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How to Secure a Wi-Fi Network From Hackers

How to Secure a Wi-Fi Network From Hackers

How to Secure a Wi-Fi Network From Hackers – With the world going wireless in every sphere of technology, the question of security has often been raised. The same is true for wireless internet networks with hackers and Wi-Fi intruders always probing for ways to gain access to unsecured networks.

Security aside, there are several reasons why you might want to bulwark your Wi-Fi network. A secured wireless network will not only mean reduced bills but withal more expeditious internet speeds. This post contains few simple techniques you can utilize to ascertain that your wireless network is as secure as it possible can be.

How to Secure a Wi-Fi Network From Hackers

How to Secure a Wi-Fi Network From Hackers

How to Secure a Wi-Fi Network From Hackers

Protect Your Wireless Internet Network

1) Encrypt your Wi-Fi Network: When you use a Wi-Fi network for accessing the internet, every piece of data you send and receive over the air can be easily snooped by anyone with the right set of tools. Packet sniffers can be used by even the most novice of users to sniff your data. This means that a hacker can not only see which websites are you accessing but also get the login details of your personal and professional accounts.

Encryption basically involves scrambling the data that is transmitted and received by you while using a wireless network. This means that even if a hacker intercepts your data transmission, (s)he will not be able to exploit the information contained within it.

There are 2 encryption standards available that you can use: WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) and WPA (Wireless Protected Access). WEP is the older standard of encryption and can now be bypassed in a matter of minutes. WPA is relatively newer but it still has security holes. AirCrack and coWPAtty are two free tools that allow anyone to easily crack WEP and WPA encryption using bruteforce technique. WPA2 is the latest standard and is what you must use if you want the highest level of protection for your wireless network. The encryption keys used change each time a device accesses the network making WPA more difficult to hack.

The encryption used by all devices in the network must be the same for the network to work properly. Your network will only be as secure as its least secure device. Make sure all devices you use support WPA2 encryption. Use a strong encryption key. Make sure that it is longer than 10 characters and contains a mixture of capital and small letters, numbers and symbols. Do not use common words and stuff that people can guess about you as your password.

2) Replace default passwords on your router with strong passwords: The biggest mistake most wireless internet users make is not changing default passwords on their routers. Hackers utilize public databases that contain default passwords and usernames from virtually every manufacturer. This enables them to change the security settings of your router according to their needs. Using a strong password for your router ensures that hackers and miscreants cannot change your network’s security settings. To change the password on your router, visit Administration settings on your router’s settings page. Also, do not store passwords in browsers as they can be easily made visible.

3) Change default SSID
Your network’s SSID or Service Set Identifier is the name of your wireless network. Usually, the SSID is the name of the router’s manufacturer along with the model number of the router. Changing it to not display this information prevents you from giving additional information about your router to prospective hackers.

4) Do not broadcast your SSID
Hiding SSID prevents unsophisticated and inexperienced hackers and wifi intruders from determining that your network exists. Hiding your SSID is relatively easy and the option to do so is usually under basic wireless settings on your router’s settings page. However, it is important to note that some devices, including those running newer versions of Windows, will show every network even if they cannot identify its name. Moreover, your network will still contain the SSID in data packets making unmasking ridiculously easy with tools like inSSIDer, Kismet and Commview for WiFi.

5) Use scary names to discourage Wi-Fi theft: If your wireless network has a name like C:virus.exe, most people who might otherwise access your network will not for the fear of getting their devices infected. You can use your creativity to find more dangerous names for your wireless network.

6) See Connected Devices List: Almost every new router will have a page which displays the list of every device that is connected to the network. You should check this page at regular intervals to see that unknown devices are not leeching your network. When you see an unknown device, you can be certain that someone has breached your network. You can try AirSnare, a free utility which scans your network for unexpected MAC addresses and also looks into DHCP requests.

Secure Wireless Network

7) Turn off Guest networking: While most routers will have guest networking disabled by default, it always pays to see that you may not have accidentally enabled it. Guest networking allows others to access your network.

8) Enable MAC address based filtering: Media Access Control or MAC address identifies each device connected to your network. MAC address is an alphanumeric key separated by colons. Enabling MAC address based filtering allows only devices having particular MAC addresses to access your network. You need to enter the MAC address of every device you wish to allow to connect to your network on your router’s settings page. This prevents unknown devices from connecting to your network even if they know your password. To find the MAC address of your computer, open command prompt and execute “ipconfig /all” without quotes in Windows based computers.

