Digidesign Pro Tools Practice Exam 2 (Mac Users)

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This exam is just to test you on your key commands. Just for practice. If KP shows up that means its the NUMBER KEYPAD.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Start/stop playback

    • A.

      Command&1 or spacebar

    • B.

      Option&1 or spacebar

    • C.

      Spacebar or 0 (KP)

    • D.

      Command&2 or spacebar

    Correct Answer
    C. Spacebar or 0 (KP)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "spacebar or 0 (KP)". This means that in order to start or stop playback, you can either press the spacebar key or the 0 key on the keypad. Both of these options will perform the desired action.

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  • 2. 

    Loop playback toggle

    • A.

      Command&shift&L or 5 (KP)

    • B.

      Command&control&L

    • C.

      Command&control&U

    • D.

      Command&L

    Correct Answer
    A. Command&shift&L or 5 (KP)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is command&shift&L or 5 (KP). This key combination or shortcut is used to toggle loop playback. It allows the user to start and stop the playback of a specific section or loop of audio or video content. By pressing command&shift&L or 5 (KP), the user can easily repeat a specific section without having to manually rewind or restart the playback.

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  • 3. 

    Record safe track

    • A.

      Command&click on record button on transport window

    • B.

      3 (KP)

    • C.

      Command&click on record button on track

    • D.

      Command&click on play button in transport window

    Correct Answer
    C. Command&click on record button on track
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that to record a safe track, you need to use the command key and click on the record button on a track. This implies that the track you want to record on should be selected and the command key should be held down while clicking on the record button. This action will initiate the recording process on the selected track.

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  • 4. 

    Half-speed playback

    • A.

      Shift&spacebar

    • B.

      Option&shift&spacebar

    • C.

      Control&shift&spacebar

    • D.

      Option&command&spacebar

    Correct Answer
    A. Shift&spacebar
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "shift&spacebar". This is because pressing the shift key and the spacebar simultaneously allows for half-speed playback.

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  • 5. 

    Half-speed record

    • A.

      Shift&command&spacebar

    • B.

      Shift&control&spacebar

    • C.

      Shift&option&spacebar

    • D.

      Option&control&spacebar

    Correct Answer
    A. Shift&command&spacebar
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "shift&command&spacebar." This combination of keys is likely used to activate the half-speed record feature in a certain software or application. The shift key is commonly used to modify the function of other keys, while the command key (also known as the Apple key or the Windows key) is often used as a shortcut modifier in Mac computers. The spacebar is commonly associated with play/pause functions. Therefore, pressing shift, command, and spacebar together may trigger the half-speed record feature in a specific program or system.

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  • 6. 

    Go to end of session

    • A.

      Return

    • B.

      Control&return

    • C.

      Command&shift&return

    • D.

      Option&return

    Correct Answer
    D. Option&return
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "option&return." This is because the question is asking for the keyboard shortcut to go to the end of a session. The "option&return" combination is commonly used on Mac computers to go to the end of a document or session.

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  • 7. 

    Go to start of session

    • A.

      Spacebar

    • B.

      Return

    • C.

      Control&spacebar

    • D.

      Option&spacebar

    Correct Answer
    B. Return
    Explanation
    The given answer "return" is correct because it is the key that is commonly used to go to the start of a session or to move the cursor to the beginning of a new line in many computer programs and text editors. The other options mentioned (spacebar, control&spacebar, and option&spacebar) do not have the same functionality of moving the cursor to the start of a session or a new line.

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  • 8. 

    Scrubber tool

    • A.

      Command&3 or F3

    • B.

      Command&2 or F1

    • C.

      Command&5 or F9

    • D.

      Command&7 or F7

    Correct Answer
    C. Command&5 or F9
    Explanation
    The given options are different commands or keys associated with the "Scrubber tool". Among these options, "command&5 or F9" is the correct answer. This means that pressing the "command" key and the number "5" or the "F9" key activates the Scrubber tool.

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  • 9. 

    Solo-safe track

    • A.

      Command&click on play button in transport window

    • B.

      Command&shift&click on solo button on track

    • C.

      Command&control&click on play button in transport window

    • D.

      Command&click on solo button on track

    Correct Answer
    D. Command&click on solo button on track
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "command&click on solo button on track". This answer suggests that by holding the command key and clicking on the solo button on a track, it will activate the solo function for that specific track.

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  • 10. 

    Smart tool

    • A.

      Command&7

    • B.

      Command&7 or F6+F7 or F7+F8

    • C.

      Command&3

    • D.

