Customize keyboard shortcuts Premiere Pro CS3

In addition to using the standard set of keyboard shortcuts, you can assign your own custom shortcuts to nearly any menu command, button, or tool. By customizing shortcuts, you can assign shortcuts to commands that don’t currently have shortcuts, reassign shortcuts from commands you rarely use to commands you use often, or set shortcuts to match other software you use. If other sets are available, you can choose them from the Set pop‑up menu in the Keyboard Customization dialog box. You can save different sets of shortcuts and restore the default settings.

  1. Choose Edit > Keyboard Customization.
  2. (Optional) From the Set pop‑up menu in the Keyboard Customization dialog box, choose the set of keyboard shortcuts you want to use in Adobe Premiere Pro:
  • Adobe Premiere Pro Factory Defaults Loads the keyboard shortcuts used in Adobe Premiere Pro. This is the default set.
  • Shortcuts for Avid Xpress DV 3.5 Loads keyboard shortcuts that are the same as in Avid Xpress DV 3.5. This provides a convenience for users who transition from Avid to Adobe Premiere Pro.
  • Shortcuts for Final Cut Pro 4.0 Loads keyboard shortcuts that are the same as in Final Cut Pro 4.0. This provides a convenience for users who transition from Final Cut Pro to Adobe Premiere Pro.

 

  1. In the Keyboard Customization dialog box, choose an option from the pop‑up menu:
  • Application Displays commands found in the menu bar, organized by category.  
  • Panels Displays commands associated with panels and pop‑up menus.
  • Tools Displays a list of tool icons.
  1. In the Command column, view the command for which you want to create or change a shortcut. If necessary, click the triangle next to the name of a category to reveal the commands it includes.
  2. Click in the item’s shortcut field to select it.
  3. Type the shortcut you want to use for the item. If the shortcut is already in use, you are told that, if you keep this change, the command that previously used this shortcut will no longer have one.
  4. Do one of the following:
  • To erase a shortcut and return it to the command that originally had it, click Undo.
  • To jump to the command that previously had the shortcut, click Go To.
  • To simply delete the shortcut you typed, click Clear.
  • To re-enter the shortcut you typed previously, click Redo.

5. Repeat the procedure to enter as many shortcuts as you want. When you’re finished, click Save As, type a name for 

     your Key Set, and click Save.

Note: Some commands are reserved by the operating system and cannot be reassigned to Adobe Premiere Pro. Also, you cannot assign the plus (+) and minus (-) keys on the numeric keypad because they are necessary for entering relative timecode values. You can assign the minus (–) key on the keyboard, however.


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