Final Cut Pro – Shifting Our Perspective
Here’s a quick keyboard shortcut that opens up nothing.
Normally, when you launch Final Cut Pro, it will open the last project you were working on. (This can be changed, by the way, in User Preferences > General tab.)
However, sometimes you just want to start on something fresh.
In which case, hold down the Shift key while Final Cut launches and it will not open any past projects. You’ll just see Final Cut, all by itself.
Note: This is also a good technique when you have a project that has problems. Holding the Shift key down prevents that project from opening.
Courtesy of Larry Jordan