Tip #119: Move Around in Final Cut – Hands-Free!

… for Apple Final Cut Pro X

Tip #119: Move Around in Final Cut – Hands-Free!

Larry Jordan – https://LarryJordan.com

There are better ways to get around than the Hand tool

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The Hand tool (shortcut: H) allows you to move around the Timeline with just a click and drag.

However, if you have a trackpad or a mouse with a scroll wheel, you can move around simply by scrolling.

NOTE: If you have a scroll wheel that only moves vertically, press the SHIFT key to scroll from side to side.

You can also very quickly move horizontally by dragging the light gray handle at the very bottom of the timeline. (This handle only shows up if you are zoomed into the timeline.)

Finally, if you want to see your entire timeline at once, type Shift + Z.

For all these reasons, I can’t think of the last time I actually used the Hand tool.

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