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In flash people become very frustrated and give up too soon because they can't do something fast enough, or easy enough.
Well thats why shortcut keys were invented, but theres no easy way to find these keys except for by experience.
So I'm here to help you out and save you some time.
It would probably be good to keep this page bookmarked for quick reference. Here you go:
(A) - Subselection
(B) - Brush
(E) - Eraser
(F) - Fill Transform
(H) - Hand Tool
(I) - Eye Dropper
(K) - Paint Fill
(L) - Lasso
(M) - Zoom Out
(N) - Line
(O) - Oval Tool
(P) - Pen
(Q) - Free Transform
(R) - Rectangle Tool
(S) - Ink Bottle
(T) - Text
(V) - Arrow
(Y) - Pencil
(Z) - Zoom In
(>) - Next Frame
(<) - Previous Frame
(F5) - Add Frame
(Shift+F5) - Delete Frame
(F6) - Add Key Frame
(F7) - Add Blank Key Frame
(F8) - Convert Into Symbol
(Home) - Goto First Scene
(End) - Goto Last Scene
(Page Up) - Goto Previous Scene
(Page Down) - Goto Next Scene
(Enter) - Play
(Ctrl+Enter) - Test Movie
(Ctrl+ 0[zero]) - Rewind
(Ctrl+G) - Group
(Ctrl+U) - Ungroup
(Ctrl+B) - Break Apart
(Ctrl+Shift+V) - Paste in Place
(Ctrl+D) - Duplicate
(Ctrl+A) - Select All
(Ctrl+Shift+ A) - Deselect All
(Ctrl+K) - Align Window
(Ctrl+Shift+S) - Scale and Rotate
(Ctrl+Up Arrow) - Move Forward
(Ctrl+Down Arrow) - Move Back
(Ctrl+Shift+Up Arrow) - Bring to Front
(Ctrl+Shift+Down Arrow) - Send to Back
(Ctrl+T) - Modify Font
(Ctrl+Left Arrow) - Narrower Letter Spacing
(Ctrl+Right Arrow) - wider Letter Spacing
(F9) - Show actionScript Window
(Ctrl+L) - Show/Hide Library
(Ctrl+M) - Modify Movie Properties
(Ctrl+E) - Toggle between Edit Movie & Edit Symbol Mode
(Ctrl+Shift+L) - Show/Hide Timeline
(Ctrl+Shift+W) - Show/Hide Work Area
(Ctrl+1) - Goto 100% Zoom
(Ctrl+2) - Show Frame
(Ctrl+3) - Show All
(Ctrl+Click+Drag) - Duplicates a shape
Thats all I can think of for now, if you have some contibutions, feel free to post them.
Hey, thanks. I've been doing flash for almost a year now without knowing those except group but I'll try them out.
Thats good sh!t. Heres a tip to add to the collection.
When in free transform mode, hold shift while transforming to keep the graphic at scale.
At 6/29/05 09:49 PM, Suicidal-kid wrote:At 6/29/05 09:47 PM, xUnknownX wrote: bump** please people contribute and reply, so i dont have to keep bumping....So just let it die.
Why the hell would i let it die, I worked hard on it.
As a Mac user, this list doesn't help me.
Mac rules, PC drools
P.S. Bumpers, constant bumping is grounds for a ban. lol
This information is right in the program! ...all of the shortcuts are on the tools if you hover over them (Edit>Preference>General>Show tool tips), or listed in the menu next to the options... you can also modify them or look them up under Edit>Keyboard Shortcuts... or, if you really want something to print out... go here! and download a list! :)
good post. seems like a over site but many dont know wabout the keybord short cuts...even tho there in the program its self list.
Hey, I have a question! I remember that when I first got Flash (it was flash 4 back then) there used to be shorcuts for the swf file. Like, > for next frame. But on the newer versions, I can't find anything like that.
Do they still exist??
At 8/10/11 11:11 PM, MintPaw wrote:At 8/10/11 10:51 PM, NickAnimation wrote: Thanks you so much for this list! I am going to defiantly book mark this :DThanks for bumping a 6yr. old post. :3
The Information lasts a lifetime! :3
At 7/31/12 08:52 AM, Aleque wrote: I will help you bumping this after a long time, good sir. Valuable information is rare on NG.
This is not valuable information though. In Flash simply go Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts and you can see all this information and edit them all however you wish. Anyone bumping this topic from now on will be banned, let it die gracefully.