Camtasia 2019 Shortcuts

To customize the shortcuts, select Edit (Windows) or Camtasia 2019 (Mac) > Preferences > Shortcuts tab. See Customize Camtasia Shortcuts.

Recorder Options

Option Customizable?

Windows Shortcut

Mac Shortcut

Launch recorder

To customize on Windows, select Edit > Preferences > Shortcuts > Program Options tab.

Yes
(Windows only)

Ctrl+R Ctrl+R
Start/pause recording Yes

F9

Command+Shift+2
Stop recording Yes

F10

Command+Option+2
Marker Yes Ctrl+M -----
ScreenDraw Yes Ctrl+Shift+D -----
Select region Yes

No default

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Hide tray icon Yes

No default

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Animations and Effects

Option Customizable? Windows Shortcut Mac Shortcut
Add last used transition Yes Shift+T Shift+T
Add custom animation Yes Shift+A Shift+A
Jump to next animation Yes Alt+K Option+K
Jump to previous animation Yes Shift+K Shift+K
Start/stop narration recording Yes Ctrl+Shift+V -----

Canvas Options

Option Customizable? Windows Shortcut Mac Shortcut
Zoom in on canvas Yes

Ctrl+Equal sign

-Or-

Scroll Wheel

Command+Equal sign

-Or-

Scroll Wheel

Zoom out on canvas Yes

Ctrl+Minus

-Or-

Scroll Wheel

Command+Minus

-Or-

Scroll Wheel

Enable/disable canvas snapping Yes
(Windows only)
Ctrl+Semicolon Command+Semicolon
Move selected media left Yes
(Mac only)
Left Arrow Key Left Arrow Key
Move selected media right Yes
(Mac only)
Right Arrow Key Right Arrow Key
Move selected media up Yes
(Mac only)
Up Arrow Key Up Arrow Key
Move selected media down Yes
(Mac only)
Down Arrow Key Down Arrow Key
Move media 10 pixels ----- Shift+Arrow Key Shift+Arrow Key
Change size of selected media on canvas ----- Ctrl+Scroll Wheel -----
Exit full screen canvas view ----- Esc Esc
Maintain aspect ratio while resizing media (excludes annotations) -----

Drag corner handle on selected media to resize

Drag corner handle on selected media to resize
Override aspect ratio when resizing (excludes annotations) -----

Hold Shift and drag corner handle on selected media to resize

Hold Shift and drag corner handle on selected media to resize
Resize media with aspect ratio and maintain center point (excludes annotations) ----- Hold Ctrl and drag corner handle on media to resize Hold Command and drag corner handle on media to resize
Freely rotate media (3D) -----

1. Select media on canvas

2. Press and hold Shift+Ctrl

3. Drag on media clip to freely rotate in 3D

Do not use side or rotate handles

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Program Options

Option Customizable? Windows Shortcut Mac Shortcut
Show/hide tools panel Yes
(Mac only)
Ctrl+1 Command+1
Show/hide properties panel Yes Ctrl+2 Command+2
Open media tab Yes B B
Open library tab Yes R R
Open annotation tab Yes N N
Open transition tab Yes T T
Open behaviors tab Yes O O
Open animation tab Yes A A
Open cursor effects tab Yes U U
Open voice narration tab Yes V V
Open audio effects tab Yes D D
Open visual effects/video effects tab Yes L X
Open interactivity tab Yes I I
Open captions tab Yes C -----
Launch preferences dialog Yes
(Windows only)
Ctrl+Comma -----
Launch recorder Yes
(Windows only)
Ctrl+R Ctrl+R
Open gesture effects tab Yes
(Mac only)
----- G
Hide other programs ----- ----- Command+Option+H
Minimize window ----- Windows logo key+Down Arrow Command+M
Exit/quit Camtasia ----- Alt+F4 Command+Q

