All keyboard shortcuts

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On macOS, make the following substitutions:

  • Replace Ctrl with Cmd (or )
  • Replace Alt with Option (or )
  • Replace Home with Fn+Left
  • Replace End with Fn+Right
  • Replace PgUp with Fn+Up
  • Replace PgDn with Fn+Down
  • Add Fn with function keys

Keyboard Map

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QWERTY keyboard shortcut map image

Action Windows/Linux macOS
Zoom in Ctrl+= Cmd+=
Zoom out Ctrl+- Cmd+-
Zoom to 100% Ctrl+0 Cmd+0
Go to first element in score Ctrl+Home Cmd+Fn+Left
Go to last element in score Ctrl+End Cmd+Fn+Right
Jump to next screen PgUp Fn+Up
Jump to previous screen PgDn Fn+Down
Jump to top of first page Home Fn+Left
Jump to bottom of last page End Fn+Right
Jump to next page Ctrl+PgUp Cmd+Fn+Up
Jump to previous page Ctrl+PgDn Cmd+Fn+Down
Find / Go to Ctrl+F Cmd+F
Accessibility: get location Shift+L Shift+L
Show/hide timeline F12 Fn+F12

Score navigation

Action Windows/Linux macOS
Select next chord Right Right
Select previous chord Left Left
Go to next measure Ctrl+Right Cmd+Right
Go to previous measure Ctrl+Left Cmd+Left
Select next element in score Alt+Right Option+Right
Select previous element in score Alt+Left Option+Left
Select next in-staff element Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Right Cmd+Option+Shift+Right
Select previous in-staff element Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Left Cmd+Option+Shift+Left
Select note/rest above Alt+Up Option+Up
Select note/rest below Alt+Down Option+Down
Select top note in chord Ctrl+Alt+Up Cmd+Option+Up
Select bottom note in chord Ctrl+Alt+Down Cmd+Option+Down

Note input


Action Windows/Linux macOS
Note input: toggle note input mode N N
Note input: toggle 're-pitch existing notes' mode Ctrl+Shift+I Cmd+Shift+I
Note input: toggle 'insert' mode Ctrl+I Cmd+I
Show/hide piano keyboard P P
Use voice 1 Ctrl+Alt+1 Cmd+Option+1
Use voice 2 Ctrl+Alt+2 Cmd+Option+2
Use voice 3 Ctrl+Alt+3 Cmd+Option+3
Use voice 4 Ctrl+Alt+4 Cmd+Option+4


Action Windows/Linux macOS
Set duration 19 19
Set duration: 64th note 1 1
Set duration: 32nd note 2 2
Set duration: 16th note 3 3
Set duration: 8th note 4 4
Set duration: quarter note 5 5
Set duration: half note 6 6
Set duration: whole note 7 7
Set duration: double whole note 8 8
Set duration: longa 9 9
Toggle duration dot . .
Enter tuplet Ctrl+2Ctrl+9 Cmd+2Cmd+9
Enter tuplet: duplet Ctrl+2 Cmd+2
Enter tuplet: triplet Ctrl+3 Cmd+3
Enter tuplet: quadruplet Ctrl+4 Cmd+4
Enter tuplet: quintuplet Ctrl+5 Cmd+5
Enter tuplet: sextuplet Ctrl+6 Cmd+6
Enter tuplet: septuplet Ctrl+7 Cmd+7
Enter tuplet: octuplet Ctrl+8 Cmd+8
Enter tuplet: nonuplet Ctrl+9 Cmd+9
Add tied note T T
Halve selected duration Q Q
Double selected duration W W
Halve selected duration (includes dotted values) Shift+Q Shift+Q
Double select duration (includes dotted values) Shift+W Shift+W
Insert full measure rest Ctrl+Shift+Del Cmd+Shift+Del


Action Windows/Linux macOS
Enter note AG AG
Enter note A A A
Enter note B B B
Enter note C C C
Enter note D D D
Enter note E E E
Enter note F F F
Enter note G G G
Add note to chord Shift+AShift+G Shift+AShift+G
Add note A to chord Shift+A Shift+A
Add note B to chord Shift+B Shift+B
Add note C to chord Shift+C Shift+C
Add note D to chord Shift+D Shift+D
Add note E to chord Shift+E Shift+E
Add note F to chord Shift+F Shift+F
Add note G to chord Shift+G Shift+G
Enter interval Alt+1Alt+9 Option+1Option+9
Enter interval: unison Alt+1 Option+1
Enter interval: second above Alt+2 Option+2
Enter interval: third above Alt+3 Option+3
Enter interval: fourth above Alt+4 Option+4
Enter interval: fifth above Alt+5 Option+5
Enter interval: sixth above Alt+6 Option+6
Enter interval: seventh above Alt+7 Option+7
Enter interval: octave above Alt+8 Option+8
Enter interval: ninth above Alt+9 Option+9
Toggle accidental: flat - -
Toggle accidental: natural = =
Toggle accidental: sharp + +
Enter rest 0 0
Add grace note: acciaccatura / /


