I know automation is not the first thing come to ones’ mind using a laptop, but still, we cannot ignore it. It almost doesn’t matter if it’s a voice over or some music or post mix/edit, it is likely you’re going to deal with automation.
For checking the volume automation:
The minus key toggles between waveform view and volume automation view. Very handy on the road and useful in the studio too.
Don’t forget to have the keyboard focus on or else it won’t work.