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List of Sound Forge Shortcuts
Published  07/17/2011 | Keyboard Shortcuts | Rating:
List of Sound Forge Shortcuts

View Commands

Set input focus to the waveform display
in the active data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Alt] + [0]
Show/set input focus to the Explorer window. . . . . . .[Alt] + [1]
Show/set input focus to the Regions List. . . . . . . . . . . .[Alt] + [2]
Show/set input focus to the Playlist/Cutlist window. .[Alt] + [3]
Show/set input focus to the Video
Preview window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Alt] + [4]
Show/set input focus to the Time
Display window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Alt] + [5]
Show/set input focus to Channel Meters window. . . .[Alt] + [6]
Show/set input focus to Undo/Redo History window. .[Alt] + [7]
Show/set input focus to Spectrum Analysis window. .[Alt] + [8]
Show/set input focus to the Plug-In Chainer window. [Alt] + [9]
Show/set input focus to Plug-In Manager window. . . .[Ctrl] + [Alt] +
[0]
Show/set input focus to MIDI Keyboard window. . . . .[Ctrl] + [Alt] +
[1]
Show/set input focus to the Script Editor window. . . .[Ctrl] + [Alt] +
[2]
Show/set input focus to Hardware Meters window. . .[Ctrl] + [Alt] +
[3]
Show/set input focus to the Loop Tuner window. . . . .[Ctrl] + [Alt] +
[4]
Tile the data windows vertically. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Shift] + [F4]
Restore the Sound Forge application window. . . . . . . .[Alt] + [F5]
Cascade the data windows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Shift] + [F5]
Restore the active data window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [F5]
Toggle playback scrolling on and off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[F6]
Toggle smooth playback scrolling on and off. . . . . . . .[Shift] + [F6]
Go to the next data window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [F6]
Go to the previous data window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [Shift]
+ [F6]
Maximize the active data window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [F10]
Maximize the Sound Forge application window. . . . .[Alt] + [F10]
Show/hide windows docked at the bottom of the
workspace. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[F11]
Show/hide windows docked at the sides of the
workspace. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Shift] + [F11]
Show/hide all docked windows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [F11]
Maximize the width of the active data window. . . . . .[Ctrl] + [Enter]
Insert/show/hide volume envelope. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[V]
Insert/remove volume envelope. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Shift] + [V]
Insert/show/hide pan envelope. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[P]
Insert/remove pan envelope. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Shift] + [P]

Edit Commands

Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Shortcut
Select the previous/next editing tool
(Edit tool, Magnify tool, Pencil tool). . . . . . . . . . . . .[D] / [Shift] + [D]
Select the Edit tool. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [D]
Select all data in the active window. . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [A]
Copy the selected data onto the clipboard. . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [C]
Paste the clipboard contents into a new
data window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [E]
Mix data from the clipboard with the active
window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [M]
Trim (crop) to the current selection. . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [T]
Paste data from the clipboard into the active
window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [V]
Move (cut) the selected data onto the clipboard. .[Ctrl] + [X]
Repeat last process, effect, or tool. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [Y]
Undo the last action. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [Z]
Redo the last undone action. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [Shift] + [Z]
Clear (delete) the selected data; nothing is
placed on the clipboard. Not.: If the Treat as
Cutlist command (available in the Special
menu, Playlist/ Cutlist submenu) is selected,
deleting a selection creates a region in the
Cutlist window, but does not remove the
selection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Delete]
Insert a command marker at the current
cursor position. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[C]
Insert a marker at the current cursor position. . .[M]
Toggle Auto Snap to Zero on and off. . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [B]
Insert/show/hide volume envelope. . . . . . . . . . . . . .[V]
Insert/remove volume envelope. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Shift] + [V]
Insert/show/hide pan envelope. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[P]
Insert/remove pan envelope. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Shift] + [P]
Create a ioop from the current selection. . . . . . . .[Alt] + [Shift] + [L]
Create a loop from the current selection
without displaying the Edit Sample dialog. . . . . . .[Alt] + [L]
Stop or cancel the current action (including
playback). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Esc]
Toggle drag-and-drop snapping on and off. . . . . . .[F8]

Movement

Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Shortcut
Move one pixel right/left. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Right Arrow] /
[Left Arrow]
Move one audio sample right/left. . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Right
Arrow] / [Ctrl] + [Alt]
+ [Left Arrow]
Previous/next video frame (video files) [Alt] + [Left Arrow] /
(only available if the data window [Alt] + [Right Arrow]
contains a video file)
Display the Go To dialog. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [G]
Go to the first sample visible in the
waveform display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Home]
Go to the last sample visible in the
waveform display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[End]
Go to the first sample in the data window. . . .[Ctrl] + [Home]
Go to the last sample in the data window. . . .[Ctrl] + [End]
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [Page Up]
Move 100% of the current view past the
cursor position. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [Page Down]
Go to end of file. If regions, loops, or
markers exist in the file, this keystroke
moves to the next region, loop, or
marker boundary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [Right Arrow]
Go to beginning of file. If regions, loops,
or markers exist in the file, this keystroke
moves to the previous region, loop, or
marker boundary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [Left Arrow]
Center the cursor in the waveform display. . .[.] or [\]
Go to the next sample. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[+] (keypad)
Go to the previous sample. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[-] (keypad)
Move 10 samples past the current cursor. . . . .[Ctrl] + [ + ] (keypad)
Move 10 samples prior to the current cursor. .[Ctrl] + [-] (keypad)

