You can do most trimming operations with keyboard hotkeys. Note that when trimming with keyboard hotkeys, the Trim, Lock, Ripple, and Link settings have the same effect in keyboard trimming as in gestural trimming.
To trim a segment or transition with the keyboard:
- Select the segment or transition you want to trim.
- Press and hold the Trim Tail (.), Trim Head (,), Slide Element (/), Slide Transition (;) or Slip Element (Alt+/) key.
- While holding the applicable trim key, press the Left arrow or right arrow key to add or subtract frames from the item being trimmed.
TipYou can hold the arrow key to continuously trim.