3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 14, 2013 9:30 AM by jbowden

    Pin switching off, randomly

    Peter Villevoye Adobe Community Professional

      Last months, I've given Edge Animate courses to a couple of hundred users, and they always hit some bugs and flaws in the software. Like this one: every now and then I spot a student staring at his/her screen in unbelief, since the (blue) pin has suddenly switched itself off. They're pretty sure they had it switched on, and didn't double-click the pin accidentally. And it's true, because simply focussing the Timeline panel turns it from the grey square back to the blue pin again ! What has made the pin to 'forget' (or at least not properly show) its status ?

        • 1. Re: Pin switching off, randomly
          heathrowe Most Valuable Participant

          Is it possible they have hit the 'P' key at some point? This key toggles the Pin on/off.

           

          Darrell

          • 2. Re: Pin switching off, randomly
            Peter Villevoye Adobe Community Professional

            Nope, they definitely didn't. In that case the Pin travels to the Playback head and dims. I'll watch out for this erratic behavior and will try find the circumstance to reproduce it.

            • 3. Re: Pin switching off, randomly
              jbowden Adobe Employee

              Hi Peter,

               

              I believe that's a feature.   Does the Pin button still show in the activated state when this happens? If so, then it's this feature:

               

              The Pin when activated is locked to the current playhead position. If you play the timeline, the playhead will of course move from left to right. You probably wouldn't want the Pin to remain offset to the playhead at all times whenever play is initiated (thus changing where the Pin is), so we save the initial position of the playhead when the Pin is activated and you play the timeline.

               

              You can get back to the initial playhead position (and re-display the Pin) by clicking the Return To Last Play Position button, to the right of the Go To End button, in the timeline transport - or by pressing Enter/Return on your keyboard.

               

              hth,

              Joe