the complete animated, annotated guide to ableton live shortcuts - windows

2. accessing menus

many of live's menu options are accessible via keyboard's sort of the point of them. but for those that aren't they are still accessible via the keyboard. 

I don't have a .gif yet of how this works on windows, but here's what the live manual has to say about this:

Under Windows, you can access each menu by pressing ALT and the first letter of the menu (ALT-F for “File,” for instance). While a menu is open, you can use:
  • the up and down arrow keys to navigate the menu items;
  • the right and left arrow keys to open the neighboring menu;
  • Enter to choose a menu item.





1. showing & hiding views
2. accessing menus
3. adjusting values
4. browsing
5. transport
6. editing
7. loop brace & start/end markers
8. session view commands
9. arrangement view commands
10. commands for tracks
11. commands for breakpoint envelopes
12. key/midi map mode & the computer midi keyboard
13. zooming, display, & selections
14. clip view sample display
15. clip view midi editor
16. grid snapping & drawing
17. global quantization
18. working with sets & the program
19. working with plug-ins & devices
20. using the context menu