Ultimate Guide to All Keyboard Shortcuts of FL Studio

Windows vs Mac Equivalent keys

Windows Mac Equivalent
Alt option
Backspace delete (< X)
Ctrl command
Delete fn+delete (< X)
Insert (Ins) fn+return
Windows command

Global Shortcuts

Keys/Action File Operations
Ctrl+Z Undo / Redo the last edit
Ctrl+Alt+Z Undo step-by-step

Shortcuts by Window

Keys/Action File Operations
Ctrl+O Open file
Ctrl+S Save file
Ctrl+N Save new version
Ctrl+Shift+S Save As…
Ctrl+R Export wave file
Ctrl+Shift+R Export mp3 file
Ctrl+Shift+M Export MIDI file
Alt+0,1..9 Open recent files 0..9
Ctrl+Shift+H (Re)arrange windows


Keys/Action Pattern Selector (Numpad)
1..9 Select patterns 1..9
+ Next pattern
Previous pattern
F2 Open name editor for the selected pattern. Repeated presses randomly choose colors.
F4 Next empty pattern with naming dialogue
Ctrl+F4 Next empty pattern


Keys/Action Channel Rack & Step Sequencer
1…9, 0 Mute/Unmute the first 10 channels
Ctrl+1..9,0 Solo/UnSolo first 10 channels
Up-Arrow Select the previous channel
Down-Arrow Next channel
Page Up Next channel Group
Page Down Previous channel Group
Alt+Del Delete selected channel/s
Alt+Down-Arrow Change the selected Channel, one step down
Alt+Up-Arrow Change the selected Channel, one step up
Alt+C Clone selected channels
Alt+G Group selected channels
Alt+M Toggle Mixer Track Selectors
Alt+U Unzip selected channel/s
Alt+Z Zip selected channel/s
Ctrl+Alt+R Force restretch of all Audio Clip Channels
Ctrl+Enter Focus Playlist
Ctrl+Shift+C Clone channel/s
Ctrl+C Copy channel Steps/Score
Ctrl+L Route selected Channel/s to free mixer track/s
Ctrl+V Paste channel Steps/Score
Ctrl+X Cut channel Steps/Score
Shift+Up-Arrow Move selected channel/s Up
Shift+Down-Arrow Move selected channel/s Down
Shift+Ctrl+Left-Arrow Shift Steps Left
Shift+Ctrl+Right-Arrow Shift Steps Right


Keys/Action Record / Playback / Transport
Backspace Toggle Line/None Snap
Space Start/Stop Playback
Ctrl+Space Start/Pause Playback
L Switch Pattern/Song mode
R Switch On/Off recording (This also works during playback)
0 (NumPad) Fast forward
/ (NumPad) Previous bar (Song mode)
* (NumPad) Next bar (Song mode)
Ctrl+E Toggle Step Edit mode
Ctrl+H Stop sound (panic)
Ctrl+T Toggle typing keypad to piano keypad
Ctrl+B Toggle blend notes
Ctrl+M Toggle metronome
Ctrl+P Toggle recording metronome precount
Ctrl+I Toggle wait for input to start recording


Keys/Action Window Navigation
Tab Cycle nested windows
F8 Open Plugin Picker
Enter Toggle Max/Min Playlist
Esc Closes a window
F1 This Help
F5 Toggle Playlist
F6 Toggle Step Sequencer
F7 Toggle Piano roll
Alt+F8 Show/hide Sample Browser
F9 Show/hide Mixer
F10 Show/hide MIDI settings
F11 Show/hide song info window
F12 Close all windows
Ctrl+Shift+H Arrange windows


