Up-to-date with version 3.0.5903
MusicBee offers over 150 assignable hotkey commands, only some of which are configured at installation. The full list can be found on the Hotkeys page of Preferences.
Hotkey Configuration Edit
To assign a new hotkey or change an existing one, click the command you want to assign in the list, press the key or combination of keys you want to associate with it, then click the Assign button. If you attempt to assign a key that is already assigned to another command, you will see a warning icon and MusicBee will give you a confirmation dialog when you click Assign.
A global hotkey is one which works even when MusicBee is not the active program.
All hotkey commands can also be assigned as command buttons.
These are the hotkeys assigned when MusicBee is installed.
|Edit: Amend Clicked Column||F2|
|Edit: Configure MusicBee Preferences||Ctrl+O|
|Edit: Copy Tags and Artwork Only||Ctrl+C|
|Edit: Custom Search||Ctrl+F|
|Edit: Edit Tags||Shift+Enter|
|Edit: Paste Copied Tags||Ctrl+V|
|Edit: Select All||Ctrl+A|
|File: Remove (Delete)||Delete*|
|File: Remove (Hard Delete)||Shift+Delete*|
|File: Rescan/Add Files||Insert|
|Multimedia: Next||MediaNextTrack (global)|
|Multimedia: Play/Pause||MediaPlayPause (global)|
|Multimedia: Previous||MediaPreviousTrack (global)|
|Multimedia: Stop||MediaStop (global)|
|Now Playing: Start/End Bookmark||Ctrl+D|
|Playback: Play Next Track||Ctrl+N|
|Playback: Play Now||Alt+Enter|
|Playback: Previous Track||Ctrl+B|
|Playback: Queue Last||Ctrl+Enter|
|Playback: Queue Next||Ctrl+Shift+Enter|
|Player: Volume Down||Ctrl+Alt+Down|
|Player: Volume Mute On/Off||Ctrl+Alt+V|
|Player: Volume Up||Ctrl+Alt+Up|
|Rating Now Playing: 0.5 stars Down||Ctrl+Alt+NumMinus|
|Rating Now Playing: 0.5 stars Up||Ctrl+Alt+NumPlus|
|Rating Now Playing: 0 stars||Ctrl+Alt+0|
|Rating Now Playing: 1 stars||Ctrl+Alt+1|
|Rating Now Playing: 2 stars||Ctrl+Alt+2|
|Rating Now Playing: 3 stars||Ctrl+Alt+3|
|Rating Now Playing: 4 stars||Ctrl+Alt+4|
|Rating Now Playing: 5 stars||Ctrl+Alt+5|
|Rating Now Playing: Unrated||Ctrl+Alt+-|
|Rating Selected Tracks: 0.5 stars Down||Alt+NumMinus|
|Rating Selected Tracks: 0.5 stars Up||Alt+NumPlus|
|Rating Selected Tracks: 0 stars||Alt+0|
|Rating Selected Tracks: 1 stars||Alt+1|
|Rating Selected Tracks: 2 stars||Alt+2|
|Rating Selected Tracks: 3 stars||Alt+3|
|Rating Selected Tracks: 4 stars||Alt+4|
|Rating Selected Tracks: 5 stars||Alt+5|
|Rating Selected Tracks: Unrated||Alt+-|
|Tabs: Close Tab||Ctrl+W|
|Tabs: Create New Tab||Ctrl+T|
|Tools: Analyze Volume||Ctrl+Shift+V|
|Tools: Auto-Organize Files||Ctrl+R|
|Tools: Auto-Tag by Album||Ctrl+Shift+T|
|Tools: Auto-Tag by Track - Update Tags||Ctrl+L|
|Tools: Rip CD||Alt+R|
|View: Show Now Playing Assistant||Alt+J (global)|
|View: Show Now Playing Track Finder||Alt+F|
|View: Show Tag Manager||Alt+E|
|View: Show Visualizer Full Screen||F11|
Delete and Shift+Delete are assigned as hotkeys but are not in the list because they cannot be reassigned. Delete acts like the Delete menu command (Remove, in playlists). Shift+Delete will remove selected tracks from playlists and the library and send the files to the Recycle Bin. Whether you get a warning for this will depend on your Confirmation Settings.
Mouse Buttons Edit
The left mouse button, right mouse button, and mouse wheel behave pretty much as you would expect in any Windows program. Context menus can be accessed with the right mouse button in almost any part of MusicBee.
These shortcuts are not listed, but may be helpful to know:
- Using the center mouse button on a track in the main panel will filter your library by whatever tag you clicked on.
- Using the center mouse button on any of the Navigator nodes or playlists will open that section of your library in a new tab.
The options for additional mouse buttons are:
- Playback: Previous (left) or Next (right) track (Default)
- General: Navigate Back (left) or Forward (right)