog Edit crossfade-out only in Fades dialog Audition start/stop in Fades dialog Reset to default zoom in Fades dialog Reset standard or S-shape crossfades to default curves Cycle up/down through Out Shape parameter options Cycle up/down through In Shape parameter options Cycle up/down through Link parameter options Cycle up/down through preset Out Shape curves Cycle up/down through preset In Shape curves Shortcut Option-drag fade-in curve (None mode only) Command-drag fade-out curve (None Link mode only) Spacebar Command-click on Zoom In or Zoom Out buttons Option-click fade curve in crossfade fade window (Equal Power and Equal Gain Link modes only) Control+Up/Down Arrow keys

Option+Up/Down Arrow keys Up/Down Arrow keys Control+Left/Right Arrow keys Option+Left/Right Arrow keys

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View MenuTable 18. View menu shortcuts Task View Narrow Mix window option Shortcut Command+Option+M

Track Menu CommandsTable 19. Track menu command shortcuts Task New Track Group Tracks Duplicate Tracks Auto Input Monitoring/Input Only Monitoring (Pro Tools LE and M-Powered) Set Record Tracks to Input Only/Set Record Track to Auto Input (Pro Tools HD) Scroll to Track number Clear all Clip Indicators Shortcut Command+Shift+N Command+G (with two or more tracks selected) Option+Shift+D Option+K

Option+K

Command+Option+F Option+C

New Tracks DialogThe following shortcuts are active only when the New Tracks dialog is open.Table 20. New Tracks dialog shortcuts Task Cycle through Track Type choices Cycle through Track Format choices Cycle through Track Timebase choices Add or delete a Track Entry eld Re-arrange Track Entry eld (move up/down) Shortcut Command+Up/Down Arrow keys Command+Left/Right Arrow keys Command+Option+Up/Down Arrow keys Command+Plus/Minus (+/) keys or Command+Shift+Up/Down Arrow keys Drag the Move Row icon (at the right of each Track Entry row) to desired position

Track ListTable 21. Track List shortcuts Task Hide all tracks Show all tracks Shortcut Option-click on a highlighted track name in Track List Option-click on an unhighlighted track name in Track List

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Mix Group List and Edit Group ListTable 22. Group List shortcuts Task Temporarily isolate channel strip from Groups Suspend All Groups Rename group Group enable/disable Shortcut Control-click applicable Group function Command+Shift+G, or Command-click on Groups pop-up menu Double-click to far left of Group name in Group List Click the Group List Keyboard Focus, then type the letter corresponding to desired group Click to the left of a Group name in Group List Control-click on Group(s) in Group List Grouping affects: Volume level/faders solos and mutes Automation modes track display format track height editing playlist enables Grouping does not affect: record enables pan inserting plug-ins voice and output assignments

Select all tracks in group Show group members only

Region Menu CommandsTable 23. Region Menu command shortcuts Task Mute/Unmute Regions Lock/Unlock Regions Bring to Front Send to Back Group Regions Ungroup Regions Regroup regions Loop Region Capture Region Identify Sync Point Quantize Region to Nearest Grid Shortcut Command+M Command+L Option+Shift+F Option+Shift+B Command+Option+G Command+Option+U Command+Option+R Command+Option+L Command+R Command+Comma (,) Command+0

Region ListTable 24. Region List shortcuts Task Select region by name Find region Clear Find Shortcut Click the Region List az button, then type the rst letters of the desired region Command+Shift+F Command+Shift+D Macintosh Keyboard Shortcuts for Pro Tools 13

Table 24. Region List shortcuts Task Show/Hide Audio regions Show/Hide MIDI regions Show/Hide Groups Show/Hide Auto-Created region Select All regions in Region List Select Unused regions Clear selected regions Rename selected regions Time Stamp selected regions Export Region Denition Export Regions as Files Select or deselect a region Select multiple contiguous regions Select or deselect multiple discontiguous regions with the Marquee Bypass dialogs during deletion of audio les Audition region in Region List Rename region/le Shortcut Command+Shift+1 (on numeric keypad) Command+Shift+2 (on numeric keypad) Command+Shift+3 (on numeric keypad) Command+Option+K Command+Shift+A Command+Shift+U Command+Shift+B Command+Shift+R Command+Shift+M Command+Shift+Y Command+Shift+K Command-click a region Click one region, then Shift-click another region to select all regions between Place the cursor to the left of the names in the Region List. When the Marquee (+) appears, hold Command and drag to select or deselect the desired regions Option-click Delete and Yes box when prompted Option-click and hold on region in Region List Double-click region in Region List, or double-click with Grabber tool on region in playlist Control-drag region

