Who doesn't love shortcuts? I know we do! 

That's why we've built in a bunch of shortcuts that can help you get even more out of Descript without having to spend so much time clicking through the menu bar:

Playback

Play / Pause -  Tab  
Play from Cursor -  Option  +  Tab  
Decrease Playback Speed -  Option  +  J  
Reset Playback Speed -  Option  +  K  
Increase Playback Speed -  Option  +  L  

Timeline

Zoom In / Out -  Scroll Up / Down  
Scroll Left / Right -  Shift  +  Scroll Up / Down  
Add Clip Boundary (Split Clip) -  Option  +  B  

Editing Mode

Toggle Edit Media/Correct Text Modes -  Cmd  +  E  

Selection

Clip to Composition -  Cmd  +  Shift  +  Option  +  C  
Quick Clip -  Cmd  +  Shift  +  C  
Ignore -  Option  +  G  
Bold -  Cmd  +  B  
Italic -  Cmd  +  I  
Highlight -  Cmd  +  Shift  +  H  
Edit Sequence -  Cmd  +  Shift  +  O  
Comment -  Cmd  +  Option  +  M  

Insert

Speaker Label -  Cmd   +  R  
Marker -  Cmd  +  Enter  
Scratch Text -  Cmd  +  Shift  +  E  

View

Timeline -  Cmd  +  Option  +  T  
Script -  Cmd  +  Option  +  S  
Video -  Cmd  +  Option  +  V  
Track Inspector -  Cmd  +  Option  +  I  
Sidebar -  Cmd  +  Option  +  B  
Keyboard Shortcuts -  Cmd  +  ?  

Sidebar

Search -  Cmd  +  Option  +  1  
Compositions -  Cmd  +  Option  +  2  
Media Library -  Cmd  +  Option  +  3  

To see the list of shortcuts in the Descript app, you can also click on the  ?  button in the bottom right corner of the screen, and select  Keyboard Shortcuts .

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