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  • Aaron Barton

    May 24, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Hey everybody,

    So I’m in the process of switching from FCP7 to Premiere Pro CS6 and I had a question. I’ve gotten use to in FCP7 to be able to move the playhead in one second intervals using Shift + Left/Right regardless of the sequences frame rate, but in Premiere Pro this shortcut only moves the playhead five frames. I was wondering if there was a way to change the size of the playhead jump shortcut.


  • Peter Garaway

    May 25, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Hi Aaron,

    Premiere Pro only allows you to step forward/backward in 1 or 5 frame intervals via keyboard shortcuts.

    A workaround would be using the numeric keypad, typing “+” or “-” keys to jump forward. For example +1.or +100 will move you forward one second down the timeline.

    Hope this is helpful. Feel free to make a feature request @


    Peter Garaway
    Adobe, Premiere Pro QE

  • Brian Cooney

    January 7, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    also in the same boat. looking for a zoom to playhead option in PPro. but not finding that. key command where it would take you to the playhead. not necessarily zoom.. though that would be cool. I guess you could tap on the space bar twice quickly.. but is there any designated keyboard shortcut for this? 🙂

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  • Steven Emerson

    February 12, 2013 at 9:07 am

    i need the same sort of function in my work flow.. i have 2 work-arounds

    i use a gaming device like this.. and have the rubber wheel at the index finder binded to “+” and “-“.. zooming out.. then in again.. while premeire zooms in it focuses on the CTI.. very very useful but obviously take a little getting used to

    another function without a device is to use the “\” key.. defaulted to zoom out fully.. if you double tap it.. premiere will zoom fully out then back in at the CTI

    hope this helps.. the Numpad suggestion has greatly helped me with another workflow idea.. thank you Peter

  • David Cervera

    October 12, 2021 at 7:44 am

    I couldn’t figure out how to use a keyboard shortcut to step back or forward one second at a time. Then I remembered seeing somewhere online that you can assign buttons on your mouse to do things in Premiere. So, after some research, I found out that you can use the software of you mouse to assign hotkeys, but my mouse doesn’t come with software. Then I found a software that can work with any mouse (but only if the mouse just has two extra buttons). It is called X-Mouse Button Control. With it I was able to assign the two side buttons to step back or forward 1 second on the timeline. For button 4, you select “Simulated Keys” in the dropdown menu, enter {NUMLOCKON}{NUM-}{NUM1}{NUM0}{NUM0}{NUMENTER} then hit OK. For button 5, {NUMLOCKON}{NUM+}{NUM1}{NUM0}{NUM0}{NUMENTER} then hit ok. Then, you click on “Apply”, and now in Premiere you can step back or forward 1 second at a time using the side buttons of the mouse.

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