V4 Shortcuts

Eventually you’ll be able to customize the mapping. Please let me know of any shortcuts you’d like to see or any that should be tweaked!

Notessimo - Cheatsheets

You can combine some shortcuts together, like move notes using the left mouse button but still be able to drag the camera by holding the right mouse button. Or preview the moving notes by tapping the right mouse button while still holding the left mouse button.

Pointer means a mouse or finger (touch)

    • Tweaked shortcuts since release

Shortcuts (Pointer - Player)

  • Left / Right Tap on Note / Sheet: Play note / sheet
  • Left / Right Drag: Move camera
  • Mouse Wheel: Zoom in / out
  • Long Press on Note: Open Piano

Shortcuts (Pointer - Composer)

  • Left Tap on Note: Play and Select note
  • Left Tap on Note while having a second finger on the screen: Add note to selection
  • Right Tap on Note / Sheet: Play note / sheet
  • Mouse Wheel: Zoom in / out
  • Left / Right Drag: Move camera
  • Left Drag on selected Note / Sheet: Move note / sheet
  • Right Tap with Cursor: Play cursor
  • Long Press on nothing: Start selection
    • Right Tap on nothing: Play current selection
    • Long Release (left) on a selected note: Show dropdown with options (copy, cut, delete, piano, preview)
    • Long Release (left) on a selected sheet: Show dropdown with options (copy, cut, delete, preview)
    • Long Press (right) on a selected note: Show dropdown with options (copy, cut, delete, piano, preview)
    • Long Press (right) on a non-selected note: Show dropdown with options (copy, cut, delete, piano, preview) and select it
    • Long Press (right) on a selected sheet: Show dropdown with options (copy, cut, delete, preview)
    • Long Press (right) on a non-selected sheet: Show dropdown with options (copy, cut, delete, preview) and select it
  • Long Press on a sheet: Zoom in to note editor
  • Long Press on toggle layer / sheet button: Make everything else transparent instead of semi-transparent
  • Long Press on center button: Zoom in or out of note / sheet editor
  • Hold CTRL + SHIFT + Drag: Start selection immediately (ignores CTRL / SHIFT shortcuts to keep / remove selection)
  • Hold ALT when starting selection: Select by Length instead
  • Hold SHIFT when starting selection: Keep current selection as well
  • Hold CTRL when starting selection: Remove from current selection
  • Right Tap on Volume / Pan open: Preview note / sheet

Shortcuts (Keyboards)

