Ableton Live 10 (Mac) keyboard shortcuts

Ableton Live 10 (Mac)

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- Shortcuts
Control + ⌘ Cmd + F

Toggle Full Screen Mode

⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + W

Toggle Second Window

⭾ Tab

Toggle Session/Arrangement View

↑   Shift + ⭾ Tab

Toggle Device/Clip View

or Control + F12
⌘ Cmd + ⌥ Option + L

Hide/Show Detail View

or Control + ↑   Shift + F12
Q

Toggle Hot-Swap Mode

D

Toggle Drum Rack/last-selected Pad

↑   Shift + ?

Hide/Show Info View

Control + ⌥ Option + V

Hide/Show Video Window

⌘ Cmd + ⌥ Option + B

Hide/Show Browser

⌘ Cmd + ⌥ Option + O

Hide/Show Overview

⌘ Cmd + ⌥ Option + I

Hide/Show In/Out

⌘ Cmd + ⌥ Option + S

Hide/Show Sends

⌘ Cmd + ⌥ Option + M

Hide/Show Mixer

⌘ Cmd + ,

Open the Preferences

Esc

Close Window/Dialog

  On Windows, menus can be accessed by pressing Alt and the underlined letter of the menu.
  Once a menu is open, arrow keys can be used to navigate between menu items. Enter to activate the selected menu item.
↑   Shift

Finer Resolution for Dragging

Del

Return to Default

0 - 9

Type in Value

.

Go to Next Field (Bar.beat.16th)

or ,
Esc

Abort Value Entry

⤶ Enter

Confirm Value Entry

  Note that editing shortcuts can also be used in the browser, in addition to shortcuts below.
↑  ↓

Scroll Down/Up

←  →

Close/Open Folders

⤶ Enter

Load Selected Item from Browser

↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter

Preview Selected File

⌘ Cmd + F

Search in Browser

Jump to Search Results

1

...to 7: Assign Color(s) to Selected Browser Item(s)

0

Reset Assigned Color(s) for Selected Browser Item

Space

Play from Start Marker/Stop

↑   Shift + Space

Continue Play from Stop Point

Space

Play Arrangement View Selection

Fn +

Move Insert Marker to Beginning

F9

Record

F10

Back to Arrangement

F1

… to F8: Activate/Deactivate Track 1..8

⌘ Cmd + X

Cut

⌘ Cmd + C

Copy

⌘ Cmd + V

Paste

⌘ Cmd + D

Duplicate

Del

Delete

⌘ Cmd + Z

Undo

⌘ Cmd + Y

Redo

⌘ Cmd + R

Rename

⌘ Cmd + A

Select All

⭾ Tab

Move from one track or scene to another while renaming

  By holding down an additional modifier key, some of the above commands can also be applied to:
↑   Shift

Clips and Slots Across all Tracks

↑   Shift

Time Across all Tracks

⌥ Option

The Selected Part of the Envelope

  The loop brace and start/end markers must first be selected before any of the following commands will apply to them.
↑   Shift + Mouse left click

Move Start Marker to Position

←  →

Nudge Loop Left/Right

↑  ↓

Move Loop By Loop Length

⌘ Cmd + ↑  ↓

Halve/Double Loop Length

⌘ Cmd + ←  →

Shorten/Lengthen Loop

⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + L

Select Material in Loop

⤶ Enter

Launch Selected Clip/Slot

← ↑ → ↓

Select Neighboring Clip/Slot

⌘ Cmd + A

Select all Clips/Slots

⌥ Option + Mouse left click + Mouse movement

Copy Clips

⌘ Cmd + E

Add/Remove Stop Button

⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + M

Insert MIDI clip

⌘ Cmd + I

Insert Scene

⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + I

Insert Captured Scene

⌘ Cmd + ↑  ↓

Move Nonadjacent Scenes Without Collapsing

⌘ Cmd

Drop Browser Clips as a Scene

0

Deactivate Selected Clip

  The shortcuts for zooming, snapping/drawing and loop/region settings works in the Arrangement View, too. See also the editing commands.
⌘ Cmd + E

