Pro Tools:Key commands and shortcuts list

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The key commands in this list are Mac based. This list is easily portable to Windows OS using the conversion table below.


Mac Windows
Command Control
alt/option alt
cntrl start
Return key Enter key (not numeric keypad)
Delete key Backspace key

Contents

Mac and Windows equivalent key commands

The key commands in this entire list are Mac based. This list is easily portable to Windows OS using the conversion table below.

Mac Windows
Command Control
alt/option alt
cntrl start
Return key Enter key (not numeric keypad)
Delete key Backspace key

Global keyboard shortcuts

Windows-to-Mac OS translation key

Change all parameters on similar channel strip

option+applicable function (applicable functions listed below)

Change parameters on all selected similiar channel strips

option+Shift+applicable function (applicable functions list below)


Applicable functions for commands above

  • Automation modes
  • Monitor mode
  • Playlist enables
  • Record,solo and mute enables
  • Record and solo safes
  • Inserting plug-ins
  • I/O, bus, send assignment
  • volume/peak indicator/channel delay
  • extended Edit or Timeline selection
  • track height
  • clear clip meter

Toggle item and set all others to same new state

option-click on applicable item (applicable items listed below)

Toggle item and set all others to opposite state

Command-click on applicable item (applicable items listed below)


Applicable items for commands above

  • Tracks in Track list
  • Group enables/activation
  • Automation Enable window
  • Memory Location parameters

Fine Tune (Fine adjust mode)

Command-click on applicable fader/pot/breakpoint function (Applicable functions listed below)


Applicable functions for key command above

  • Plug-in parameter editing
  • Fader movement
  • Scrubbing
  • Automation data trimming (requires larger track view for highest resolution)


Select multiple contiguous items

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

Select multiple non-contigious items (tracks, region, paths)

Click to select first item, then Command-click another to select all similar items between (Applicable items listed below)


Applicable items for key commands above

  • Tracks (click Track Names)
  • regions in Region List
  • Paths in I/O Setup

Playback & Record

Windows-to-Mac OS translation key

cntrl/Stop playback

Spacebar

cntrl record

Command-Spacebar, or F12 or 3 (on numeric keypad)

Stop record

Command+Period (.)

Half-Speed playback

Shift-Spacebar

Half-Speed Record

Command+Shift+Spacebar or Shift+F12

Pause (Pre prime deck for instant playback and record)

cntrl+Spacebar or option-click on transport play button

Enable/disable online record

Command+option+Spacebar

Center on selection start/end

Left/right arrow keys (when selection exceeds window view)

Play edit selection

option ]

Back/forward (move the playback location backwards/forwards by the Back/Forward amount)

Command+Transport Rewind button or Transport Fast Forward button.

Back/forward and play (move the playback location backwards/forwards by the Back/Forward amount and then begin playback)

Command+option+Transport Rewind button or Transport fast forward button

Extend a selection backwards by the Back/Forward amount

Shift+Command+Transport Rewind button or Transport fast forward button

Extend a selection backwards by the Back/Forward amount and begin playback

Shift+Command+option+Transport Rewind button or Transport fast forward button

Record-safe track

Command-click on the track record enable button

Solo-safe track

Command-click on track solo button

Cycle through record modes:normal,Destructive,Loop,Quickpunch,Trackpunch,DestructivePunch

cntrl-click on Transport Record enable button

Loop playback toggle

Command-Shift+L, or cntrl-click on Transport Play button

loop Transport Mode

Command-cntrl+L

Loop Record

option+L

TrackPunch (Pro Tools HD only)

Command+Shift+T

QuickPunch

Command+Shift+P

return/Exit record during playback in QuickPunch

Command+Spacebar,F12, or click Transport Record Enable button

DestructivePunch or TrackPunch enable/disable an audio track

cntrl-click the track's Record Enable Button

DestructivePunch or TrackPunch enable/disable all audio tracks

option-cntrl-click a track's Record Enable button

Simultaneously DestructivePunch or TrackPunch enable/disable all audio audio tracks

option-click a track's Record enable button

Simultaneously DestructivePunch or TrackPunch enable/disable and record enable/disable all audio audio tracks

option-Shift-click a track's Record enable button


Temporarily force all VCA slave tracks to toggle their record enable status

option-click the VCA record enable button

Temporarily force all VCA slave tracks to toggle their track input status

option-click the VCA Track Input button


Enable or disable pre/post roll time

Command+K

Set and enable pre/post-roll time

option-click with selector tool before or after the selection

Disable and set to zero pre/post-roll time

option-click within selection closer to front or back

Toggle Transport Master (Pro Tools/Machine/MMC)

Command+Backslash (\)

Auditioning

Windows-to-Mac OS translation key

Auditioning When transport is Pro Tools

Play by pre-roll value up to selection start/end (or current location if no selection)

option+Left/Right Arrow keys

Play by post-roll value from selection start/end (or current cursor location if no selection)

Command+left/right arrow keys

Play by pre- and post-roll value through selection start/end

Command+option+Left/Right Arrow keys

Auditioning When Transport is Machine or MMC

Cue Transport to selection start/end

Command+Left/Right Arrow keys

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

option-Left/Right Arrow keys

Scrub (Jog)/Shuttle

Windows-to-Mac OS translation key

Temporary Scrub mode when using selector tool

cntrl-click and drag

Extend selection while scrubbing

Shift-click and drag with the scrubber , (also in temporary scrub mode)

Shuttle

option-click-drag with scrubber, (also in temporary scrub mode)

Change direction during Shuttle lock (Classic or transport mode)

Plus/Minus (+/-) keys.

