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Keyboard shortcuts in the Soundslice editor

Our editor has an extensive system of keyboard shortcuts. We highly recommend learning some of these shortcuts to make your editing experience more efficient.

Default shortcuts

To view the default keyboard shortcuts, edit a slice and click “Keyboard shortcuts” at the bottom left of the page.

Note: On smaller screens, this button won’t be displayed. Click the button, then choose “Keyboard shortcuts...”

You’ll see the keyboard shortcuts panel appear on the right side of your screen:


This will show you all currently available keyboard shortcuts.


At the top of that keyboard shortcuts panel, you’ll see a dropdown menu that says “Soundslice default.” If you click this, you can choose between different shortcut presets.

Lots of musicians invest time in memorizing shortcuts for their preferred software, and it can be hard to switch software once you’ve developed muscle memory. For those of you coming to Soundslice from other notation software, we want you to get productive quickly, so we’ve added several presets based on other apps.

The built-in presets are:

  • Soundslice default
  • Like Finale™ Simple Entry
  • Like Guitar Pro™
  • Like Sibelius™ Notebook Entry

Choose a preset, and the editor will immediately begin to use those shortcuts. We’ll save your preference automatically, so you won’t have to switch this again next time you edit a slice.

Creating custom shortcuts

Power users, you can set your own shortcuts. See the dedicated help page for details.

Viewing shortcuts via editor search

It’s also possible to view keyboard shortcuts via our editor’s search. Search for a command, and we’ll display the shortcut(s) in the editor search results:


These shortcuts are always up to date, reflecting your current preset or custom shortcuts.

Viewing shortcuts via the editor’s sidebar

You can also view a keyboard shortcut for a given editor function by hovering your mouse cursor over the appropriate icon in the sidebar. If a shortcut is available for that command, you’ll see the shortcut in the little tooltip:


These tooltips are always up to date, reflecting your current preset or custom shortcuts.