Adding Shortcut Buttons to the Button Bar in FCP 5
If you have ever had the chance to do some editing on another editor's workstation, you will have noticed how different editors have created their own personal interface set up specific to their own particular ease of use. If you look at the Final Cut Pro interface, you will notice that there are button wells located over all the work area windows, allowing you to place shortcut functions in each of them. This ability will aid you in customizing your own personal workspace.
This eables you to be able to place the Import Files Button in the button well over the Browser or add the Add Audio Transition Button to the Timeline Button Bar.
Creating a Shortcut Button in a Button Bar
1 Go to tools > Button List
2 Drag an icon for the function that you desire from the list to the button well and release the mouse button.