Camtasia 2021 Shortcuts

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To customize the shortcuts, select Edit (Windows) or Camtasia 2021 (Mac) > Preferences > Shortcuts tab. See Customize Camtasia Shortcuts.

Recorder Options

Option Customizable?

Windows Shortcut

Mac Shortcut

Launch recorder

No

Ctrl+R

Ctrl+R

Start/pause recording

Yes
(Mac only)

F9

Command+Shift+2

Stop recording

Yes
(Mac only)

F10

Command+Option+2

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

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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

Center Canvas

Yes
(Windows only)

Alt+C

Option+C

Preview Media outside of group

Yes

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Shift+Command+G

Enable/disable canvas snapping

Yes
(Windows only)

Ctrl+Semicolon

Command+Semicolon

Move selected media left

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Left Arrow Key

Left Arrow Key

Move selected media right

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Right Arrow Key

Right Arrow Key

Move selected media up

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Up Arrow Key

Up Arrow Key

Move selected media down

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Down Arrow Key

Down Arrow Key

Move media 10 pixels

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Shift+Arrow Key

Shift+Arrow Key

Change size of selected media on canvas

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Ctrl+Scroll Wheel

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Exit full screen canvas view

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Esc

Esc

Maintain aspect ratio while resizing media (excludes annotations)

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Drag corner handle on selected media to resize

Drag corner handle on selected media to resize

Override aspect ratio when resizing (excludes annotations)

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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)

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Hold Ctrl and drag corner handle on media to resize

Hold Command and drag corner handle on media to resize

Freely rotate media (3D)

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  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

Ctrl+1

Command+1

Show/hide properties panel

Yes

Ctrl+2

Command+2

Attach/detach Timeline

Yes

Ctrl+3

Command+3

(On Timeline Navigation tab on Mac)

Open media tab

Yes

B

B

Open library tab

Yes

R

R

Open favorites tab

Yes

F

F

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 gesture effects tab

Yes
(Mac only)

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G

Open interactivity tab

Yes

I

I

Open captions tab

Yes

C

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Launch preferences dialog

Yes
(Windows only)

Ctrl+Comma

Command+Comma

Launch recorder

Yes
(Windows only)

Ctrl+R

Ctrl+R

Import Package

Yes

Ctrl+Shift+P

Ctrl+Shift+P

Export Package

Yes

Ctrl+Shift+E

Ctrl+Shift+E

Maximize or de-maximize window

Yes

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Command+Shift+M

Hide other programs

-----

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Command+Option+H

Minimize window

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Windows logo key+Down Arrow

Command+M

Exit/quit Camtasia

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Alt+F4

Command+Q

Close window

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-----

Command+W

Symbols and emojis

-----

-----

Ctrl+Command+Spacebar

Enter full screen program

-----

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Command+Shift+F

Display system menu

-----

Alt+Spacebar

-----

Activate menus

-----

Alt+First letter of menu

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Remove focus or close current control, menu, or dialog box

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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

Export Frame at Playhead

Yes

Ctrl+Shift+F

Ctrl+Shift+F

Production Wizard (Windows)

Export (Mac)

Yes

Ctrl+P

Command+E

Silence audio

Yes

Shift+S

Option+S

(On Timeline Editing tab on Mac)

New project

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Ctrl+N

Command+N

Open project

-----

Ctrl+O

Command+O

Save project

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Ctrl+S

Command+S

Launch online help

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F1

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Timeline Editing

Option Customizable? Windows Shortcut Mac Shortcut

Group

Yes

Ctrl+G

Command+G

Ungroup

Yes

Ctrl+U

Command+U

Open Group

Yes

Ctrl+Shift+G

Ctrl+Shift+G

Close Group

Yes

Ctrl+Shift+U

Ctrl+Shift+U

Silence audio

Yes

Shift+S

(On Project Options tab on Windows)

Option+S

Retore Audio

Yes

(Mac only)

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Option+R

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

No

Ctrl+Shift+A

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Add Placeholder

Yes

P

P

Convert to Placeholder

Yes

Ctrl+Alt+P

 

Deselect all

Yes
(Windows only)

Ctrl+D

Command+Shift+A

Select all

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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+Delete or Backspace

