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Ardour Key Bindings

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:19 am
by bensimmonds
So a silly little question for a Tuesday morning. I'm just trying to put a little "quick and dirty" backing track together for a rehearsal this evening. But for some reason my shortcut key for start/stop is not working [space bar]. In the key bindings window "start/stop" is blank, and it wont allow me to assign [space]. I can assign anything else ie, [Alt + Space], but even then it will only work for STOP and not START. [Shift + Space] still works for "start/stop recording".

So far swearing hasn't helped either, so I thought I'd ask for any ideas here? It just really interrupts my workflow to not have shortcuts.

Re: Ardour Key Bindings

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:38 am
by 1984
If you haven't defined any own shortcuts you could reset the shortcuts to defaults and see if that solves the problem: Window -> Key Bindings -> Reset Bindings to Defaults

Re: Ardour Key Bindings

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:22 pm
by bensimmonds
Thanks, resetting the keybindings didn't work. Sort of......

I resolved it by deleting the ardour.bindings file in /Home/.config/ardour4
Resetting probably should have had the same effect, but for some reason wasn't working. Perhaps somehow I'd ruined the default file?

Oh well, all good now. Back to work.

Re: Ardour Key Bindings

Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:49 pm
by PatS
Same subject but different problem.

This is with Ardour 5.5 on KXStudio, English language, German keyboard.
I'm slightly confused about Ardour's default key bindings.
Most of the bindings listed here work fine but some either don't work or are set to different defaults.
Using the Bindings Editor I managed to figure out a few.
For example:
"quantize MIDI notes" ought to be "Q" but was set to "Alt+5"
"zoom in" was set to "=" but didn't work, probably because of my German keyboard. OK, changed the binding for that, all good.
"zoom height and time to selected region" ---> "Alt+Z" does nothing.

Is my German keyboard part of the problem?
Am I missing an up-to-date list of the default key bindings?

Oh, and /HOME/.config/ardour5/ardour.keys does not contain the changes I make with the Bindings Editor.

Re: Ardour Key Bindings

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:11 am
by PatS
Never mind.
I've worked it out and defined a few of my own bindings. And they DO get stored in HOME/.config/ardour5/ardour.keys, so I can make backups or reuse them in other installations of A5.

Re: Ardour Key Bindings

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 12:41 pm
by Blindekinder
I have the same problem:
for any reason, Alt+7 didn't work anymore (to cut region gain). I tried to reassign in the bindings editor, but it refuse to do it, no message. I noticed:
-when I "reset all bindings", ardour.keys is changed to ardour.keys.old (normal)
-Typing Alt+[anything] has no effect
-simple key (e.g. 7) works if it's free.
-Alt+6 (for exemple) works to reassign "boost region gain". Alt+7 doesn't.

something wrong with 'cut region gain' or Alt+7. I use Ardour 5.12 on KX Studio - KDE. Alt+7 isn't assigned in KDE bindings.

any idea?