While it may prevent inexperienced users from getting access to your network, experienced hackers and advanced users can use a wireless network analyzer like Nmap and then change the MAC address of their computer.

9) Keep your firmware up to date: Router vendors regularly release firmware updates and post them on their websites. You should occasionally check the manufacturer’s website to see if a new firmware update has been released. Newer routers will automatically inform you when new firmware is available.

10) Reduce wireless signal range: If you reduce the range of your wireless network, common sense tells that it will prevent hackers located at a distance from detecting your network. This has the advantage that if hackers do not know that a wireless network exists, they will not try to break into it. You can place your router at places which would block the Wi-Fi signals. While this technique is advantageous, a hacker keen on hacking into your network will just have to use a larger antenna to pick up your router’s signals. Moreover, reducing the range of your wireless network might cause troubles for genuine users.

11) When not using your internet network, turn it off: This is self explanatory. If you are not using your network, turning it off saves you from giving extra time to hackers to try and hack into your wireless network. While it may be impractical to turn off your network every time you are not using it, it still is advisable to do so during extended periods of non use.

If you follow all these techniques, your Wi-Fi network will be a lot more protected and hackers will have a tough time breaking into it.

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Keyboard Shortcuts In Premiere Pro

Keyboard Shortcuts In Premiere Pro

Use this handy list to reference keyboard shortcuts for Premiere Pro and even print a PDF of the keyboard shortcuts. You can also use the visual keyboard layout to customize the shortcuts and assign multiple shortcuts to a command.

Visual keyboard layout for assigning keyboard shortcuts

You can use the keyboard GUI to see which keys have been assigned and which are available for assignment. A tooltip reveals the full command name when you hover over a key in the Keyboard layout. When you select a modifier key on the keyboard layout, the keyboard displays all the shortcuts which require that modifier. You can also press the modifier key on the hardware keyboard to achieve this result.

When you select a key on the Keyboard Layout, you can view all the commands that are assigned to that unmodified key and all other modifier combinations.

  • Premiere Pro detects the keyboard hardware and the appropriate keyboard layout is displayed accordingly.
  • When Premiere Pro detects a non-supported keyboard, the default view is to display the U.S. English keyboard. By default, the Adobe Premiere Pro Default preset is displayed.
  • When you change a shortcut, the preset pop-up menu gets changed to Custom. After you make the required changes, you can choose Save As to save the customized shortcut set as a preset.

Color coding

  • Keys shaded in purple are application-wide shortcuts.
  • Keys shaded in green are panel-specific shortcuts.
  • Keys shaded in both purple and green represent the panel commands that have been assigned to keys that also have an application command already assigned to them.

Application shortcuts

Application shortcuts


Application shortcuts and panel shortcuts

  • Commands can be assigned for application shortcuts and command shortcuts.
  • Application shortcuts function regardless of panel focus (with some exceptions) and panel shortcuts function only when the panel is in focus.
  • Certain keyboard shortcuts work only in specific panels. This means that you can have more than once shortcut assigned to the same key. You can also make use of the pop-up window that shows only a certain batch of panel shortcuts (for example, only for the timeline).
  • When a Panel Shortcut has the same assigned shortcut as an application Shortcut, the application shortcut does not function when that panel has focus.
  • You can search for commands in the Command List, which is filtered by the search criteria. You can also assign shortcuts by clicking in the shortcut column and tapping keys on their keyboard to create the shortcut (including adding modifiers).

A warning indicating a shortcut conflict appears when:

  1. An application shortcut already in use by another application shortcut.
  2. A panel shortcut is already in use by another command in the same panel.
  3. A panel shortcut overrides an application shortcut when that panel has focus.

You can also click drag to assign commands to keys on the keyboard layout or the Key modifier list.

Panel shortcuts

Panel shortcuts


Shortcut assignment using Drag-and-Drop

You can also assign shortcuts by dragging a command from the command List onto a key in the Keyboard Layout, or onto a modifier combination for the currently selected key displayed in the Key Modifier List. To assign a command to a key along with a modifier, hold down the modifiers during drag-and-drop.

Conflict resolution

When there is a conflict with a shortcut that is already in use with another command:

  • A warning appears at the bottom of the editor
  • Undo and Clear buttons in the lower right corner are enabled.
  • The command in conflict is highlighted in blue, and clicking this automatically selects the command in the command list.
  • This allows users to easily change the assignment for the conflicting command.


Use this instead of the ‘Go To‘ button used in former releases.

