Shortcut keys are available for many of the commands in Windows Movie Maker. You can quickly accomplish common tasks by using shortcut keys.
The general order of the keyboard shortcuts in the table is similar to the order of the menu commands on the File menu, then on the Edit menu, and so on. Most keyboard shortcuts have matching menu commands.
You can also use the command line to perform some tasks in Windows Movie Maker. Some command line commands are listed in the second table.
The following table provides the keyboard shortcuts you can use in Windows Movie Maker.
Create a new project
Open an existing project
Save a project
Save a project with a new name
Publish a movie
Import video from a digital video camera
Import an existing digital media file
Undo the last action
Redo the last undone action
Select all clips
Rename a collection or clip
Clear the storyboard/timeline
Switch between the storyboard and the timeline
Zoom in on the timeline
Zoom out on the timeline
Zoom the timeline to fit on the screen
Expand the Video track when it is selected in the timeline
Collapse the Video track when it is selected in the timeline
Add selected clips to the storyboard/timeline
Play video in full screen
Set start trim point
Set end trim point
Clear trim points
Select clip trim handle
Trim clip edge left
Trim clip edge right
Split a clip
Combine contiguous clips
Nudges clip to the left
Nudges clip to the right
Play or pause clip
Stop playback on the storyboard/timeline
Play content on the storyboard/timeline
Rewind and go to the beginning of the storyboard/timeline
Display Help topics
Select previous item (on a timeline track, on the storyboard, or in the Contents pane)
Select next item (on a timeline track, on the storyboard, or in the Contents pane)
Select item above (on a timeline track or in the Contents pane)
Select item below (on a timeline track or in the Contents pane)
Go to the first item (on a timeline track, on the storyboard, or in the Contents pane)
Go to the last item (on a timeline track, on the storyboard, or in the Contents pane)
The following table provides the commands you can use from the Run command for Windows Movie Maker.
Import a file into Windows Movie Maker
file name.file name extension
moviemk.exe "C:\OurTrip\Ellen Swimming.jpg"
Open a project file
moviemk.exe "C:\Birthday\Birthday Video.mswmm"
To start Windows Movie Maker by using the Run command, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, and then click Run. In the Open box, type one of the commands described in the table of Windows Movie Maker commands.