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Keyboard shortcuts from Logic 9 to Logic Pro X

Post by BigRedX »

Having finally managed to "upgrade" from Logic 9 to Logic Pro X I find that all my keyboard short cuts have disappeared.

I realise that some more "advanced" functions have been hidden from the casual/novice user, as when I loaded in a project that uses some of these functions I was asked if I wanted to turn them on. However the message wasn't very clear if I was just enabling those functions that this particular project required or if I was turning on all the advanced editing functions.

I tried the obvious solution of looking in the Preferences Key Commands menu which is where it should be possible to select Logic 9 key commands but the option isn't there for me.

How do I get my old Logic 9 keyboard shortcuts back?
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Did you have custom commands saved? There's an option to import settings when you select "Edit" in the drop-down menu (or hit Option+K, if you want a key command for your key commands!).

If it's just the default Logic 9 commands you want I'm sure there will be a file available for download somewhere to be imported in the same way.
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Yes, I have custom commands going all the way back to Logic 2. And now they have disappeared.

I tried the import option but I can't find anything to import. Where is the default place that Logic 8 and/or 9 would have saved these?

Sometimes I wish for the days when the OS didn't try and be clever for you and you had to make your own decisions on where to save stuff. At least I knew where my files were back then!
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When I open it it seems to look in User > Music > Audio Music Apps by default, which is also empty.

Not had a chance to look myself yet but my search would start somewhere around Mac HD > Library > Application Support and then look for any Apple/Logic folders.
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Re: Keyboard shortcuts from Logic 9 to Logic Pro X

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We miss Desmond.....
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Apple removed the logic 9 keys from logic pro x a while ago, to get the original logic 9 keys:

Download the logic 9 key file file from here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xyMGEHKcvydKfpuxyaMHYkcXRK00SOwg/view

Copy it to : /Users/<YOUR_USERNAME>/Music/Audio Music Apps/Key Commands and remove the .xml from the end.

Then in logic use menu: Logic Pro X->Key Commands->presets->Logic9KeyCommands
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If you still have Logic 9 you should be able to export your key commands as well and copy them to the same place and choose them in the same way.
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Kwackman wrote:We miss Desmond.....


+1 :(
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Kwackman wrote:We miss Desmond.....


+1000
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BobTheDog wrote:If you still have Logic 9 you should be able to export your key commands as well and copy them to the same place and choose them in the same way.


Logic 9 no longer works on my Mac since I updated to High Sierra in order to be able to get more up-to-date versions of Adobe CC for my paying work, so I can't export them. This the only reason why I've "upgraded" to Logo Pro X. I've looked through all the folders in ~/Library but can't find anything specifically related to Logic 9. It looks as though the Logic Pro X installation has over-written them.

If it was just a question of getting the default Logic 9 key commands it wouldn't be so bad, but I've slowly built up a set of custom commands over the past 25 years and now they have all gone. I first noticed when the my "jump to next marker" command no longer did anything. I've already had unexpected things happen because some of my old key commands have been used for completely different things in this new version of Logic.

BTW what has happened to Desmond? Is he taking another break or gone for good? I haven't seen anything saying he was off.
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I think the old location was: /Users/<USERNAME>/Library/Application Support/Logic/Key Commands.

So if you have a backup from before you upgraded the os it might be worth looking there.

or the brute force approach on your machine from terminal:

sudo find / -name "*.logikcs"
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Where is Desmond? I don’t really “know him”, but I kinda feel,like I know him. I hope all is well and he’s enjoying some holiday time.
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bean438 wrote:Where is Desmond? I don’t really “know him”, but I kinda feel,like I know him. I hope all is well and he’s enjoying some holiday time.


TBH, I don’t know what the story is. I haven’t seen him on here in quite a while so I presumed Kwackman and Humble Bee knew something - I was merely adding my support as I value his input here a lot. Hopefully he’s enjoying his time away and will be back with us soon. :thumbup:
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Dan LB wrote:
bean438 wrote:Where is Desmond? I don’t really “know him”, but I kinda feel,like I know him. I hope all is well and he’s enjoying some holiday time.


TBH, I don’t know what the story is. I haven’t seen him on here in quite a while so I presumed Kwackman and Humble Bee knew something - I was merely adding my support as I value his input here a lot. Hopefully he’s enjoying his time away and will be back with us soon. :thumbup:


Nope, I've no inside knowledge.
I too hope he's OK and returns as his advice here has been very helpful over the years.
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I have no clue... Sorely missed he is. Hope you’re alright Desmond!
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