Close window

----- ----- Command+W
Symbols and emojis ----- ----- Ctrl+Command+Spacebar

Enter full screen program

----- ----- Command+Shift+F
Display system menu ----- Alt+Spacebar -----
Activate menus ----- Alt+First letter of menu -----
Remove focus or close current control, menu, or dialog box ----- Esc Esc

Project Options

Option Customizable? Windows Shortcut Mac Shortcut
Import media into media bin Yes Ctrl+I Command+I

Export frame as

Yes Ctrl+F Ctrl+F
Produce/share production wizard Yes Ctrl+P Command+E
Silence audio Yes Shift+S -----
New project ----- Ctrl+N Command+N
Open project ----- Ctrl+O Command+O
Save project ----- Ctrl+S Command+S
Launch online help ----- F1 -----

Timeline Editing

Option Customizable? Windows Shortcut Mac Shortcut
Group Yes Ctrl+G Command+G
Ungroup Yes Ctrl+U Command+U
Split selected media at playhead Yes S Command+T
Split all tracks at playhead Yes Ctrl+Shift+S Command+Shift+T
Stitch selected media Yes Ctrl+Alt+I Command+Option+I
Add annotation Yes Shift+N Shift+N

Extend frame

Yes
(Windows only)

Shift+E

-Or-

Hold Alt and drag end of clip

Hold Option and drag end of clip
Add selection to library Yes Ctrl+Shift+A -----
Deselect all Yes
(Windows only)
Ctrl+D Command+Shift+A
Select all ----- Ctrl+A Command+A

Ripple delete

  • Copies to clipboard
    (Mac only)
  • No gap
  • Stitches media together on timeline
  • Deletes selection and shifts all timeline media left
Yes
(Windows only)

1. Make a selection on timeline

2. Press Ctrl+Delete or Backspace

1. Make a selection on timeline

2. Press Command+Shift+X

Cut

  • Copies to clipboard
  • No gap
    (Windows only)
  • Stitches media together on timeline
    (Windows only)
----- Ctrl+X Command+X
Copy ----- Ctrl+C Command+C

Delete

  • Leaves space on timeline
----- Delete Delete
Paste ----- Ctrl+V Command+ V
Redo ----- Ctrl+Y Command+Shift+Z
Undo ----- Ctrl+Z Command+Z
Pan -----

Hold Spacebar and drag canvas

Hold Spacebar and drag canvas
Crop ----- Hold Alt and drag handles Hold Alt and drag handles

Open Media Bin tab

----- B B
Increase/decrease properties -----

Use handles/sliders to adjust number

-Or-

Type number

-Or-

Click number and use Up/Down Arrow to increase or decrease number

Use handles/sliders to adjust number

-Or-

Type number

-Or-

Click number and use Up/Down Arrow to increase or decrease number

Timeline Navigation

Option Customizable? Windows Shortcut Mac Shortcut
Play/pause/stop video ----- Spacebar Spacebar

Return playhead

Yes Ctrl+Alt+M Ctrl+Option+Spacebar
Move playhead to previous clip Yes Ctrl+Alt+Comma Ctrl+Comma
Move playhead to next clip Yes Ctrl+Alt+Period Ctrl+Period
Step backward on timeline Yes

Comma

Comma

Step forward on timeline Yes

Period

Period

Zoom in

Yes

Ctrl+Shift+Equal sign

-Or-

Ctrl+Scroll Wheel

Command+Shift+Equal sign

-Or-

Command+Scroll Wheel

Zoom out

Yes

Ctrl+Shift+Minus

-Or-

Ctrl+Scroll Wheel

Command+Shift+Minus

-Or-

Command+Scroll Wheel

Zoom to fit

  • Shows all media on timeline
Yes

Ctrl+Shift+7

-Or-

Ctrl+Scroll Wheel

Command+Scroll Wheel

Zoom to max

  • Shows maximum timeline view
Yes

Ctrl+Shift+9

-Or-

Ctrl+Scroll Wheel

Command+Shift+9

-Or-

Command+Scroll Wheel

Make timeline selection -----

Hold Ctrl and drag playhead

Hold Command and drag playhead

Zoom to selection

 