      Command&9

    Correct Answer
    B. Command&7 or F6+F7 or F7+F8
    Explanation
    The answer command&7 or F6+F7 or F7+F8 is correct because these are the different ways to access the smart tool feature. The command&7 shortcut can be used to activate the smart tool, while the combinations F6+F7 and F7+F8 can also be used as shortcuts to access the smart tool.

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  • 11. 

    Cycle through edit tools

    • A.

      Command key

    • B.

      Tab key

    • C.

      Delete key

    • D.

      Escape key

    Correct Answer
    D. Escape key
    Explanation
    The escape key is used to cancel or exit out of a current action or operation. In the context of the question, "Cycle through edit tools," the escape key can be pressed to exit out of the current edit tool and move on to the next one. This key is commonly used in software applications to provide a quick way to switch between different tools or modes.

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  • 12. 

    Loop record

    • A.

      3 (KP)

    • B.

      Command&W

    • C.

      Option&L

    • D.

      Shift&command&L

    Correct Answer
    C. Option&L
    Explanation
    The given answer "option&L" is the correct one because it corresponds to the command "option" followed by the letter "L". In the given loop record, the commands are listed in a sequential order, and "option&L" is the third command listed. Therefore, it is the correct answer for the question.

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  • 13. 

    Play edit selection

    • A.

      Option&[

    • B.

      Option&/

    • C.

      Option&]

    • D.

      Option&shift&[

    Correct Answer
    A. Option&[
  • 14. 

    Cycle through record modes

    • A.

      Option&click on record button in transport window

    • B.

      Shift&option&click on record button in transport window

    • C.

      Control&click on record button in transport window

    • D.

      Shift&command&click on record in transport window

    Correct Answer
    C. Control&click on record button in transport window
    Explanation
    The correct answer is control&click on record button in transport window. This combination of keys allows the user to cycle through different record modes in the transport window.

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  • 15. 

    Toggle online record

    • A.

      Command&option&spacebar

    • B.

      Command&shift&J

    • C.

      Command&control&J

    • D.

      Command&J

    Correct Answer
    A. Command&option&spacebar
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "command&option&spacebar". This combination of keys is used to toggle the online record.

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  • 16. 

    Play timeline selection

    • A.

      Option&[

    • B.

      Control&shift&spacebar

    • C.

      Option&]

    • D.

      Option&Comma (,) key

    Correct Answer
    C. Option&]
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "option&]". This is because pressing the "]" key on the keyboard allows you to move the playhead forward to the next edit point in the timeline selection. This is a shortcut for navigating through the timeline quickly and efficiently.

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  • 17. 

    Toggle online playback

    • A.

      Command&J

    • B.

      Command&F

    • C.

      Command&R

    • D.

      Command&W

    Correct Answer
    A. Command&J
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "command&J". This answer is likely referring to a keyboard shortcut or command in a computer program that performs a specific function when the "command" key and the "J" key are pressed simultaneously. Without further context, it is difficult to determine the exact function that this shortcut performs.

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  • 18. 

    Zoomer tool

    • A.

      Command&1 or F5

    • B.

      Command&9 or F1

    • C.

      Command&2 or F4

    • D.

      Command&3 or F3

    Correct Answer
    A. Command&1 or F5
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "command&1 or F5". This suggests that pressing either the "command" key and the number "1" key or the "F5" key will activate the Zoomer tool.

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  • 19. 

    Pause (for instant playback)

    • A.

      Option&spacebar

    • B.

      Control&spacebar

    • C.

      Shift&spacebar

    • D.

      Command&spacebar

    Correct Answer
    B. Control&spacebar
    Explanation
    Pressing the control key and the spacebar simultaneously allows the user to pause instant playback. This key combination is commonly used in media players, video editing software, and other applications that involve playing or pausing audio or video content. The control key is often used as a modifier key to perform various functions, and in this case, it is paired with the spacebar to provide a convenient way to pause playback without needing to use the mouse or navigate through menus.

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  • 20. 

    Slip mode

    • A.

      Option&4 or F4

    • B.

      Option&4 (KP) or F4

    • C.

      Option&1 or F1

    • D.

      Option&2 or F2

    Correct Answer
    D. Option&2 or F2
    Explanation
    The given options suggest different ways to activate the "Slip mode" feature. The correct answer is "option&2 or F2." This means that either selecting option number 2 or pressing the F2 key will activate the slip mode.

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  • 21. 

    Selector tool

    • A.

      F7

    • B.

      Command&3 or F7

    • C.

      Command&6 or F8

    • D.

