4 Replies Latest reply on Nov 18, 2010 2:35 PM by ronnieh1

    Keyboard Shortcut Set Confusion

    ronnieh1 Level 1

      First, I love the Mac version so far. A major upgrade for Audition 1.5.


      I'm probably missing something basic, but after defining many shortcuts, they were all missing on re-launch.


      There is no Save button, just a Save-As button, implying  that new shortcut files are created for every change? And what happens  to shortcut definitions already made?


      Several keyboard shortcut Sets are presented for editing (Custom, Custom 1), but none of them include my definitions. I assume that these Sets were saved by Audition at some mysterious point in time.  Even if I were successful in saving a Set, I  find no way to invoke a specific set of shortcuts for a session.


      The logic here is confusing. What I'd like to see is an easy way to establish a basic set of shortcuts, and then build on that basic set for specific projects.

        • 1. Re: Keyboard Shortcut Set Confusion
          _durin_ Adobe Employee

          The "Save As" button at the top of the dialog is just to save configurations as presets, to quickly switch between them.  Be sure to click the ASSIGN button after entering your selected keyboard shortcut.  To save your changes, click the OK button at the lower right corner of the dialog. 


          When you've setup your shortcuts as you like, the OK button should write them to an XML file that is stored at  user/Library/Preferences/Adobe/Audition/4.0/Shortcuts/Custom.xml    If that file doesn't exist or doesn't appear to have the timestamp from when you clicked OK, then we may want to see if there's a permission issue writing to this location.

          • 2. Re: Keyboard Shortcut Set Confusion
            ronnieh1 Level 1

            Thanks. All seems OK with the XML files re: timestamps. At least one of the XML files has a couple of my key assignments intact. I'll try again, making sure I don't hit the Save As button.


            BUT, given multiple shortcut Sets, how do I "quickly switch between them"? I looked again through the menus and again found no way to make sure I've selected the right Set.


            Set selection isn't made via the Edit Keyboard Shortcuts pane, is it?

            • 3. Re: Keyboard Shortcut Set Confusion
              _durin_ Adobe Employee

              Yes.  Once you've saved a preset configuration, you can switch to the defaults or any other previously saved configuration by opening the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog, choosing one of the presets, and clicking OK.  The "Save As" button allows you to save the current configuration as a new preset, while "OK" confirms the changes you may have made, but doesn't store them as a preset.

              • 4. Re: Keyboard Shortcut Set Confusion
                ronnieh1 Level 1



                An Edit pane seems like a strange place for preset selection, but now that I know the secret...