Split Clip at Selection

⌘ Cmd + J

Consolidate Selection into Clip

⌘ Cmd + ⌥ Option + F

Create Fade/Crossfade

⌘ Cmd + L

Toggle Loop Selection

⌘ Cmd + I

Insert Silence

⌘ Cmd + ⌥ Option

Pan Left/Right of Selection

⌥ Option + Mouse left click

(click unfold button) Unfold all Tracks

⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + F

Scroll Display to Follow Playback

0

Deactivate Selection

←  →

Nudge Selection Left/Right

R

Reverse Audio Clip Selection

Z

Zoom to Arrangement Time Selection

↑   Shift + Z

Zoom Back from Arrangement Time Selection/Zoom Out Arrangement Completely

  See editing commands, too.
⌘ Cmd + T

Insert Audio Track

⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + T

Insert MIDI Track

⌘ Cmd + ⌥ Option + T

Insert Return Track

⌘ Cmd + R

Rename Selected Track

⭾ Tab

While Renaming, Go to next Track

⌘ Cmd + G

Group Selected Tracks

⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + G

Ungroup Tracks

+

Show Grouped Tracks

-

Hide Grouped Tracks

⌘ Cmd + ← ↑ → ↓

Move Nonadjacent Tracks Without Collapsing

⌘ Cmd + Mouse left click

Arm/Solo Multiple Tracks

⤶ Enter

Add Device from Browser

0

Deactivate Selected Track

  The shortcuts for zooming, snapping/drawing and loop/region settings also work in the Envelope Editor and Arrangement View. See also the editing commands.
A

Toggle Automation Mode

↑   Shift

Finer Resolution for Dragging

⌥ Option

Create Curved Automation Segment

⌘ Cmd + M

Toggle MIDI Map Mode

⌘ Cmd + K

Toggle Key Map Mode

M

Computer MIDI Keyboard

X

Adjust Computer MIDI Keyboard Octave Range Up/Down

or Y
C

Adjust Computer MIDI Keyboard Incoming Note Velocity Up/Down

or V
+

Zoom In

-

Zoom Out

↑   Shift

Drag/Click to Append to a Selection

↑   Shift

Click to Add Adjacent Clips/Tracks/Scenes to Multi-Selection

⌘ Cmd

Click to Add Nonadjacent Clips/Tracks/Scenes to a Multi-Selection

⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + K

Follow (Auto-Scroll)

⌘ Cmd + ⌥ Option

Pan Left/Right of Selection

  The shortcuts for zooming and loop/region settings also work in the Sample Display.
⌘ Cmd + U

Quantize

⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + U

Quantize Settings...

←  →

Move Selected Warp Marker

⌘ Cmd + ←  →

Select Warp Marker

⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + F

Scroll Display to Follow Playback

↑   Shift + ←  →

Move Clip Region with Start Marker

Z

Zoom to Clip Selection

↑   Shift + Z

Zoom Back from Clip Selection/Zoom Out Clip Completely

  The shortcuts for zooming, snapping/drawing and loop/region settings also work in the MIDI Editor.
⌘ Cmd + U

Quantize

⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + U

Quantize Settings...

Page Up / Down

Scroll Editor Vertically

Shift + Page Up / Down

Scroll Editor Horizontally

⌥ Option + Mouse left click + Mouse movement

Copy Notes

⌘ Cmd + Mouse left click + Mouse movement

Change Velocity From Note Editor

Fn +

Move Insert Marker to Beginning

End

Move Insert Marker to End

⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + F

Scroll Display to Follow Playback

↑   Shift + ←  →

Move Clip Region with Start Marker

Z

Zoom to Clip Selection

↑   Shift + Z

Zoom Back from Clip Selection/Zoom Out Clip Completely

B

Toggle Draw Mode

⌘ Cmd + 1

Narrow Grid

⌘ Cmd + 2

Widen Grid

⌘ Cmd + 3

Triplet Grid

⌘ Cmd + 4

Snap to Grid

⌘ Cmd + 5

Fixed/Zoom-Adaptive Grid

⌘ Cmd

Bypass Snapping While Dragging

⌘ Cmd + 6

Sixteenth-Note Quantization

⌘ Cmd + 7

Eighth-Note Quantization

⌘ Cmd + 8

Quarter-Note Quantization

⌘ Cmd + 9

1-Bar Quantization

⌘ Cmd + 0

Quantization Off

⌘ Cmd + N

New Live Set

⌘ Cmd + O

Open Live Set

⌘ Cmd + S

Save Live Set

⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + S

Save Live Set As...

⌘ Cmd + Q

Quit Live

⌘ Cmd + H

Hide Live

⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + R

Export Audio/Video

⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + E

Export MIDI file

⌘ Cmd + ⌥ Option + P

Show/Hide Plug-In Windows

⌘ Cmd

Open Second/Multiple Windows with Plug-In Edit Button

↑   Shift

Open Mac Keystroke Plug-In Window with Plug-In Edit Button

⌘ Cmd + G

Group/Ungroup Devices

⌥ Option + Mouse left click

(click device activator) Activate/Deactivate All Devices in Group

↑   Shift

Click to Append Devices to a Selected Device

⤶ Enter

Load Selected Device From Browser

  Source: Ableton manual

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Program information

Program name: Ableton Live 10 (Mac) (Productivity)

Ableton Live is a digital audio workstation for Windows and macOS. In contrast to many other software sequencers, Live is designed for live performances. It's also used for composing, mixing and mastering. Its first version was released in 2001.

Web page: https://www.ableton.com

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