While you are editing subtitles with the use of Amara editor, you may find that it is faster and easier to perform some repetitive actions with the use of keyboard shortcuts instead of clicking buttons and menus with your mouse.


The full list of keyboard shortcuts is available inside the editor, in a pop-up that is invoked by clicking more commands >>> link next to Keyboard Controls header:



For your convenience, the keyboard shortcuts are also listed in the table below:


Action Windows / Linux Mac OS X
Play / Pause video TAB TAB
Skip back 2 seconds SHIFT + TAB

SHIFT + TAB

Skip back 4 seconds

CTRL + SHIFT + , (equivalent to CTRL + <)

CMD + SHIFT + , (equivalent to CMD + <)

Skip forward 4 seconds

CTRL + SHIFT + . (equivalent to CTRL + >)

CMD + SHIFT + , (equivalent to CMD + <)

Navigate to the next subtitle ENTER

ENTER

Append another subtitle at the end

ENTER

ENTER

Insert line break SHIFT + ENTER

SHIFT + ENTER

Delete empty subtitle ESC ESC
Exit edit mode of current subtitle ESC ESC
Insert subtitle above ALT + i

CMD + i

Insert subtitle below

ALT + SHIFT + i

CMD + SHIFT + i

Delete current subtitle ALT + DELETE (or Backspace)

OPTION + DELETE (or Backspace)

Navigate to the previous subtitle ALT + ARROW UP

OPTION + ARROW UP

Navigate to the next subtitle

ALT + ARROW DOWN

OPTION + ARROW DOWN