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.
Thanks for the reply Todd, but I couldn't find anything about customizing keyboard shortcuts, only information on the preset commands ?
Search on that page for "To modify keyboard shortcuts".
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.
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.
"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 !
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.