There's three buttons in the VSE header that let you turn on/off the preview and sequencer:

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Do these have a keyboard shortcut? And if no, is it possible to set one up?

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    $\begingroup$ It's possible, but you'll have to write your own operator. (Related). I've written most of one, but I can't seem to figure out how to add arguments to a custom operator..? I may have to ask that as a question ;) $\endgroup$ – gandalf3 Jun 16 '14 at 8:51
  • $\begingroup$ @gandalf3 give the operator a property, then specify the property value when putting the operator in a layout, or when adding to shortcuts the property will be visible to set. $\endgroup$ – sambler Jun 16 '14 at 12:14
  • $\begingroup$ @sambler Thanks! I think added a property (I might have done something wrong), but was trying to call it like an argument.. It seems my operator isn't needed anymore anyway.. $\endgroup$ – gandalf3 Jun 16 '14 at 20:08
  • $\begingroup$ @gandalf3, if it's already done, you could still post it, especially since there's an unresolved bug which causes problems when you go into Preview mode (instead of skipping straight to Both mode). $\endgroup$ – Garrett Jun 16 '14 at 20:27
  • $\begingroup$ @Garrett It's partially working, however there is some strangeness with global shortcuts only working when in sequencer only view (despite being assigned in sequencer "global").. I also failed to get an Enum property working, so I'm using a String as a workaround.. $\endgroup$ – gandalf3 Jun 17 '14 at 2:48

The default shortcut to change view type in the sequencer is CtrlTab

The one shortcut cycles through each display option.

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As pointed out by Sambler, CtrlTab already cycles through the three sequencer views.

It's also possible to set up a shortcut to toggle between two of them:

  • Go to File > User Settings > Input, and expand Sequencer, then expand Sequencer (Global)
  • Scroll down, hit Add New and expand the new shortcut
  • In the textbox that has "none" in it, type wm.context_toggle_enum
  • Set the keyboard shortcut to what you want
  • In the Context Attributions box, type space_data.view_type
  • In the two Value boxes, type SEQUENCER and SEQUENCER_PREVIEW

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You could have figured out the last two steps by changing the sequencer view and looking at the output in the Info window.

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  • $\begingroup$ This is the solution I'll be using until the developers fix this bug which causes problems after opening the PREVIEW view. $\endgroup$ – Garrett Jun 28 '14 at 21:32

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