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iMovie: The Missing Manual by Aaron Miller, David Pogue

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Appendix C. Master Keyboard Shortcut List

As you know, iMovie was conceived with a single goal in mind: speed, baby, speed. And part of gaining speed is mastering keyboard shortcuts, so you don’t waste time puttering around in the menus. So here it is, by popular, frustrated demand: the master list of every secret (or not-so-secret) keystroke in iMovie for the Mac. Clip and post it to your monitor (unless, of course, you got this book from the library).

Tip

There are also a million shortcut menus—the contextual menus that appear when you Control-click (or right-click) almost anything on the screen. Most of the time, the commands you find there just duplicate what’s in the menus. Learning the keyboard shortcut is still faster.

Panes, Panels, and Windows

Go to Library View (where you edit video)

1

Go to iMovie Theater

2

Show/Hide adjustments bar

3

Show/Hide Libraries list

Shift-⌘-1

Show Transitions browser

⌘-1

Show Titles browser

⌘-2

Show Maps & Backgrounds browser

⌘-3

Show iTunes library

⌘-4

Show Sound Effects browser

⌘-5

Show GarageBand browser

⌘-6

Open Precision Editor

⌘-/

Open Clip Trimmer window

⌘-R

Show/Hide Voiceover window

V

iMovie Preferences window

⌘-, (comma key)

Movie Properties

⌘-J

Import Window

⌘-I

Speed Editor

⌘-R

Minimize iMovie

⌘-M

Event Browser and Storyboard

Scroll to top/bottom

Home/End

Scroll up/down

Page Up/Page Down

Show skimmer info

Control-Y

Movie Properties

⌘-J

iMovie Help

Shift-⌘-?

New project

⌘-N

New trailer

Shift-⌘-N

New event

Option-N

Reveal in event

Shift-F

Reveal in Finder

Shift-⌘-R

Move to trash

⌘-Delete

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