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 Tab Tab
Play from Cursor Option + Tab Alt + Tab
Decrease Playback Speed Option + J Alt + J
Increase Playback Speed Option + L Alt + L
Reset Playback Speed Option + K Alt + K

 

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

 

Editing Mode

Action MacOS Windows
Toggle Edit Media/Correct Text Modes Cmd + E Ctrl + E

 

Selection

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

 

Insert

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

 

View

Action MacOS Windows
Timeline Cmd + Option + T Ctrl + Alt + T
Script Cmd + Option + S Ctrl + Alt + S
Video Cmd + Option + V Ctrl + Alt + V
Track Inspector Cmd + Option + I Ctrl + Alt + I
Comment Sidebar Cmd + Option + C Ctrl + Alt + C
Sidebar Cmd + Option + B Ctrl + Alt + B
Quick Switcher Cmd + K Ctrl + K
Keyboard Shortcuts Cmd + ? Ctrl + ?

 

Quick Switcher

Supported Time formats: 

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

 

Share

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

 

Sidebar

Action MacOS Windows
Search Cmd + Option + 1 Ctrl + Alt + 1
Compositions Cmd + Option + 2 Ctrl + Alt + 2
Media Library Cmd + Option + 3 Ctrl + Alt + 3