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B.2 Shortcut Cheatsheet

Shortcut Cheatsheet

The following is a summary of the main shortcuts available within Sonic Pi. Please see Section 10.1 for motivation and background.

Conventions

In this list, we use the following conventions (where Meta is one of Alt on Windows/Linux or Cmd on Mac):

  • C-a means hold the Control key then press the a key whilst holding them both at the same time, then releasing.
  • M-r means hold the Meta key and then press the r key whilst holding them both at the same time, then releasing.
  • S-M-z means hold the Shift key, then the Meta key, then finally the z key all at the same time, then releasing.
  • C-M-f means hold the Control key, then press Meta key, finally the f key all at the same time, then releasing.

Main Application Manipulation

  • M-r - Run code
  • M-s - Stop code
  • M-i - Toggle Help System
  • M-p - Toggle Preferences
  • M-{ - Switch buffer to the left
  • M-} - Switch buffer to the right
  • M-+ - Increase text size of current buffer
  • M-- - Decrease text size of current buffer

Selection/Copy/Paste

  • M-a - Select all
  • M-c - Copy selection to paste buffer
  • M-] - Copy selection to paste buffer
  • M-x - Cut selection to paste buffer
  • C-] - Cut selection to paste buffer
  • C-k - Cut to the end of the line
  • M-v - Paste from paste buffer to editor
  • C-y - Paste from paste buffer to editor
  • C-SPACE - Set mark. Navigation will now manipulate highlighted region. Use C-g to escape.

Text Manipulation

  • M-m - Align all text
  • Tab - Align current line or selection (or select autocompletion)
  • C-l - Centre editor
  • M-/ - Comment/Uncomment current line or selection
  • C-t - Transpose/swap characters
  • M-u - Convert next word (or selection) to upper case.
  • M-l - Convert next word (or selection) to lower case.

Navigation

  • C-a - Move to beginning of line
  • C-e - Move to end of line
  • C-p - Move to previous line
  • C-n - Move to next line
  • C-f - Move forward one character
  • C-b - Move backward one character
  • M-f - Move forward one word
  • M-b - Move backward one word
  • C-M-n - Move line or selection down
  • C-M-p - Move line or selection up
  • S-M-u - Move up 10 lines
  • S-M-d - Move down 10 lines
  • M-< - Move to beginning of buffer
  • M-> - Move to end of buffer

Deletion

  • C-h - Delete previous character
  • C-d - Delete next character

Advanced Editor Features

  • C-i - Show docs for word under cursor
  • M-z - Undo
  • S-M-z - Redo
  • C-g - Escape
  • S-M-f - Toggle fullscreen mode
  • S-M-b - Toggle visibility of buttons
  • S-M-l - Toggle visibility of log
  • S-M-m - Toggle between light/dark modes
  • S-M-s - Save contents of buffer to a file
  • S-M-o - Load contents of buffer from a file