You can load and change tags using just keyboard shortcuts. It can significantly speed up workflow, and especially convenient for laptops' users.

Tag Editor supports standard Mac keyboard shortcuts, and some similar with Microsoft Excel combinations. You can manage Tag Editor by keyboard shortcuts on Mac laptops, Apples' and Windows' keyboards.

 

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Keys, represented by symbols >>

App shortcuts >>

File shortcuts (actions with audio files) >>

Selection >>

Loading tags, renaming files, replacing artworks >>

Edit, copy, paste, find, replace >>

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KEYS REPRESENTED BY SYMBOLS:

Symbol
Apple's keyboard
Window's keyboard

Command key
 Windows key

Control key 

Option key
 Alt key

Shift Key

Return key
 Enter key

Delete ⌦  key
(fn-Delete on a portable Mac's built-in keyboard)
 Delete Key

Delete key
Backspace key

fn↑

fn-Up Arrow keys
Page Up key

fn↓

fn-Down Arrow keys
Page Down key

fn←

fn-Left Arrow keys
Home key

fn→

fn-Right Arrow keys
End key

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APP SHORTCUTS

Key combination
What it does

⌘,

Open Tag Editor's preferences window

⌘H

Hide Tag Editor's windows

⌥⌘H

Hide the windows of all other running apps

⌘N

Open new window

←, →

Move between contextual menus' controls

⌘W

Close window

⌥⌘W

Close all Tag Editor's windows

F1

Tag Editor support

⌘Q

Quit Tag Editor

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FILE SHORTCUTS

Key combination
What it does

⌘O

Open files

⌘S

Save changes

⌘R

Reload files

⇧⌘R

Show files in Finder

⌘⌫

Remove selected rows with files' tags from the sheet

⌘Y

Quick Look

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SELECTION

Key combination
What is selected

←, ↑, ↓, →

Move between cells

⇧→, ⇧↑, ⇧↓, ⇧→

Extend the selection to the right, up, down or left

fn←

Move to the first column (same as Home key)

⇧fn←

Extend the selection to the first column (same as Shift-Home keys)

fn→

Move to the last column (same as End key)

⇧fn→

Extend the selection to the last column (same as Shift-End keys

fn↑

Move to the upper row on the screen (same as Page Up key)

⇧fn↑

Extend the selection to the upper row on the screen (same as Shift-Page Up keys)

fn↓

Move to the bottom row on the screen (same as Page Down key)

⇧↓

Extend the selection to the bottom row on the screen (same as Shift-Page Down keys)

⌥⌘A

Select current row

⌃⌘A

Select current column

⌘A

Select all cells

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LOADING TAGS, RENAMING FILES, REPLACING ARTWORKS

Key combination
What it does

⌘P

Load selected tags (Title, Artist, Album, Year, Track Number, Artist Album) from files and folders names

⌘T

Load selected tags and artworks from online databases, such as MusicBrainz, AcoustID, CoverArt.

⌘D

Advanced metadata loading for selected cells

⇧⏎

Change selected filenames

Replace / Manage selected artworks

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EDIT, COPY, PASTE, FIND, REPLACE

Key combination
What it does

Edit selected tags

⌘Z

Revert selected tags to original

Clear cells

⌘C

Copy selected cells

⌘P

Paste to selected tags, filenames or artworks cells

⌘F

Show Find panel

⌥⌘F

Show Find and Replace panels

⌘G

 Find next occurrence

⇧⌘G

Find previous occurrence

⌘E

Use selection for find

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VIEW

Key combination
What it does

⌘→

Auto size the column

⌃⌘→

Auto size all columns

⌘↓

Hide the column

⌃⌘↓

Hide other columns

⌃⌘↑

Show all columns

⌥⌘T

Hide toolbar

⌘/

Hide the status bar

⌃⌘F

Enter full screen mode

⌘M

Minimize the window

F5

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