In 2.79, it was easy to set the start and end values of the timeline with the S and E shortcuts:

If I put my green cursor at frame 42 and press S it sets the Start value at 42:

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It would be great to have them re-implemented in 2.9, but before asking in the Right Click Select website I wanted to make sure that I wasn't missing something, for example, is it shortcutable in the Preferences?

(By the way, it would also be great if Dope Sheet and Timeline were merged into one unique window but it's another topic...)


2 Answers 2


The shortcuts are now:

  • Ctrl+Home to set start frame
  • Ctrl+End to set end frame.

Or in the Timeline > header menu > Playback > right click on the Set Sart Frame or Set End Frame buttons to create a shortcut

And you can remap it by going into Edit > Preferences > Keymap > Animation and edit Set Start Frame and Set End Frame

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    $\begingroup$ great, thanks, or in the Preferences > Keymap > Animation > Set End Frame, and Set Start Frame $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Commented Oct 7, 2020 at 16:01
  • $\begingroup$ cool, edited that into my answer $\endgroup$
    – pevinkinel
    Commented Oct 7, 2020 at 16:05

It's now Shift+Left Arrow and Shift+Right Arrow.

You can change the shortcut by right clicking the corresponding buttons (in the Timeline editor) then select "Change shortcut".

  • $\begingroup$ thanks for your answer but I'm talking about changing the Start and End values, not moving the blue head to start or end of the timeline $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Commented Oct 7, 2020 at 13:32
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry, I guess I should take more time to actually read the questions ^^ $\endgroup$
    – thibsert
    Commented Oct 7, 2020 at 13:35
  • $\begingroup$ no problem ;) maybe it was not clear enough $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Commented Oct 7, 2020 at 13:36

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