Premiere Pro default keyboard shortcuts

Many commands have keyboard shortcut equivalents, so you can complete tasks with minimal use of the mouse. You can also create or edit keyboard shortcuts.

Results Windows macOS
      Project… Ctrl + Alt + N Opt + Cmd + N
      Sequence… Ctrl + N Cmd + N
      Bin Cmd + /
      Legacy Title… Ctrl + T Cmd + T
      Open Project… Ctrl + O Cmd + O
      Close Project Ctrl + Shift + W Shift + Cmd + W
      Close Ctrl + W Cmd + W
      Save Ctrl + S Cmd + S
      Save As… Ctrl + Shift + S Shift + Cmd + S
      Save a Copy… Ctrl + Alt + S Opt + Cmd + S
      Capture… F5 F5
      Batch Capture… F6 F6
      Import from Media Browser Ctrl + Alt + I Opt + Cmd + I
      Import… Ctrl + I Cmd + I
         Media… Ctrl + M Cmd + M
      Get Properties for
         Selection… Ctrl + Shift + H Shift + Cmd + H
      Exit Ctrl + Q Cmd + Q
      Undo Ctrl + Z Cmd + Z
      Redo Ctrl + Shift + Z Shift + Cmd + Z
      Cut Ctrl + X Cmd + X
      Copy Ctrl + C Cmd + C
      Paste Ctrl + V Cmd + V
      Paste Insert Ctrl + Shift + V Shift + Cmd + V
      Paste Attributes Ctrl + Alt + V Opt + Cmd + V
      Clear Delete Forward Delete
      Ripple Delete Shift + Delete Shift + Forward Delete
      Duplicate Ctrl + Shift + / Shift + Cmd + /
      Select All Ctrl + A Cmd + A
      Deselect All Ctrl + Shift + A Shift + Cmd + A
      Find… Ctrl + F Cmd + F
      Edit Original Ctrl + E Cmd + E
      Keyboard Shortcuts Ctrl + Alt + K Cmd + Opt + K
      Make Subclip… Ctrl + U Cmd + U
      Audio Channels… Shift + G
      Speed/Duration… Ctrl + R Cmd + R
      Insert , ,
      Overwrite . .
      Enable Shift + Cmd + E
      Link Cmd + L
      Group Ctrl + G Cmd + G
      Ungroup Ctrl + Shift + G Shift + Cmd + G
      Render Effects in Work
Area/In to Out
Enter Return
      Match Frame F F
      Reverse Match Frame Shift + R Shift + R
      Add Edit Ctrl + K Cmd + K
      Add Edit to All Tracks Ctrl + Shift + K Shift + Cmd + K
      Trim Edit Shift + T Cmd + T
      Extend Selected Edit to
      Apply Video Transition Ctrl + D Cmd + D
      Apply Audio Transition Ctrl + Shift + D Shift + Cmd + D
      Apply Default Transitions
to Selection
Shift + D Shift + D
      Lift ; ;
      Zoom In = =
      Zoom Out
      Go to Gap
         Next in Sequence Shift + ;
         Previous in Sequence Opt + ;
      Snap in Timeline S S
      Mark In I I
      Mark Out O O
      Mark Clip X X
      Mark Selection / /
      Go to In Shift + I Shift + I
      Go to Out Shift + O Shift + O
      Clear In Ctrl + Shift + I Opt + I
      Clear Out Ctrl + Shift + O Opt + O
      Clear In and Out Ctrl + Shift + X Opt + X
      Add Marker M M
      Go to Next Marker Shift + M Shift + M
      Go to Previous Marker Ctrl + Shift + M Shift + Cmd + M
      Clear Current Marker Ctrl + Alt + M Opt + M
      Clear All Markers Ctrl + Alt + Shift + M Opt + Cmd + M
      Type Alignment
         Left Ctrl + Shift + L Shift + Cmd + L
         Center Ctrl + Shift + C Shift + Cmd + C
         Right Ctrl + Shift + R Shift + Cmd + R
      Tab Stops… Ctrl + Shift + T Shift + Cmd + T
      Templates… Ctrl + J Cmd + J
         Next Object Above Ctrl + Alt + ] Opt + Cmd + ]
         Next Object Below Ctrl + Alt + [ Opt + Cmd + [
         Bring to Front Ctrl + Shift + ] Shift + Cmd + ]
         Bring Forward Ctrl + ] Cmd + ]
         Send to Back Ctrl + Shift + [ Shift + Cmd + [
         Send Backward Ctrl + [ Cmd + [
       Reset Current
Opt + Shift + 0
      Audio Clip Mixer Shift + 9 Shift + 9
      Audio Track Mixer Shift + 6 Shift + 6
      Effect Controls Shift + 5 Shift + 5
      Effects Shift + 7 Shift + 7
      Media Browser Shift + 8 Shift + 8
      Program Monitor Shift + 4 Shift + 4
      Project Shift + 1 Shift + 1
      Source Monitor Shift + 2 Shift + 2
      Timelines Shift + 3 Shift + 3
      Adobe Premiere Pro
F1 F1
   Clear Poster Frame Opt + P Cmd + Shift + P
   Cut to Camera 1 Ctrl + 1 Cmd + 1
   Cut to Camera 2 Ctrl + 2 Cmd + 2
   Cut to Camera 3 Ctrl + 3 Cmd + 3
   Cut to Camera 4 Ctrl + 4 Cmd + 4
   Cut to Camera 5 Ctrl + 5 Cmd + 5
   Cut to Camera 6 Ctrl + 6 Cmd + 6
   Cut to Camera 7 Ctrl + 7 Cmd + 7
   Cut to Camera 8 Ctrl + 8 Cmd + 8
   Cut to Camera 9 Ctrl + 9 Cmd + 9
   Decrease Clip Volume [
   Decrease Clip Volume Many Shift + [
    Expand All Tracks Shift + =
   Export Frame Ctrl + Shift + E Shift + E
   Extend Next Edit To
   Extend Previous Edit To
Shift + Q
   Selection Tool V V
   Track Select Forward Tool Shift + A Shift + A
   Track Select Backward Tool A A
   Ripple Edit Tool B B
   Rolling Edit Tool N N
   Rate Stretch Tool R R
   Razor Tool C C
   Slip Tool Y Y
   Slide Tool U U
   Pen Tool P P
   Hand Tool H H
   Zoom Tool Z Z