Keys/Action Mixer
Alt+Left-Arrow / Right-Arrow Move selected mixer track/s Left/Right
Alt+L Select the channels Linked to the selected mixer track
Alt+W Toggle Peak-meter ‘Wave’ view
Ctrl+L Link selected channels to the selected mixer track
Shift+Ctrl+L Link selected channels STARTING From selected mixer track
Shift+Mouse-Wheel Move selected mixer track/s Left/Right (mouse-over track)
Ctrl+Shift+Left-Click Select multiple mixer tracks
Ctrl+Shift+S Save Mixer track state
F2 Rename selected mixer track
S Solo Current track
Alt+S Alt Solo – Activate the Current track and all tracks Routed TO/FROM It
Alt+R Render Armed tracks to .wav
Keys/Action Playlist action
B Paint tool
C Slice tool
D Delete tool
E Select tool
P Draw tool (pencil)
S Slip edit tool
T Mute tool
Y Playback tool
Z Zoom tool
Alt Bypass snap (very useful when combined with other modifiers)
Alt+G Ungroup selection
Alt+M Mute selection
Alt+P Open the Picker Panel
Alt+T Add Time marker
Alt+/* and Ctrl+Alt+/* Jump to Next/Previous song marker (if present)
Alt+Left-Click Grouped Tracks Mute switches – Mute/Unmute all.
Alt+Right-Click Audition the clip selected.
Alt+Right-Shift Engage snap free ‘Slice Mode’, release Alt after clicking on the Clip to use snapping.
Alt+Shift+M Unmute selection
Ctrl+A Select All
Backspace Toggle Global Snap (none, current setting)
Ctrl+B Duplicate selection (or all Clips in zoom range if nothing is selected) to the right.
Ctrl+C Copy selection
Ctrl+D Deselect selection
Ctrl+P Toggle Performance Mode
Ctrl+T Add Time Marker
Ctrl+V Paste selection
Ctrl+X Cut selection
Ctrl+Alt+C Consolidate selected Pattern/Audio Clips to audio, starting from the first selected Clip
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+C Consolidate selected Pattern/Audio Clips to audio, starting from the start of the Playlist
Ctrl+Alt+G Grid Color
Ctrl+Alt+Home Toggle Resizing from Left
Ctrl+F8 Open Project Picker
Ctrl+Ins Add space at the start of the timeline selection of equal length to the selection
Ctrl+Del Delete space according to the timeline selection
Ctrl+Enter Select time around the selection
Ctrl+Left-Arrow/Right-Arrow Select the time before/after selection equal to the selection length
Ctrl+Left-click Select
Ctrl+Shift+Left-click Add to selection
Ctrl+Shift+Right-Click Zoom to selected Clip
Ctrl+Right-Click Zoom on selection / Drag to make zoom selection (zoom on release)
Del Delete selected clip/pattern source data
Double Left-click on clip/pattern Open clip/pattern properties (e.g. Channel settings, Piano roll)
Home Move the playback marker to the start of the Playlist.
Insert Key Slice Clip at the mouse cursor position
Left-Shift+Left-click (on Playlist) Add and resize clip/pattern (move mouse L/R after clicking and hold to resizing). It must be in draw mode (pencil icon).
Left-Shift+Right-Click Pan view
Middle mouse button Pan view (hold & drag left/right)
PgUp / PgDown Zoom in / Zoom out
Draw tool + Shift Swap to Paint
Right-Click Delete selected clip/pattern
Right-Shift+Left-click Slice clip/pattern (click above/below clip/pattern & drag vertical)
Right-Alt+Right-Shift+Left-click Vertical Slice clip. Release alt to engage snap.
Right-Shift+Right-Click Slice clip/pattern & delete smallest part (click above/below clip/pattern & drag vertical)
Right-Alt+Right-Click Quantize selected
Right-Alt+Left-click Mute selected
Shift+C Select all Clips according to the currently selected Clip source
Shift+G Group selected Clips
Shift+I Invert selection
Shift+Q Quick quantize Clip start times
Shift+Left-Arrow/Right-Arrow Move selection Left/Right
Shift+Up-Arrow/Down-Arrow Move selection Up/Down
Shift+Left-click (on clip/pattern) Clone (drag while holding clip/pattern)
Shift+mouse-wheel (on Clips) Nudge Clip position
Shift+Alt+T Set a Time Signature at the Play head or time selection
Shift+M Switch stretch mode
Shift+mouse-wheel (on Track label area) Re-order Clip Tracks
Shift + 0 (zero) Center Playlist to the play-head position (numbers above typing keys)
Shift + 1 to 3 Horizontal Zoom levels 1 (zoom out) to 3 (zoom in), (numbers above typing keys)
Shift + 4 Horizontal Zoom, show all (numbers above typing keys)
Shift + 5 Zoom to selection (numbers above typing keys)
Shift + 6 Fit Performance Zone to Playlist (numbers above typing keys)


Keys/Action Piano roll action
NOTE: Some keyboard modifiers apply only to Draw mode (Ultimate Guide to All Keyboard Shortcuts of FL Studio