Yes Ctrl+Shift+8 Command+Shift+8
Jump to beginning of timeline
Move playhead to beginning
Yes Ctrl+Home Command+Return
Jump to end of timeline
Move playhead to end
Yes Ctrl+End Command+Shift+Return
Extend selection to next clip Yes Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Right Arrow Command+Shift+Option+Period
Extend selection to previous clip Yes Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Left Arrow Command+Shift+Option+Comma
Extend selection range left Yes Shift+Comma Shift+Comma
Extend selection range right Yes Shift+Period Shift+Period
Move up or down through tracks -----

Scroll Wheel

-Or-

Drag scroll bar

Scroll Wheel

-Or-
Drag scroll bar

Increase track heights Yes Alt+Equal sign Ctrl+Equal sign
Decrease track heights Yes Alt+Minus Ctrl+Minus
Lock/unlock tracks -----

Click Lock button

-Or-
Hold Shift and click Lock button to lock/unlock all tracks

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Extend selection to timeline beginning Yes Ctrl+Shift+Home -----
Extend selection to timeline end Yes Ctrl+Shift+End -----
Select succeeding media Yes Alt+Right Arrow -----
Select preceding media Yes Alt+Left Arrow -----

Ripple Split

  • Inserts space on timeline
  • Moves everything to the right of the playhead
-----

Hold Shift and drag playhead

Hold Shift and drag playhead

Ripple move -----

1. Select clip on timeline

2. Hold Shift and drag media

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Ripple trim

  • Extends/reduces media duration without creating space
----- Hold Shift and drag end of media in/out ----

Ripple split and move everything on track at playhead

----- Hold Shift and drag playhead Hold Shift and drag playhead
Temporarily disable snapping ----- Hold Ctrl and drag media

1. Drag media

2. Hold Ctrl while dragging

Captions

Option Customizable? Windows Shortcut Mac Shortcut
Add caption Yes Shift+C Shift+C
Increase caption duration Yes
(Windows only)
Ctrl+Alt+] Command+]
Decrease caption duration Yes
(Windows only)
Ctrl+Alt+[ Command+[
Next caption ----- Tab Tab
Previous caption ----- Shift+Tab Shift+Tab
Replay current caption segment
(Loop Button)
-----

Enter

-Or-

Click Loop button

Enter

-Or-

Click Loop button

Marker and Quiz Options

Option Customizable? Windows Shortcut Mac Shortcut
Add marker Yes Shift+M Shift+M
Add quiz Yes Shift+Q Shift+Q
Show/hide marker view Yes Ctrl+M Ctrl+M
Show/hide quiz view Yes Ctrl+Q Ctrl+Q
Next marker Yes Ctrl+] Ctrl +]
Previous marker Yes Ctrl+[ Ctrl +[
Select next marker
Extend selection to next marker
Yes Ctrl+Shift+] Ctrl+Shift+]
Select previous marker
Extend selection to previous marker
Yes Ctrl +Shift+[ Ctrl +Shift+[

Next quiz

(jump to and select)

Yes Ctrl+0 Ctrl+0

Previous quiz

(jump to and select)

Yes Ctrl+9 Ctrl+9

Library Options

Option Customizable? Windows Shortcut Mac Shortcut
Import to library
Add timeline selection to Library
Yes Ctrl+Shift+I Command+Option+A
Open library tab ----- R R

