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Microsoft Windows Movie Maker Keyboard Shortcuts and Application


In our computer program using the Microsoft Windows and office,mostly service pack two of Windows Operating System.Probably the windows xp has a built-in features of this most demanded movie application of our computer without downloading it in Microsoft Websites.Unlike the windows 7 OS you need to download the silver light for the movie maker.
Microsoft Windows Movie Maker is designed for the windows user to capture from your video camera,Web camera, or other video source, to your computer.And then use this captured contents in your movie applications.You can also import save videos from your drives, ex: from the USB flash drive or from your backup drive.So that it can be use for your movie applications.After editing the audio and video content in Windows Movie Maker, which can include adding titles, video transitions, or effects,and you can save it in your final movie applications.And share it to the internet movie sharing such as in YouTube and Facebook.

1. Keyboard shortcuts

For your convenient use for these applications I included the Shortcut keys for commands in Windows Movie Maker. By using this shortcut keys, you can quickly accomplish common tasks of this applications.

Here are the following tables for the complete use of your keyboard shortcuts.
Task Shortcut key
Create a new project CTRL+N
Open an existing project CTRL+O
Save a project CTRL+S
Save a project with a new name F12
Save a movie CTRL+P
Capture video CTRL+R
Import an existing digital media file CTRL+I
Undo the last action CTRL+Z
Redo the last undone action CTRL+Y
Paste CTRL+V
Select all clips CTRL+A
Rename a collection or clip F2
Clear the storyboard/timeline CTRL+DELETE
Show or hide the storyboard/timeline CTRL+T
Zoom in on the timeline PAGE DOWN
Zoom out on the timeline PAGE UP
Add selected clips to the storyboard/timeline CTRL+D
Play video in full screen ALT+ENTER
Set start trim point CTRL+SHIFT+I
Set end trim point CTRL+SHIFT+O
Clear trim points CTRL+SHIFT+DELETE
Split a clip CTRL+L
Combine contiguous clips CTRL+M
Nudges clip to the left CTRL+SHIFT+B
Nudges clip to the right CTRL+SHIFT+N
Play or pause clip SPACEBAR
Stop playback on the storyboard/timeline CTRL+K
Play content on the storyboard/timeline CTRL+W
Rewind content on the storyboard/timeline CTRL+Q
Previous frame ALT+LEFT ARROW
Display Help topics F1
Select previous item (on a timeline track, on the storyboard, or in the Contents pane) LEFT ARROW
Select next item (on a timeline track, on the storyboard, or in the Contents pane) RIGHT ARROW
Select item above (on a timeline track or in the Contents pane) UP ARROW
Select item below (on a timeline track or in the Contents pane) DOWN ARROW
Go to the first item (on a timeline track, on the storyboard, or in the Contents pane) HOME
Go to the last item (on a timeline track, on the storyboard, or in the Contents pane) END

2. Supported file types

Adding content directly to your Windows Movie Maker project either by capturing content directly in Windows Movie Maker or by importing existing digital media files. The content you capture in Windows Movie Maker is saved in Windows Media Format. However, you can also import existing Windows Media-based content as well as other common file formats.

You can import files with the following file name extensions into Windows Movie Maker to use in your project:
  • Audio files: .aif, .aifc, .aiff .asf, .au, .mp2, .mp3, .mpa, .snd, .wav, and .wma
  • Picture files: .bmp, .dib, .emf, .gif, .jfif, .jpe, .jpeg, .jpg, .png, .tif, .tiff, and .wmf
Video files: .asf, .avi, .m1v, .mp2, .mp2v, .mpe, .mpeg, .mpg, .mpv2, .wm, and .wmv
3. Steps How to Open the Windows Movie Maker
1. Click start button
2. Point to Programs
3. Click the customized icon with name Windows Movie Maker or Use the Icon of you Desktop
4. The Basic Parts and Functions
Note: See the picture of this post
1. Collections Pane- the collections pane will display the content once you click the collections button of the toolbar.And also It will displays a pane in the left bar.
2. Menu Bar- located underneath of the title bar.These are the drop down menu command of the application.You can use the command by clicking the menu.
3. Toolbar- this is underneath with the Menu toolbar.This is use for standard command buttons,such as new,save,open and undo command.
4. Task Pane- this is one of the menu command of the view menu.Once you click this task pane located below it will displayed on the left position of this window.
5. Video Timeline- this is located in the bottom of this window. 
The timeline displays the following tracks to indicate what types of files you have added to your current project.
The Video track lets you see what video clips, pictures, or titles you have added to the project. You can expand the Video track to show the corresponding audio accompanying the video, as well as any video transitions you have added. After a clip is added to the timeline, the name of the source file appears on that clip. If you add any video effects to the picture, video, or title, a small icon appears on the clips to indicate that a video effect has been added to that clip.
The Transition track lets you see any video transitions you have added to the timeline. This track only appears if you have expanded the Video track. Any video transitions you add from the Video Transitions folder appear on this track. When a transition is added to the timeline, the name of the transition is shown in the timeline. You can drag the start trim handle that appears when the transition is selected to increase or decrease its duration.
The Audio track lets you see the audio that is included in any video clips you have added to the project. Like the Transition track, you can only see the Audio track if you have expanded the Video track. If you select the audio clip on this track and delete it, the video portion is also removed from the Video track.
The Audio/Music track lets you see any audio clips that you have added to the project. The name of the audio clip appears on the clip.
You can also add video clips to this track if you want the audio, but not the video, to play in your project and final movie.
Title Overlay
The Title Overlay track lets you see any titles or credits that you have added to the timeline. You can add multiple titles to this track at different points in your movie. The titles overlay the video that is displayed. You can drag the start or end trim handle that appears when the title is selected to increase or decrease its duration.
6. StoryBoard- The storyboard is the default view in Windows Movie Maker. You can use the storyboard to look at the sequence or ordering of the clips in your project and easily rearrange them, if necessary. This view also lets you see any video effects or video transitions that have been added. You can also preview all of the clips in your current project. Audio clips that you have added to a project are not displayed on the storyboard; however, they are displayed in the timeline.
7. Monitor- Use the monitor to view individual clips or an entire project. By using the monitor, you can preview your project before saving it as a movie.
You can use the playback controls to navigate through an individual clip or an entire project. You can also use the buttons on the monitor to perform functions such as splitting a video or audio clip into two smaller clips or taking a picture of the current frame that is displayed in the monitor.


  • If you want more enhance application of Movie Maker you can download the new version of this program from the Microsoft, use this link:Windows Movie Maker 6.0
  • If you got any error during installation you can read how to fix right here in this page:How To Fix Windows Movie Maker

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