Using the Tool Tips

Click on theicon to enable tool tips. This is located in between the MIDI and setup button in the top right hand corner of the screen. Tool tips provide a handy way to learn the various features of Serato DJ.

Move the mouse over a section of the screen to bring up a context sensitive tool tip. Holding the mouse over thebutton with tool tips turned on will show you a list of all keyboard shortcuts.

Watch Tutorials

When the License panel is open, you can click onto launch your default internet browser and watch tutorials, to help you get familiar with Serato DJ.
The License panel can be launched at any time by clicking onin the bottom right hand corner of your screen.

Keyboard Shortcuts

These actions can be accessed directly from the computer keyboard.

Load selected track shift + left arrow
Double track control + shift + left arrow
Eject Virtual Deck shift + alt + left arrow
Play/Pause W
Reverse play direction Q
Set Next Cue Point ,
Set/Jump to Cue Points 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 
Delete Cue Points Shift + 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Jump to temporary Cue Point  I
Load next track alt + W 
Load previous track alt + Q 
Rewind alt + E 
Fast Forward alt + R 
Pitch bend down
Pitch bend up
Keylock F5 
Record/Arm Flip


Loop On/Off [
Autoloop On/Off alt + 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Loop Roll control + alt + 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Slot Reloop alt + [
Set/Adjust loop in point O
Set/Adjust loop out point P
Loop Slot Select Up alt + O
Loop Slot Select Down alt + P


Load Sample from library (slot 1-6) control + alt + Z, X, C, V, B, N, M, ,
Play Sample (slot 1-6) Z, X, C, V, B, N, M, ,
Stop Sample (slot 1-6) alt + Z, X, C, V, B, N, M, ,


Move Up/Down through tracks up/down arrow
Move Up/Down through crates control + shift + up/down arrow
Shift highlight focus tab
Move cursor to search control +  F
Reveal track in Explorer (PC) or Finder (Mac) control +  R
Locate last loaded track (press again for other deck) control + L 
Select All control + A 
Undo Track load control + Z 
Delete track/crate control + delete 
Send file to trash control + shift + delete 
Add track(s) to prepare panel control + P 
Zoom main waveform display + or - 
Zoom library text size control and + or - 
Start new recording (mic, aux, or mix) control + N 
Open track in default media player control + O 
(While editing BPM) Double/Halve BPM alt + up/down arrow
Enter Beatgrid Edit Mode alt + spacebar (repeat to toggle between decks)
Exit Serato DJ esc (escape)


The shortcuts described are the keys on a US keyboard. On other keyboards these key positions may be labelled differently. For example, [control] on Windows is equivalent to [Command] on Mac OS X. Similarly, [Alt] on Windows means [Option] on Mac OS X.

NOTE: If the option ‘Playback Keys Use Shift’ is enabled on the setup screen all playback keys require either shift or caps lock to be pressed.

NOTE: For some Keyboard Shortcuts such as Load the highlighted song to a deck (shift + left or right arrows), control can be used as a substitute for shift.