Final Cut Pro tip: Shift, ripple and roll

This is one of those tips that many people will know about, but for those of use who have used Final Cut for years without knowing it (such as me until three days ago), it is cool:

If you have the Ripple tool selected, hold down the Shift key to temporarily use the Roll tool.
If you have the Roll tool selected, hold down the Shift key to temporarily use the Ripple tool.

If you are rolling multiple edits and want to ripple all of them using the shift key, you might to use presses of the U key to choose which side you’ll be rippling.

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