Sound Forge Hot Keys

 

File Commands. 1

Data Window Management 1

Edit Commands. 2

ACID Loop Creation Tools. 2

View, Option, and Special Commands. 2

Cursor Movement 3

Selecting Data. 4

Navigation and Playback. 5

 

 

File Commands

Create a new data window

Control + N

Open a sound file into a new data window.

Control + O

Save modified sound data back to the file.

Control + S

Close the active data window.

Control + W

Exit Sound Forge.

Alt + F4

 

Data Window Management

Set input focus to the waveform display in the active window.

Alt + 0

Set input focus to the Regions List.

The following shortcut keys (Alt+1 through Alt+7) set input focus only. If the interface element is not visible, the shortcut key will display the element and bring it into focus, but will not hide the element if pressed again.

Alt + 1

Set input focus to the Playlist/Cutlist.

Alt + 2

Set input focus to the MIDI Keyboard window.

Alt + 3

Set focus to the Time Display window.

Alt + 4

Set focus to the Video Preview window.

Alt + 5

Set focus to the Play Meter window.

Alt + 6

Set input focus to the Undo/Redo History window.

Alt + 7

Restore the Sound Forge application window.

Alt + F5

Maximize the Sound Forge application window.

Alt + F10

Restore the active data window.

Control + F5

Go to the next data window.

Control + F6

Maximize the active data window.

Control + F10

Go to the previous data window.

Control +  Shift + F6

Tile the data windows vertically.

Shift + F4

Cascade the data windows.

Shift + F5

 

Edit Commands

Select all data in the active window.

Control + A

Copy the selected data onto the clipboard.

Control + C

Paste the clipboard contents into a new data window.

Control + E

Crossfade data from the clipboard with the active window.

Control + F

Preview Cut or Clear in the active window.

Control + K

Play to cursor with pre-roll.

Control + Shift + K

Mix data from the clipboard with the active window.

Control + M

Trim (crop) to the current selection.

Control + T

Toggle Undo buffer creation for the active window.

Control + U

Paste data from the clipboard into the active window.

Control + V

Move (cut) the selected data onto the clipboard.

Control + X

Repeat last process, effect or tool.

Control + Y

Undo the last action.

Control + Z

Redo the last undone action.

Control + Shift + Z

Clear (delete) the selected data; nothing will be placed on the clipboard.

Delete

 

ACID Loop Creation Tools

Shift current selection to the left by the length of the selection.

< (less than)

Shift current selection to the right by the length of the selection.

> (greater than)

Cut the current selection length in half.

; (Semicolon)

Double the current selection length.

' (apostrophe)

Rotate audio.

: 9colon)

 

View, Option, and Special Commands

Toggle current selection on and off.

S

Toggle Auto Snap to Zero on and off for the active data window.

Control + B

Maximize the width of the active data window.

Control + Enter

Show the Set Selection dialog.

Control + D

Show the Go To dialog.

Control + G

Show the Loop Tuner for the active data window.

Control + L

Record new data into a data window.

Control + R

Stop or cancel the current action (including playback).

Escape

Open the Sound Forge Help file.

F1

Make the menu bar active.

F10

Display a shortcut menu.

Shift + F10

Toggle playback scrolling on and off.

F6

Toggle smooth playback scrolling on and off.

Shift + F6

Toggle Drag and Drop Snapping on and off.

F8

Turn on MIDI Input Sync/Trigger.

F7

Turn on MIDI Output Sync.

Shift + F7

 

Cursor Movement

Move one pixel right.

Right Arrow

Move one pixel left.

Left Arrow

Go to the last sample visible in the waveform display.

End

Go to the first sample visible in the waveform display.

Home

Go to the last sample in the data window.

Control + End

Go to the first sample in the data window.

Control + Home

Move 10% of the current view prior to the cursor position.

Page Up

Move 10% of the current view past the cursor position.

Page Down

Move 100% of the current view prior to the cursor position.

