#1 – Changing Track Display (3 methods)
To change a track’s display view place your edit cursor on one or more tracks in the Edit Window, hold Control + Command and use the ←/→ arrow keys.
Or hold Control + Command and click on almost any parameter. Try clicking on the Mute button to show mute automation or if showing I/O View in the Edit Window click on the Volume or Pan display to show their corresponding automation. This also will work for Plug-In parameters as long as they are enabled for automation (See Shortcut #2).
Or to quickly toggle between Waveform and Volume views place your edit cursor on one or more tracks in the Edit Window and use the minus key on the qwerty keyboard.
Note: Keyboard Command Focus must be active for the last method to work.
#2 – Enabling Plug-In Parameters for Automation
To quickly enable a plug-in parameter for automation use what some call the power claw. Hold Control + Option + Command and click on the desired parameter. A drop down will appear and choose “Enable Automation For . . .”
Or to quickly enable all parameters in a plug-in (including Bypass) use the same power claw shortcut (Control + Option + Command) and click on the Auto Enable Button at the top of the plug-in window.
#3 Adjusting Grid and Nudge Values
To quickly adjust the Grid Value in the Edit Window hold Control + Option and use the +/- (plus/minus) keys on the numeric keypad.
Similarly to adjust the Nudge Value hold Option + Command and use the +/- (plus/minus) keys on the numeric keypad.
#4 Fat Meters
Make the Volume Meters in the Mix or Edit Window wider by using the power claw again (hold Control + Option + Command) and click on any Volume Meter to toggle between normal and fat meters.
#5 Quick 1kHz Tone Clip
To quickly generate a 1kHz tone clip make a selection on a track in the Edit Window hold Shift + Control + Option and press 3 on the qwerty keyboard. This is useful for troubleshooting, creating sync pops, and various other utilitarian functions.