Keyframes Modes in Edge Animate

Keyframe tools in Edge Animate are to the right of the Play controls. To create keyframes automatically, you must first activate keyframes by clicking the red Stopwatch icon. By default, when you first start a new animation, the Stopwatch is red but has gray lines running through it (as shown).

Here the default state of the Auto-Keyframe mode is disengaged.
Here the default state of the Auto-Keyframe mode is disengaged.

You’ll want the Stopwatch to appear red as you create your composition so that Edge Animate automatically creates keyframes for you. Simply click the Stopwatch to activate Auto-Keyframes and turn the Stopwatch red (as shown in this figure).

When the Stopwatch is disengaged, you don't have to click the Stopwatch to enable it. Simply toggle the Pin and Auto-Keyframes will become enabled.

Here Auto-Keyframes are enabled.
Here Auto-Keyframes are enabled.

If you click the Stopwatch and it dims to gray instead of red, then you’ll need to manually insert your keyframes.

If you want to arrange elements on the Stage without triggering keyframes, then make sure the Stopwatch is dimmed by clicking it, as shown. When the Stopwatch is gray, that means Auto-Keyframes are disabled.

Auto-Keyframes are disabled when the Stopwatch is gray.
Auto-Keyframes are disabled when the Stopwatch is gray.
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