Action Windows/Linux macOS
Set duration (TAB) Shift+0Shift+9 Shift+0Shift+9
Set duration: 128th note (TAB) Shift+0 Shift+0
Set duration: 64th note (TAB) Shift+1 Shift+1
Set duration: 32nd note (TAB) Shift+2 Shift+2
Set duration: 16th note (TAB) Shift+3 Shift+3
Set duration: 8th note (TAB) Shift+4 Shift+4
Set duration: quarter note (TAB) Shift+5 Shift+5
Set duration: half note (TAB) Shift+6 Shift+6
Set duration: whole note (TAB) Shift+7 Shift+7
Enter TAB: fret 09 09
Enter TAB: fret AK AK
Enter TAB: fret 0 0 0
Enter TAB: fret 1 1 1
Enter TAB: fret 2 2 2
Enter TAB: fret 3 3 3
Enter TAB: fret 4 4 4
Enter TAB: fret 5 5 5
Enter TAB: fret 6 6 6
Enter TAB: fret 7 7 7
Enter TAB: fret 8 8 8
Enter TAB: fret 9 9 9
Enter TAB: fret 0 A A
Enter TAB: fret 1 B B
Enter TAB: fret 2 C C
Enter TAB: fret 3 D D
Enter TAB: fret 4 E E
Enter TAB: fret 5 F F
Enter TAB: fret 6 G G
Enter TAB: fret 7 H H
Enter TAB: fret 8 J J
Enter TAB: fret 9 K K
Go to string above (TAB) Up Up
Go to string below (TAB) Down Down
Toggle ghost note Shift+X Shift+X


Action Windows/Linux macOS
Select all Ctrl+A Cmd+A
Add to selection: previous note/rest Shift+Left Shift+Left
Add to selection: next note/rest Shift+Right Shift+Right
Add to selection: staff above Shift+Up Shift+Up
Add to selection: staff below Shift+Down Shift+Down
Select to beginning of measure Ctrl+Shift+Left Cmd+Shift+Left
Select to end of measure Ctrl+Shift+Right Cmd+Shift+Right
Select to beginning of line Shift+Home Shift+Fn+Left
Select to end of line Shift+End Shift+Fn+Right
Select to beginning of score Ctrl+Shift+Home Cmd+Shift+Fn+Left
Select to end of score Ctrl+Shift+End Cmd+Shift+Fn+Right



Action Windows/Linux macOS
Escape Esc Esc
Undo Ctrl+Z Cmd+Z
Redo Ctrl+Shift+Z Cmd+Shift+Z
Copy Ctrl+C Cmd+C
Cut Ctrl+X Cmd+X
Paste Ctrl+V Cmd+V
Copy/paste: swap with clipboard Ctrl+Shift+X Cmd+Shift+X
Repeat selection R R
Insert one measure before selection Ins Ins
Insert measures before selection Ctrl+Ins Cmd+Ins
Insert one measure at end of score Ctrl+B Cmd+B
Insert measures at end of score Alt+Shift+B Option+Shift+B
Delete Del Del
Delete selected measures Ctrl+Del Cmd+Del
Show/hide properties F8 Fn+F8
Edit element F2 Fn+F2
Move chord/rest left Shift+Left Shift+Left
Move chord/rest right Shift+Right Shift+Right


Action Windows/Linux macOS
Set duration 19 19
Enter tuplet Ctrl+2Ctrl+9 Cmd+2Cmd+9
Add tied note T T
Halve selected duration Q Q
Double select duration W W
Halve selected duration (includes dotted values) Shift+Q Shift+Q
Double selected duration (includes dotted values) Shift+W Shift+W
Paste half duration Ctrl+Shift+Q Cmd+Shift+Q
Paste double duration Ctrl+Shift+W Cmd+Shift+W
Insert full measure rest Ctrl+Shift+Del Cmd+Shift+Del


Action Windows/Linux macOS
Toggle accidental: flat - -
Toggle accidental: natural = =
Toggle accidental: sharp + +
Move pitch/selection up Up Up
Move pitch/selection down Down Down
Move pitch up an octave Ctrl+Up Cmd+Up
Move pitch down an octave Ctrl+Down Cmd+Down
Move pitch up diatonically Alt+Shift+Up Option+Shift+Up
Move pitch down diatonically Alt+Shift+Down Option+Shift+Down
Change enharmonic spelling (concert and written pitch) J J
Change enharmonic spelling (current pitch only) Ctrl+J Cmd+J
Move note to higher string (TAB) Ctrl+Up Cmd+Up
Move note to lower string (TAB) Ctrl+Down Cmd+Down
Toggle ghost note (TAB) Shift+X Shift+X


