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

Mixer

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

Playback

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

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 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

Hint

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.

Note

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