Help: Maya 5 depends on insert-/homekey, but Powerbook keyboard lacks both!

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  1. Akira macrumors member

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    To control the pivot point in Maya 5, you'll have to press insert (or home according to the FAQ), but my Powerbook's keyboard lacks both buttons, and there doesn't seem to be a menu entry for this function....

    How can I specify another key for this action, or remap my keyboard for Maya?
     
  2. Brize macrumors 6502a

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    Edit: sorry, didn't read original post properly!
     
  3. Vanilla macrumors 6502a

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    I dont know Maya but on my PowerBook 17" the "Home" key is also the left arrow key.

    Up Arrow is also Page Up
    Down Arrow is also Page Down
    Left Arrow is also Home
    Right Arrow is also End

    The "Insert" key is purely on Windows keyboards, there is no Mac equivalent.

    Hope that helps

    Vanilla
     
  4. mainstreetmark macrumors 68020

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    Holy crap! You're right!! In my 9 month ownership of this thing, I never noticed that before! I think someone snuck in and painted these on here in the middle of the night.

    "Home" and "End". Wow...
     
  5. Akira thread starter macrumors member

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    DAMN, yeah, never noticed :D

    well, I'm off testing if it works ;)
     
  6. Rod Rod macrumors 68020

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    just to clarify, for the arrow keys to be used as home/end/page up/page down, you need to have "fn" pressed at the same time. "fn" is at the bottom left corner of your PB's keyboard. :)
     
  7. Nermal Moderator

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    Sorry, I couldn't help but laugh when I read that :D
     

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