Audio Track Mixer panel

Result Windows macOS
Show/Hide Tracks Ctrl + Alt + T Opt + Cmd + T
Loop Ctrl + L Cmd + L
Meter Input(s) Only Ctrl + Shift + I Ctrl + Shift + I

Capture panel

Result Windows macOS
Record Video V V
Record Audio A A
Eject E E
Fast Forward F F
Go to In point Q Q
Go to Out point W W
Record G G
Rewind R R
Step Back Left Left
Step Forward Right Right
Stop S S

Effect Controls panel

Result Windows macOS
Remove Selected Effect Backspace Delete
Loop During Audio-Only Playback Ctrl + L Cmd + L

Effects panel

Result Windows macOS
New Custom Bin Ctrl +/ Cmd + /
Delete Custom Item Backspace Delete

Essential Graphics panel

Result Windows macOS
Clear Selection Backspace Delete

History panel

Result Windows macOS
Step Backward Left Left
Step Forward Right Right
Delete Backspace Delete

Legacy Titler panel

Result Windows macOS
Arc Tool A A
Bold Ctrl + B Cmd + B
Decrease Leading by Five Units Alt + Shift + Down Opt + Shift + Down
Decrease Leading by One Unit Alt + Down Opt + Down
Decrease Font Size by Five Units Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Left Opt + Shift + Cmd + Left
Decrease Font Size by One Unit Ctrl + Alt + Left Opt + Cmd + Left
Ellipse Tool E E
Increase Kerning by Five Units Alt + Shift + Right Opt + Shift + Right
Increase Kerning by One Unit Alt + Right Opt + Right
Increase Leading by Five Units Alt + Shift + Up Opt + Shift + Up
Increase Leading by One Unit Alt + Up Opt + Up
Increase Text Size by Five Points Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Right Opt + Shift + Cmd + Right
Increase Text Size by One Point Ctrl + Alt + Right Opt + Cmd + Right
Insert Copyright Symbol Ctrl + Alt + Shift + C Opt + Shift + Cmd + C
Insert Registered Symbol Ctrl + Alt + Shift + R Opt + Shift + Cmd + R
Italic Ctrl + I Cmd + I
Line Tool L L
Nudge Selected Object Down by Five Pixels Shift + Down Shift + Down
Nudge Selected Object Down by One Pixel Down Down
Nudge Selected Object Left by Five Pixels Shift + Left Shift + Left
Nudge Selected Object Left by One Pixel Left Left
Nudge Selected Object Right by Five Pixels Shift + Right Shift + Right
Nudge Selected Object Right by One Pixel Right Right
Nudge Selected Object Up by Five Pixels Shift + Up Shift + Up
Nudge Selected Object Up by One Pixel Up Up
Path Type Tool
Pen Tool P P
Position Objects to Bottom Title Safe Margin Ctrl + Shift + D Shift + Cmd + D
Position Objects to Left Title Safe Margin Ctrl + Shift + F Shift + Cmd + F
Position Objects to Top Title Safe Margin Ctrl + Shift + O Shift + Cmd + O
Rectangle Tool R R
Rotation Tool O O
Selection Tool V V
Type Tool T T
Underline Ctrl + U Cmd + U
Vertical Type Tool C C
Wedge Tool W W

