Shortcuts iMovie for MacOS

We present to your attention the shortcuts for the iMovie for MacOS which is used on the operating system MacOS, in this hotkeys description 85 of the most popular and important shortcuts are offered. You can also add your changes on our portal if you consider the data insufficiently complete or add a new program from the very beginning.

Information shortcuts

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Shift+Command+? Open help menu
Command+J Movie properties

Import and Export shortcuts

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Command+I Import media
Command+E Share the selection movie

Play video

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Spacebar Play video beginning from the frame beneath
/ Play the selection
\ Play the selected clip from beginning
Shift+Command+F Play selected item in full screen
Esc Exit full screen
Left arrow/Right arrow Move the palyhead by one frame

Manage events and projects

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Command+N Create a new movie project
Command+Delete Move to trash
Command+,(comma) Open iMovie preferences
MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
V Open voiceover controls in the viewer
Shift+S Turn on or silence audio while skimming video
Option+Command+B Detach audio from a clip
Command+Z Undo
Shift+Command+Z Redo

Video edit

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Command+A Select an entire clip or project
Shift+Command+A Deselect all clips
E Add the selection to the movie
Q Connect the clip at the playhead position
W Insert the selection in the movie
Shift+Command+E Automatically improve the Video and audio quality
Command+X Cut the selected frames
Command+C Copy the selected frames
Command+V Paste
Option+Command+A Paste Color adjustment
Option+Command+R Paste Crop adjustment
Option+Command+Z Paste stabilization adjustment
Option+Command+T Paste Rolling shutter adjustment
Option+Command+O Paste volume adjustment
Option+Command+L Paste the video effect
Option+Command+S Paste the speed adjustments
Option+Command+U Paste cutway Settings
Option+Command+M Paste the map style
F Rate favorite
U Unmark selected frames
Delete Rate the selection as rejected or delete
Command+L Loop Playback
Command+\ Open the clip trimmer
Command+/ Open the precision editor
Command+K Crop
Command+T Split clip at Playhead
Shift+Command+S Create still frame

Text edit

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Command+C Copy the selected Text
Command+X Cut the selected Text
Command+V Paste the copied Text

iMovie window

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Command+M Minimize
1 Go to library view
2 Go to iMovie theater
3 Show or hide the Adjustment bar
Shift+Command+1 Show or hide the Libraries list
Command+1 Show transitions in the browser
Command+2 Show titles
Command+3 Show map and backgrounds
Command+4 Show your iTunes library
Command+5 Show sound effect
Command+6 Show your garageband library
Shift+Command+F Play in full screen

View menu function

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Command+E Switch to Clip Viewer or Timeline Viewer
Option+Command+P Scroll to playhead
Option+Command+S Scroll to selection
Option+Command+Z Zoom to selection

Bookmarks

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Command+E Add bookmark
Shift+Command+E Delete bookmark
Command+] Next bookmark
Command+[ Previous bookmark

Advanced Functions

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Shift+Command+V Paste over at playhead
Command+R Reverse clip direction
Command+L Lock audio clip at Playhead
MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Space Play/Stop and Start/stop capture
Home Move playhead to beginning of movie
Right Arrow Forward one frame
Shift+Right Arrow Forward ten frames
Hold Right Arrow Move playhead forward
Left arrow Back one frame
Shift+Left Arrow Back ten frames
Hold Left Arrow Move playhead backward
Tab Move between text filed
Down Arrow Jump forward to the next clip
Up Arrow Jump to the beginning of the current clip or jump to the previous clip

Accept/ Cancle

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Return Accept dialog (OK
Esc Cancle dialog
Command+Right arrow Cancle Dialog
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Date of change: 25.01.2019
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*Some of the keys listed may not work in older versions of the program