      Command&8 or F7

    Correct Answer
    B. Command&3 or F7
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that the selector tool can be accessed by using the keyboard shortcut "command&3" or by pressing the "F7" key. This implies that either of these methods can be used to activate the selector tool in the given context.

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  • 22. 

    Grabber tool

    • A.

      Command&8 or F7

    • B.

      Command&6 or F8

    • C.

      Command&4 or F8

    • D.

      Command&3 or F7

    Correct Answer
    C. Command&4 or F8
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "command&4 or F8" because it is the key combination or shortcut that corresponds to the "Grabber tool" in the given options.

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  • 23. 

    Trimmer tool

    • A.

      Command&3 or F7

    • B.

      Command&2 or F6

    • C.

      Command&4 or F8

    • D.

      Command&8 or F7

    Correct Answer
    B. Command&2 or F6
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "command&2 or F6" because it is the shortcut key or command for the Trimmer tool. Pressing command&2 or F6 will activate the Trimmer tool, allowing the user to trim or cut clips in a video editing software.

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  • 24. 

    Grid mode

    • A.

      Option&4 or F4

    • B.

      Option&3 or F3

    • C.

      Option&1 or F1

    • D.

      Option&2 or F2

    Correct Answer
    A. Option&4 or F4
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "option&4 or F4". This suggests that in grid mode, pressing the F4 key or selecting option number 4 will perform a certain action or function.

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  • 25. 

    Shuffle mode

    • A.

      Option&1 or F3

    • B.

      Option&4 or F3

    • C.

      Option&1 or F1

    • D.

      Option&2 or F2

    Correct Answer
    C. Option&1 or F1
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "option&1 or F1." This means that the shuffle mode can be activated either by selecting option 1 or by pressing the F1 key.

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  • 26. 

    Cycle through edit modes

    • A.

      Tab key

    • B.

      Escape key

    • C.

      Shift&spacebar

    • D.

      Tilde key (~)

    Correct Answer
    D. Tilde key (~)
    Explanation
    The tilde key (~) is the correct answer because it is commonly used to cycle through different edit modes in various software applications. Pressing the tilde key allows users to switch between different editing functions or modes, making it a convenient shortcut for navigating through different options without having to use the mouse or menu commands. This key is often found on the upper left corner of the keyboard, above the Tab key.

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  • 27. 

    Spot mode

    • A.

      Option&1 or F1

    • B.

      Option&3 or F3

    • C.

      Option&1 or F3

    • D.

      Option&4 or F3

    Correct Answer
    B. Option&3 or F3
    Explanation
    The correct answer is option&3 or F3 because it is the only option that appears twice in the given list. The repetition suggests that option&3 or F3 is the spot mode that is being referred to multiple times.

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  • 28. 

    Toggle quick punch

    • A.

      6 (KP)

    • B.

      Shift&command&L

    • C.

      6 (KP) or shift&command&P

    • D.

      Shift&command&T

    Correct Answer
    C. 6 (KP) or shift&command&P
    Explanation
    The given answer states that the correct option for "Toggle quick punch" is either "6 (KP)" or "shift&command&P". This suggests that pressing the key "6" on the keypad (KP) or using the combination of "shift", "command", and "P" keys will toggle the quick punch feature.

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  • 29. 

    Rewind

    • A.

      3 (KP)

    • B.

      2 (KP)

    • C.

      5 (KP)

    • D.

      1 (KP)

    Correct Answer
    D. 1 (KP)
    Explanation
    The given sequence of numbers is in descending order, with each number followed by "(KP)". The abbreviation "KP" could stand for "key point" or "key position". The correct answer is 1 (KP) because it is the last number in the sequence.

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  • 30. 

    Transport window

    • A.

      Command&3 (KP)

    • B.

      Command&6 (KP)

    • C.

      Command&1 (KP)

    • D.

      Command&9 (KP)

    Correct Answer
    C. Command&1 (KP)
    Explanation
    The given sequence of commands suggests that the user is inputting commands using a keypad (KP). The "command&1" is the last command entered, as it appears at the end of the sequence. Therefore, the correct answer is "command&1 (KP)".

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  • 31. 

    Pause (instant record)

    • A.

      Shift&command&spacebar

    • B.

      Control&command&spacebar

    • C.

      Option&command&spacebar

    • D.

      Shift&control&spacebar

    Correct Answer
    B. Control&command&spacebar
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "control&command&spacebar". This key combination is used to pause an instant recording.

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  • 32. 

    Enter/exit record during playback in quick punch mode

    • A.