Shuttle lock stop (Classic or Transport mode

0 (press number key to resume shuttle)

Exit Shuttle Lock mode (Classic or transport mode)

Spacebar or ESC key

Transport Mode Shortcuts with numeric Keypad

Play/Stop

0

Rewind

1

Fast Forward

2

Record enable

3

Loop Playback mode on/off

4

Loop Record mode on/off

5

QuickPunch mode on/off

6

Click on/off

7

Countoff on/off

8

MIDI Merge/Replace mode on/off

9

Shuttle Mode Shortcuts with numeric Keypad

Windows-to-Mac OS translation key

1 x forward playback speed

6

1 x rewind playback speed

4

4 x forward playback speed

9

4 x Rewind playback speed

7

1/4 x forward playback speed

3

1/4 x Rewind playback speed

1

1/2 x Forward playback speed

5+6

1/2 x Rewind playback speed

5+4

2 x forward playback speed

8+9

2x backward playback speed

8+7

1/16 x forward playback speed

2+3

1/16 x Backward playback speed

2+1

Loop playback of Edit selection

0

Recall Memory Location

Period (.) + Memory Location+Period (.)

Edit Modes and Tools

Windows-to-Mac OS translation key

Shuffle mode

F1 or option+1 (On QWERTY keyboard)

Slip mode

F2 or option+2 (On QWERTY keyboard)

Spot mode

F3 or option+3 (On QWERTY keyboard)

Grid mode

F4 or option+4 (On QWERTY keyboard)

Enable snap to grid while in another Edit Mode

Shift+F4

Enable Snap to Grid and Shuffle Mode

F1+F4

Enable Snap to Grid and Slip Mode

F2+F4

Enable Snap to Grid and Spot Mode

F3+F4

Zoomer Tool

F5, or Command+1 (on QWERTY keyboard)

Trimmer tool

F6, or Command+2 (on QWERTY keyboard)


Selector tool

F7, or Command+3 (on QWERTY keyboard)

Grabber tool

F8, or Command+4 (on QWERTY keyboard)


Scrubber tool

F9, or Command+5 (on QWERTY keyboard)

Pencil tool

F10, or Command+6 (on QWERTY keyboard)

Smart Tool

F6+F7. F7+F8, or Command+7 (On QWERTY keyboard)

Cycle through Edit Modes

Single open quote key (`) located above the TAB key

Cycle through edit tools

Escape (Esc) key,or Center-click

Lock out or unlock Shuffle mode

Command-click the Shuffle button

Edit Selection Definition and Navigation

Windows-to-Mac OS translation key

Enable or disable Tab to transient command

Command+option+Tab

Locate cursor to next region-boundary/sync point

Tab (if Tab to transient is enabled)

Locate cursor to previous region boundary/sync point

Command+Tab (if Tab to transient button is enabled

Go to and select next region

cntrl+Tab

Go to and select previous region

cntrl+Command+Tab or cntrl+Command

Go to Song cntrl

cntrl+return

Extend selection to Song cntrl

Shift+cntrl+return

Extend selection to next region-boundary

Shift+Tab

Extend selection to previous region-boundary

Command+Shift+Tab

Extend selection to include next region

cntrl+Shift+Tab

Extend selection to include previous region

cntrl+Shift+Command+Tab

Return to start of session

return

Go to end of session

Command+return

Extend selection to start of session

Shift+return

Extend selection to end of session

Command+Shift+return

Link timeline and edit selection

Shift+Forward+Slash (/)

Set selection start/end during playback

Down/Up Arrow keys

Select entire region in Edit window

Double-click with selector tool

Select entire track in edit window

Triple-click with selector tool, or single-click in track and press Command+A

Select all regions in all tracks in edit window

return, then press Command+A

Extend cursor or selection across all tracks

Enable "All" Edit group and Shift-click on any other track

Move the selection forward by the selection amount

Command+option+cntrl+Apostrophe (')

Move selection backward by selection mount

Command+option+cntrl+L

Double the length of the Edit selection

Command+option+cntrl+Shift+Apostrophe (')

Halve the length of the selection

Command+option+cntrl+Shift+L

Cancel Zoom toggle and remain as the same zoom level

option+Shift+E

Fit all shown tracks in the Edit window

Command+option+cntrl+Up

Record enable tracks that contain the Edit cursor or edit selection

Shift+R

Input enable tracks that contain

Shift+I

Solo tracks that contain the Edit cursor or Edit selection

Shift+S

Mute tracks that contain the Edit cursor or Edit selection

Shift+M

Move the insertion to the beginning of the Edit selection

Up arrow

Move the insertion to the end of the Edit selection

Down arrow

Increase or decrease height of any lane that contains the Edit cursor or an Edit selection

cntrl+Up/Down Arrow

Editing,Nudging and Trimming

Windows-to-Mac OS translation key

Change Grid value

cntrl+option+Plus+/Minus (+/-) keys

Change Nudge value

Command+option+Plus/Minus (+/-) keys

Nudge back by next Nudge value (Nudge Edit selection and any regions entirely inside the Edit selection

