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Quick guide to keyboard shortcut changes

To help you while we’re changing Descript’s keyboard shortcuts, here is a summary of the changes we’ve made so far. For the full list of keyboard shortcuts, please see our Keyboard shortcuts article or select ? > Keyboard shortcuts in the bottom right corner of the app.

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Mac

Action MacOS Windows

Action

New shortcut

Old shortcut

Play / Pause Space (while script tools are inactive), Option + Click, Command + S Space or Tab
Add marker # (not while correction tool is active) M or Command + Shift + M
Correct transcript selection C (when text is selected) E
Duplicate to…
(Previous Clip to composition)
Option + Shift + Command + C Option + Shift + Command + C
Enable correction tool C (when no text is selected) Option + Command + E
Enable writing tool W W previously was used to toggled punctuation
Disable script tool (correction or writing) Esc Esc
New composition Command + Option + N Command + N
New project Command + N Command + Shift + N
New window Command + Shift + N Command + O
Overdub selection O D
Play from cursor Shift + Space (while a script tool are inactive) Shift + Space
Search in composition Command + F Option + Command + 1
Spot audition Shift + Command + Space Option + Command + Tab
Toggle capitalization Z + Click Q + Click
Toggle punctuation X + Click W + Click
Zoom In / Out on timeline Command + Scroll up/down or Command +/- Scroll up/down or Command +/-

 

Windows

Action MacOS Windows

Action

New shortcut

Old shortcut

Play / Pause Space (while script tools are inactive), Alt + Click, Control + S Space or Tab
Add marker # (not while correction tool is active) M or Control + Shift + M
Correct transcript selection C (when text is selected) E
Duplicate to…
(Previous Clip to composition)
Alt + Shift + Control + C Alt + Shift + Control + C
Enable Correct mode C (when no text is selected) Alt + Control + E
Enable Write mode W W previously was used to toggled punctuation
New composition Control + Alt + N Control + N
New project Control + N Control + Shift + N
New window Control + Shift + N Control + O
Overdub selection O D
Play from cursor Shift + Space (while script tools are inactive) Shift + Space
Search in composition Control + F Alt + Control + 1
Spot audition Shift + Control + Space Alt + Control + Tab
Toggle capitalization Z + Click Q + Click
Toggle punctuation X + Click W + Click
Zoom In / Out on timeline Control + Scroll up/down or Control +/- Scroll up/down or Control +/-
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