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Jason Brown
create layer marker on a macbook?
on Oct 20, 2009 at 11:43:44 pm

Hey Guys...

I typically use the asterisk key on the keypad to create a layer marker...but on my laptop, I don't have a number pad...what is the shortcut when using a limited keyboard without numberpad?

-Jason


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Todd Kopriva
Re: create layer marker on a macbook?
on Oct 21, 2009 at 5:18:51 am

That symbol just doesn't exist on the new MacBook Pro keyboards, since Apple entirely removed the numeric keypad.

You can remap the command to a different shortcut, get an external (USB) numeric keypad, or even use an iPhone app to turn an iPhone into an external numeric keypad.

There are instructions for remapping keyboard shortcuts on this page.

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Jason Brown
Re: create layer marker on a macbook?
on Oct 21, 2009 at 1:25:22 pm

Thanks Todd...I have an external keyboard...but needed to do this in the field on my lap.


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Steve Roberts
Re: create layer marker on a macbook?
on Oct 21, 2009 at 4:49:19 pm

They've dropped the embedded numerics from the right half of the main keyboard? No more fn+P for markers?






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Todd Kopriva
Re: create layer marker on a macbook?
on Oct 21, 2009 at 4:56:46 pm

> They've dropped the faux-nums from the right half of the main keyboard?


Yes. They removed a lot of useful keys from the MacBook Pro keyboards.

In this post I point out another useful feature that these maddeningly incomplete, crippled sub-keyboards make really hard to get to and use. There are many such features.


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Jason Brown
Re: create layer marker on a macbook?
on Oct 21, 2009 at 5:02:56 pm

There is no labeling other than the main one on any keys on my MacBookPro...Fn + P opens Position parameter. I don't have any experience with earlier models.

-Jason


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Steve Roberts
Re: create layer marker on a macbook?
on Oct 21, 2009 at 9:10:20 pm

Niche market, we. (sigh)



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Ernie Geefay
Re: create layer marker on a macbook?
on Oct 22, 2009 at 8:00:19 am

Someone on this forum introduced me to "KeyEd Up"
I think it's for CS4. It's free
http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/exchange/index.cfm?event=extensionDetail&extid...
It's been really helpful for remapping keyboard shortcuts for the macbook when you don't have a keypad

Ernie


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Gonçalo Perdigao
Re: create layer marker on a macbook?
on Sep 1, 2012 at 5:50:14 pm

Hi Guys,

These work just fine, to add markers is control+8.

Check this out http://guruv.wordpress.com/2010/09/02/ae-macbook-pro-shortcuts-for-the-nump...


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Jeff Salman
Re: create layer marker on a macbook?
on Oct 23, 2014 at 1:25:13 am

It's been a couple of years, but I just found this and wanted to say ... Thanks, Goncalo!

The Ctrl+8 shortcut to place layer marker on a macbook pro was exactly what I needed. Much appreciated!


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Georgi Karapeev
Re: create layer marker on a macbook?
on Mar 6, 2016 at 8:26:35 pm

The shortcut to add a marker to the selected layer at the current time on a macbook laptop is "Control + 8" man. I just found out.


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