Shortcuts and other things that are good to know

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This chapter will cover parts that are not covered by the previous chapters.

Keyboard shortcuts

Moves the selected item to live
Adds an item from database to schedule
Removes an item from schedule
Shift + Left click 
Quickly edit text in a slide
Ctrl + Left click 
Preview an item in database without adding it to schedule
Fade into/out of logo
Fade into/out of black
Hide/display lyrics and show background or enter spell check inside of song editor
Hide the projection window(s)
Ctrl + N 
New schedule
Ctrl + O 
Open schedule
Ctrl + S 
Save schedule
Ctrl + P 
Print schedule
Ctrl + M 
Manage notices
Ctrl + Shift + N 
New song
Ctrl + T 
Open options
Arrow keys 
Move between sections, slides and items
Page Up/Down 
Move between slides (does not work if the database panel is selected)
Add the next verse to a Bible passage that is live
Jump to a slide number or a verse number (if you have added section titles)
C, B, P, T 
Jump to a section title (chorus, bridge, pre-chorus, tag) if you have added it to the song
A pencil will appear if you can edit a slide and a small dialog will appear if you click, allowing you to change only that slide
Ctrl + Shift + L 
Open Live Text
Ctrl + Alt + P 
Open Planning Center Online import

Good to know

  • There are tooltips available to the buttons that do not have self-explanatory text in them by hovering over them.
  • You can preview a song without adding it to the schedule by dragging and dropping it to the black preview box.
  • You can drag and drop an image to an item to set it as an individual theme.
  • Adding a hyphen (-) after a Bible verse adds the rest of that chapter.
  • You can change the Bible translation by right clicking a passage.
  • There are nightly releases available with experimental features (see FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions))
  • The aim is that a new stable release of Quelea will be available each six months.
  • There are many planed features for future releases. To see some of them, see FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions).
  • The discussion group is available for all your questions, bug reporting and opinions about Quelea.!forum/quelea-discuss/ If you want to suggest a new feature, go to

Specific Hacks

Using translation to multi-format a slide (Minister/Response hack)

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