Keyboard shortcuts

 

To see the up-to-date complete 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.

 

Playback

Action MacOS Windows
Play / Pause Space Space
Play from Cursor Shift + Space Shift + Space
Spot Audition Option + Command + Tab Alt + Control + Tab
Decrease Playback Speed (10%) Option + J Alt + J
Reset Playback Speed Option + K Alt + K
Increase Playback Speed (10%) Option + L Alt + L
Enable Autoscrolling (grave accent/backtick) ` `

 

Timeline

Action MacOS Windows
Zoom In Scroll Down / Cmd + = Scroll Down / Ctrl + =
Zoom Out Scroll Up / Cmd + - Scroll Down / Ctrl + -
Scroll Left Shift + Scroll Down / Space + Drag Right Shift + Scroll Up / Space + Drag Right
Scroll Right Shift + Scroll Up / Space + Drag Left Shift + Scroll Up / Space + Drag Left
Add Clip Boundary (Split Clip) Option + B Alt + B
Replace with Gap Clip Shift + Backspace Shift + Delete

 

Tools

Correct Transcript E E
Toggle Punctuation W + Click W + Click
Toggle Capitalization Q + Click Q + Click
Drag Timeline H + Click H + Click
Conductor Command + K Control + K

 

Selection

Ignore Option + Delete Ctrl + Backspace
Bold Cmd + B Ctrl + B
Italic Cmd + I Ctrl + I
Highlight Shift + Cmd + H Shift + Ctrl + H
Edit Sequence Shift + Cmd + O Shift + Ctrl + O
Comment Option + Cmd + M Alt + Ctrl + M
Clip to Composition Option + Shift + Cmd + C Alt + Shift + Ctrl + C
Quick Clip Shift + Cmd + C Shift + Ctrl + C

 

 

Insert

Action MacOS Windows
Speaker Label Cmd + R Ctrl + R
Marker Cmd + Enter Ctrl + Enter
Overdub D / Cmd + D D / Ctrl + D

 

View

Action MacOS Windows
Timeline Option + Cmd + T Alt + Ctrl + T
Script Option + Cmd + S Alt + Ctrl + S
Video Option + Cmd + V Alt + Ctrl + V
Move Video Option + Shift + Cmd + V Alt + Shift + Ctrl + V
Track Inspector Option + Cmd + I Alt + Ctrl + I
Comment Sidebar Option + Cmd + C Alt + Ctrl + C
Sidebar Option + Cmd + B Alt + Ctrl + B
Keyboard Shortcuts Cmd + / Ctrl + /

 

Share

Action MacOS Windows
Project Access Shift + Cmd + A Shift + Ctrl + A
Publish Shift + Cmd + P Shift + Ctrl + P
Export Shift + Cmd + E Shift + Ctrl + E

 

Sidebar

Action MacOS Windows
Search Option + Cmd + 1 Alt + Ctrl + 1
Next Result Cmd + G Ctrl + G
Previous Result Option + Cmd + G Alt + Ctrl + G
Compositions Option + Cmd + 2 Alt + Ctrl + 2
Media Library Option + Cmd + 3 Alt + Ctrl + 3

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What time formats does Quick Switcher support? 

  • 4m3
  • 14 minutes
  • 40 12
  • 1h
  • etc.