Logic Pro X: Browse, import, and save keyboard shortcuts

Browse, import, and save keyboard shortcuts

You can browse or search for keyboard shortcuts in the Key Commands window.

Figure. Searching for a keyboard shortcut.

You can also switch between key command sets, or import and export them. This is useful if you need to work temporarily on another user’s Logic Pro system, because you can use your personal keyboard shortcuts without altering the settings of the other system.

Browse keyboard shortcuts

Do one of the following:

  • Click the disclosure triangle beside a key command group to show its contents.

  • Click the Actions pop-up menu and choose Expand All to show the contents of all key command groups.

    When you expand key command groups, your keyboard shortcut selection may no longer be visible. You can quickly return to the selected keyboard shortcut by choosing Options > Scroll to Selection.

  • Click one of the filter buttons to restrict the list of keyboard shortcuts to the following:

    • All: Show all keyboard shortcuts.

    • Used: Show only assigned keyboard shortcuts.

    • Key: Show only keyboard shortcuts assigned to the keyboard.

    • Touch Bar: Show only keyboard shortcuts assigned to the Touch Bar.

    • Unused: Show only unassigned keyboard shortcuts.

    • Customized: Show only user customized keyboard shortcuts.

    • Multi-Used: Show only keyboard shortcuts used in multiple windows.

    • Conflicts: Show only keyboard shortcuts that conflict with other keyboard shortcuts.

    • Modifiers: Show only keyboard shortucts that use modifier keys.

Search for a keyboard shortcut

  • Enter a search term in the search field.

You can click the small “x” at the right side of the search field to clear the search term. Click the magnifying glass icon at the left side of the search field to choose a search term from the pop-up menu.

Choose a key command set

Do one of the following:

  • Choose Logic Pro > Key Commands > Presets.

  • Click the Actions pop-up menu and choose Presets in the Key Commands window.

The default key command sets, along with key command sets saved in the ~/Library/Application Support/Logic/Key Commands folder are displayed, allowing you to quickly switch between key command sets.

Import a key command set

  • Click the Actions pop-up menu and choose Import Key Commands in the Key Commands window.

    You can import key command sets from any folder location using the dialog that appears.

Save a key command set

  • Click the Actions pop-up menu and choose Export Key Commands.

You can save the current keyboard shortcut assignments to any location using the dialog that appears. You should do this whenever you make changes to your personal key command set. The default location is ~/Music/Audio Music Apps/Key Commands.

Published Date: Aug 9, 2018
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