7.2 Key Mappings

7.2.1 General

Key

Action

Notes

F6

Show Beat+Bassline Editor

F7

Show Piano Roll Editor

F8

Show Song Editor

F9

Show Automation Editor

F10

Show Project Notes

F11

Show Controller Rack

Ctrl+N

Create a new project

Will ask to save existing project if any changes have been made

Ctrl+O

Open an existing project

Will ask to save existing project if any changes have been made

Ctrl+S

Save current project

Ctrl+Shift+S

Save current project under a new name

Ctrl+E

Export current project

Ctrl+Q

Quit LMMS

Will ask to save existing project if any changes have been made

Ctrl+Z

Undo

Ctrl+Y

Redo

Page Up

Scrolls page up

Works with windows with a scroll bar

Page Down

Works with windows with a scroll bar

7.2.2 Instrument Plugins

Key

Action

Notes

Shift+drag on control

Copies the value of the clicked control and pastes it on the released knob

Applies only to standard twist-knobs

Ctrl+drag on control

Enables you to connect automation, LFOs or other knobs. When you change linked knobs all knobs will change

7.2.3 All Editors with a Timeline

I.e. the Beat+Bassline Editor, Piano Roll Editor, Song Editor and Automation Editor.

Key

Action

Notes

Home

Move playback position to beginning

Left-click on timeline

Move playback position to that time

Works during playback as well as when stopped

Shift+right-click / Middle click on timeline

Move loop start point to that time

If you click after the loop end point, it will move the loop start point to the loop end point and the loop end point to where you just clicked. In other words, it places the loop point where you clicked, but loops always go forward in time. Locked to the nearest bar position.

Shift+Ctrl+right-click / Ctrl+middle-click on timeline

Move loop start point to that time exactly

Same loop behavior as above. Ignores bar locking.

Right-click on timeline

Move loop end point to that time

If you clicked before the loop start point, it will move the loop end point to the loop start point and the loop start point to where you just clicked. In other words, it places the loop point where you clicked, but loops always go forward in time. Locked to the nearest bar position.

Ctrl+right-click on timeline

Move loop end point to that time exactly

Same loop direction behavior as above. Ignores bar locking.

7.2.4 Beat+Bassline Editor

Key

Action

Notes

Right-click on pattern

Show context menu for editing patterns

+

Move to next the pattern

-

Move to the previous pattern

Space

Start/pause playback of this pattern

Sometimes you have to make sure that you've selected a play point in the BB Editor or it will start playback on the Song Editor

7.2.5 Piano Roll Editor

Key

Action

Notes

Mouse wheel up/down

Move up/down in the Song Editor view (higher/lower pitches shown)

Shift+mouse wheel up/down

Move left/right in the Song Editor view (earlier/later times)

Alternatively use horizontal mouse wheel

Ctrl+mouse wheel up/down

Zoom in/out horizontally

Ctrl+C

Copy selected notes

Ctrl+V

Paste selected notes

Ctrl+X

Cut selected notes

Ctrl+A

Select all notes

Shift+D

Select draw tool

Shift+E

Select erase tool

Shift+S

Select selector tool

Shift+T

Select detuning tool

Delete

Delete selected notes

Home

Move playback point to start of automation

Space

Start/stop playback

Ctrl

Temporarily use the select tool

When held down

Alt

Disable quantization

When held down

Ctrl+Shift

Keep old selection while selecting new notes

When held down

Shift+drag selection

Copy selection and move those notes

Arrow keys

Scroll

Ctrl+Up

Move selected notes up an octave

Ctrl+Down

Move selected notes down an octave

Shift+Left

Move selected notes left

Shift+Right

Move selected notes right

Ctrl+Left

Move time ticker left

Ctrl+Right

Move time ticker right

Num pad

Change quantization

7.2.6 Song Editor

Key

Action

Notes

Right-click on segment

Show context menu for segment editing

Inconsistent with Piano Roll Editor

Middle-click on segment

Delete segment

Inconsistent with Piano Roll Editor

Ctrl+drag on segment

Copy segment

  • Ctrl must be re-pressed each time you want to copy

  • Can drag to new track (vertically) as well as new time (horizontally)

  • Dropping onto an existing segment replaces that segment

Drag on segment+Ctrl

Don't lock segment to bar start during move

  • If Ctrl is pressed before drag starts, see above entry

  • If you want to re-align the segment to guaranteed bar start, just move it again without holding down Ctrl

Shift+drag on empty part of track

Resize track

Clicking on a segment when you start the Shift+drag won't do anything

Ctrl+drag on "grip" section of track

Copy entire track

Mouse wheel up/down

Move up/down in the Song Editor view

Shift+mouse wheel up/down

Move left/right in the Song Editor view (earlier/later times)

Ctrl+mouse wheel up/down

Zoom in/out horizontally

Shift+Insert

Insert bar immediately after current play point

Shift+Delete

Delete bar immediately after current play point

Left/Right

Move play point earlier/later

Does not move current view window

Space

Start/pause playback

Home

Move play point to start of song

Does not move current view window

7.2.7 Automation Editor

Key

Action

Shift+left-click

Draw a straight line between this point and the previously clicked point

Mouse wheel up/down

Move view up/down

Shift+mouse wheel up/down

Move view left/right

Ctrl+mouse wheel up/down

Zoom in/out horizontally, i.e. show more/less time

Up/Down

Move the window up/down

Left/Right

Move the playback position left/right

Ctrl+X

Cut selected values

Ctrl+C

Copy selected values

Ctrl+V

Paste previously selected values

Ctrl+A

Select all values

Shift+D

Select draw tool

Shift+E

Select erase tool

Shift+S

Select selector tool

Shift+M

Select selection movement tool

Delete

Delete selected values

Space

Start/stop playback

Home

Move playback point to the first bar in song

7.2.8 Project Notes

Key

Action

Ctrl+Z

Undo last edit

Ctrl+X

Cut selected text

Ctrl+C

Copy selected text

Ctrl+V

Paste selected text

Ctrl+B

Toggle bold text on/off

Ctrl+I

Toggle italic text on/off

Ctrl+L

Left justify text

Ctrl+E

Center text

Ctrl+R

Right justify text

Ctrl+J

Justify text to both margins

7.2.9 File Browser (in Side Bar)

Key

Action

F5

Refresh file listing

7.2.10 Other

Key

Action

Notes

Ctrl+click while rubber-band active

Invert selection

Shift+click on selection

Add/remove an object from selection

Ctrl+middle-click

Mute segment

Watch out for below!

Middle-click

Delete segment