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Work Around For KeyPad Commands On Laptop

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I've just purchased my first laptop and miss the quick change view abilities of using the key pad on a full size keyboard.

What is the work around be on a laptop? How do the rest of you deal with this without using the pull down menu? I don't want to carry and use an external keypad/keyboard.

Thanks for any input. [smile]

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I'm still puzzled about what it is you need but it sounds like you have things under control.

As an extra, I recently changed the default "redo" key command to the somewhat standard "cmd-shift-Z". By default, this brings up the plug-in creator dialogue. I assigend the new command in the system pref's and changed the assignment in Vectorworks. (The new "redo"short-cut takes effect only after logging out and in again.)

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I change from top, front, side, and 4 iso views when drawing and have the habit of changing those views on the keyboard. My laptop doesn't have the 0 thru 9 keypad to which these views are assigned by default.

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Hi Bryan,

on my TiBk the keypad is "under" keys uio,jkl&m.

The are accessed by holding down the "fn" key (bottom left) and work as normal.

ps I hate the nasty keyboards on laptops and always use an external when not away :-)

cheers,

N.

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Thanks Nicholas,

I just received my Powerbook on Monday and hadn't noticed the FN key there until you pointed it out. [smile]

[ 12-12-2003, 04:51 PM: Message edited by: Bryan ]

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WHich size P-book are you using Bryan? And which key commands have you found yourself missing?

I ask because I go from desktop to 15" TiBook often and it takes a bit for the new spatial recognition in my fingers to sink in.

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You will need to use the workspace editor and set keyboard shortcuts for the views.

Top Plan has a shortcut already assigned, but can be changed.

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