Cakewalk supports advanced editing via the numeric keypad on standard QWERTY keyboards, which allows you to edit clips without a mouse and from control surfaces such as the Mackie Control. It's also very useful if you're doing a lot of repetitive operations on clips, as it can save you from constantly jumping back and forth from keyboard to mouse.
Note: As of Cakewalk 2020.03, the default keyboard shortcut (0 on the numeric keypad) to enable/disable Enhanced Keyboard Editing Mode has been removed. In order to use enhanced keyboard editing, you must first assign Enable/Disable Enhanced Keyboard Editing to any unused keyboard shortcut. For details, see Key bindings.
1. Go to Edit > Preferences > Customization - Keyboard Shortcuts.
2. Under Area, select Global Bindings.
4. In the Function list, select Enable/Disable Enhanced Keyboard Editing, then click Bind.
5. Click OK to close the Preferences dialog box.
2. Press the keyboard shortcut that you previously assigned to Enable/Disable Enhanced Keyboard Editing (see First time setup).When Enhanced Keyboard Editing mode is enabled, a white cursor appears at the edit location. You can reposition the cursor with the numeric keypad arrow keys.
Zoom/Scroll mode. Press 1.
Select mode. Press 3.
Edit mode. Press 9.Figure 220. Numeric keypad (NumLock mode).
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