Control + Page Up

Move 100% of the current view past the cursor position.

Control + Page Down

Move 10 pixels past the cursor position.

Go to the next region, loop or marker boundary (if regions, loops, or markers exist in the file).

Control + Right Arrow

Move 10 pixels prior to the cursor position.

Go to the previous region, loop or marker boundary (if regions, loops, or markers exist in the file).

Control + Left Arrow

Center the cursor in the waveform display.

\ (backslash) or . (period)

Go to the next sample.

Numpad plus

Go to the previous sample.

Numpad minus

Move 10 samples past the current cursor

Control + numpad plus

Move 10 samples prior to the current cursor.

Control + numpad minus

 

 

Selecting Data

Select from the cursor to the next screen pixel.

Shift + Right Arrow

Select from the cursor to the previous screen pixel.

Shift + Left Arrow

Select from the cursor to the last sample visible in the waveform display.

Shift + End

Select from the cursor to the first sample visible in the waveform display.

Shift + Home

Select from the cursor to the last sample in the data window.

Control + Shift + End

Select from the cursor to the first sample in the data window.

Control + Shift + Home

Select from the cursor to 10% of the current view prior to the cursor position.

Shift + Page Up

Select from the cursor to 10% of the current view past the cursor position.

Shift + Page Down

Select 100% of the current view prior to the cursor position.

Control + Shift + Page Up

Select 100% of the current view past the cursor position.

Control + Shift + Page Down

Select 10 pixels past the cursor position.

Select from the cursor to the next region, loop or marker boundary (if regions, loops, or markers exist in the file).

Control + Shift + Right Arrow

Select 10 pixels prior to the cursor position.

Select from the cursor to the previous region, loop or marker boundary (if regions, loops, or markers exist in the file).

Control+Shift+Left Arrow

Select from the cursor to the next sample.

This shortcut will not work in Windows 98 or Me unless Num Lock is turned off.

Shift + Numpad Plus

Select from the cursor to the previous sample.

This shortcut will not work in Windows 98 or Me unless Num Lock is turned off.

Shift + Numpad minus

Select 10 samples past the current cursor.

This shortcut will not work in Windows 98 or Me unless Num Lock is turned off.

Control + Shift + Numpad Plus

Select 10 samples prior to the current cursor.

This shortcut will not work in Windows 98 or Me unless Num Lock is turned off.

Control + Shift + Numpad Minus

Switch the selection to the left channel, right channel, or both channels.

Tab / Shift + Tab

 

Navigation and Playback

Save a view in cell <Number> where <Number> ranges from 1 to 8.

Control + <number>

Restore a view using cell <Number> where <Number> ranges from 1 to 8.

<number>

Increase time magnification (zoom in closer to data).

Up Arrow

Decrease time magnification (zoom out farther from data).

Down Arrow

Increase level magnification.

Shift + Up Arrow

Decrease level magnification.

Shift + Down Arrow

Zoom to selection if a selection exists; otherwise Zoom In Full.

Control + Up Arrow

Zoom Normal (zooms to default zoom ratio set in Preferences)

Control + Down Arrow

Pan data window up if zoomed in vertically.

Control + Shift + Up Arrow

Pan data window down if zoomed in vertically.

Control + Shift + Down Arrow

Switch cursor to opposite end of selection.

Control + Numpad 5

Set Mark In at the current cursor position.

[ (Left Bracket) or I

Set Mark Out at the current cursor position.

] (Right Bracket) or O

Place a marker at the current cursor position.

M

Play or Stop the contents of the data window in default mode.

Spacebar

Play All or Pause.

Shift + Spacebar

Switch play mode through Normal, Looped, and Play as Sample modes.

Control + Spacebar

Pause playback and leave the cursor at the current position.

Enter

Stop playback.

Escape

Preview cut (skip selection on playback with pre-roll).

Control + K

Play to cursor with pre-roll.

Control + Shift + K

 

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