Media Browser panel

Result Windows macOS
Open in Source Monitor Shift + O Shift + O
Select Directory List Shift + Left Shift + Left
Select Media List Shift + Right Shift + Right

Metadata panel

Result Windows macOS
Loop Ctrl + L Cmd + L
Play Space Space


Result Windows macOS
Go to Next Edit Point Down Down
Go to Next Edit Point on Any Track Shift + Down Shift + Down
Go to Previous Edit Point Up Up
Go to Previous Edit Point on Any Track Shift + Up Shift + Up
Go to Selected Clip End Shift + End Shift + End
Go to Selected Clip Start Shift + Home Shift + Home
Go to Sequence-Clip End End End
Go to Sequence-Clip Start Home Home
Increase Clip Volume ] ]
Increase Clip Volume Many Shift + ] Shift + ]
Maximize or Restore Active Frame Shift + ` Shift + `
Maximize or Restore Frame Under Cursor ` `
Minimize All Tracks Shift + – Shift + –
Play Around Shift + K Shift + K
Play In to Out Ctrl + Shift + Space Opt + K
Play In to Out with Preroll/Postroll Shift + Space Shift + Space
Play from Playhead to Out Point Ctrl + Space Ctrl + Space
Play-Stop Toggle Space Space
Reveal Nested Sequence Ctrl + Shift + F Ctrl + Shift + F
Ripple Trim Next Edit To Playhead W W
Ripple Trim Previous Edit To Playhead Q Q
Select Camera 1 1 1
Select Camera 2 2 2
Select Camera 3 3 3
Select Camera 4 4 4
Select Camera 5 5 5
Select Camera 6 6 6
Select Camera 7 7 7
Select Camera 8 8 8
Select Camera 9 9 9
Select Find Box Shift + F Shift + F
Select Clip at Playhead D D
Select Next Clip Ctrl + Down Cmd + Down
Select Next Panel Ctrl + Shift + . Ctrl + Shift + .
Select Previous Clip Ctrl + Up Cmd + Up
Select Previous Panel Ctrl + Shift + , Ctrl + Shift + ,
Set Poster Frame Shift + P Cmd + P
Shuttle Left J J
Shuttle Right L L
Shuttle Slow Left Shift + J Shift + J
Shuttle Slow Right Shift + L Shift + L
Shuttle Stop K K
Step Back Left Left
Step Back Five Frames – Units Shift + Left Shift + Left
Step Forward Right Right
Step Forward Five Frames – Units Shift + Right Shift + Right
Toggle All Audio Targets Ctrl + 9 Cmd + 9
Toggle All Source Audio Ctrl + Alt + 9 Opt + Cmd + 9
Toggle All Source Video Ctrl + Alt + 0 Opt + Cmd + 0
Toggle All Video Targets Ctrl + 0 Cmd + 0
Toggle Audio During Scrubbing Shift + S Shift + S
Toggle Control Surface Clip Mixer Mode
Toggle Full Screen Ctrl + ` Ctrl + `
Toggle Multi-Camera View Shift + 0 Shift + 0
Toggle Trim Type Shift + T Ctrl + T
Trim Backward Ctrl + Left Opt + Left
Trim Backward Many Ctrl + Shift + Left Opt + Shift + Left
Trim Forward Ctrl + Right Opt + Right
Trim Forward Many Ctrl + Shift + Right Opt + Shift + Right
Trim Next Edit to Playhead Ctrl + Alt + W Opt + W
Trim Previous Edit to Playhead Ctrl + Alt + Q Opt + Q

Program Monitor panel


To use nudging for graphic layers, make sure that:

  • You have at least one layer selected (blue box) in a single graphic
  • The Program Monitor or the Essential Graphics panel is in focus

