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  • *Select* all clips to right of playhead keyboard shortcut

     Joel Ray updated 4 months ago 4 Members · 7 Posts
  • Justin Wood

    May 16, 2019 at 9:13 am


    I am looking for a keyboard shortcut to actually select all the clips to the right of my playhead. I understand that I can press ‘A’ to get the ‘Track select forward tool’ but then I need to move over to the mouse and click to actually select them. Does anyone know if there a way to do this without moving from the keyboard? Perhaps a keyboard shortcut button that is ‘left click’

    Kind regards,


  • John Heiser

    May 16, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    You can browse through the available keyboard shortcuts yourself (Opt-Cmd-K on Mac), but I didn’t see it when I looked. Does grabbing the mouse and clicking really slow you down that much?

    John Heiser
    Senior Editor
    o2 ideas

  • Joel Ray

    July 26, 2022 at 4:41 pm

    I was searching for a way to do the same function and found this old thread. I don’t understand the Premiere community’s antagonism toward keyboard optimization (which seems to extend to Adobe as well).

    The answer is yes though, grabbing the mouse and clicking DOES significantly slow down the process, especially for functions you use over and over. But your premise is wrong to begin with. You can’t just “grab the mouse and click,” first you must select the track tool, and likely afterwards you will want to go back to the selection tool. So we are talking about 1 button press vs 2 different buttons, a mouse movement, and a click.

    I lay out all my footage in a sequence and separate them by set amounts of time for a scene, a camera setup, and a take so at a glance I can see all my footage. I have 4 macros set up to move everything down the timeline in these increments because this is an operation I do many, many times a day. A keyboard function to select right could be added to this macro and save me at least tens of minutes every time I organize footage (several times a week). That would be so much better than this process:

    Select tool, Move mouse, Click, +5.., enter, select different tool

  • JO Hen

    August 14, 2022 at 12:21 am

    This works but you need to position the mouse next to the playhead and then just click F1


    #ifWinActive ahk_exe Adobe Premiere Pro.exe

    Send ^a
    Sleep 1
    Send k
    Send a


    basic Autohotkey tutorial is here just if you are not familiar with it

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  • JO Hen

    August 14, 2022 at 12:23 am

    I like your question, it looks like that there is no such shortcut,

    this would be useful, especially if you are zoomed out and you cut a bunch of channels at the same time.

    Then when you hover with the mouse you have to watch out not to a miss some small clip and it is left behind in the process.

    This would solve that problem.

  • JO Hen

    August 16, 2022 at 7:17 am

    #ifWinActive ahk_exe Adobe Premiere Pro.exe

    Send ^a
    Sleep 1
    Send ^k
    Send a

    ctrl sign (^) before k was missing this is the correct code

  • Joel Ray

    November 22, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    Thanks so much for posting this hotkey. It reminded me that I bought a plug-in called Excalibur that might have this functionality, and sure enough it does! Added this to my macro on my custom X-keys keypad and it’s working great now!

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