Selections

Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Shortcut
Show the Set Selection dialog. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [Shift] + [D]
Select from the cursor to the next/previous
screen pixel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Shift] + [Right Arrow]
/ [Shift] + [Left Arrow]
Select from the cursor to the next/previous
sample. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Shift] + [Ctrl] + [Alt]
+ [Right Arrow] /
[Shift] + [Ctrl] + [Alt]
+ [Left Arrow]
Select from the cursor to the next/previous
video frame. Note: This is only available if
the data window contains a video file. . . . . . .[Shift] + [Alt] + [Right
Arrow] / [Shift] + [Alt]
+ [Left Arrow]
Select from the cursor to the first sample
visible in the waveform display. . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Shift] + [Home]
Select from the cursor to the last sample
visible in the waveform display. . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Shift] + [End]
Select from the cursor to the first sample
in the data window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [Shift] + [Home]
Select from the cursor to the last sample
in the data window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [Shift] + [End]
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [Shift] +
[Page Up]
Select 100% of the current view past the
cursor position. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [Shift] +
[Page Down]
Select 10 pixels past the cursor position.
If regions, loops, or markers exist in the
file, this keystroke selects to the next
region, loop, or marker boundary. . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [Shift] + [-]
Select 10 pixels prior to the cursor position.
If regions loops, or markers exist in the file,
this keystroke selects to the previous region,
loop, or marker boundary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [Shift] + [Left
Arrow]
Select from the cursor to the next sample. . . .[Shift] + [ + ] (keypad)
Select from cursor to the previous sample. . . .[Shift] + [-] (keypad)
Select 10 samples past the current cursor. . . .[Ctrl] + [Shift] + [ + ]
(keypad)
Select 10 samples prior to the current cursor. [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [-]
(keypad)
Snap to time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[T]
Snap edge to time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Shift] + [T]
Snap to next zero crossing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Z]
Snap edge to next zero crossing. . . . . . . . . . . . .[Shift] + [Z]
Switch the selection through the channels
in a multichannel file. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Tab]/[Shift] + [Tab]
[Shift] current selection to the left by the
length of the selection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[<]
[Shift] current selection to the right by the
length of the selection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[>]
Cut the current selection length in half. . . . . .[;]
Double the current selection length. . . . . . . . .[‘]
Rotate audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[:]
Restore previous five time selections. . . . . . . . .[Backspace]
Toggle last selection/cursor position. . . . . . . . .[S] or [/]
Create a loop from the current selection. . . . .[Alt] + [Shift] + [L]
Create a loop from the current selection
without displaying the Edit Sample dialog. . .[Alt] + [L]

Navigation

Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Shortcut
Save a view in cell <Number> where
<Number> ranges from ito 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [Shift] +
<Number>
Restore a view using cell <Number> where
<Number> ranges from ito 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + <Number>
Move cursor to corresponding marker or
select corresponding region . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-9 keys (not keypad)
Increase time magnification (zoom in). . . . . . .[Up Arrow] or Mouse
Wheel Up
Decrease time magnification (zoom out). . . . .[Down Arrow] or
Mouse Wheel Down
Increase level magnification. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Shift] + [Up Arrow]
Decrease level magnification. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Shift] + [Down Arrow]
Zoom to selection if a selection exists;
otherwise Zoom In Full. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [Up Arrow]
Zoom normal (zooms to default zoom ratio
set in Preferences). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [Down Arrow]
Display custom zoom ratio 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[1] (keypad)
Display custom zoom ratio 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[2] (keypad)
Pan data window up if zoomed in vertically. .[Ctrl] + [Shift] + [Up
Arrow]
Pan data window down if zoomed in
vertically. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [Shift] +
[Down Arrow]
Switch cursor to opposite end of selection. . . .[5] (keypad)
Set Mark In at the current cursor position. . .[I]
Set Mark Out at the current cursor position. .[O]
Play or stop the contents of the data
window in default mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Space] or [F12]
Play all. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Shift] + [Space] or
[Shift] + [F12]
Play/Pause. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Enter] or [Ctrl] +
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[F12]
Switch play mode between Normal, Plug-In
Chainer, Play as Sample, and Play as Cutlist
playback modes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[X]
Pause playback and leave the cursor at the
current position. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Enter]
Stop or cancel the current action
(including playback). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Esc]
Toggle looped playback. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Q]
Seek cursor on playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[F]
Preview cut (skip selection on playback
with pre-roll). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [K]
Play to cursor with pre-roll. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [Shift] + [K]
Scrub playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[J], [K], or [L]
Toggle playback scrolling on and off. . . . . . . . .[F6]
Toggle smooth playback scrolling on and off. [Shift] + [F6]
Generate MIDI timecode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[F7]
Trigger from MIDI timecode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [F7]

Recording

Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Shortcut
Open Record dialog. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [R]
Start/stop recording. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Alt] + [R]
Play. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Alt] + [P]
Reset clip Indicators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Alt] + [T]
Stop recording or playback. . . . . . . . . . . . .[Esc]
Go to the start of the file. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Alt] + [Z]
Insert a marker while recording. . . . . . . . .[M]

Mouse Wheel Shortcuts

Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Shortcut
Zoom in horizontally. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wheel Up
Zoom out horizontally. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wheel Down
Zoom in vertically. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + Wheel Up
Zoom out vertically. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + Wheel Down
Scroll left (in 10ths of screen width). . . . .[Shift] + Wheel Up
Scroll right (in 10ths of screen width). . . .[Shift] + Wheel Down
Cursor left or current selection point
left (if there is a selection) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [Shift] + Wheel Up
Cursor right or current selection point
right (if there is a selection) . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [Shift] + Wheel
Down

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