Minus (-)key(on numeric keypad),or Comma (,) (in Command Keyboard Focus)

Nudge forward by next Nudge value (Nudge Edit selection and any regions entirety inside the Edit selection)

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

Nudge start/end data to right/left by Nudge value (keeps underlying audio and moves start/end)

Shift+Plus/Minus (+/-) keys

Nudge data within current region to right/left by Nudge value (keeps region start/end and moves underlying audio)

cntrl+Plus/Minus (+/-) keys

Nudge left selection boundary right/left by Nudge value

option+Shift+Plus/Minus (+/-) keys

Nudge right selection boundary right/left by Nudge value

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

Trim left edge of region to right/left by Nudge value

option+Plus/Minus (+/-) keys

Trim right edge of region to right/left by Nudge value

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

Reverse Trimmer tool direction when trimming region

option+Trimmer tool

Trim up to,but not over adjacent regions

Hold down cntrl key while trimming

Duplicate region(s) in Edit window

option-click selection and drag to destination

Delete selection in playlist

Backspace or delete (On QWERTY keyboard

Constrain audio region to vertical movement

cntrl-click to move audio region with Grabber tool

Snap region start to stationary playhead or Edit selection start

cntrl-click new region with Grabber tool

Snap region sync point stationary playhead or Edit selection start

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

Snap region end to stationary playhead or Edit selection start

Command-cntrl-click new region with Grabber tool

Track Compositing

Windows-to-Mac OS translation key

Solo any one Playlist lane containing the Edit cursor

Shift+S

Move the Edit cursor up and down through Playlist lanes

cntrl+P and cntrl+ Apostrophe (;)

Copy the selection to the main playlist

option+cntrl+P

Copy the selection to a new playlist

Command+option+cntrl+P

Copy the selection to a duplicate of the main playlist

Command+option+cntrl+Shift+P

File Menu Commands

Windows-to-Mac OS translation key

New session

Command+N

Open Session

Command+O

Open Recent

Command+Shift+O

Close session

Command+Shift+W

Save session

Command+S

Bounce to disk

Command+option+B

Import Session Data

Shift+option+1

Import Audio

Command+Shift+I

Import MIDI

Command+option+1

Print Score from Pro Tools Session

Command+P

Missing Files Dialog Commands

Windows-to-Mac OS translation key

Skip all missing files

Command+S

Manually find and relink all missing files

Command+M

Automatically find and relink all missing files

Command+A

Regenerates missing fades (toggle on/off)

Command+R

Edit Menu Commands

Windows-to-Mac OS translation key

Undo

Command+Z

Redo

Command+Shift+Z

Cut

Command+X

Copy

Command+C

Paste

Command+V

Clear

Command+B

Select all

Command+A

Paste Special Merge

option+M

Paste Special Repeat to Fill Selection

Command+option+V

Paste Special to Current Automation Type

Command+cntrl+V

Change Timeline Selection to Edit Selection

option+Shift+6

Change Edit Selection to Timeline Selection

option+Shift+5

Play Edit Selection

option+[

Play Timeline Selection

option+]

Duplicate selection

Command+D

Repeat Selection

option+R

Shift selection

option+H

Insert Silence

Command+Shift+E

Trim Region to Selection

Command+T

Trim Region cntrl to Insertion

option+Shift+8

Separate Region at Selection

Command+E

Heal Separation

Command+H

Strip Silence

Command+U

Consolidate selection

option+Shift+3

TCE edit to Timeline Selection

option+Shift+U

Restore last selection

Command+option+Z

Automation

Windows-to-Mac OS translation key

Toggle Track View on all tracks

option+minus (-) key (on QWERTY keyboard)

Change to previous/next Track View on all tracks included in the current selection

Command+cntrl+Left/Right Arrow keys

Change to previous/next Track view on all tracks

Command+option+cntrl+Left/Right Arrow keys

Disable/enable Automation playlist on selected track

Command-click on Track View selector

Disable/enable all Automation playlist on selected track

Command-Shift-click on Track View selector

Open Plug-in Automation dialog

Command-option-cntrl-click on parameters (in Plug-in window)

Access Plug-in Automation Commands (Pro Tools HD only):Automation dialog,Enable/disable plug-in automation

Command-option-cntrl-click on Track View selector (in Edit window)

Copy Automation to Send (Pro Tools HD only)

Command+option+H

Thin Automation

Command+option+T

Write automation to start of session/selection (Pro Tools HD only)

cntrl-click on Transport Return to Zero button

Write automation to end of session/selection (Pro Tools HD only

cntrl-click on transport Go to End button

Write automation from start to end of session/selection

cntrl-Shift-click on Transport Go to End or Return to Zero button

Write Automation to current parameter (Pro Tools HD only)

Command+Forward slash (/)

Trim Automation to Current Parameter (Pro Tools HD only)

Command+Shift+Forward slash (/)

Glide automation to All Enable Parameters

option+Shift+Forward Slash (/)