Result Windows macOS
Snap in Program Monitor Shift + Ctrl + ;  Shift + Cmd + ; 
Nudge Selected Object up by five frames Shift + Ctrl + Up Shift + Cmd + Up
Nudge Selected Object right by five frames Shift + Ctrl + Right Shift + Cmd + Right
Nudge Selected Object left by five frames Shift + Ctrl + Left Shift + Cmd + Left
Nudge Selected Object down by five frames Shift + Ctrl + Down Shift + Cmd + Down
Nudge Selected Object up by one frame Ctrl + Up Cmd + Up
Nudge Selected Object right by one frame Ctrl + Right Cmd + Right
Nudge Selected Object left by one frame Ctrl + Left Cmd + Left
Nudge Selected Object down by one frame Ctrl + Down Cmd + Down

Project panel

Result Windows macOS
New Bin Ctrl + B Cmd + B
Delete Backspace Delete
List Ctrl + Page Up Cmd + Page Up
Icon Ctrl + Page Down Cmd + Page Down
Hover Scrub Shift + H Shift + H
Delete Selection with Options Ctrl + Delete Cmd + Forward Delete
Extend Selection Down Shift + Down Shift + Down
Extend Selection Left Shift + Left Shift + Left
Extend Selection Right Shift + Right Shift + Right
Extend Selection Up Shift + Up Shift + Up
Move Selection Down Down Down
Move Selection End End End
Move Selection Home Home Home
Move Selection Left Left Left
Move Selection Page Down Page Down Page Down
Move Selection Page Up Page Up Page Up
Move Selection Right Right Right
Move Selection Up Up Up
Next Column Field Tab Tab
Next Row Field Enter Return
Open in Source Monitor Shift + O Shift + O
Previous Column Field Shift + Tab Shift + Tab
Previous Row Field Shift + Enter Shift + Return
Thumbnail Size Next Shift + ] Shift + ]
Thumbnail Size Previous Shift + [ Shift + [
Toggle View Shift + \ Shift + \

Timeline panel

Result Windows macOS
Clear Selection Backspace Delete
Decrease Audio Tracks Height Alt + – Opt + –
Decrease Video Tracks Height Ctrl + – Cmd + –
Increase Audio Tracks Height Alt + = Opt + =
Increase Video Tracks Height Ctrl + = Cmd + =
Nudge Clip Selection Left Five Frames Alt + Shift + Left Shift + Cmd + Left
Nudge Clip Selection Left One Frame Alt + Left Cmd + Left
Nudge Clip Selection Right Five Frames Alt + Shift + Right Shift + Cmd + Right
Nudge Clip Selection Right One Frame Alt + Right Cmd + Right
Ripple Delete Alt + Backspace Opt + Delete
Set Work Area Bar In Point Alt + [ Opt + [
Set Work Area Bar Out Point Alt + ] Opt + ]
Show Next Screen Page Down Page Down
Show Previous Screen Page Up Page Up
Slide Clip Selection Left Five Frames Alt + Shift + , Opt + Shift + ,
Slide Clip Selection Left One Frame Alt + , Opt + ,
Slide Clip Selection Right Five Frames Alt + Shift + . Opt + Shift + .
Slide Clip Selection Right One Frame Alt + . Opt + .
Slip Clip Selection Left Five Frames Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Left Opt + Shift + Cmd + Left
Slip Clip Selection Left One Frame Ctrl + Alt + Left Opt + Cmd + Left
Slip Clip Selection Right Five Frames Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Right Opt + Shift + Cmd + Right
Slip Clip Selection Right One Frame Ctrl + Alt + Right Opt + Cmd + Right

Find keyboard shortcuts

Find the keyboard shortcuts for a tool, button, or menu command by doing any of the following:

  • For a tool or button, hold the pointer over the tool or button until its tool tip appears. If available, the keyboard shortcut appears in the tool tip after the tool description.
  • For menu commands, look for the keyboard shortcut at the right of the command.
  • For the most-used keyboard shortcuts not shown in tool tips or on menus, see the tables in this article. For a complete list of default and current shortcuts, choose Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts (Windows) or Premiere Pro > Keyboard Shortcuts (Mac OS)
  • Use the search field in the Keyboard Customization dialog box to find specific commands quickly.

Customize or load keyboard shortcuts

You can set shortcuts to match shortcuts in other software you use. If other sets are available, you can choose them from the Set menu in the Keyboard Customization dialog box.

