I'll answer your questions in order:
1) This thread should clear it up: http://forums.adobe.com/message/2420990#2420990
In Catalyst today you have to set your default browser through the OS.
2) We know performance has been a complaint with the betas, and it's an area we've been continuously focusing our attention. If there are particular areas which feel slower/clunkier than others, definitely let us know, we're continuing to enhance these areas. You should see overall performance improvement in Catalyst 1.0.
3) Many of the FC tutorial videos out today demonstrate Catalyst in Beta 1. There were various user interface changes between the two betas, the most notable being the relocation of interactions in the HUD, to its own panel. The Interactions panel now contains everything you need to create the interactions Ty was demonstrating.
Ryan Stewart's 'What's new in Beta 2' video identifies all the changes: http://blog.digitalbackcountry.com/2009/10/whats-new-in-flash-catalyst-beta-2-screencast/
4) See my answer to number 3. More and more videos will be made available soon with up to date UI.
Hope these help!
Thanks for posting, and if you need clarification on any of the above let me know.
Thank yo uso much for the help
May I ask you on last question
Because i still cant get the function to work like in the video.
Maybe if i do a screen capture and send it to you it would help.
Thank you so much Tara.
When Ty goes to the HUD to create an interaction in beta 1, you just go to the Interactions panel in Beta 2(right hand side of Catalyst, in the middle) to create an interaction.
Does this work for you?
If not, let me know where it differs/or gets confusing?
Hey Tara while i was making the screen capture I saw that with nothing highlighted, but just the end state box it then gave me the ability to do what Ty did.
I guess you guys did make some Big Changes from Beta1 to Beta2.
Thank you for the help.
Oh hey I am a 36 yr old returning to school student, May I ask if you know when CS5 will be released in its educational form?
Glad to hear you got it working.
I don't have any information about CS educational release dates unfortunately!
You'll have to watch the education site for more info, it looks like they're taking preorders now:
Does this answer your questions?