These are all the keyboard shortcuts currently included in LES:
Ctrl + w
Ctrl + w will close the currently selected plugin window
Close all Plugin Windows
Ctrl + alt + w
Ctrl + alt + w or
Ctrl + Escape closes all currently open plugin windows.
This can be used to clean up window clutter instantly, especially when loading racks with many VSTs in them.
Disable Midi Clip Loop
Cmd + Shift + M
Cmd + Shift +M keyboard shortcut will create midi clips that instantly consolidate themselves, which will turn off the loop button for clips created using the command.
New Version Duplicate
Ctrl + Alt + S (default)
Duplicates the project and saves it as a new version with an automatic versioning scheme similar to the one used in FL Studio (
LES will never overwrite anything without asking. Manual edits such as _2.5 and _2b (both will count up to 3 when using the shortcut) are also supported.
Absolute Duplicate / Paste
Absolute replace prevents the merging of whatever you're pasting with what's already there. This means you can copy and duplicate selections while keeping the "non-clip areas" empty.
Ctrl + alt + Dto overwrite new duplication area completely
Ctrl + alt + Vto overwrite new paste area completely
This feature is only available in arrangement view.
If Cmd + Alt + D makes the dock show up/hide on MacOS, disable the built in dock hiding shortcut under System Preferences/Keyboard Settings. Alternatively, it is possible to force map it to Ctrl rather than Command in the settings.ini configuration file.
Clear Track Contents
Alt + X
Use Alt + X while hovering over a track to clear all of its contents. (It instantly selects the correct context menu item, and then deletes) This can be useful when you're duplicating a bunch of tracks and you don't want the duplicated tracks to have any contents in it. This feature is not intended to be used on groups, as it will select a random context menu item and show unintended behavior.
Set Clip Colour
Alt + C
Use Alt + C while hovering over a track to set the clips to the track colour. (It instantly selects the correcrt right click menu) Might be useful if you want to recolour a bunch of tracks in different groups, or if you're working with stems. This feature is not intended to be used on groups, as it will select a random context menu item and show unintended behavior.
Create Arrangement Locator
Right Shift + L or
Right Alt + L
Right Shift + L will create a playlist locator instantly, which allows you to easily set locators while listening to the track.
This command can be remapped to
alt + L in
settings.ini. This might be the default depending on if your settings.ini is from 1.2 or not.
Alt + E
Alt + E in the piano roll to select the envelope section
Live Enhancement Suite automates clicking the button, so you never have to take your attention away from the piano roll.
- This only works on Live 10.
- This only works if the helper box is closed
shift + ?
Show Automation on Ableton Live Knobs
Piano Roll Macro + Shift + Right Click
Macro + Right Click will show automation on Ableton Knobs. (instantly selects first context menu)
Macro + Shift + Right Click will show the automation in a new lane (instantly selects second context menu)
These shortcuts can be used quickly to show automation without accidentally disabling something during playback.
Double tap 0 to delete. This is cool if you don't have a delete key. Alternatively you could map the 0 key to your mouse using external software and mute/delete clips with the same button.
Ctrl + Shift + Z
Ctrl + Shift + Z can be used to redo in addition to the default
Ctrl + Y shortcut, which streamlines the redo shortcuts between the Mac and Windows versions of Live.
Middle Click Panning
Middle Mouse Button windows only
LES maps left click + ctrl + alt to the
middle mouse button, making panning around the playlist, browser, etc. effortless.