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Easy way to navigate big projects

January 29, 2023

Many people don't know this, but you can open a navigator window in REAPER to explore your projects like this 🔻

How?

You can find this in the View menu → Navigator.

You can also find it in the Actions menu and set a shortcut for it. It’s called “View: Show navigator window” and I have it set to ctrl/cmd + shift + v.

And if you wanna dock it, just right click and select "Dock navigator window in docker" this way you can place it anywhere in your screen.

I’ve seen a lot of people leave this always docked on top of their ruler and it’s super nice!

Shortcuts:

🖱️
ctrl/cmd+click anywhere in the navigator to move the playback head to that position. Handy for quickly skimming thru big sessions!
🔎
right click + drag to marquee zoom an area of your project.
👉
right click + ctrl/cmd + drag zoom horizontally while locking the height.
👆
right click + alt/opt + drag zoom vertically while locking the width.

That’s it!

I hope this thing helps you browse your big project easily! 💙

Hai there!

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