Constrain region placement to start at play/edit cursor location or selection start

Event Menu CommandsTable 25. Event Menu command shortcuts Task Open Time Operations window Open Tempo Operations window Open MIDI Operations window Grid/Groove Quantize (in MIDI Operations window) Change Duration (in MIDI Operations window) Transpose (in MIDI Operations window) Select/Split Notes (in MIDI Operations window) Shortcut Option+1 (on numeric keypad) Option+2 (on numeric keypad) Option+3 (on numeric keypad) Option+0 (on numeric keypad) Option+P Option+T Option+Y

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Table 25. Event Menu command shortcuts Task Open MIDI Event List window Open Beat Detective window Identify Beat All MIDI Notes Off Shortcut Option+Equal (=) Command+8 (on numeric keypad) Command+I Command+Shift+Period (.)

MIDI Events List EntryThe following shortcuts are active only when the MIDI Event List window is open.Table 26. MIDI Events List window shortcuts Task Enter start time eld for editing Show Event Filter dialog Go to Scroll to Edit selection Insert another event Insert note Insert Program Change Insert Controller Insert Poly Pressure Delete event in MIDI Events List Shortcut Command+Enter (on numeric keypad) Command+F Command+G Command+H Command+M Command+N Command-P Command-L Command-O Option-click

MIDI Step InputThe following shortcuts are available in the MIDI Step Input window, when Enable Numeric Keypad Shortcuts is enabled.Table 27. MIDI Step Input shortcuts Task Whole note 1/2 note 1/4 note 1/8 note 1/16 note 1/32 note 1/64 note Dotted note Shortcut 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 . (decimal key)

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Table 27. MIDI Step Input shortcuts Task Toggle Tuplet on/off Next step Undo step Nudge forward Nudge back Select Main Location indicator Edit Selection indicators Shortcut 3 Enter 0 + = /

Options Menu CommandsTable 28. Option menus command shortcuts Task Transport Online Video Track Online Auto-Spot Regions Shortcut Command+J Command+Shift+J Command+P Additional Options menu commands in Playback and Recording (Table 3 on page 2)

Setup Menu CommandsTable 29. Preferences dialog shortcuts Task Session Setup window Shortcut Command+2 (on the numeric keypad)

Peripherals DialogTable 30. Peripherals dialog shortcuts Task Go to Synchronization window Go to Machine Control window Go to MIDI Controllers window Go to Ethernet Controllers window Go to Mic Preamps window (Pro Tools HD only) Shortcut Command+1 Command+2 Command+3 Command+4 Command+5

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Preferences DialogTable 31. Preferences dialog shortcuts Task Go to Display window Go to Operation window Go to Editing window Go to Automation window Go to Processing window Go to MIDI window Go to Machine Control window Shortcut Command+1 Command+2 Command+3 Command+4 Command+5 Command+6 Command+7

Window Menu CommandsTable 32. Window menu command shortcuts Task Toggle Mix and Edit windows Show Task Manager window Show Workspace browser Show Project browser Bring to Front Send to Back Show Transport window Show Big Counter window Show Automation Enable window Show Memory Locations window Machine Track Arming window Universe window QuickTime Movie or Avid Video window Shortcut Command+Equal (=) Option+Apostrophe () Option+Semi-Colon (;) Option+O Option+J Option+Shift+J Command+1 (on numeric keypad) Command+3 (on numeric keypad) Command+4 (on numeric keypad) Command+5 (on numeric keypad) Command+6 (on numeric keypad) Command+7 (on numeric keypad) Command+9 (on numeric keypad)

ZoomTable 33. Zoom shortcuts Task Horizontal zoom in or out Vertical zoom in or out (Audio) Shortcut Command+ ] or [ Command+Option+ ] or [

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Table 33. Zoom shortcuts Task Vertical zoom in or out (MIDI) Fill window with selection View entire session Zoom vertical and horizontal axis Zoom to previous orientation Shortcut Command+Shift+ ] or [ Option-click on Zoomer tool or Option+F Double-click on Zoomer tool or Option+A Hold down Command key while dragging the Zoomer tool Option-click on any Horizontal Zoom In or Out button, or Audio or MIDI Zoom In or Out button Command-click on Zoomer tool (faster drawing from RAM) Control+E Control+Zoom preset number (1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 on QWERTY keyboard), or Zoom preset number (1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 on QWERTY keyboard, in Commands Keyboard Focus)

