Modify keyboard shortcuts in the Command Editor

You can quickly and easily customize keyboard shortcuts in the Command Editor. If you want to add a few custom commands to the default set in Final Cut Pro, you can duplicate the default set and assign keyboard shortcuts to some of the unassigned commands. You can also create a new set that contains only your commands.

Duplicate a command set

  1. Choose Final Cut Pro > Commands > Customize (or press Option-Command-K).

  2. If the command set that you want to duplicate is not shown, choose a different command set from the pop-up menu in the top-left corner of the Command Editor.

  3. Choose Duplicate from the pop-up menu.

  4. In the window that appears, type a name for the command set, and click OK.

    The duplicate set is added to the Command submenu of the Final Cut Pro menu and to the pop-up menu in the Command Editor.

Modify a command set

You can add keyboard shortcuts to a command set or reassign keyboard shortcuts.

  1. Choose Final Cut Pro > Commands > Customize (or press Option-Command-K).

  2. If the command set that you want to modify is not shown, select a different different command set from the pop-up menu at the top of the Command Editor.

  3. Select the command to which you want to assign a new keyboard shortcut by doing one of the following:

    • Type a command name in the search field at the top-right corner of the Command Editor window.

    • Browse the command list to find the command you want.

  4. Press the combination of keys you want to use for the command (for example, Option-Shift-T, or any other keys).

    Note: Keys on the Command Editor virtual keyboard that are shaded with diagonal lines are reserved for system use and cannot be assigned.

    If the key combination is not already assigned to a command, the virtual keyboard updates to show the new key assignment. A gray dot appears on a newly assigned key (or keys), and a color is applied if the command belongs to a color-coded Command group.

    If the key combination is already assigned to a command, Final Cut Pro displays the current setting, and prompts you to confirm the change.

  5. To save your changes to the command set, click the Save button in the lower-right corner of the Command Editor.

    If you close the Command Editor with unsaved changes, Final Cut Pro prompts you to save your changes.

Delete a command set

  1. Choose Final Cut Pro > Commands > Customize (or press Option-Command-K).

  2. If the command set that you want to delete is not shown, select a different command set from the pop-up menu at the top of the Command Editor.

  3. Choose Delete from the pop-up menu in the top-left corner of the Command Editor.

  4. In the window that appears, click Delete.

    The command set is removed.