Suspend Trim automation on all tracks

in the Automation window,Command-click the Suspend button

Suspend currently displayed automation type on track

Command-click the control name in the Track View selector

Vertically constrain automation movement

Press Shift and move automation with Grabber tool

Write new breakpoint at next automation value

Press and hold option+Shift while writing a breakpoint (by clicking with the Grabber tool in a track's automation playlist

Write new breakpoint at previous automation value

Press and hold Command+option while writing a breakpoint (by clicking with the Grabber tool in a track's Automation playlist)

AutoMatch all controls on a track (Pro Tools HD only)

In the Automation window,Command-click the button for the automation type

AutoMatch all controls of one automation type on a channel (Pro Tools HD with ICON work surface only)

Hold Command and press Rotary Encoder Select switch for the control you want to AutoMatch

Automatch a Pan control or the controls for an individual insert or Send (Pro Tools HD with ICON work surface only

Hold Command and press the Auto switch in the Dyn or EQ section of the console

Suspend preview (Pro Tools HD only)

In the Automation window, Command-click the Preview button

Special Paste of automation data between different controls

cntrl+Command+Y

Configure Write on Stop modes to remain enabled after an automation pass (Pro Tools HD only)

option-click one of the Write On Stop modes (cntrl,End or ALL) to enable the Write On Stop mode

Delete

Backspace (Hold down Stat during the shortcut to affect all Automation playlists on a track)

Cut

Command+X (Hold down Stat during the shortcut to affect all Automation playlists on a track)

Copy

Command+C (Hold down Stat during the shortcut to affect all Automation playlists on a track)

Duplicate

Command+D (Hold down Stat during the shortcut to affect all Automation playlists on a track)

Clear

Command+B (Hold down Stat during the shortcut to affect all Automation playlists on a track)

Insert Silence

Command+Shift+E (Hold down Stat during the shortcut to affect all Automation playlists on a track)

Fades

Windows-to-Mac OS translation key

Create Fades (open Fades dialog)

Command+F

Apply crossfade without opening Fades dialog

Command+cntrl+F (uses last selected fade shape)

Fade to start

option+D

Fade to end

option+G

Fades Dialog

Windows-to-Mac OS translation key

Edit crossfade-in only in Fades dialog

option-drag fade-in curve ("None" mode only)

Edit crossfade-out only in Fades dialog

Command-drag fade-out curve

Audition start/stop in Fades dialog

Spacebar

Reset to default zoom in Fades dialog

Command-click on Zoom In or Zoom Out buttons

Reset standard or S-shape crossfades to default curves

option-click fade curve in crossfade fade window ("Equal Power" and "Equal Gain" Link modes only)

Cycle up/down through Out Shape parameter options

cntrl+Up/Down Arrow keys

Cycle up/down through In Shape parameter option

option+Up/Down Arrow keys

Cycle up/down through Link parameter option

Up/Down Arrow keys

Cycle up/down through preset out Shape curves

cntrl+Left/Right Arrow keys

Cycle up/down through preset In Shape curves

option+Left+/Right Arrow keys

View Menu

Windows-to-Mac OS translation key

View Narrow Mix window option

Command+option+M

View Real-Time Properties window

option+4 (on the numeric keypad)

Track Menu Commands

Windows-to-Mac OS translation key

New track

Command+Shift+N

Group tracks

Command+G (with two or more tracks selected)

Duplicate tracks

option+Shift+D

Auto Input Monitoring/Input Only Monitoring (Pro Tools LE only)

option+K

Set Record Tracks to Input Only/Set Track to Autio Input (Pro Tools HD)

option+K

Scroll to Track number

Command+option+F

Clear all Clip indicators

option+C

New Tracks Dialog

Windows-to-Mac OS translation key

Cycle through Track Type choices

Command+Up/Down Arrow keys

Cycle through Track format choices

Command+Left/Right Arrow keys

Cycle through Track Timebase choices

Command+option+Up/Down Arrow keys

Add or delete a Track Entry field

Command+Plus/Minus (+/-)keys,or Command+Shift+Up/Down Arrow keys

Re-arrange Track Entry field (move up/down

Drag the Move Row icon (at the right of each Track Entry row) to desired position

Track list

Windows-to-Mac OS translation key

Show/Hide all tracks

option-click on any Eye in Track List

Select all tracks

option-click on any Track Name in Track List

Mix Group List and Edit Group List

Windows-to-Mac OS translation key

Suspend all groups

Command+Shift+G or Command-click on Group pop-up menu

Rename group

Double-click to far left of Group name in Group list

Group enable/disable

Click Group List Keyboard Focus, then type the letter corresponding to desired group

Select all tracks in a group

Click to the left of a Group name in Group list

Create Group and Modify Group Dialogs

Windows-to-Mac OS translation key

Add selected track to a group in Tracks View

Press A

Remove selected track from a group in Tracks View

Press R

Select a deselect all attributes in Attributes View

option-Shift-click any attribute

Select or deselect all attributes for a single Send or Insert (across a row) in Attributes View

cntrl-click any attribute in a row

Select or deselect attributes for a single control across all Sends, all inserts, or for the four track controls (down a column) in Attributes View

option-click any attribute in a column

Region Menu Commands

Windows-to-Mac OS translation key

Mute/Unmute Regions

Command+M

Lock/Unlock Regions

Command+L

Edit lock/Unlock the selected region

Command+L

Time lock/Unlock the selected region

Shift+T

Bring to Front

option+Shift+F

Send to Back

option+Shift+B

Group Region

Command+option+U

Ungroup Region

Command+option+U

Regroup Regions

Command+option+$

Loop Region

Command+option+L

Capture Region

Command+R

Identify Sync Point

Command+Comma (,)