Action Windows/Linux macOS
Flip direction X X
Mirror notehead Shift+X Shift+X
Use voice 1 Ctrl+Alt+1 Cmd+Option+1
Use voice 2 Ctrl+Alt+2 Cmd+Option+2
Use voice 3 Ctrl+Alt+3 Cmd+Option+3
Use voice 4 Ctrl+Alt+4 Cmd+Option+4
Move selected note/rest to staff above Ctrl+Shift+Up Cmd+Shift+Up
Move selected note/rest to staff below Ctrl+Shift+Down Cmd+Shift+Down
Toggle multimeasure rest M M

Manual adjustment

Action Windows/Linux macOS
Move text left Left Left
Move text right Right Right
Move text left quickly Ctrl+Left Cmd+Left
Move text right quickly Ctrl+Right Cmd+Right
Move selection up Up Up
Move selection down Down Down
Move selection up quickly Ctrl+Up Cmd+Up
Move selection down quickly Ctrl+Down Cmd+Down



Action Windows/Linux macOS
Add text: staff text Ctrl+T Cmd+T
Add text: expression text Ctrl+E Cmd+E
Add text: system text Ctrl+Shift+T Cmd+Shift+T
Add text: tempo marking Alt+Shift+T Option+Shift+T
Add text: rehearsal mark Ctrl+M Cmd+M
Insert special characters Shift+F2 Shift+Fn+F2


Action Windows/Linux macOS
Format text: bold face Ctrl+B Cmd+B
Format text: italic Ctrl+I Cmd+I
Format text: underline Ctrl+U Cmd+U
Insert flat Ctrl+Shift+B Cmd+Shift+B
Insert natural Ctrl+Shift+H Cmd+Shift+H
Insert sharp Ctrl+Shift+# Cmd+Shift+#
Insert dynamics p Ctrl+Shift+P Cmd+Shift+P
Insert dynamics m Ctrl+Shift+M Cmd+Shift+M
Insert dynamics f Ctrl+Shift+F Cmd+Shift+F
Insert dynamics n Ctrl+Shift+N Cmd+Shift+N
Insert dynamics r Ctrl+Shift+R Cmd+Shift+R
Insert dynamics s Ctrl+Shift+S Cmd+Shift+S
Insert dynamics z Ctrl+Shift+Z Cmd+Shift+Z


Action Windows/Linux macOS
Add text: lyrics Ctrl+L Cmd+L
Go to next syllable Space Space
Go to previous syllable Shift+Space Shift+Space
Lyrics: enter hyphen - -
Lyrics: enter melisma _ _
Add lyric verse Return Return
Go to next lyric verse Down Down
Go to previous lyric verse Up Up

Chord symbols, Roman numeral analysis, Nashville numbers, figured bass

Action Windows/Linux macOS
Add text: chord symbol Ctrl+K Cmd+K
Add text: figured bass Ctrl+G Cmd+G
Next text element Space Space
Previous text element Shift+Space Shift+Space
Advance cursor: next beat ; ;
Advance cursor: previous beat Shift+; Shift+;
Advance cursor: duration Ctrl+1Ctrl+9 Cmd+1Cmd+9

Other score elements

Action Windows/Linux macOS
Show/hide palettes F9 Fn+F9
Search palettes Ctrl+F9 Cmd+Fn+F9
Open master palette Shift+F9 Shift+Fn+F9
Add slur S S
Add articulation: accent Shift+V Shift+V
Add articulation: marcato Shift+O Shift+O
Add articulation: staccato Shift+S Shift+S
Add articulation: tenuto Shift+N Shift+N
Add hairpin: crescendo < <
Add hairpin: decrescendo > >
Add parentheses to element ( (

Score setup and formatting

Action Windows/Linux macOS
Add/remove instruments I I
Open instruments dialog F7 Fn+F7
Toggle visibility of elements V V
Decrease layout stretch { {
Increase layout stretch } }
Add/remove system break Return Return
Add/remove page break Ctrl+Return Cmd+Return
Reset shapes and positions Ctrl+R Cmd+R

File Operations

Action Windows/Linux macOS
New Ctrl+N Cmd+N
Open Ctrl+O Cmd+O
Close Ctrl+W Cmd+W
Save Ctrl+S Cmd+S
Save as Ctrl+Shift+S Cmd+Shift+S
Print Ctrl+P Cmd+P
Quit Ctrl+Q Cmd+Q

User interface


Action Windows/Linux macOS
Play Space Space
Show/hide mixer F10 Fn+F10


Action Windows/Linux macOS
Next UI group Tab Tab
Previous UI group Shift+Tab Shift+Tab
Next UI pane/window F6 Fn+F6
Previous UI pane/window Shift+F6 Shift+Fn+F6


Action Windows/Linux macOS
Multiinstances Ctrl+F3 Cmd+Fn+F3
Full screen F11 Fn+F11