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Hold spacebar to pan the Premiere timeline

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Mar 13, 2023 Mar 13, 2023

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The idea is holding space would temporarily switch you to the hand tool and allow scrolling the timeline, and then return to the previously active tool when space is released.


This would help my workflow increase in speed a lot, as I work primarily with a Wacom so reducing the time I need to spend switching tools would be a big time saver. For example, while cutting voiceover it would be one keypress to reposition the timeline, as opposed to switch to hand tool, scroll, switch back to razor etc. This adds up quickly to a lot of additional keypresses and also takes me out of the flow for timing things out.


Holding space to move timeline is also the behaviour I'm used to from After Effects, where I spend a lot of my time.


An alternative would be to add momentary press functionality to the H key instead, as per this post https://community.adobe.com/t5/premiere-pro-ideas/give-momentary-keypress-functionality-to-hand-and-... but I think using space for consistency with oither Adobe apps would be the preferred option.

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Editing and playback , User experience or interface






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