Quantize Region to Nearest Grid

Command+0

Open Elastic Properties windows

option+5 (on numeric keypad)

Elastic Audio

Windows-to-Mac OS translation key

Toggle between Real-Time and Rendered Elastic Audio processing

Command-cntrl-Click the Elastic Audio plug-in button

Add a Warp marker on top of an event

With the Grabber tool,cntrl-click any Event marker

Relocate a Warp marker (without applying warping)

With the Grabber or the Pencil tool,cntrl-click and drag a Warp marker to a new location

Delete a Warp marker

Double-click a Warp marker,or with the Grabber or the Pencil Tool,option-click a Warp marker

Delete all Warp markers in a selection

Press Delete or Backspace

Telescope-Warp audio before first Warp marker in or out

With the Grabber tool,option-click and drag first Event marker to the left or right

Add an Event marker

With the Grabber tool, cntrl-click at the location where you want to add an Event marker

Delete an Event marker

With Pencil tool, option-click the Event marker you want to delete

Regions List

Windows-to-Mac OS translation key

Select region by name

Click the Region List a-z button,then type the first letters of the desired region

Find region

Command+Shift+F

Clear Find

Command+Shift+D

Show/Hide Audio regions

Command+Shift+1 (on numeric keypad)

Show/Hide MIDI regions

Command+Shift+2 (on numeric keypad)

Show/Hide Groups

Command+Shift+3 (on numeric keypad

Show/Hide Auto-Created region

Command+option+K

Select All Regions in Region List

Command+Shift+A

Select Unused regions

Command+Shift+U

Clear selected regions

Command+Shift+B

Rename select regions

Command+Shift+R

Time Stamp selected region

Command+Shift+M

Export Region Definition

Command+Shift+Y

Export Regions as Files

Command+Shift+K

Select or deselect a region

Command-click a region

Select multiple contiguous regions

Click on region, then Shift-click another region to select or deselect all regions in between

Select or deselect multiple discontiguous regions with the Marquee

Place the cursor to the left of the names in the Region List. When the Marquee ("+") appears, hold Command and drag to selector deselect entire region.

Bypass dialogs during deletion of audio files

option-click Delete or Yes box when prompted

Audition region in Region list

option-click and hold on region in Region List

Rename region/file

Double-click region in Region list or double click with the Grabber tool on region in play-list

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

cntrl-click

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

cntrl-Command and drag region

Event Menu Commands

Windows-to-Mac OS translation key

Open Time Operations window

option+1 (on numeric keypad)

Open Tempo Operations window

option+2 (on numeric keypad)

Open Event Operations window

option-3 (on numeric keypad)

Quantize (in Even Operations window)

option+0 (on numeric keypad)

Transpose (in Event operations window)

option+T

Select/Split Notes (in Event Operations window)

option+Y

Open MIDI event List window

option+Equal (=)

Open Beat Detective window

Command+8(on numeric keypad

Identify Beat

Command+I

All MIDI notes Off

Command+Shift+Period (.)

MIDI Events list Entry

Windows-to-Mac OS translation key

return start time field for editing

Command+return (on numeric keypad

Show Event Filter dialog

Command+F

Go to

Command+G

Scroll to Edit selection

Command+H

Insert another event

Command+M

Insert note

Command+N

Insert Program Change

Command+P

Insert Commandler

Command+L

Insert Poly Pressure

Command+O

Delete event in MIDI Events List

option+click

MIDI Step Input

Windows-to-Mac OS translation key

Whole note

1

1/2 note

2

1/4 note

4

1/8 note

5

1/16 note

6

1/32 note

7

1/64 note

8

Dotted note

. (decimal key)

Toggle Tuplet on/off

3

Next step

return

Undo step

0

Nudge forward

+

Nudge back

-

Select Main Location indicator

=

Edit Selection indicators

/

Option Menu Commands

Transport Online

Command+J

Video Track Online

Command+Shift+J

Auto-Spot-regions

Command+P


Setup Menu Commands

Windows-to-Mac OS translation key

Session Setup window

Command+2 (on the numeric keypad)

Peripherals Dialog

Go to Synchronization window

Command+1

Go to Machine Command window

Command+2

Go to MIDI Commandlers window

Command+3

Go to Ethernet Commandlers window

Command+4

Go to Mic Preamps window (Pro Tools HD only)

Command+5

Preferences Dialog

Go to Display window

Command+1

Go to Operation window

Command+2

Go to Editing window

Command+3

Go to Automation window

Command+4

Go to Processing window

Command+5

Go to MIDI window

Command+6

Go to Machine Command window

Command+7

Zoom

Horizontal zoom in or out

Command+1] or [

Zoom to show entire session horizontally without affecting vertical zoom or scrolling

Command+cntrl+[

Zoom in horizontally on a selection without affecting vertical zoom or scrolling

Command+cntrl+]

Vertical zoom to show default waveform height (Audio)

