[Ardour-Users] new shortcut/cheatsheets now available

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Fri Aug 21 11:48:10 PDT 2009

I'm happy to release an initial version of the Ardour shortcut
cheatsheet - a handy 2-sided tri-fold guide to almost every shortcut
in Ardour. There is one version for X Window (Linux, FreeBSD, etc) and
another for OS X (reflecting different conventions about modifier keys
in both systems.)

    X Window: http://ardour.org/files/ardour-2.8.3-bindings-x.pdf
    OS X: http://ardour.org/files/ardour-2.8.3-bindings-osx.pdf

These cheatsheets will hopefully convey a lot of Ardour's power that
is generally hidden to most users. The current cheatsheet reflects the
binding set that we call "mnemonic", configured for a US keyboard with
a keypad. There are other binding sets available, but no cheatsheets
for them at this time.

Please note that these bindings do not correspond precisely to the
"mnemonic" bindings released with Ardour 2.8.2, but the differences
are rather small and involve rarely used commands. If you want to get
this exact set of bindings, you can download the "new" X Window or OS
X bindings file

    X Window: http://ardour.org/files/ardour-2.8.3-bindings-x
    OS X: http://ardour.org/files/ardour-2.8.3-bindings-osx

and install it as ~/.ardour2/ardour.bindings. These are not
necessarily final versions - watch the website for any updates, and
please feel free to leave comments, corrections etc. in a comment.
Finally, please feel free to throw an extra US$1 donation toward
ardour.org if you find this cheatsheet useful. Thanks.

In a future release of Ardour, there will probably be a tool that will
generate cheatsheets based on your own customized bindings. You can
modify all keybindings in Ardour via the key bindings editor dialog.
On X Window, you can also do this directly on a menu - just point the
mouse at the menu item and press the new keybinding.

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