Application Shortcuts

There are two types of Shortcuts:

  • Panel Shortcuts that you create for any custom built panels and
  • Application Shortcuts (described here) that are built-in to TouchDesigner's authoring interface.

The most important Application Shortcuts (as in Designer Mode) are:

  • Space bar stops and starts the timeline.
  • Right-arrow steps forward one frame.
  • Left-arrow steps back one frame.

(The keys are different in Panel Shortcuts.)

The Application Shortcuts are defined in a DAT table with 3 columns:

  • Column 1: label
  • Column 2: key
  • Column 3: optional command

Overwriting Shortcutsedit

Optional shortcut overrides table can be added to a text file located at: app.preferencesFolder/TouchShortcuts.txt If the file does not exist, no shortcut overrides are currently defined.

The text file must be formatted with the same 3 columns and contain the same label of which Application Shortcut to replace in the first column. For Application Shortcuts starting with general, the third column must not be modified.

To just override files in a specific toe file, in Perform Mode only, lock the DAT located in /local/shortcuts and edit the entries as necessary.

To disable a shortcut entirely, leave the shortcut in place, and simply blank out its corresponding command.

Default Shortcutsedit

The following table is searched for each keyboard stroke until a match is found. (000 means no key is defined.) The default shortcuts are listed in a file, read into TouchDesigner when it starts from: app.configFolder/TouchShortcuts.txt

label key command
general.pause space space
general.forward left left
general.backward right right offon
general.F1 F1 F1
general.F2 F2 F2
general.F3 F3 F3
general.F4 F4 F4
general.F5 F5 F5
general.F6 F6 F6
general.F7 F7 F7
general.F8 F8 F8
general.F9 F9 F9
general.F10 F10 F10
general.F11 F11 F11
general.F12 F12 F12
general.AF1 alt.F1 AF1
general.AF2 alt.F2 AF2
general.AF3 alt.F3 AF3
general.AF4 alt.F4 AF4
general.AF5 alt.F5 AF5
general.AF6 alt.F6 AF6
general.AF7 alt.F7 AF7
general.AF8 alt.F8 AF8
general.AF9 alt.F9 AF9
general.AF10 alt.F10 AF10
general.AF11 alt.F11 AF11
general.AF12 alt.F12 AF12
textport.back.history up
textport.forward.history down ctrl.f
network.toggle.render r
network.toggle.bypass b
network.toggle.display d alt.n
network.jump.down enter
network.dive i
network.jump.up u
network.cancel esc
network.color.palette c
network.edit.expose e
network.frame f
network.frame.selected F
network.home h
network.home.selected H
network.home.current 000
network.layout L
network.layout.all l G g n
network.local.time 000
network.load.component X
network.overview o
network.parameters p s x
network.mode t
network.hide D
network.expose.all E ctrl.a
network.copy ctrl.c
network.paste ctrl.v
network.cut ctrl.x
network.delete del
network.find ctrl.f
network.browser ctrl.b alt.s alt.1
network.switchto.panel alt.2
network.switchto.geoview alt.3
network.switchto.topview alt.4
network.switchto.chopview alt.5
network.switchto.keyframer alt.6
network.switchto.parm alt.7
network.switchto.geoss alt.8
network.switchto.textport alt.9
network.pane.clone alt.shift.c
network.pane.stow alt.\
network.pane.splitlr alt.[
network.pane.splittb alt.]
network.pane.fullscreen alt.`
network.pane.close alt.z
network.pane.linkplus alt.+
network.pane.linkminus alt.-
network.list.down j
network.list.up k
network.list.right .
network.list.left ,
network.add.operator tab
network.edit.prefs 000
network.license.manager alt.k
network.winplacement alt.w ctrl.n
network.explorer alt.e alt.x
network.console alt.c ctrl.m
network.midimapper alt.d
network.beat 000 v alt.shift.v
network.align.area.keepsize 000
network.align.area.resize 000
network.cascade.area.keepsize 000
network.layout.all.pack 000
network.reset.tile.sizes 000
network.normalize.tile.sizes 000
network.import.file ctrl.i
network.snap.grid.selection 000
network.snap.grid.all 000
network.activate.viewers a
network.activatealways.viewers alt.a
network.palette.browse alt.l 000 G a +
group.minus -
group.equals =
app.operator.browse alt.o
app.groups alt.g alt.h
app.load ctrl.o
app.macros alt.m
app.bookmarks alt.b
app.quit ctrl.q ctrl.s
app.saveas ctrl.shift.s
app.textport alt.t
app.variables alt.v
app.performance alt.y
chopviewer.home h
chopviewer.hadapt H
chopviewer.vadapt V
chopviewer.timebar t
chopviewer.timescroll c
chopviewer.labels l
chopviewer.extend x
chopviewer.dots d
chopviewer.handles n
chopviewer.grid g
chopviewer.units u
chopviewer.editmenu e
chopviewer.scopemenu s
chopviewer.precise p
timeslice.reset.minmax r
timeslice.home h
timeslice.precise p
keyframer.home h
keyframer.home.selected H
keyframer.home.horizontal F
keyframer.home.vertical V
keyframer.longnames n
keyframer.scalehandle tab
keyframer.toggle.selected.ties t
keyframer.delete.selected.key del
keyframer.copy.selected.key ctrl.c
keyframer.paste.selected.key ctrl.v ctrl.right
keyframer.timeline.prev.key ctrl.left
keyframer.add.closest alt.LMB
keyframer.add.selected alt.MMB
keyframer.add.all alt.RMB