Command+option+cntrl+[

Incrementally zoom vertically on all audio tracks

Command+option+[ or ]

Vertical zoom in or out (MIDI)

Command+Shift+ ] or [

Vertical zoom to show all notes (lowest to highest) in MIDI and instrument (MIDI)

Command+cntrl+Shift+[

Vertical zoom to show all tracks

option+A

Horizontal zoom to selection,including MIDI events

option+F

Horizontal zoom to selection,excluding MIDI events

option+cntrl+F

Continuously zoom vertically on a single audio track (or group of tracks)

cntrl-drag with Zoomer tool up or down in the track

Continuously zoom vertically on all audio tracks

cntrl+Shift+Drag in an audio track with the Zoomer tool

Incrementally zoom vertically on all audio tracks

Press Command+option+[ or Command+option+]

Fill window with selection

option+click on Zoomer tool or option+F

View entire session and reset waveform display to default the height

Double click on Zoomer tool or option+A

Zoom vertical and horizontal axis

Hold down Command key while dragging Zoomer tool

Zoom to previous orientation

option-click on any Horizontal Zoom In or Out button, or Audio or MIDI Zoom In or Out button

Maximum zoom before waveform drawn from disk

Command-click on Zoomer tool (faster drawing from RAM

Zoom Toggle

cntrl-E

Cancel Zoom Toggle and remain at the same zoom level

option+Shift+E


Zoom presets 1-5

cntrl+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)

Set all audio track waveform heights to match the wave-form height of the top-most audio track in the Edit window

Command-Shift-click any of the Zoom buttons

Window Configuration

Add new window Configuration or replace existing one in Window Configuration List

Period (.)+number (1-99)+Plus(+)

Recall a Window Configuration

Period (.)+Window Configuration umber (1-99)+Asterisk(*)


Memory Locations and Markers

Windows-to-Mac OS translation key

Create Memory Location

return (on numeric keypad)

Reset a Memory Location

cntrl-click on Memory Location button

Delete Memory Location

option-click on a Memory Location button

Recall a Memory Location using the numeric keypad

Period (.)+Memory Location number+Period(.) (Transport or Shuttle mode), or Memory Location number+Period (.) (Classic mode)

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

cntrl-Shift-drag the cntrl Song Marker

Toggle the Timeline Insertion/Play cntrl Marker Follows Playback preference on and off

cntrl+N

Import Audio Dialog

cntrl/stop audition of currently selected audio file or region

Spacebar

Add currently selected audio region or file to list

option+S (if audio file has the same sample rate and bit depth as the current session)

Convert and import selected audio region/files

option+O

Remove currently selected audio file/regions from Regions to Import field

option+R

Remove all audio files/regions from Regions in Current File field

option+V

Random-access fwd/rew search selected file

Drag slider to, or click at,new location

Move between file windows

Tab

Done

option+E

Cancel

Escape

Import Video Dialog

Bypass Video Import Options dialog when importing video into Pro Tools

option-drag one or more video files from DigiBase browser or the Region List to any location in the Timeline

Plug-in Settings Librarian

Windows-to-Mac OS translation key

Save settings

Command+Shift+S

Copy settings

Command+Shift+C

Paste settings

Command+Shift+V

Switch between Librarian Settings subfolders in the Plug-in Settings dialog

Command+Up/Down Arrow keys

Switch between settings file in the Plug-in Settings dialog

Up/Down or Left/Right Arrow keys

Plug-in Commands

Change plug-in control setting in parameter field

Click mouse in text field and type desired value

Move down/up to next/previous parameter fields

Tab or Shift+Tab

Increase/decrease slider value

Up/Down Arrow keys

Input value without leaving field

return (on numeric keypad)

return value and exit Keyboard Entry mode

return

For fields that support kHz (kiloHertz)

Type "k" after number (multipliers by 1000)

Mixing

Make track active/inactive

Command-cntrl-click track type icon in Mix window

Set all faders to their automation null points

option-click on either AutoMatch indicator

Reset a control to default value

option-click on control

Volume/Peak/Channel Delay amount

Command-click on Track Volume/Peak/Channel Delay indicator

Clear peak or clip-hold from meter

Click on indicator

Peak counter reset in Headroom indicator mode

Click on Headroom indicator

Bypass plug-in insert

Command-click on insert name in Inserts view

Bypass Send mute

Command-click on send name in Sends View

Toggle Send display between "All" and "Individual"

Command-click on Send selector

Bypass Delay Compensation View indicators (Pro Tools HD only)

cntrl-Command-click on Plug-in Delay,User Offset,or Track Compensation indicator

Clear peak or clip-hold from meter

Click on indicator

Peak counter reset in Headroom indicator mode

Click on Headroom indicator

Bypass plug-in insert

Command-click on insert name in Inserts View

Bypass Send mute

Command-click on send name in Sends View

Toggle Send display between "All" and "Individual"

Command-click on Send selector

Bypass Delay Compensation View indicators (Pro Tools HD only)

cntrl-Command-click on Plug-in Delay, User Offset, or Track Compensation indicator

Numeric Entry

The following keyboard shortcuts apply to: current Location Counter, Transport window time fields, cntrl /End/Length fields in the Edit window, Spot dialog, and the Big Counter.