      Shift&spacebar or command&click on record button

    • B.

      Control&spacebar or command&click on record button

    • C.

      Option&spacebar or command&click on record button

    • D.

      Command&spacebar or command&click on record button

    Correct Answer
    D. Command&spacebar or command&click on record button
    Explanation
    In quick punch mode, the correct way to enter or exit a record during playback is by using the command key and the spacebar, or by using the command key and clicking on the record button. This combination of keys or actions allows for a seamless transition between playback and recording in quick punch mode.

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  • 33. 

    Toggle pre/post roll time

    • A.

      Command&V

    • B.

      Command&U

    • C.

      Command&O

    • D.

      Command&K

    Correct Answer
    D. Command&K
    Explanation
    The correct answer is command&K. This keyboard shortcut is used to toggle the pre/post roll time in a video editing software. Pre-roll time refers to the amount of time before the current playhead position where playback begins, while post-roll time refers to the amount of time after the current playhead position where playback continues. By pressing command&K, the user can easily switch between enabling and disabling the pre/post roll time feature.

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  • 34. 

    Consolidate

    • A.

      Shift&option&3

    • B.

      Shift&command&3

    • C.

      Option&control&3

    • D.

      Option&command&3

    Correct Answer
    A. Shift&option&3
    Explanation
    The correct answer is shift&option&3. This combination of keys is used to take a screenshot of the entire screen on a Mac computer. By pressing the shift, option, and 3 keys simultaneously, the computer captures an image of the screen and saves it as a file on the desktop. This is a convenient way to quickly capture and share information displayed on the screen.

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  • 35. 

    Metronome

    • A.

      7 (KP)

    • B.

      9 (KP)

    • C.

      6 (KP)

    • D.

      5 (KP)

    Correct Answer
    A. 7 (KP)
    Explanation
    The numbers in parentheses next to each number represent the beats per minute (BPM) of a metronome. In this sequence, the BPM increases by 2 with each number. The correct answer is 7 (KP) because it follows the pattern of increasing BPM by 2 from the previous number, which is 5 (KP).

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  • 36. 

    Merge record

    • A.

      8 (KP)

    • B.

      7 (KP)

    • C.

      9 (KP)

    • D.

      1 (KP)

    Correct Answer
    C. 9 (KP)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 9 (KP) because when merging records, the system usually selects the most recent or highest value. In this case, 9 is the highest value among the given records, so it is the correct answer.

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  • 37. 

    Count on/off

    • A.

      4 (KP)

    • B.

      8 (KP)

    • C.

      7 (KP)

    • D.

      2 (KP)

    Correct Answer
    B. 8 (KP)
    Explanation
    The given sequence of numbers represents a count on/off pattern. Each number indicates whether something is on or off. In this case, the "KP" could stand for "keypad". The numbers 4, 8, 7, and 2 represent the keypad being turned on and off in a specific order. The correct answer is 8 (KP) because it is the last number in the sequence, indicating that the keypad is turned off.

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  • 38. 

    Change track timebase

    • A.

      Command&option&up/down arrows

    • B.

      Command&up/down arrows

    • C.

      Command&left/right arrows

    • D.

      Command&shift&left/right arrows

    Correct Answer
    A. Command&option&up/down arrows
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "command&option&up/down arrows". This combination of keys is used to change the track timebase in a software or application. By pressing the command key (also known as the Apple key) along with the option key and the up or down arrows, the user can adjust the timebase of the track, which determines the speed at which it plays or records. This combination is commonly used in audio and video editing software to manipulate the timing and tempo of tracks.

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  • 39. 

    Change track format

    • A.

      Command&option&up/down arrows

    • B.

      Command&up/down arrows

    • C.

      Command&left/right arrows

    • D.

      Command&shift&left/right arrows

    Correct Answer
    C. Command&left/right arrows
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "command&left/right arrows." This combination of keys is used to change the track format. The "command" key (also known as the "control" key on Windows) is commonly used as a modifier key in keyboard shortcuts on Mac computers. By pressing the "command" key along with the left or right arrow keys, the track format can be adjusted accordingly.

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  • 40. 

    Change track type

    • A.

      Command&shift&left/right arrows

    • B.

      Command&up/down arrows

    • C.

      Command&option&up/down arrows

    • D.

      Command&shift&up/down arrows or command&+/-

    Correct Answer
    B. Command&up/down arrows
    Explanation
    The correct answer is command&up/down arrows. This keyboard shortcut allows you to change the track type in a software or application. By pressing the command key and the up or down arrow keys, you can cycle through different track types such as audio, video, or text. This shortcut is commonly used in editing software or multimedia applications where you need to quickly switch between different types of tracks for your project.

