Shortcuts Ableton Live for Windows

Ableton Live is a computer program from Ableton for musicians, used for both studio work and live play. The program has two modes: "Arrangement View" and "Session View". In the “Arrangement” mode, the composition is created by arranging musical fragments on the timeline.

Showing and Hiding Results

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
F11 Toggle Full Screen Mode
Ctrl+Shift+W Toggle Second Window
Tab Toggle Session/ArrangementView
Shift+Tab/F12 Toggle Device/Clip View
Ctrl+Alt+L/Shift+F12 Hide/Show Detail View
Q Toggle Hot-Swap Mode
D Toggle DrumRack/last-selected Pad
Shift+? Hide/Show Info View
Ctrl+Alt+B Hide/Show Browser
Ctrl+Alt+O Hide/Show Overview
Ctrl+Alt+I Hide/Show In/Out
Ctrl+Alt+S Hide/Show Sends
Ctrl+Alt+M Hide/Show Mixer
Ctrl+, Open the Preferences
Esc Close Window/Dialog

Adjusting Values

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Arrow Up/Arrow Down Decrement/Increment
Ctrl Finer Resolution for Dragging
Delete Return to Default
0......9 Type in Value
.+, Go to Next Field
Esc Abort Value Entry
Enter Confirm Value Entry

Browsing

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Arrow Up/Arrow Down Scroll Down/Up
Right and left arrow Close/Open Folders
Enter Load Selected Item fromBrowser
Shift+Enter Preview Selected File
Ctrl+F Search in Browser
Down arrow Jump to Search Results

Transport

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Space Play from Start Marker/Stop
Shift+Space Continue Play from StopPoint
Space Play Arrangement ViewSelection
Home Move Insert Marker toBeginning
F9 Record
F10 Back to Arrangement
F1......F8 Activate/Deactivate Track1......8

Editing

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl+X Copy
Ctrl+C Cut
Ctrl+V Paste
Ctrl+D Duplicate
Delete Delete
Ctrl+Z Undo
Ctrl+Y Redo
Ctrl+R Rename
Ctrl+A Select all

Loop Brace and Start/End Markers

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Shift+click Move Start Marker toPosition
Right and left arrow Nudge Loop Left/Right
Up & Down Arrows Move Loop By Loop Length
Ctrl+Up and Down arrow Halve/Double Loop Length
Ctrl+Right and Left arrow Shorten/Lengthen Loop
Ctrl+Shift+L Select Material in Loop

Session view Ctrls

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Enter Launch Selected Clip/Slot
Arrow Keys Select Neighboring Clip/Slot
Ctrl+A Select all Clips/Slots
Ctrl+Drag Copy Clips
Ctrl+E Add/Remove Stop Button
Ctrl+Shift+M Insert MIDI clip
Ctrl+I Insert Scene
Ctrl+Shift+I Insert Captured Scene
Ctrl+Up & down arrow Move Nonadjacent ScenesWithout Collapsing
Ctrl Drop Browser Clips as aScene

Arrangement View Ctrls

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl+E Split Clip at Selection
Ctrl+J Consolidate Selection intoClip
Ctrl+Alt+F Create Fade/Crossfade
Ctrl+L Loop Selection
Ctrl+I Insert Silence
Ctrl+Alt Pan Left/Right of Selection
Alt Unfold button Unfold all Tracks
Ctrl+Shift+F Scroll Display to FollowPlayback

Ctrls for Tracks

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl+T Insert Audio Track
Ctrl+Shift+T Insert MIDI Track
Ctrl+Alt+T Insert Return Track
Ctrl+R Rename Selected Track
Tab While Renaming, Go to nextTrack
Ctrl+G Group Selected Tracks
Ctrl+Shift+G Ungroup Tracks
+ Show Grouped Tracks
- Hide Grouped Tracks
Ctrl+Arrow Keys Move Nonadjacent TracksWithout Collapsing
Ctrl Click Arm/Solo Multiple Tracks
Enter Add Device from Browser

Ctrls for Breakpoint Envelopes

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl Finer Resolution for Dragging
Shift Enable Dragging OverBreakpoints
Alt Create Curved AutomationSegment

Key/Mini Map Mode and the Computer Keyboard

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl+M Toggle MIDI Map Mode
Ctrl+K Toggle Key Map Mode
Ctrl+Shift+K Computer MIDI Keyboard

Zooming, Display and Selection

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
+ Zoom in
- Zoom out
Shift Drag/Click to Append to aSelection
Shift Click to Add AdjacentClips/Tracks/Scenes toMulti-Selection
Ctrl Click to Add NonadjacentClips/Tracks/Scenes to aMulti-Selection
Ctrl+Shift+F Follow (Auto-Scroll)
Ctrl+Alt Pan Left/Right of Selection

Clip view Sample Display

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl+U Quantize
Ctrl+Shift+U Quantize Settings
Right & left arrow Move Selected Warp Marker
Ctrl+I Insert Warp Marker
Ctrl+ Right and left arrow Select Warp Marker
Ctrl+Shift+F Scroll Display to FollowPlayback
Shift+Right & left arrow Move Clip Region with StartMarker

Clip View MIDI Editor

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl+U Quantize
Ctrl+Shift+U Quantize Settings
Page Up/Page Down Scroll Editor Vertically
Ctrl+ Ppage up/Ctrl+Page Down Scroll Editor Horizontally
Ctrl drag Copy Notes
Alt drag Change Velocity From NoteEditor
Home Move Insert Marker toBeginning
End Move Insert Marker to End
Ctrl+Shift+F Scroll Display to FollowPlayback
Shift+Right and left arrow Move Clip Region with StartMarker

Grid Snapping And Drawing

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
B Toggle Draw Mode
Ctrl+1 Narrow Grid
Ctrl+2 Widen Grid
Ctrl+3 Triplet Grid
Ctrl+4 Snap to Grid
Ctrl+5 Fixed/Zoom-Adaptive Grid
Alt Bypass Snapping WhileDragging

Global Quantization

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl+6 Sixteenth-Note Quantization
Ctrl+7 Eighth-Note Quantization
Ctrl+8 Quarter-Note Quantization
Ctrl+9 1-Bar Quantization
Ctrl+0 Quantization Off

Working with Sets and the Program

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl+N New Live Set
Ctrl+O Open Live Set
Ctrl+S Save Live Set
Ctrl+Shift+S Save Live Set As...
Ctrl+Q Quit Live
Ctrl+H Hide Live
Ctrl+Shift+R Export Audio/Video
Ctrl+Shift+E Export MIDI file

Working with Plug-Ins and Devices

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl+Alt+P Show/Hide Plug-In Windows
Ctrl Open Second/MultipleWindows with Plug-In EditButton
Ctrl+G Group/Ungroup Devices
Alt Device avtivator Activate/Deactivate AllDevices in Group
Shift Click to Append Devices to aSelected Device
Enter Load Selected Device FromBrowser
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Date of change: 14.03.2019
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*Some of the keys listed may not work in older versions of the program