Edit Current Location and Big Counters

Asterisk (*) (on numeric keypad)

Edit cntrl/End/Length fields (Edit window)

Forward Slash (f) (on numeric keypad).Subsequent presses toggle through fields vertically.

Initiate time entry in Transport window fields

option+Forward Slash (f) (on numeric keypad). Subsequent presses toggle through fields.

Capture incoming time code in Session Setup window (with cntrl field selected)

Comma (,)

Capture incoming time code in Spot dialog and Time Stamp Selected dialog

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

Move sub-unit selection to the right

Period (.)

Move sub-unit selection to the left/right

Left/Right Arrow keys

Calculator Entry mode

Plus (+) or Minus (-) keys followed by offset number (subtraction not supported in Bars/Beats)

Increment/decrement the current sub-unit

Up/Down Arrow keys

Change Time Code unit selection. First entry zeroes (00) lowest sub-unit. Subsequent entry zeroes (00) the next highest sub-unit.

Period (.)

Clear entered numeric value and stay in Time Entry mode

Retype value

Apply entered numeric value and exit Time Entry mode

return

Clear entered numeric value and exit Time Entry mode

Esc (Escape) key

Text Entry

Move down or up rows

Tab or Shift+ Tab

Move to beginning or end of edit contents

Up/Down Arrow keys or Home/End keys

Move single letters at a time across a name label

Left/Right Arrow keys

Select entire word

Double-click on word

Select entire line

Triple-click on a word in the line

Miscellaneous

Increase or decrease track height

cntrl+Up/Down Arrow keys

Set all tracks to selected record drive in Disk Allocation dialog

option-click on record drive

Bank display of tracks to top of Edit window

Shift-cntrl-click Track Name

Display Playlist selector (requires selection start or flash-ing insertion point match user time stamp of region)

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

Display and adjust the AFLIPFL Path fader while in AFLIPFL mode (Pro Tools HD only)

Command-click a Solo button

Close all open Plug-in, Send, Pan, and Mic Pre windows

Command+Option+W

Access Playback Engine dialog during Pro Tools launch

Hold down N key while launching Pro Tools

==Bypass repeat dialogs when multiple items are changed by single operation (such as Clear, Delete, Compact)== option-click "Proceed" button in dialog

Link Pro Tools and a video satellite (Pro Tools HD only)

Shift+option+L

Close all open Plug-in, Send, Pan, and Mic Pre windows

Command+option+W

Close active Mix or Edit window (if both are open) or active browser (if two for more browsers are open)

Command+F4

Quit Pro Tools

Command+Q, or option+F4

Rearrange Toolbars

Command-click and drag

Send all selected Tracks to Sibelius

option-Right--click

Keyboard Focus

Commands Keyboard Focus

Command+option+ I

Region List Keyboard Focus

Command+option+2

Group List Keyboard Focus

Command+option+3

Commands Keyboard Focus Mode

To use the following single key shortcuts, click the Commands Keyboard Focus button in the Edit or MIDI Editor window so that it remains lit. Or, use the cntrl key in combination with the single keys listed below except for Undo, Cut, Copy and Paste. For these functions, you must use the Command key in combination with the single keys listed.

Windows-to-Mac OS translation key

Zoom presets 1-5

1,2,3,4, or 5 (on QWERTY keyboard)

Play to/from edit start by pre/post-roll value

617 (on QWERTY keyboard)

Play to/from edit end by pre/post roll amount

8/9 (on QWERTY keyboard)

Copy Edit selection to Timeline selection

O (on QWERTY keyboard)

Copy Timeline selection to Edit selection (Pro Tools HD only)

0

Toggle pre-defined common Track Views (audio track = Waveform and Volume;MIDI track = Notes and Regions; Instrument tracks = Notes and Regions)

Minus (-) key (on QWERTY keyboard)

Capture Time Code

=

Center Timeline selection start

Q

Center Timeline selection end

W

Zoom Toggle

E

Zoom Out horizontally

R

Zoom In horizontally

T

Snap start (of selected region) to time code (Pro Tools HD only)

Y

Snap sync point (of selected region) to time code (Pro Tools HD only)

U

Snap end (of selected region) to time code (Pro Tools HD only)

I

Snap start (of selected region) to playhead

H

Snap sync point (of selected region) to playhead (Pro Tools lID only)

J

Snap end (of selected region) to playhead (Pro Tools HD only)

K

Move Edit selection up

P

Move Edit selection down

(Semi-Colon)

Tab back

L

Tab forward

' (Apostrophe)

Play Timeline Selection (Pro Tools HD only)

]

Play Edit Selection

[

Trim cntrl to insertion

A

Trim End to Insertion

S

Fade to cntrl (available info selection)

D

Fade (without showing Fades dialog)

F

Fade to End (available if no selection)

G

Undo

Z

Cut

X

Copy

C

Paste

V

Separate

B

Timeline Inscrtion follows Playback (enable/disable)

N

Nudge back by Nudge value; Nudge Timeline selection (Link Timeline and Edit Selection disabled) or Nudge region (Link Timeline and Edit Selection cnabled)

Comma (,)

Nudge forward by Nudge value; Nudge Timcline selection (Link Timeline and Edit Selection disabled) or Nudge region (Link Timeline and Edit Sclection enabled)

Period (.)

