… for Apple Final Cut Pro X

Tip #1660: A Highly Useful Keyboard Shortcut

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

This is a very handy trick to help navigate the timeline.

The Hand tool in the Tools menu.

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Here’s a very handy keyboard shortcut to help you move quickly around the Timeline.

You know that the Tools menu has an option for the Hand tool (Shortcut: H). Select it, and you can drag left or right to change your position in the timeline.

NOTE: This is the same as dragging the light gray bar at the bottom of the timeline, but easier to grab.

What you may not know is that if you press and HOLD the H key, you can drag to a new location, then, when you let go, Final Cut returns to the tool that was selected before you pressed H.

This is a very cool timesaver – especially for people like me who don’t edit using a Magic Trackpad.

Thanks and a tip of the hat to Francisco Carrasco, who reminded me of this tip.


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