1. Do one of the following:
The selected tool is highlighted, and the mouse pointer changes to reflect the active tool. For details, see Mouse cursors.
Figure 220. Use the Edit Filter control to specify what type of data the global tools should operate on.A. Edit Filter
A. Smart tool B. Select tool C. Move tool D. Edit tools (Edit/Stretch/Comping/Split) E. Draw tools (Freehand/Pattern/Line/Sine/Triangle/Square/Saw/Random) F. Erase tools (Erase/Mute) G. Note draw durationRight-click the Control Bar and select Tools Module.Related tools are grouped together in the Tools module. Several buttons in the Tools module display a small triangle in the bottom right corner. The triangle indicates that you can click and keep the mouse button pressed for a brief moment to access additional tools or options from a pop-up menu. You can also right-click the button and choose an option on the pop-up menu.If the tool you are looking for isn’t visible in the Tools module, chances are that another tool in the same group is selected. To access the hidden tool, click the group the tool belongs to, then select the tool from the pop-up menu. 223 shows an expanded view of all tool groups.Figure 222. If a button displays a small triangle in the bottom right corner, click and keep the mouse button pressed to access additional tools or options.Figure 223. Tools module expanded view.A. Smart tool B. Select tool C. Move tool D. Edit tools E. Edit tool F. Stretch tool G. Comping tool H. Split tool I. Draw tools J. Freehand tool K. Pattern Tool L. Line Tool M. Sine Pattern tool N. Triangle Pattern tool O. Square Pattern tool P. Saw Pattern tool Q. Random Pattern tool R. Erase tools S. Erase tool T. Mute toolPress T to open the Tools HUD (Heads Up Display) at the current pointer position, then select the desired tool.
Figure 224. Press T to show the Tools HUD.In the Track view, the Tools HUD also shows the Edit Filter control for whichever track is behind the mouse pointer when the Tools HUD is opened.Use the following keyboard shortcuts to select tools. Tools that belong to the same group share the same shortcut. Press a shortcut repeatedly to cycle through all tools in a group.
Table 17. Tool keyboard shortcuts While using a specific tool, you can temporarily invoke another tool by holding down the new tool’s keyboard shortcut. Release the shortcut to switch back to the previously selected tool.For example, if you are using the Move tool and need to select some notes, press and hold down the F6 key (shortcut for the Select tool), make a selection, then release the F6 key to return to the Move tool.Clips, note events, envelopes and AudioSnap transients have different “hotspots”. That is, a tool may do something different depending on where you click. As you move the mouse pointer, the current hotspot is shown as a shaded rectangle.A modifier key, such as CTRL, ALT or SHIFT, may also be used in some cases to extend a tool’s function.
Tip - Searching Documentation
Tip: To search for a specific topic, type your search query in the Search Cakewalk.com field at the top right of this page.
When the search results appear, click which product's documentation you would like to search to filter the search results further.
Note - Using Offline Help
Note: If you prefer to always use offline Help, go to Edit > Preferences > File > Advanced in your Cakewalk software and select Always Use Offline Help.
If you are not connected to the internet, your Cakewalk software will default to showing offline help until an internet connection becomes available.