Cut

  • Copies to clipboard
  • No gap
    (Windows only)
  • Stitches media together on timeline
    (Windows only)

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Ctrl+X

Command+X

Copy

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Ctrl+C

Command+C

Delete

  • Leaves space on timeline

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Delete

Delete

Paste

-----

Ctrl+V

Command+ V

Redo

-----

Ctrl+Y

Command+Shift+Z

Undo

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Ctrl+Z

Command+Z

Pan

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Hold Spacebar and drag canvas

Hold Spacebar and drag canvas

Crop

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Hold Alt and drag handles

Hold Alt and drag handles

Open Media Bin tab

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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

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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+Shift+0

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

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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

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Scroll Wheel

-Or-

Drag scroll bar

Scroll Wheel

-Or-
Drag scroll bar

Increase track heights

Yes

Alt+Equal sign

Option+Equal sign

Decrease track heights

Yes

Alt+Minus

Option+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

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Extend selection to timeline end

Yes

Ctrl+Shift+End

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Select succeeding media

Yes

Alt+Right Arrow

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Select preceding media

Yes

Alt+Left Arrow

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Ripple Split

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

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Hold Shift and drag playhead

Hold Shift and drag playhead

Ripple move

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  1. Select clip on timeline
  2. Hold Shift and drag media

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Ripple trim

  • Extends/reduces media duration without creating space

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Hold Shift and drag end of media in/out

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Ripple split and move everything on track at playhead

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Hold Shift and drag playhead

Hold Shift and drag playhead

Temporarily disable snapping

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Hold Ctrl and drag media

  1. Drag media
  2. Hold Ctrl while dragging

Enable Canvas Snapping

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Ctrl+Semicolon

Command+Semicolon

Enable Timeline Snapping

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Command+Shift+Semicolon

Attach/detach Timeline

Yes

Ctrl+3

(On Program Options tab on Windows)

Command+3

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

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Tab

Tab

Previous caption

-----

Shift+Tab

Shift+Tab

Replay current caption segment
(Loop Button)

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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

Yes

Ctrl+Shift+I

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Add selection to library

Yes

Ctrl+Shift+A

Command+Option+A

Open library tab

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R

R

Collapse selected folder

  • Move upwards to parent

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Left Arrow

-Or-

Double-click

Left Arrow

-Or-

Double-click

Expand selected folder

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Right Arrow

-Or-

Double-click

Right Arrow

-Or-

Double-click

Collapse all folders

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Ctrl+Left Arrow

Command+Left Arrow

Expand all folders

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Ctrl+Right Arrow

Command+Right Arrow

Collapse/expand subfolders

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Alt+Click

Option+Click

Select next element upwards

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Up Arrow

Up Arrow

Select next element downwards

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Down Arrow

Down Arrow

Scroll to top

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Home

Fn+Left Arrow

Scroll to bottom

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End

Fn+Right Arrow

Scroll to and select top

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Ctrl+Home

Option+Command+Up Arrow

Scroll to and select bottom

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Ctrl+End

Option+Command+Down Arrow

Scroll upwards by height of view

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Page Up

Fn+Up Arrow

Scroll downwards by height of view

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Page Down

Fn+Down Arrow

Delete selected items

  • In custom library

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Delete

Delete

Multi-Select items

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Shift+Click

-Or-

Shift+Arrow Key

Shift+Click

-Or-

Shift+Arrow Key

Add/remove item from selection

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Ctrl+Click

Command+Click

Enter asset rename mode

  • In custom library

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F2

Enter

Text Options for Annotations

Option Windows Shortcut Mac Shortcut

Edit text

_____

Option+Return

Bold

Ctrl+B

Command+Shift+B

Italic

Crtl+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

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  1. Select text
  2. Press Command+Shift+Left Bracket

Align center

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  1. Select text
  2. Press Command+Shift+Backslash

Align right

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  1. Select text
  2. Press Command+Shift+Right Bracket

Copy style

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Command+Option+C

Paste style

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Command+Option+V

Show special characters

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Ctrl+Command+Spacebar

PowerPoint Add-In Shortcuts (Windows Only)

Option Windows Shortcut

Record

Ctrl+Shift+F9

Pause

Ctrl+Shift +F9

Stop

Ctrl+Shift+F10

 

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