Motion 5 - Searching for Commands

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Searching for Commands

Use the Search field in the upper-right corner of the Command Editor to locate a command
or keyboard equivalent. You can search by command name, description, or keyboard

To search for a keyboard shortcut


In the Command Editor, click in the Search field and enter a word that describes the
keyboard shortcut you need.

The Command List immediately displays the search results, listing all commands and key
combinations related to the search term.

You can narrow your search by choosing a category from the Search field pop-up menu.
The menu items include All, Command, Description, and Key Equivalent.

Note: Do not use the Shift key to capitalize letters when typing in the Search field. The
Search field recognizes the Shift key as a modifier key in a keyboard shortcut.

You can use the Search field with the virtual keyboard to highlight keyboard shortcuts.

To search for and highlight a shortcut on the virtual keyboard


Click the Keyboard Highlight button to the left of the Search field.

The keyboard dims.


Click in the Search field and begin typing.

Motion filters the Command List as you type and highlights the keys related to your search

For example, in the image below, the search term “Ripple” returns two keyboard shortcuts
for the Ripple Delete command, and the command keys are highlighted in the virtual


Appendix C

Keyboard Shortcuts

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Note: When you turn on the Keyboard Highlight button, only command keys are
highlighted. Modifier keys that may be part of the keyboard shortcut (Command, Shift,
Option, and Control) are not highlighted.

Keyboard Highlight button

Search field

Highlighted key