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

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