Collapse selected folder

  • Move upwards to parent
-----

Left Arrow

-Or-

Double-click

Left Arrow

-Or-

Double-click

Expand selected folder -----

Right Arrow

-Or-

Double-click

Right Arrow

-Or-

Double-click

Collapse all folders ----- Ctrl+Left Arrow Command+Left Arrow
Expand all folders ----- Ctrl+Right Arrow Command+Right Arrow
Collapse/expand subfolders ----- Alt+Click Option+Click
Select next element upwards ----- Up Arrow Up Arrow
Select next element downwards ----- Down Arrow Down Arrow
Scroll to top ----- Home Fn+Left Arrow
Scroll to bottom ----- End Fn+Right Arrow
Scroll to and select top ----- Ctrl+Home Option+Command+Up Arrow
Scroll to and select bottom ----- Ctrl+End Option+Command+Down Arrow
Scroll upwards by height of view ----- Page Up Fn+Up Arrow
Scroll downwards by height of view ----- Page Down Fn+Down Arrow

Delete selected items

  • In custom library
----- Delete Delete
Multi-Select items -----

Shift+Click

-Or-

Shift+Arrow Key

Shift+Click

-Or-

Shift+Arrow Key

Add/remove item from selection ----- Ctrl+Click Command+Click

Enter asset rename mode

  • In custom library
----- F2 Enter

Text Options for Annotations

Option Windows Shortcut Mac Shortcut
Edit text _____ Option+Return
Bold Ctrl+B Command+Shift+B
Italic CTRL+I Command+Shift+I
Select one character right of the cursor Shift+Right Arrow Shift+Right Arrow
Select one character left of the cursor Shift+Left Arrow Shift+Left Arrow
Select all characters after the cursor Shift+Down Arrow Shift+Down Arrow
Select all characters before the cursor Shift+Up Arrow Shift+Up Arrow
Underline Ctrl+U Command+Shift+U
Copy selected text Ctrl+C Command+C
Paste text Ctrl+V Command+V
Undo Ctrl+Z Command+Z
Redo Ctrl+Y Shift+Command+Z
Delete text

1. Select text

2. Press Delete

1. Select text

2. Press Delete

Align left -----

1. Select text

2. Press Command+Shift+Left Bracket

Align center -----

1. Select text

2. Press Command+Shift+Backslash

Align right -----

1. Select text

2. Press Command+Shift+Right Bracket

Copy style ----- Command+Option+C
Paste style ----- Command+Option+V
Show special characters ----- Ctrl+Command+Spacebar

PowerPoint Add-In Shortcuts (Windows Only)

Option Windows Shortcut
Record Ctrl+Shift+F9
Pause Ctrl+Shift +F9
Stop Ctrl+Shift+F10

ScreenDraw (Windows Only)

When using ScreenDraw, all drawing is permanently burned into the recording and cannot be changed or removed. Adding arrows or callouts in Camtasia Editor after recording creates a similar effect. However, arrows and callouts in Camtasia can be edited.

Add drawing effects like arrows and circles over the screen as your record with Camtasia Recorder's ScreenDraw feature.

  • When recording full screen, use the ScreenDraw shortcuts to enable ScreenDraw and to change the tools.
  • You can change the tool, color, or width of the drawing tools.

To Use ScreenDraw

  1. Open Camtasia Windows Recorder.
  2. Select Tools > Recording Toolbars > Effects toolbar.
  3. Click the Record button to begin recording. After the countdown, the ScreenDraw option appears.

    If recording Full Screen, use the ScreenDraw shortcuts to select tools, tool width, shape, and color.

  1. Click the ScreenDraw button on the Effects toolbar.
  2. The ScreenDraw tools expand. Select a tool and click and drag to draw on the screen.
    • To change the default tools, select an option from the dropdown list next to a tool on the Effects toolbar.
    • To undo the last ScreenDraw action, press Ctrl+Z.
    • To exit ScreenDraw mode, press Esc or Ctrl+Shift+D.
Option Windows Shortcut
Program Options  
Enable ScreenDraw Ctrl+Shift+D
Exit ScreenDraw Esc
Tool width 1 through 8
Undo Ctrl+Z
Redo Ctrl+Y
Shape  
Frame F
Highlight H
Ellipse E
Pen P
Line L
Arrow A
Color  
Black K
Blue B
Cyan C
Green G
Yellow Y
White W
Magenta M
Red R

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