Modifying the EDAPT CS shortcuts set (v.3 and higher) to better suit your needs

Please note: This arti­cle refers to Flash 8 and CS ver­sions only. Ani­mate CC short­cuts are much eas­i­er to mod­i­fy and this can be done via the default dialog.

If you’d like to use EDAPT Short­cuts as a start­ing point for your cus­tomized set the best way to start would be to cre­ate a copy, change its name and work on that.

There are xml com­ments inside the file so find­ing your way should be straight for­ward. All entries are sort­ed accord­ing to key code and start with a com­ment indi­cat­ing which actu­al key they refer to.

Please, keep in mind that many of the EDAP Tools com­mands are mul­ti­func­tion and lis­ten for spe­cif­ic mod­i­fi­er keys.
For exam­ple Con­vert To Keyframe Advanced has two modes: Nor­mal and Extreme.
Nor­mal responds to the sin­gle key short­cut [ F6 ]
Extreme to [ Alt+F6 ]
If you want to assign a dif­fer­ent set of short­cuts to this com­mand, Extreme will always need Alt+ com­bi­na­tion to function.

Here is an example:
These are the uni­ver­sal F6 short­cuts for Win­dows – F6 – Stan­dard mode, Alt+F6 – Extreme mode, Shift+F6 – Remove Keyframes.
F6 key is defined by its key­code 117

<!--	[ F6 ]	-->
<Shortcut name="04      Convert To Keyframe Advanced" key="117" scope="IDR_MAINFRAME" flags="3" />
<Shortcut id="32994" key="117" scope="IDR_SKETCHTYPE" flags="7" />
<Shortcut name="04      Convert To Keyframe Advanced" key="117" scope="IDR_MAINFRAME" flags="19" />
<Shortcut name="04      Convert To Keyframe Advanced" key="117" scope="1" flags="3" />
<Shortcut id="32994" key="117" scope="2" flags="7" />
<Shortcut name="04      Convert To Keyframe Advanced" key="117" scope="1" flags="19" />

If we want instead of [ F6 ] to cre­ate and remove Keyframes with the key [ X ] all we need to do is replace the key­code 117 with 88 like this:

<!--	[ F6 changed to X ]	-->
<Shortcut name="04      Convert To Keyframe Advanced" key="88" scope="IDR_MAINFRAME" flags="3" />
<Shortcut id="32994" key="88" scope="IDR_SKETCHTYPE" flags="7" />
<Shortcut name="04      Convert To Keyframe Advanced" key="88" scope="IDR_MAINFRAME" flags="19" />
<Shortcut name="04      Convert To Keyframe Advanced" key="88" scope="1" flags="3" />
<Shortcut id="32994" key="88" scope="2" flags="7" />
<Shortcut name="04      Convert To Keyframe Advanced" key="88" scope="1" flags="19" />

For a full descrip­tion of flags and scope val­ues, please, read this arti­cle.
Print­able PDF with all  Flash Key­Codes PDF can be down­loaded from our site.
You may also be inter­est­ed in under­stand­ing mul­ti­func­tion com­mands.

 
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