BPaint toolCSlice toolDDelete toolESelect toolFShow next property in the Piano roll event lane (lower section)GSelect the Channel aboveHSelect the Channel above with note dataJSelect the Channel below with note dataKSelect the Channel belowMToggle Keyboard view modeOToggle PortamentoPDraw tool (pencil)TMute toolYPlayback toolZZoom toolAltBypass snap (very useful when combined with other modifiers)Alt+AArpeggiatorAlt+BView note helpersAlt+CChange the color of selected note/s (to the selected color group)Alt+ERiff machineAlt+FFlamAlt+GUngroup selected notesAlt+KOpen Limit toolAlt+LOpen Articulate toolAlt+MMute selectionAlt+NSwitch waveform helper view (when available).Alt+OOpen the LFO tool when in the lower Event Editor areaAlt+QQuantizeAlt+ROpen Randomize toolAlt+SOpen Strum toolAlt+UOpen Chop toolAlt+VToggle Ghost channels ON/OFFAlt+WOpen Claw Machine toolAlt+XOpen Scale Levels toolAlt+YOpen Score Flipper toolAlt+Shift+MUnmute selectionAlt+Mouse wheelChange the selected note property of the note the mouse pointer is near or on.Alt+Arrow keysNudge the position of the selected note/s OR all notes if no selection is made.BackspaceToggle Global Snap (none, current setting)Ctrl+ASelect AllCtrl+BDuplicate selection, or all notes in zoom range if nothing is selected, to the right. Works also with timeline selections.Ctrl+CCopy selectionCtrl+DDeselect selectionCtrl+GGlue selected and touching notesCtrl+IInsert current controller valueCtrl+LQuick legatoCtrl+MImport MIDI fileCtrl+QQuick QuantizeCtrl+UQuick ChopCtrl+VPaste selectionCtrl+XCut selectionCtrl+Alt+GGrid ColorCtrl+Alt+HomeThe toggle allows resizing from leftCtrl+DeleteDelete space equal to the selectionCtrl+EnterSelect time around the selectionCtrl+InsertInsert space equal to the current time-line selectionCtrl+Up-Arrow/Down-ArrowTranspose selection UP/Down 1 OctaveCtrl+Left-Arrow/Right-ArrowSelect time before (left) or after (right) current selectionCtrl+Left-clickSelectCtrl+Shift+Left-clickAdd to selectionCtrl+Right-ClickZoom on selection/Drag to make zoom selection (zoom on release)DelDelete selectedDouble Left-click on the noteOpen note propertiesDouble Right-Click or X1 button on the Ghost noteSwap to Ghost channel to edit the note.Left-Shift+Left-click (on Piano roll)Add and resize notes (move mouse L/R after the click and hold to resize)Left-Shift+Right-ClickPan viewLeft-Alt+Right-ClickAudio previewMiddle mouse buttonPan view (hold and drag left/right)PgUp / PgDownZoom in / Zoom outDraw tool + ShiftSwap to PaintRight-ClickDelete Selected Note/sRight-Alt+Right-ClickQuantize selectedRight-Shift+Left-clickSlice notes (click above/below the note and drag vertically)Right-Shift+Right-ClickSlice notes & delete the smallest part (click above/below the note and drag vertically)Shift+Alt+TSet a Time Signature at the Play head or time selectionShift+Ctrl+VPaste from MIDI clipboardShift+CSelect by colorShift+DDiscard selected note lengthsShift+GGroup selectedShift+HSelect the next Channel, in the selected Pattern, with note data.Shift+IInvert selectionShift+KSelect the next ChannelAlt+MMute selectionShift+NTurn off the selected chordShift+QQuick quantizeShift+MSelect groups of notes at randomShift+RSelect at random (multiple presses will select more notes)Shift+Left-Arrow/Right-ArrowMove selection Left/RightShift+Up-Arrow/Down-ArrowMove selection Up/DownShift+Left-clickClone (drag while holding clip/pattern), release Shift after dragging to unlock vertical movementShift+mouse-wheel (on Clips)Nudge Clip positionShift+mouse-wheel (on Track label area)Re-order Clip TracksShift + 0 (zero)Center Playlist to the play-head position (numbers above typing keys)Shift + 1 to 3Horizontal Zoom levels 1 (zoom out) to 3 (zoom in), (numbers above typing keys)Shift + 4Horizontal Zoom, show all (numbers above typing keys)Shift + 5Zoom to selection (numbers above typing keys)

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