  • For customizing keyboard shortcuts, choose one of the following:

    • In Windows, choose Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts
    • In Mac OS, choose Premiere Pro > Keyboard Shortcuts
  • In the Keyboard Customization dialog box, choose an option from the menu:


    Displays commands found in the menu bar, organized by category.


    Displays commands associated with panels and menus.


    Displays a list of tool icons.

  • In the Command column, view the command for which you want to create or change a shortcut. If necessary, click the triangle next to the name of a category to reveal the commands it includes.

  • Click in the item’s shortcut field to select it.

  • Type the shortcut you want to use for the item. The Keyboard Customization dialog box displays an alert if the shortcut you choose is already in use.

  • Do one of the following:

    • To erase a shortcut and return it to the command that originally had it, click Undo.
    • To jump to the command that previously had the shortcut, click Go To.
    • To simply delete the shortcut you typed, click Clear.
    • To reenter the shortcut you typed previously, click Redo.
  • Repeat the procedure to enter as many shortcuts as you want. When you’re finished, click Save As, type a name for your Key Set, and click Save.


    The operating system reserves some commands. You cannot reassign those commands to Premiere Pro. Also, you cannot assign the plus (+) and minus (-) keys on the numeric keypad because they are necessary for entering relative timecode values. You can assign the minus (–) key on the main keyboard, however.

Copy keyboard shortcuts from one computer to another

Sync keyboard shortcuts using Creative Cloud

Premiere Pro lets you quickly and easily sync keyboard shortcuts between computers using the Sync Settings feature. Using Sync Settings, you can upload the customized keyboard shortcuts from your computer to Creative Cloud. Then, you can sync the keyboard shortcuts from Creative Cloud to any other computer.

For more information, see Sync settings using Adobe Creative Cloud.


Keyboard shortcuts are synchronized for the same platform only, and not between Windows and Mac OS platforms. That is, keyboard shortcuts created for Windows only sync with a Windows computer. Mac OS keyboard shortcuts only sync with a Mac OS computer.

Manually copy keyboard shortcuts

You can copy your customized keyboard shortcuts from one computer to another computer, or to another location on your computer.

  • Locate the keyboard shortcuts (.kys) file that you want to copy to another computer.

    The location of the customized keyboard shortcuts file depends on whether you’ve signed in to  Creative Cloud Sync Settings in Premiere Pro or not.

    Signed into Creative Cloud Sync Settings

    • Win: Users\[user name]\Documents\Adobe\Premiere Pro\[version]\Profile-CreativeCloud-\Win\
    • Mac: Users/[user name]/Documents/Adobe/Premiere Pro/[version]/Profile-CreativeCloud-/Mac/

    Signed out of Creative Cloud Sync Settings

    • Win: Users\[user name]\Documents\Adobe\Premiere Pro\[version]\Profile-username\Win\
    • Mac: Users/[user name]/Documents/Adobe/Premiere Pro/[version]/Profile-username/Mac/


    [version] can be 7.0 or 8.0

  • Copy the keyboard shortcuts (.kys) file and paste into the required file location.

    To copy the keyboard shortcuts file to a location on a different computer, copy the .kys file to a removable drive, like a USB thumb drive. Then, copy the .kys file from the removable drive to the appropriate location in the new computer.

Assign multiple keyboard shortcuts to a command

You can assign multiple keyboard shortcuts for a single command.

The Keyboard Shortcuts dialog displays the keyboard shortcut as an editable button, which lets you change, add multiple shortcuts, or delete shortcuts.

Add more shortcuts

To add more shortcuts to a command, click to the right of an existing shortcut. If there is no existing shortcut, click anywhere in the Shortcut column. A new shortcut button is created in which you can type the shortcut.

Edit a shortcut


Edit a shortcut

To edit a shortcut, click the shortcut text in the Shortcuts column. The text is replaced with an editable button. Type the shortcut that you want to use. If the shortcut you type is already in use, an alert appears.

Delete a shortcut


Delete a shortcut

To delete a shortcut, click ‘x‘ in the editable shortcut button.

Remove shortcuts

  • Do one of the following:

    • In Windows, choose Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts
    • In Mac OS, choose Premiere Pro > Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Do one of the following:

    • To remove a shortcut, select the shortcut you want to remove, and click Clear.
    • To remove a set of shortcuts, choose the key set from the Set menu and click Delete. When prompted in the warning dialog box, click Delete to confirm your choice.

Print keyboard shortcuts

Many editors like to have a keyboard shortcuts document they can search and refer to. Premiere Pro offers a way to copy and paste keyboard shortcuts into a document, and then print. There are also pages in Help documentation that you can print, or save as a PDF.

