13. Appendix

13.1. Keyboard mapping table

Shortcuts let you work more efficiently. This table lists the default keyboard shortcuts for accessing Mixxx with an English keyboard layout. Depending on your language settings the defaults may be different.

New in version 1.11: Auto DJ and Preview Deck shortcuts

Function Deck 1 Deck 2 Master
Crossfade Left     G
Crossfade Right     H
Small Crossfade Left     Shift + G
Small Crossfade Right     Shift + H
Activate/Disable Effects Unit 5 0  
Headphone Cue (Pre-fader listen) T Y  
Bass Kill B N  
Load selected track to deck Shift + left Shift + right  
Unload track from deck Alt + Shift + left Alt + Shift + right  
Playback D L  
Seek Backwards A J  
Reverse Playback Shift + A Shift + J  
Seek Forwards S K  
Tempo Adjust Down F1 F5  
Tempo Adjust Up F2 F6  
Small Tempo Adjust Down Shift + F1 Shift + F5  
Small Tempo Adjust Up Shift + F2 Shift + F6  
Temporary Tempo Adjust Down F3 F7  
Temporary Tempo Adjust Up F4 F8  
Small Temporary Tempo Adjust Down Shift + F3 Shift + F7  
Small Temporary Tempo Adjust Up Shift + F4 Shift + F8  
Tempo (BPM) Sync 1 6  
BPM Tap Tempo Adjust Shift + ! Shift + ^  
Cue and Loop
Set Cuepoint Shift + D Shift + L  
Cue F ;  
Cue Go-to-and-stop Shift + F Shift + :  
Activate 4 Beat Loop Q U  
Halve Beat Loop Size W I  
Double Beat Loop Size E O  
Set Loop In Point 2 7  
Set Loop Out Point (Activates Loop) 3 8  
Toggle Loop On/Off 4 9  
Set Hot cue 1 Z M  
Set Hot cue 2 X ,  
Set Hot cue 3 C .  
Set Hot cue 4 V /  
Clear Hot cue 1 Shift + Z Shift + M  
Clear Hot cue 2 Shift + X Shift + <  
Clear Hot cue 3 Shift + C Shift + >  
Clear Hot cue 4 Shift + V Shift + ?  
Microphone Talkover     `
Auto DJ
Shuffle Auto DJ playlist     F9
Skip next track in Auto DJ     F10
Fade to next track in Auto DJ     F11
Toggle Auto DJ on/Off     F12
Preview Deck
Load Selected Track And Play     Alt+Return
Start/Stop     Return
Seek Backwards     Alt + Left
Seek Forwards     Alt + Right

See also

Mixxx allows you to customize the keyboard shortcuts. For more information, and to download a a keyboard mapping image, go to Using a Keyboard.

13.2. Application shortcuts

Use these shortcuts to access features available in the menu on top of the application window.

Function Key
File menu
Load Track to Deck 1 Ctrl + O
Load Track to Deck 2 Ctrl + Shift + O
Library menu
Add new Playlist Ctrl + N
Add new Crate Ctrl + Shift + N
View menu
Show Samplers Ctrl + 1
Show Microphone Section Ctrl + 2
Show Vinyl Control Section Ctrl + 3
Show Preview Deck Ctrl + 4
Full Screen (Windows & Linux) F11
Full Screen (Mac OS X) Ctrl + Shift + F
Options menu
Enable Vinyl Control 1 Ctrl + Y
Enable Vinyl Control 2 Ctrl + Z
Enable Live Broadcasting Ctrl + L
Record Mix Ctrl + R
Enable Keyboard Shortcuts Ctrl + `
Exit Mixxx Ctrl + Q
Developer menu
Reload skin Ctrl + Shift + R


The Ctrl key on Windows & Linux is equivalent to the Command key on Mac OS X. The Alt key on Windows & Linux is equivalent to the Option key on Mac OS X. Application shortcuts are not customizable.


The Developer menu is available if Mixxx is started using the Command line options.

13.3. Command line options

Mixxx is designed to be as user-friendly as possible. As such, its command line options are only useful for development or debugging, as they make these tasks easier. Comment line options are case-sensitive.

Option Description
[FILE] Load the specified music file(s) at start-up. Each file you specify will be loaded into the next virtual deck. Supported file types: mp3, ogg, aiff, aif, wav, flac, and optional unprotected aac (m4a)
–resourcePath PATH Top-level directory where Mixxx should look for its resource files such as MIDI mappings, overriding the default installation location.
–pluginPath PATH Top-level directory where Mixxx should look for sound source plugins in addition to default locations.
–settingsPath PATH Top-level directory where Mixxx should look for user settings files such as the library database and preferences config file.
–controllerDebug Causes Mixxx to display/log all of the controller data it receives and script functions it loads
–developer Enables developer-mode. Includes extra log info, stats on performance, and a Developer tools menu.
–locale LOCALE Use a custom locale for loading translations (e.g ‘fr’)
-f, –fullScreen Starts Mixxx in full-screen mode
-h, –help Display this help message and exit

Example: To start Mixxx in Developer mode from a custom resource directory with MIDI and HID logging enabled, type the following line into the terminal and hit return:

./mixxx --controllerDebug --developer --resourcePath res