Maximum zoom before waveform drawn from disk Zoom Toggle Zoom presets 15

Memory Locations and MarkersTable 34. Memory Locations shortcuts Task Create Memory Location Reset a Memory Location Delete Memory Location Recall a Memory Location using the numeric keypad Shortcut Enter (on numeric keypad) Control-click on Memory Location button Option-click on a Memory Location button Period (.)+Memory Location number+Period (.) (Transport or Shuttle mode), or Memory Location number+Period (.) (Classic mode) Control-Shift-drag the Song Start Marker

Move only the Song Start Marker, without moving any tick-based data

Import Audio DialogTable 35. Import Audio dialog shortcuts Task Start/stop audition of currently selected audio le/region Add currently selected audio region or le to list Shortcut Command+P or Command+Spacebar ,

Command+A (if audio le has the same sample rate and bit depth as the current session) Command+C Command+R

Convert and import selected audio region/les Remove currently selected audio les/regions from Regions to Import eld Remove all audio les/regions from Regions in Current File eld Random-access fwd/rew search selected le

Command+Option+R

Drag slider to, or click at, new location

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Table 35. Import Audio dialog shortcuts Task Move between le windows Cancel Shortcut Tab Escape

Plug-In Settings LibrarianThe following shortcuts apply in the current target plug-in (Target icon is lit in plug-in window).Table 36. Plug-In Settings Librarian Menu shortcuts Task Save settings Copy settings Paste settings Switch between Librarian Settings subfolders in the Plug-in Settings dialog Switch between settings les in the Plug-In Settings dialog Shortcut Command+Shift+S Command+Shift+C Command+Shift+V Command+Up/Down Arrow keys

Up/Down or Left/Right Arrow keys

Plug-In ControlsTable 37. Target Plug-In window shortcuts Task Change plug-in control setting in parameter eld Move down/up to next/previous parameter elds Increase/decrease slider value Input value without leaving eld Enter value and exit Keyboard Entry mode For elds that support kHz (kiloHertz) Shortcut Click mouse in text eld and type desired value Tab or Shift+Tab Up/Down Arrow keys Enter (on numeric keypad) Return Type k after number (multiplies by 1000)

MixingTable 38. Mixing shortcuts Task Make track active/inactive Set all faders to their automation null points Reset a control to default value Volume/Peak/Channel Delay amount Clear peak or clip-hold from meter Shortcut Command-Control-click Track Type icon in Mix window Option-click on either AutoMatch indicator Option-click on control Command-click on Track Volume/Peak/Channel Delay indicator Click on indicator

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Table 38. Mixing shortcuts Task Peak counter reset in Headroom indicator mode Bypass plug-in insert Bypass Send mute Toggle Send display between All and Individual Bypass Delay Compensation View indicators (Pro Tools HD only) Shortcut Click on Headroom indicator Command-click on insert name in Inserts view Command-click on send name in Sends view Command-click on Send selector Command-Control-click on Plug-In Delay, User Offset, or Track Compensation indicator

Numeric EntryThe following keyboard shortcuts apply to: current Location Counter, Transport window time fields, Start/End/Length fields in the Edit window, Spot dialog, and the Big Counter.Table 39. Numeric Entry shortcuts Task Edit Current Location and Big Counters Edit Start/End/Length elds (Edit window) Shortcut Asterisk (*) (on numeric keypad) Forward Slash (/). Subsequent presses toggle through elds. Option+Forward Slash (/) (on numeric keypad). Subsequent presses toggle through elds Comma (,)

Initiate time entry in Transport window elds

Capture incoming time code in Session Setup window (with Start eld selected) Capture incoming time code in Spot dialog and Time Stamp Selected dialog Move sub-unit selection to the right Move sub-unit selection to the left/right Calculator Entry mode

Equals (=). Hold down key for continued input.

Period (.) Left/Right Arrow keys Plus (+) or Minus () keys followed by offset number (subtraction not supported in Bars|Beats) Up/Down Arrow keys Retype value

Increment/decrement the current sub-unit Clear entered numeric value and stay in Time Entry mode Apply entered numeric value Clear entered numeric value and exit Time Entry mode

Enter Esc (Escape) key

Note: When Time Code is the selected time scale, initiating a time entry highlights entire eld, and numeric values are entered right to left

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Text EntryThe following keyboard shortcuts apply to: naming channel strips, the Get Info dialog and I/O Setup path names.Table 40. Text Entry shortcuts Task Move down or up rows Move to beginning or end of edit contents Move single letters at a time across a name label Select entire word Select entire line Shortcut Tab or Shift+Tab Up/Down Arrow keys Left/Right Arrow keys Double-click on word Triple-click on a word in the line

