Handy Keyboard Shortcuts in Adobe Premiere Pro

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Here’s a list of handy keyboard shortcuts for Adobe Premiere Pro. I keep forgetting these little helpers every 6 months or so… 

By no means an extensive or complete list, here are the ones that I like using:


  • SPACE – Playback at 100%
  • K – Stop
  • J – Play 100% backwards (multiple presses accelerates back)
  • L – Play 100% forwards (multiple presses accelerates forwards)
  • Left Cursor – step forward one frame
  • Right Cursor – step back one frame
  • \ (Backslash) – toggle between zoomed in and full view of the timeline
  • Fn + Up (or Page Up) – jump to the next edit point
  • Fn + Down (or Page Down) – jump to the previous edit point
  • Fn + Left – jump to the beginning of the sequence
  • Fn + Right – jump to the end of the sequence


  • V – Selection Tool
  • B – Ripple Edit Tool
  • N – Rolling Edit Tool
  • X – Rate Stretch Tool
  • C – Razor Tool

Import / Export

  • CMD/CTRL+M – Export Media
  • CMD+I – Import Media

Create your own Shortcuts

Premiere has a handy menu in which we can lookup existing shortcuts, as well as setup our own. There are so many functions, and not all of them have pre-defined shortcuts. Head over to Premiere Pro – Shortcuts and save whole sets of shortcut setups.

Needless to say, we can also change existing shortcuts to something more personal here.

1 thought on “Handy Keyboard Shortcuts in Adobe Premiere Pro”

  1. Hi Jay, Great Post on Premiere pro shortcut.

    I’m Michael Dowson, an Associate Video Editor at Motionarray.com. I was on the hunt for information on Premiere Pro Keyboard shortcuts a little while ago when I came across

    this post. One thing I noticed in my research was that most of the keyboard shortcut information is out of date which is why we have recently decided to launch a complete guide to Premiere Pro Keyboard on our site.


    We’ve been lucky to get a huge number of Google search since it’s launching in February.

    Would it be too much to ask of you to include our most recent and up-to-date infographic in your post or perhaps feature the URL as a valuable resource page inside it?


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