Defining Key Sequences

You can define key sequences for a keyboard and for a MIDI controller.


If you want to define a key sequence for a MIDI controller, make sure that your MIDI controller is connected to your computer, and selected on the Remote Devices tab.

On a Mac, commands for the main menus must consist of a single key command.

When using multiple key stroke commands, make sure that the key commands do not interfere with each other. For example, when you have one shortcut Shift+L, M and define another to be Shift+L, this second shortcut has no effect.


  1. Select File > Preferences > Shortcuts.
  2. In the commands list, select the command for which you want to define a key sequence, and click Edit Shortcut, or double-click the Key Sequence column of the corresponding command.
  3. In the Shortcut Definitions dialog, click in the Key Stroke fields and press the buttons that you want to use as the key sequence.
  4. Click OK.


When you now press the keys/buttons specified in the dialog, the corresponding operation is performed. The key strokes must be executed one after the other.