MiscellaneousTable 41. Miscellaneous shortcuts Task Increase or decrease track height Set all tracks to selected record drive in Disk Allocation dialog Display Playlist selector (requires selection start or ashing insertion point match user time stamp of region) Display and adjust the AFL/PFL Path fader while in AFL/PFL mode (Pro Tools HD systems only) Access Playback Engine dialog during Pro Tools launch Bypass repeat dialogs when multiple items are changed by single operation (such as Clear, Delete, Compact) Close all open Plug-In, Send, Pan, and Mic Pre windows Close active Mix or Edit window (if both are open) or active browser (if two or more browsers are open) Quit Pro Tools Shortcut Control+Up/Down Arrow keys Option-click on record drive

Command-click with Selector tool at start or current cursor location

Command-click a Solo button

Hold down N key while launching Pro Tools

Option-click Proceed button in dialog

Command+Option+W

Command+W

Command+Q

Keyboard FocusTable 42. Keyboard Focus shortcuts Task Commands Keyboard Focus Region List Keyboard Focus Group List Keyboard Focus Shortcut Command+Option+1 Command+Option+2 Command+Option+3

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Commands Keyboard Focus ModeTo use the following single key shortcuts, click the Commands Keyboard Focus button in the Edit window so that it remains lit. Or, use the Control key in combination with the single keys listed below.Table 43. Commands Keyboard Focus mode shortcuts Task Zoom presets 15 Play to/from edit start by pre/post-roll value Play to/from edit end by pre/post roll amount Copy Edit selection to Timeline selection Copy Timeline selection to Edit selection (Pro Tools HD only) Toggle pre-dened common Track Views (audio track = Waveform and Volume; MIDI track = Notes and Regions; Instrument tracks = Notes and Regions) Capture Time Code Center Timeline selection start Center Timeline selection end Zoom Toggle Zoom Out horizontally Zoom In horizontally Snap start (of selected region) to time code Snap sync point (of selected region) to time code Snap end (of selected region) to time code Snap start (of selected region) to playhead Snap sync point (of selected region) to playhead Snap end (of selected region) to playhead Move Edit selection up Move Edit selection down Tab back Tab forward Play Timeline Selection (Pro Tools HD only) Play Edit Selection Trim Start to Insertion Trim End to Insertion Shortcut 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 (on QWERTY keyboard) 6/7 (on QWERTY keyboard) 8/9 (on QWERTY keyboard) O (on QWERTY keyboard) 0

Minus () key (on QWERTY keyboard)

= Q W E R T Y (HD systems only) U (HD systems only) I (HD systems only) H J (HD systems only) K (HD systems only) P Semi-Colon (;) L Apostrophe () ] [ A S

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Table 43. Commands Keyboard Focus mode shortcuts Task Fade to Start (available if no selection) Fade (without showing Fades dialog) Fade to End (available if no selection) Undo Cut Copy Paste Separate Timeline Insertion follows Playback (disable/enable) Nudge back by Nudge value; Nudge Timeline selection (Link Timeline and Edit Selection disabled) or Nudge region (Link Timeline and Edit Selection enabled) Nudge forward by Nudge value; Nudge Timeline selection (Link Timeline and Edit Selection disabled) or Nudge region (Link Timeline and Edit Selection enabled) Nudge back by next large Nudge value; Nudge Timeline selection (Link Timeline and Edit Selection disabled) or Nudge region (Link Timeline and Edit Selection enabled) Nudge forward by next larger Nudge value; Nudge Timeline selection (Link Timeline and Edit Selection disabled) or Nudge region (Link Timeline and Edit Selection enabled) Shortcut D F G Z X C V B N Comma (,)

Period (.)

M

/ (Forward Slash) (on QWERTY keyboard)

Scroll Wheel CommandsThe following keyboard shortcuts apply to moving scrollbars on systems with a scroll wheel.Table 44. Text Entry shortcuts Task Scroll horizontally Fine-tune scroll (Fine Adjust mode) Zoom in/out of timeline Zoom in/out of waveforms Shortcut Shift+Scroll Wheel Command+Scroll Wheel Option+Scroll Wheel in timeline Option+Shift+Scroll Wheel in timeline

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DigiBase ShortcutsThe following shortcuts are available only in DigiBase windows, as noted.

