I have three cool and useful PTs 7.3 goodies to share. If you already know this ....then.....never mind. I don't get out much!
1-For the mix window, if you'd like to turn an entire fader or group of faders a given COLOR, select the fader or group, then hold "control-option-apple" while you select a color. Then with the mouse clicked drag upward on the color selected and the entire fader or group of faders will turn that color. How much you drag will also affect the intensity of the color.
2-To switch all tracks to "volume automation" view in the edit window simply "control-option-apple" while clicking on a fader handle in the MIX window. You will see all tracks in the EDIT view switch to "volume" automation mode. To switch back to the "wave form" view, simply "control-option-apple" while clicking on the color bar in the EDIT window and all tracks will switch back to "wave form".
3. To double the size of a mono meter in the mix window, "control-option-apple" while clicking the meter and it will double in size. Works even in narrow view.
The most useful ones I use are shift/apple/K to export files. Highlight the file(s) and hit shift/apple/K. You choose where to export and send it !!
The other is apple/period. If you use this to stop the recording, no file will be saved. It's as if you never hit record. Spooky, but fast and easy.
The fun one is control/option/apple, then the number 8 (not on the 1o key pad). It does a negative image of the entire screen. Strange looking, and all you assistants can hang the engineer you're working for if you do this when he's not looking.
ohhh yeahhh - I've had a few people on the verge of a trip to MacAuthority or the Apple Store with the control/option/apple/8 thing. It makes it appear as if their monitor has gone bonkers - you just have to scratch your head and say "huh, that's weird" and walk away - and then watch the madness begin!
One that I like in 7.3 is, that even with volume displayed on the tracks in the edit window, you can still edit the audio with.... trim start, trim end, and all the fade stuff. Its great not to have to switch to volume:)
I think it was 7.1 they added this one.... hold all three modifiers(control-option-apple) and then with any open plug-in click on whatever you would like to automate, and it opens a drop down menu and you're rocking.
In the transport window - turn the conductor off, single click on the tempo number (mine defaults at 120). with that number still highlighted, you can get a tap tempo by tapping the letter T. Handy for finding out your bpm!