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 159. 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/Timing/Comping/Split) E. Draw tools (Freehand/Pattern/Line/Sine/Triangle/Square/Saw/Random) F. Erase tools (Erase/Mute) G. Draw resolutionRight-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. 162 shows an expanded view of all tool groups.Figure 161. 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 162. Tools module expanded view.A. Smart tool B. Select tool C. Move tool D. Edit tools E. Edit tool F. Timing 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 163. 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 11. 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.
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