Key Commands page in the Preferences dialog

The Key Commands page in the Preferences dialog allows you to view all the functions to which you can assign key commands, change existing key commands, and assign new key commands to functions that have no key command assigned by default.

Assigning your own key commands can be helpful for items or actions that you find yourself performing regularly, such as setting specific rhythmic grid resolutions or exporting all layouts to PDF.

  • You can find the Key Commands page by opening the Preferences dialog, then clicking Key Commands in the category list.

Key Commands page in Preferences

The Key Commands page comprises the following:

  1. Search field

    Allows you to search for functions to view, change, or add key commands. Because there are multiple levels of disclosure arrows before you reach many functions, this is often the quickest way to find what you are looking for.

  2. Functions list

    Displays the functions that can be assigned key commands. The list can be filtered using the Search field. Disclosure arrows beside options indicate that further options are available when the option is expanded.

    Hovering over functions shows a tool tip, which is helpful for some functions with particularly long names.

  3. Key Commands section

    Displays any existing key commands set in the current keyboard language for the function selected in the list of assigned key commands, and allows you to assign new key commands.

    • Keyboard language: Allows you to change the keyboard language used for key commands.

    • Add Key Command: Adds the key command you pressed to the selected function.

      • You can assign multiple key commands to the same function.

      • If you enter a key command that is already assigned to another function, a warning is shown.

    • Remove Key Command: Removes the selected key command from the selected function.

    • Print Summary: Directs you to an offline page in a web browser that displays your key commands on an interactive keyboard.

    • Reset Key Commands: Resets all of your key commands to their defaults.

  4. MIDI Learn section

    Allows you to assign MIDI controllers, notes, and combinations of notes to control functions.

    • MIDI Learn : Prepares Dorico Pro to receive the MIDI input data that you want to save as a command.

    • Add MIDI Command: Adds the MIDI controllers or notes you changed or pressed to the selected function.

    • Remove MIDI Command: Removes the MIDI command from the selected function.

  5. Jump Bar Alias section

    Allows you to assign aliases that you can enter into the jump bar to perform the corresponding function.

    • Alias field: Allows you to enter a jump bar alias for the selected function.

    • Add Alias: Adds the characters you entered as the jump bar alias for the selected function.

    • Remove Alias: Removes the existing jump bar alias from the selected function.