DigiBase Browser and Window Keyboard ShortcutsTable 45. DigiBase Browser and window shortcuts Task Opens the Workspace browser Opens the Task Manager window Opens or closes the Project browser Brings all browsers to the foreground Sends all browsers to the back Cycle to previous/next browsers Zoom presets in the Edit window Shortcut Option+Semi-Colon Option+Apostrophe () Option+O Option+J Option+Shift+J Command+Left/Right Arrow keys Control+1, 2, 3, 4, or 5

or View presets in DigiBase browsers

DigiBase Auditioning Keyboard ShortcutsTable 46. DigiBase auditioning shortcuts Task Browser Item: Starts or stops auditioning from head Shortcut Spacebar

or Audio Import dialog: Starts or stops auditioning from head Browser Item: Starts or stops loop auditioning from head Import Audio dialog: Starts or stops auditioning Option+Spacebar

Command+P

DigiBase Delete or Duplicate Keyboard ShortcutsTable 47. DigiBase Delete or Duplicate shortcuts Task Region List: Deletes a Region from the timeline Shortcut Delete

or Browser Item: Deletes items from the browser/disk Deletes locked les selected in a browser Deletes any selected browser item, and suppresses any warning dialog Creates duplicates of any selected les Command+Delete Option+Delete

Command+D

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DigiBase Mouse Click Keyboard ShortcutsTable 48. DigiBase mouse click shortcuts Task Selects contiguous items in a browser or column headers Selects all of the les in a multichannel le in a browser Column Headers: Makes a secondary sort order Shortcut Shift-click

Option-Shift-click

Option-click

or Region List: Auditions a le

or Browser Find Button: Cancels a search, and closes the Search pane

or Browser Close Box: Closes all open browsers Column Header: Hides a column for the individual browser Browser Back Button: Opens the navigation menu Command-Option-click

Command-click

or Browser Items: Selects discontiguous items

or Column Headers: Selects discontinuous column headers

or Browser Up Button: Opens menu for navigating up several levels.

or Browser View Preset Buttons: Stores column order and width, and sort order Region List: Select a region without changing which region is highlighted in Timeline Browser Items: Opens a new window and leaves the original window open Control-click

Command-double-click

DigiBase Drag and Drop Keyboard ShortcutsTable 49. DigiBase drag and drop shortcuts Task Browser Item: From one folder to another folder on the same volume will create a copy of that item in the target location Option-drag and drop Shortcut

or Browser Media File to Region List or Timeline: Creates a copy of the media le in the sessions Audio Files folder Browser File: Imports to Timeline and creates a new track. Shift-drag and drop

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Table 49. DigiBase drag and drop shortcuts Task Waveform Display: Sets sync point and spots to Timeline Command-drag and drop Shortcut

or Region List: Opens the Replace Region dialog Waveform Display: Sets the sync point and spots to the Timeline and copies the audio le Region List: Snaps to head Command-Option-drag and drop

Control-drag and drop

or Browser Audio File, from Name or Icon: Snaps to head

or Browser Audio File, from Waveform Display: Spots to temporary sync point Browser Audio File to Timeline: Snaps to head and copies the audio le to the sessions Audio Files folder Region List: Snaps to sync point Control-Option-drag and drop

Control-Shift-drag and drop

or Browser Item: Snaps to sync point Browser Item: Snaps to sync point and copies the audio le to the sessions Audio Files folder Region List: Snaps to tail Control-Option-Shift-drag and drop

Control-Command-drag and drop

or Browser Item: Snaps to tail Browser Item: Snaps to tail and copies the audio le to the sessions Audio Files folder Browser Item: Spots with variable cursor Browser Item: Spots with variable cursor and copies the audio le to the sessions Audio Files folder Control-Command-Option-drag and drop

Control-Command-Shift drag and drop Control-Command-Option-Shift-drag and drop

DigiBase Navigation ShortcutsTable 50. DigiBase navigation shortcuts Task Selection up Selection down Scroll Page up Scroll Page down Scroll to top of browser Scroll to bottom of browser Scroll to track Shortcut Up Arrow key Down Arrow key Page Up Page Down Home End Command+Option+F

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Table 50. DigiBase navigation shortcuts Task Up one browser level (same as Up arrow icon) Open folder (same window) Open folder (new window) Open Show/Hide icon Close Show/Hide icon Cycle to next or previous browser Enter/exit Name Edit eld Revert to original text Open/close Search pane Move to next Search eld Move to previous Search eld Shortcut Command+Up Arrow key Command+Down Arrow key Command+Option+Down Arrow key Right Arrow key Left Arrow key Command+Left/Right Arrow keys Enter or Return Escape (Esc) key Command+F Tab Shift+Tab

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