Keyboard shortcuts

General

Shortcut
Action
Command H
Hide Stave'n'Tabs window
Command Tab
Hide windows of other applications
Command , <
Preferences…
Command Q
Quit Stave'n'Tabs
Option / Alt Command Q
Quit Stave'n'Tabs and keep windows open

File

Shortcut
Action
Command N
New…
Command O
Open…
Command W
Close
Command S
Save…
Shift Command S
Save As…
Option / Alt Command S
Duplicate
Shift Command P
Page Setup…
Command P
Print…

Edit

Shortcut
Action
Command Z
Undo
Shift Command Z
Redo
Command X
Cut
Command C
Copy
Command P
Paste
Option / Alt Command P
Paste Before
Shift Command P
Paste After
Shift Delete
Clear
Delete
Delete

Selection

Shortcut
Action
Command / ?
Switch Mode
Command I
Standard
Command B
Staff Positions
Command T
Tablature
Command L
Lyrics
Shift Command Arrow Down
Musical Events
Shift Command Arrow Up
Bars
Command A
Select All
Shift Command Arrow Right
Select Single Track
Option / Alt Shift Command Arrow Down
Select Single Musical Event
Option / Alt Shift Command Arrow Up
Select Single Bar

Playback

Shortcut
Action
Spacebar
Play/Pause
Command R
Start/Stop Recording
Command Arrow Left
Jump to Beginning
Command Arrow Right
Jump to End

Score Layout

Shortcut
Action
Control Command H
Horizontal
Control Command V
Vertical
Control Command P
Pages

Instrument

Shortcut
Action
Shift Command = +
Add Instrument Part…
Shift Command - _
Delete Instrument Part
Shift Command E
Instrument Editor…

Bars

Shortcut
Action
Option / Alt Command Arrow Right
Create Bar After
Option / Alt Command Arrow Left
Create Bar Before
Option / Alt Command Delete
Delete Selected Bars

Voices

Shortcut
Action
Control Command = +
Add Voice
Control Command - _
Delete Active Voice
Control Command 1
Switch to Voice 1
Control Command 2
Switch to Voice 2
Control Command 3
Switch to Voice 3
Control Command 4
Switch to Voice 4
Control Command Arrow Up
Previous Voice
Control Command Arrow Down
Next Voice
Control Option / Alt Command A
Use Active Voice
copy, cut and paste notes only from the current voice when chords from the multiple bars are selected
Control Option / Alt Command T
Toggle voices transparency
opacify inactive voices

Musical Events

Shortcut
Action
Control Command Arrow Right
Create Musical Event After
Control Command Arrow Left
Create Musical Event Before
Control Command Delete
Delete Selected Musical Events

Chords

Shortcut
Action
Control Command R
Recognize Chord
Control Command C
Create / Edit Chord…
Control Shift Command Delete
Delete Chord
Control Command T
Create Chord Template…
Control Shift Command T
Add Chord to Templates

View

Shortcut
Action
Option / Alt Command K
Show Musical Typing Keyboard
Command 0
Actual Size
Command = +
Zoom In
Command - _
Zoom Out
Option / Alt Command T
Show / Hide Toolbar

Window

Shortcut
Action
Control Command I
Show / Hide Virtual Instrument
Control Option / Alt Command M
Zoom window
Command M
Minimize window
Control Shift Tab
Show Previous Tab
Control Tab
Show Next Tab

Navigation

Shortcut
Action
Command Arrow Up
Previous Track
Command Arrow Down
Next Track
Arrow Left
Previous Score Object, e.g. Musical Event or Bar
Arrow Right
Next Score Object, e.g. Musical Event or Bar
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