Ableton Live 9 Quick Tips – Show/Hide Windows in Live with Shortcuts (Video Tutorial)

This episode of the "Ableton Live 9 Quick Tips" deals with the shortcuts to show or hide sections or windows in Live's interface. Try to use them regularly to speed up your workflow and save yourself unnecessary mouse-work.

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By |2017-12-15T19:14:45+00:00July 1st, 2013|Ableton Live Tutorials|7 Comments

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Madeleine Bloom is a musician, producer, multi-instrumentalist and singer from Berlin. She studied Electroacoustic Music at the Franz Liszt Conservatory. In the last few years she's worked as a technical support for Ableton and has helped countless people with her in-depth knowledge of Ableton Live, various other music apps as well as audio engineering.


  1. patrick July 4, 2013 at 20:16 - Reply

    I use them all the time and i even have a trick to learn them fast or to get a fullscreen clipview. To do this press and hold alt and cmd and type “slimbro”

  2. patrick July 4, 2013 at 20:23 - Reply

    also, if you click any paramater that is out of the default position and press delete, it will jump back to the default position….. Very handy if you have to set 35 pans back to center.

    • Madeleine July 4, 2013 at 20:32 - Reply

      Stop spilling all the secrets before I can! Nah, just kidding. Those are great tips. :)

  3. Will March 29, 2014 at 13:55 - Reply

    I wish I could find a keyboard shortcut to show the plugin instrument for the currently selected track (i.e. so the whole plugin window pops up and is visible). Such a workflow killer to have to keep clicking the plugin tab then click the intrument popup

    • Madeleine March 31, 2014 at 10:35 - Reply

      I know what you mean, but I haven’t heard of one so far.

  4. Ernst Samuel Svendsen September 11, 2014 at 12:00 - Reply

    cmd+alt+P shows/hide Plugin window.
    Thx for all your vids Madeleine. Very helpful!
    Best, Ernst

    • Madeleine September 11, 2014 at 13:09 - Reply

      Thanks for adding. Ctrl + Alt + P on Windows. :)

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