6 Replies Latest reply on Jan 11, 2010 7:54 PM by TynanW

    Preview support for wireless keyboards

    TynanW Level 1

      Hi . . . .

       

      A simple question.

       

      Is there a keyboard command to preview video and/or audio if you have one of the Apple wireless keyboards (that do not have a numeric keypad) ?

       

      Or am I destined for a life time of sub menu slavery if I need to preview audio (which is 99% of what I do !).

       

       

      Cheers for any help.

       

      Lee

        • 1. Re: Preview support for wireless keyboards
          Todd_Kopriva Level 8

          For information on customizing keyboard shortcuts, see this page: "Keyboard shortcuts"

           

          Some folks even use an iPhone app that turns their iPhone into a numeric keypad so that they can get these shortcuts back.

          • 2. Re: Preview support for wireless keyboards
            TynanW Level 1

            Thanks for the reply Todd, but I couldn't find anything about customizing keyboard shortcuts, only information on the preset commands ?

            • 3. Re: Preview support for wireless keyboards
              Todd_Kopriva Level 8

              Search on that page for "To modify keyboard shortcuts".

              • 4. Re: Preview support for wireless keyboards
                TynanW Level 1

                I completely missed that part !! - it's 2am in the morning here in the UK . . . . need more coffee !!

                 

                 

                 

                 

                Once again, many thanks Todd, very much appreciated.

                 

                Lee.

                • 5. Re: Preview support for wireless keyboards
                  TynanW Level 1

                  Help !

                   

                  Ok, I went to the Sebastien Perier website . . . and found the keyboard shortcuts text file, it was straightforward enough to change 'Audio Preview' to the period button on my wireless keyboard (below: italicised and in bold) - after first making sure nothing else was using the period button.

                   

                  I then tried the same with 'Preview' (below: italicised and in bold) - but regardless of what I assign the command to (currently in this example F5) it won't work ? I am also making sure what I try is not in use by anything else, and all the obvious stuff like relaunching AE after each edit of the text file . . . . but nothing will seem to work, whatever key (or combination of keys) I try AE does nothing when I relaunch AE and press the key/s ?

                   

                  Anyone got any clues ?

                   

                  Here's the section I am editing.

                   

                   

                   

                  ["CEggApp"]

                  "BrowseInBridge" = "(Cmd+Option+Shift+O)"

                  "New" = "(Cmd+N)"

                  "OpenComp" = "(Backslash)(Yen)"

                  "OpenMRUContext" = "(Shift+Esc)"

                  "Preview" = "(F5)"

                  "PreviewAlt" = "(Shift+Pad0)(Shift+PadInsert)"

                  "PreviewAudio" = "(.)"

                  "PreviewAudioWorkArea" = "(Option+PadDecimal)(Option+PadComma)(Option+PadDelete)"

                  "PreviewBlitTest" = "(Cmd+Option+Shift+Pad0)(Cmd+Option+Shift+PadInsert)"

                  "PreviewWire" = "(Option+Shift+Pad0)(Option+Shift+PadInsert)"

                  "PreviewWireClear" = "(Option+Pad0)(Option+PadInsert)"

                  "PreviewWireTrails" = "(Option+Shift+macControl+Pad0)(Option+Shift+macControl+PadInsert)"

                  "PreviewWireTrailsClear" = "(Option+macControl+Pad0)(Option+macControl+PadInsert)"

                  "ToggleVOutEnabled" = "(Cmd+PadSlash)"

                  "WriteKeybindingsFile" = "(Option+K)"

                  "WriteStringFile" = "(Cmd+Option+Shift+macControl+S)"

                  "WriteVersionFile" = "(Cmd+Shift+HELP)"

                  "WriteVersionFileExtra" = "(Cmd+Option+Shift+HELP)"

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  Cheers in advance !

                   

                  Lee.

                  • 6. Re: Preview support for wireless keyboards
                    TynanW Level 1

                    Solved !! Apple wirless keyboard now has 'Preview' and 'Audio Preview' keyboard commands.

                     

                    I changed the 'Preview' key from '(comma)' to the unicode for 'comma' which is (Ux002C).

                     

                    So all is good, thanks Todd for the pointers.