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  • 41. 

    Add/Remove rows

    • A.

      Command&shift&up/down arrows or command&+/-

    • B.

      Command&option&up/down arrows

    • C.

      Command&up/down arrows

    • D.

      Command&shift&left/right arrows

    Correct Answer
    A. Command&shift&up/down arrows or command&+/-
    Explanation
    The correct answer is command&shift&up/down arrows or command&+/-. These keyboard shortcuts are used to add or remove rows in a document or spreadsheet. By pressing command&shift&up/down arrows, you can select multiple rows and then delete them using the delete key. Alternatively, you can use command&+/- to add or remove rows one at a time.

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  • 42. 

    Cycle through track name in track name dialog window

    • A.

      Command&shift&left/right arrows

    • B.

      Command&left/right arrows

    • C.

      Command&shift&left/right arrows

    • D.

      Command&option&up/down arrows

    Correct Answer
    B. Command&left/right arrows
    Explanation
    The correct answer is command&left/right arrows. This is because the question is asking for the key combination to cycle through track names in the track name dialog window. By pressing command (or control on Windows) and the left or right arrow keys, the user can navigate through the track names in the dialog window. The command key is used to modify the arrow keys and allow for this specific functionality.

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  • 43. 

    Workspace window

    • A.

      Option&W

    • B.

      Option&;

    • C.

      Option&O

    • D.

      Option&,

    Correct Answer
    B. Option&;
    Explanation
    The correct answer is option&;. This is because the semicolon (;) is commonly used as a delimiter in programming languages to separate multiple statements or commands on a single line. In the context of a workspace window, the semicolon may be used to separate different commands or inputs, allowing for efficient and organized coding.

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  • 44. 

    Clear peaks

    • A.

      Command&C

    • B.

      Control&P

    • C.

      Control&U

    • D.

      Option&C

    Correct Answer
    D. Option&C
    Explanation
    The correct answer is option C because the question is asking for an explanation for "clear peaks." In this context, selecting option C (control + U) would be the most logical choice as it is a common keyboard shortcut used to undo or revert changes. This action could potentially clear any peaks or modifications made in a document or software.

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  • 45. 

    Import audio

    • A.

      Shift&command&I

    • B.

      Option&control&A

    • C.

      Shift&control&C

    • D.

      Command&control&I

    Correct Answer
    A. Shift&command&I
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "shift&command&I." This combination of keys is used to import audio.

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  • 46. 

    Horizontal Zoom in/out

    • A.

      Control&]/[

    • B.

      Option&]/[

    • C.

      Command&]/[

    • D.

      Shift&]/[

    Correct Answer
    C. Command&]/[
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "command&]/[". This answer suggests that the command key on a keyboard, when pressed simultaneously with the square bracket keys, allows for horizontal zooming in or out. This key combination is commonly used in various software applications, such as web browsers or image editing programs, to adjust the zoom level of the content being viewed horizontally.

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  • 47. 

    View entire session

    • A.

      Command&A

    • B.

      Option&V

    • C.

      Option&B

    • D.

      Option&A

    Correct Answer
    D. Option&A
    Explanation
    The correct answer is option A.

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  • 48. 

    Vertical zoom in/out (audio)

    • A.

      Option&command&]/[

    • B.

      Option&control&]/[

    • C.

      Shift&command&]/[

    • D.

      Shift&control&]/[

    Correct Answer
    A. Option&command&]/[
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "option&command&]/[". This combination of keys is used to perform a vertical zoom in or out on an audio track. By pressing the option key, the command key, and the square bracket keys, the user can adjust the vertical scale of the audio waveform, allowing them to zoom in for a closer look or zoom out for a broader view.

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  • 49. 

    Fill window with selection

    • A.

      Option&F

    • B.

      Command&V

    • C.

      Control&T

    • D.

      Shift&option&S

    Correct Answer
    A. Option&F
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "option&F" because pressing the option key and the F key together on a computer keyboard is a common shortcut for the "Fill window with selection" function. This shortcut allows the user to quickly and easily resize a selected window to fit the entire screen.

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  • 50. 

    Input quantize

    • A.

      Control&Q

    • B.

      Command&Q

    • C.

      Option&0 (KP)

    • D.

      Control&I

    Correct Answer
    C. Option&0 (KP)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "option&0 (KP)". This is because the given input "quantize" is followed by a series of commands, and the "option&0 (KP)" command is the last one mentioned.

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