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A non-exhaustive list of shortcuts (AKA Hotkeys). The Shortcut Manager can be used to customise most shortcuts/hotkeys.


Application wide shortcuts:

Cmd/Ctrl + . (period/fullstop)Open Quick Add window
Option/Alt + POpen the Project Settings window
Cmd/Ctrl + ZUndo.
Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + ZRedo.
BSet playback start frame
NSet playback end frame
VSelect Tool
TText Tool
AEdit Shape Tool
Shift + TSet position keyframe.
Cmd/Ctrl + Option/Alt + Move to next keyframe
Cmd/Ctrl + Option/Alt + ⬅︎Move to previous keyframe
; (semicolon)Play/Stop
QScrub frames by dragging left or right
Cmd/Ctrl + PParent
Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + PUn-parent
EscapeCancel Render
Cmd/Ctrl + Option/Alt + ULoad the selection into the Attribute Editor
=Nudge keyframe forward 1 frame
-Nudge keyframes backward 1 frame
+Nudge keyframe forward 5 frames
_ (underscore)Nudge keyframes backward 5 frames

Frame Stepping

The number of frames you step is controlled by the Playback Step setting in the Composition Settings. This is 1 by default. Using the shift modifier will multiply this number by 5.

Cmd/Ctrl + Move forward 1 frame.
Cmd/Ctrl + ⬅︎Move backward 1 frame
Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + Move forward 5 frames
Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + ⬅︎Move backward 5 frames

Time Editor

Return or F2Rename Layer.
[Set the start of the visibility bar range to current frame.
]Set the end of the visibility bar range to current frame.
Option/Alt + [Clip start of visibility bar to current frame.
Option/Alt + ]Clip end of visibility bar to current frame.