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Keyboard Shortcuts

Studio MX provides keyboard shortcuts for selecting tools, opening panels, and selecting menu options. They can be real time-savers, so it's worthwhile to memorize the ones you use the most.

Table 3.2 lists keyboard shortcuts for accessing tools. These shortcuts, which consist of a single key, are common to Flash and Fireworks. (Dreamweaver doesn't have a Tools panel, and FreeHand has a different set of default keyboard shortcuts.)

Table 3.2. Toolbox Shortcuts
ToolKeyboard Shortcut
Selection toolV
Subselection toolA
Line toolN
Lasso toolL
Pen toolP
Text toolT
Eyedropper toolI
Eraser toolE
Hand toolH
Zoom toolZ


Shortcuts for accessing panels are shown in Table 3.3. These shortcuts act as toggles, so you use the shortcuts once to launch a panel and a second time to hide the panel.

Table 3.3. Panel Shortcuts
PanelMacWindowsNotes
HelpF1F1Reference in Dreamweaver
Hide/Unhide AllF4F4 
ToolsCmd-F2Ctrl+F2Main Toolbar in Dreamweaver
PropertiesCmd-F3Ctrl+F3 
Color MixerShift-F9Shift+F9Snippets in Dreamweaver
Color SwatchesCmd-F9Ctrl+F9Server Behaviors in Dreamweaver


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