Pro Tips: Serato DJ Keyboard Shortcuts

Serato DJ Keyboard Shortcuts

The table below shows a list of all the latest keyboard shortcuts that you can use with Serato DJ to access some of the features in the software a bit faster and make your life easier.

Try them out for yourself and you’ll be able to give all the Serato DJ Keyboard Shortcuts Pro Tips to your friends.

A personal favourite around the office is control + Z. This is used to undo the latest track load which is good if you load a track to the wrong deck or eject a track accidentally. If you are using REL or ABS mode when using turntables or CDJ’s, pressing control + Z will load the previous track and continue to play it from its original position when you accidentally ejected. This has saved a couple of lives for sure.

Load selected trackshift + left arrowshift + right arrow
Double trackcontrol + shift + left arrowcontrol + shift + right arrow
Eject Virtual Deckshift + alt + left arrowshift + alt + right arrow
Reverse play directionQA
Add Cue Pointcontrol + 1, 2, 3, 4, 5control + 6, 7, 8, 9, 0
Delete Cue Pointcontrol + shift + 1, 2, 3, 4, 5control + shift + 6, 7, 8, 9, 0
Set next Cue Pointalt + ` alt + –
Set/Jump to Cue Points in track1, 2, 3, 4, 56, 7, 8, 9, 0
Jump to temporary Cue PointIK
Load next trackalt + Walt + S
Load previous track alt + Qalt + A
Rewindalt + Ealt + D
Fast Forwardalt + Ralt + F
Pitch bend downTG
Pitch bend upYH



Loop On/Off[‘ (apostrophe)
Autoloop On/Offalt + 1, 2, 3, 4, 5alt + 6, 7, 8, 9, 0
Loop Rollcontrol + alt + 1, 2, 3, 4, 5control + alt + 6, 7, 8, 9, 0
Reloop/Exitalt + [alt + ‘ (apostrophe)
Set/Adjust loop in pointOL
Set/Adjust loop out pointP; (semicolon)
Loop Slot Select Upalt + Oalt + L
Loop Slot Select Downalt + Palt + ; (semicolon)


Load Sample from library (slot 1-8)control + alt + Z, X, C, V, B, N, M and ,
Play Sample (slot 1-8)Z, X, C, V, B, N, M and ,
Stop Sample (slot 1-8)alt + Z, X, C, V, B, N, M and ,


Move Up/Down through tracksup/down arrow
Move Up/Down through cratescontrol + shift + up/down arrow
Shift highlight focustab
Move cursor to searchcontrol + F
Reveal track in Explorer (PC) or Finder (Mac)control + R
Locate last loaded track (press again for other deck)control + L
Select Allcontrol + A
Undo Track loadcontrol + Z
Delete track/cratecontrol + delete
Send file to trashcontrol + shift + delete
Add track(s) to prepare panelcontrol + P
Zoom main waveform display+ or – 
Zoom library text sizecontrol and + or – 
Start new recording (mix, aux or mix)control + N 
Open track in default media playercontrol + O 
(While editing BPM) Double/Halve PBMalt + up/down arrow 
Enable AM Mode(hide track names)alt + /
Enter Beatgrid Edit Modealt + spacebar (repeat to toggle between decks) 
Exit Serato DJEsc (escape) 

NOTE If the option ‘playback keys use shift’ is enabled on the setup screen all playback keys require either shift or caps lock to be pressed.The shortcuts described are the keys on a US keyboard. On other keyboards these key positions may be labelled differently.

For example, [control] on Windows is equivalent to [Command] on Mac OS X. Similarly, [Alt] on Windows means [Option] on Mac OS X.

NOTE For some Keyboard Shortcuts such as Load the highlighted song to a deck (shift + left or right arrows), control can be used as a substitute for shift.