Whether you are copy and pasting into a document, printing a PDF, or inspecting the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog box, it is important to note the available commands that are mappable to the keyboard. You can engage in a much more keyboard-driven workflow by adding new keyboard shortcuts.

Print a spreadsheet of the keyboard shortcuts

You can paste the lists of keyboard shortcuts from the Keyboard Customization dialog box into a text document, like a spreadsheet, from which you can print. The advantage of the copy and pasting method is that you can view your customized keyboard shortcuts, as well. If you select Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, or Custom keyboard shortcuts, then those keyboard shortcuts are the ones that are printed.

  • Do one of the following:
    • Press Ctrl+Shift, and then choose Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts (Windows).
    • Press Command+Shift, and then choose Premiere Pro > Keyboard Shortcuts (Mac OS).
  • Click the Clipboard button.
  • Start a new document in a text editor, or spreadsheet program.
  • Paste the contents of the clipboard into the document.
  • Save the document and then print it out.
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Avoid Google Content Penalties While Creating Blog Posts


Avoid Google Content Penalties While Creating Blog Posts – With Google ever battling to provide the purest & informative content for its users, bloggers, and website owners must stay alive of the search algorithm updates. These steps will make sure that your site is unaffected from such updates, and it will secure your search rankings. Many individuals even use the technique of setting up many pages, each optimized for a unique long-tail keyword, even when many of the long tails they crave to rank for are related. We must take SEO to a more subtle stage. Being optimized will become unproductive as Google continues to refine its algorithm. 

Avoid Google Content Penalties While Creating Blog Posts, Here Are Steps! 

Step1: Know which search keywords you are targeting with your post or article. Collect related long-tail keywords that are worded in the same form. For example, they may have the same first two or three words and the last word is different.

Avoid Google Content Penalties While Creating Blog Posts


Step2: Choose the keyword that you will optimize the post for. You might take the one with the most search volume or the best ratio of search volume to the competition. This part is up to you because you find how competitive your site is. Write them down.

Avoid Google Content Penalties While Creating Blog Posts

Step3: Create a great authority article between 1000-2000 words as the minimal, optimizing for your main keyword but using all the related long-tail keywords. You are still optimizing the page for one chosen keyword just as before. You wish to create a long and informative post.

Google Duplicate Content Checker

Step4: Use the alternative long-tail keywords, the ones you are not optimizing for, in your passage. They are so associated with your main keyword that you will have a great chance of ranking for them ever and avoid making multiple thin pages one for each keyword as many individuals are now doing. This avoids Google looking at these pages as redundant content but will rank you’re very full-page and stare at it. Use simple style so it makes sense. It must use the keywords in a natural, understandable manner. It cannot be keyword stuffing.

Avoid Google Content Penalties While Creating Blog Posts

Step5: Make sure that this large post or article is well-structured and logically flowing. It encourages you to divide it into sections and subsections, using the Header tags. Breaking up your article into smaller well-defined chunks makes it easier to read and categorize.

Google Duplicate Content Checker

Step6: Check your grammar, spelling, and proofread your work. Google knows enough to find poor syntax and spelling with poor quality pages. Taking the extra time will assure that your page avoids a low-quality score.

Avoid Google Content Penalties While Creating Blog Posts

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How To Print 3D Characters Designed In Autodesk Character Generator?

How To Print 3D Characters Designed In Autodesk Character Generator?

How To Print 3D Characters Designed In Autodesk Character Generator?

Here Is The Answer Just Follow The Instructions Below:

The cloud application Autodesk Character Generator (part of the M&E Collection; formerly Pinocchio) allows to export the designed 3D model of a figure (person) to the .fbx and .mb (for Maya) file formats.

The FBX format can be directly imported e.g. to Autodesk Fusion 360, so you can prepare 3D printing of the figure (e.g. for a desk game) in this CAD/CAM software.

First download the generated figure on the tab “Generated Characters”. For the export, use any of the FBX sub-formats. Please note that you will need cloud credits for exporting the model in higher resolutions (details), and for creating non-human beasts.

How To Print 3D Characters Designed In Autodesk Character Generator?

Then upload the FBX model to the data panel in Fusion 360 and open it in the Fusion editor.

Autodesk Character Generator

In Fusion 360, you can then directly use 3D print, or you can export the model to the STL or OBJ formats. In the printing utility add the necessary supports and go ahead with printing.

Animated character creator

The commercial license of the CG models allows also their use for 3D printing.

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