General Interface Commands

Use the following keyboard shortcuts to control common functions in Final Cut Pro.

Keyboard shortcut
Function
CommandOCommand-O
Open a file.
CommandShiftNCommand-Shift-N
Create a new project.
CommandNCommand-N
Create a new sequence.
CommandSCommand-S
Save the project.
CommandOptionSCommand-Option-S
Save all projects.
CommandZCommand-Z
Undo the last command.
CommandShiftZCommand-Shift-Z
Redo the last command.
CommandACommand-A
Select all.
CommandShiftACommand-Shift-A
Deselect all.
CommandCCommand-C
Copy the selected item.
CommandXCommand-X
Cut the selected item (and paste it to the Clipboard).
ShiftVShift-V
Paste the cut or copied item as an insert edit.
CommandVCommand-V
Paste the cut or copied item as an overwrite edit.
OptionDOption-D
Duplicate the selected item.
ControlMControl-M
Print to video.
OptionQOption-Q
Open the User Preferences window.
Command1Command-1
Make the Viewer window active.
Command2Command-2
Make the Canvas window active.
Command3Command-3
Make the Timeline window active.
Command4Command-4
Make the Browser window active.
CommandShiftECommand-Shift-E
Open the selected item(s) in the Share window.
CommandECommand-E
Export the selected item as a QuickTime movie.

Layout Commands

Keyboard shortcut
Function
OptionJOption-J
Open the Button List window.
ControlUControl-U
Switch the window layout to the Standard layout.
ShiftUShift-U
Switch the window layout to Custom Layout 1.
OptionUOption-U
Switch the window layout to Custom Layout 2.
OptionHOption-H
Open the Keyboard Layout window.
Option4Option-4
Show the audio meters.
Option6Option-6
Open the Audio Mixer.
Option7Option-7
Open the Frame Viewer.
Option8Option-8
Open the QuickView tab.
Option9Option-9
Open the Video Scopes tab.
Option0Option-0
Open the Voice Over tool.

Tab Commands

Keyboard shortcut
Function
ControlWControl-W
Close the active tab.
OptionEnterOption-Enter
Open the selected bin in a new tab.
CommandShiftRightBraceCommand-Shift-Right Brace (})
Make the next tab active.
CommandShiftLeftBraceCommand-Shift-Left Brace ({)
Make the previous tab active.