Nudge back by ncxt large Nudge value; Nudge Timeline selcction (Link Timeline and Edit Selection disabled) or Nudge region (Link Timeline and Edit Selection enabled)

M

Nudge forward by next larger Nudge value; Nudge Timeline selection (Link Timeline and Edit Selection disabled) or Nudge region (Link Timelinc and Edit Selection enabled)

/ (Forward Slash) (on QWERTY keyboard)

Scroll Wheel Commands

The following keyboard shortcuts apply to moving scrollbars on systems with a scroll wheel.

Windows-to-Mac OS translation key

Scroll horizontally

Shift+Scroll Wheel

Fine-tune scroll (Fine Adjust mode)

Command+Scroll Wheel

Zoom in/out of timeline

option+Scroll Wheel in timeline (press option again when done scrolling)

Zoom in/out of waveforms

option+Shift+Scroll Wheel in timeline

DigiBase Shortcuts

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

Windows-to-Mac OS translation key

DigiBase Browser and Window Keyboard Shortcuts

Open the Workspace browser

option+Semi-Colon

Open the Task Manager window

option+Apostrophe (')

Open or closes the Project browser

option+O

Bring all browsers to the foreground

option+J

Send all browsers to the back

option+Shift+ J

Cycle to previous/next browsers

Command+Left/Right Arrow keys

Zoom presets in the Edit window or View presets in DigiBase browsers

cntrl+ 1,2,3,4, or 5


DigiBase Auditioning Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows-to-Mac OS translation key

Browser Item: cntrl or stop auditioning from head or Audio Import dialog: cntrl or stop auditioning from head

Spacebar


Browser Item: cntrl or stop loop auditioning from head

option+Spacebar

cntrl or stop preview when browser is front-most window

Command+P

Stop preview when browser is front-most window

Escape

cntrl and stop Context Preview in the front-most browser during session playback

Press Esc or Command+P

Enable/disable Loop Preview mode

cntrl -click the Preview button

Enable/disable Auto-Preview mode

Command-click the Preview button

Import Audio dialog:

cntrl or stop auditioning option+P

DigiBase Mouse Click Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows-to-Mac OS translation key

Select contiguous items in a browser -or- Select a range of contiguous column headers

Shift-click


Select all of the files in a multichannel file in a browser

option-Shift-click I

Column Headers: Make a secondary sort order

or-Region List: Audition a file

or-Browser Find Bntton: Cancel a search, and closes the Search pane

or-Browser Close Box: Close all open browsers

option-click

Column Header: Access list of columns that can be shown or hid

cntrl-click (or Right-click) in any DigiBase column label

Browser Back Button: Open the navigation menu

or Browser Items: Select discontiguous items

or Column Headers: Select discontinuous column headers

or Browser Up Button: Open menu for navigating up several levels

or Browser View Preset Buttons: Store column order and width, and sort order

or Region List: Select a region without changing which region is highlighted in Timeline

Command-click

Browser Items: Open a new window and leaves the orig- Command-double-click

inal window open

DigiBase Drag and Drop Keyboard Shortcuts

Browser Item: From one folder to another folder on the same volume, create a copy of that item in the target location

option-drag and drop

Browser Media File to Region List or Timeline: Create a copy of the mcdia file in the session's Audio Files folder

Lookup 397

Browscr File: Import to Timeline and create a new track

Shift-drag and drop

Waveform Display: Set sync point and spot to Timeline

Command-drag and drop

Or Region List: Snap to head

cntrl-drag and drop

Or Browser Audio File, from Name or Icon: Snap to head

Or Browser Audio File, from Waveform Display: Spot to temporary sync point

Browser Audio File to Timeline: Snap to bead and copy the audio file to the session's Audio Files folder

cntrl-option-drag and drop

Region List: Snap to sync point

Or Browser Item: Snap to sync point

cntrl-Shift-drag and drop

Browser Item: Snap to sync point and copy the audio file to the session's Audio Files folder

cntrl-option-Shift-drag and drop

Region List: Snap to tail

cntrl-Command-drag and drop

Or Browser Item: Snap to tail

Browser Item: Snap to tail and copy the audio file to the session's Audio Files folder

cntrl-Command-A It drag and drop

Browser Item: Spot with variable cursor

cntrl-Command-Shift drag and drop

Browser Item: Spot with variable cursor and copy the audio file to the session's Audio Files folder

cntrl-Command-option-Shift-drag and drop

DigiBase Navigation Shortcuts

Selection up

Up Arrow key

Selection down

Down Arrow key

Scroll Page up

Page Up

Scroll Page down

Page Down

Scroll to top of browser

Home

Scroll to bottom of browser

End

Scroll to track Command-l-AIHF=

Up one browser level (same as Up Arrow icon)

Command+Up Arrow key

Open folder (same window)

Command+Down Arrow key

Open folder (new window)

Command+Option+Down Arrow key

Open Show/Hide icon

Right Arrow key

Close Show/Hide icon

Left Arrow kcy

Cycle to next or previous browser

Command+Left/Right Arrow keys

return/exit Name Edit field

return

Revert to original text

Escape (Esc) key

Open/close Search Pane Command+F

Move to next Search field

Tab

Move to previous Search field

Shift+Tab