  • CTRL + 0-9: Save current selection or cursor to slot 0-9
  • SHIFT + 0-9: Load slot 0-9 to cursor
  • Hold E: Always create a new sheet when in empty spaces (by default will happens when there is more than 2 measures worth of spaces)
  • Hold R: Always auto grow the nearest sheet when in empty spaces (by default only happens when there is less than 2 measures worth of spaces)
  • Hold Q: Force camera panning
  • W-P: Black notes on piano, first keyboard row QWERTY (visible center octave)
  • A-L: White notes on piano, second keyboard row QWERTY (visible center octave)
  • Hold Z: Lower piano octave by one
  • Hold X: Up piano octave by one
  • CTRL + Z: Undo
  • CTRL + Y: Redo
  • Hold CTRL, toggle play: Prevent auto center in cinematic play
  • Hold SHIFT: Temporarily disable “snap” when dragging playhead / timeline
  • Hold SHIFT, toggle layer / track: Same as holding the toggle button, fully transparent layer
  • Hold ALT: Temporarily prevent hover on notes
  • Space: Toggle play (cinematic)
  • SHIFT + Space: Toggle play (edit)
  • WASD: Pan camera (disabled when piano is opened)
  • Arrows: Pan camera
  • + / -: Zoom in / out
  • Delete / Backspace: Delete selection
  • ESC: Reset selection to the last element and clear all properties to default
  • CTRL + C: Copy selection to cursors
  • CTRL + X: Copy and delete selection to cursors
  • HOLD ALT: When taping on nothing, copy selection to cursors
  • SHIFT + ESC: Un-toggle all layers, if already un-toggled then switch back to previous toggle
  • Page Up / Down: Cycle layers
  • CTRL + Page Up / Down: Cycle tracks
  • SHIFT + Page Up / Down: Cycle layers (but do not toggle)
  • SHIFT + CTRL + Page Up / Down: Cycle tracks (but do not toggle)
  • Hold CTRL: With cursor, temporarily toggle “Sharp”
  • Hold SHIFT: With cursor, temporarily toggle “Flat”
  • Hold N: With cursor, temporarily toggle “Natural”
  • Hold CTRL: While initiating “move”, duplicate instead
  • Hold CTRL / SHIFT: Select multiple notes when tapping (won’t remove previous selection on click)
  • CTRL + P: Toggle piano
  • CTRL + L: Toggle layer
  • CTRL + SHIFT + L: Toggle layer (fully transparent)
  • CTRL + T: Toggle track
  • CTRL + SHIFT + T: Toggle track (fully transparent)
  • CTRL + I: Toggle instrument
  • CTRL + SHIFT + I: Toggle instrument (fully transparent)
  • CTRL + H: Center to playhead or selection
  • ENTER: Stop
  • SHIFT + ENTER: Pause
  • CTRL + U: Toggle position snap
  • Hold V: Temporarily toggle snap
  • SHIFT + T: Switch to Touch tool
  • SHIFT + S: Switch to Select tool
  • SHIFT + U: Switch to Select Duration tool
  • SHIFT + D: Switch to Draw tool
  • SHIFT + P: Switch to Paint tool
  • SHIFT + M: Switch to Move tool
  • SHIFT + E: Switch to Eraser tool
  • 0-9: Change note length
  • ALT + 1-4: Change dot length
  • CTRL + F: Toggle fullscreen (player / editor mode)
  • Hold ALT + X: Lock position
  • Hold ALT + Y: Lock note
  • CTRL + S: Save file
  • CTRL + SHIFT + S: Save file as
  • CTRL + O: Open file

New additions:

  • Hold R: Prioritize “resize” for “hit test”

Changes:

  • v2022.10: Tweaked long press (dropdown on selected notes / sheets) to not interfere with “move” (only appears on “release”). Use right mouse for old behavior.
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Back in V3, users were able to move selected instruments around the staff with the arrow keys. You think you could provide an option for that?

Of course! Completely forgot about this one, I’ll work on it this weekend

Can’t seem to find a way to edit the notes length to a custom size or placement mainly for placing triplet notes am i just missing something?

Note length can also be changed using the touch tool to drag the end of the note.
Placing triplet involves subdividing into three equal parts. This can be done by selecting three equal length side by side notes and compressing them into space of two.
Keep in mind, V4 audio system divides notes into 1/128th notes instead of 44100 audio samples so triplets aren’t as precise as V3 but the difference is only like 5ms at 125bpm so it should sound fine.

Thanks for that sure i’ll get used to it soon

Ctrl+A for “Select All Notes on Visible Layers” would be nice. Also bring back the Picker tool please.

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I didn’t think it would be necessary since the “Touch” tool does effectively work as the “Picker” tool, albeit a little bit differently but adding it wouldn’t take much time!

Option to merge two or more sheets together into one

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I could add that as an option to the “dropdown” menu when selecting multiple sheets:

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“Merge” which would create a new sheet which is a combination of all the sheets.

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Maybe shift click to select multiple to merge in case a user doesn’t want to merge all?

That’s how the dropdown menu options work already.

WASD to pan the camera feels redundant - RMB+drag covers this tool perfectly fine.
Shift-modifier shortcuts (namely the tool shortcuts) feel inconsistent as most of the keys sit too far away from LShift.
Upon reviewing the command list, I just realized Ctrl+V doesn’t do anything. That’s like the go-to input for loading the last selection in V3.