Quick Flash 8 Questions

iWinnipegger

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I've downloaded Flash 8 Professional for Macintosh; One Question, i'm used to XP keyboard shortcuts;

for example let's say on my PC i use F6 as a shortcut; how would i use it on a Macintosh (because F6 is num lock) same for the other function keys...

thanks for the help!
 

The Past

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Function keys become active only if you hold the Fn key down.

To assign keyboard shortcuts:

Go to System Preferences
Then to Keyboard & Mouse
Then to Keyboard Shortcuts

Click on the + at the bottom to create your own shortcuts. However, you may want to make sure you are not overwriting any common of default shortcuts. They are available here:

http://developer.apple.com/documentation/UserExperience/Conceptual/OSXHIGuidelines/XHIGUserInput/chapter_11_section_3.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP30000361-TPXREF54
 

Artful Dodger

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If you mean would the F6 key do what you want "when" using Flash 8 then yes it will take precedence over the OSX hot keys. I use F8 (convert to symbol) in Flash 8 a lot as well as other function keys and it works fine. Just go into Flash Preferences then KB shortcuts and make a new set with the keys you use the most. Also check and make a list of what you will change just incase you don't like the outcome ;) Hope this is what you were thinking :eek:
 

iSee

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Oct 25, 2004
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I've downloaded Flash 8 Professional for Macintosh; One Question, i'm used to XP keyboard shortcuts;

for example let's say on my PC i use F6 as a shortcut; how would i use it on a Macintosh (because F6 is num lock) same for the other function keys...

thanks for the help!
It sounds like maybe you are using an Apple laptop, where the F keys double for the screen brightness controls, volume control, num lock, etc.
If so, read on:

You can activate the F key functionality by using the fn key: For example, if pressing F6 toggles numlock, then fn-F6 does the normal F6 action.

Alternatively, you can swap this behavior globally. Go to System Preferences -> Keyboard & Mouse --> Keyboard. Check "Use the F1-F12 keys to control software features." Now pressing F6 will perform the normal F6 action, while pressing fn-F6 will toggle the numlock. I prefer using this setting.

There's still an issue in Flash over the F9-F12 keys and Shift-F9 - Shift-12. These are used in OS X for expose and dashboard. In flash, though, I use Shift-F12 (Publish) and F9 (Actions) all the time, so I used Flashes preferences to map these to Opt-12 and Opt-F9.