Quick Flash 8 Questions

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  1. iWinnipegger macrumors regular

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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!
     
  2. The Past macrumors 6502

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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/document....html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP30000361-TPXREF54
     
  3. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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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:
     
  4. iSee macrumors 68040

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    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.
     

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