Common Keyboard Shortcuts for Flash Game Programmers

By Andy Harris

Part of Beginning Flash Game Programming For Dummies Cheat Sheet

You’ll have an easier time programming your games if you master Flash keyboard shortcuts. The following tables show you the Flash shortcuts you’ll use most often as a game programmer.

File Menu Commands
Command Windows Mac
New Ctrl+N Command+N
Open Ctrl+O Command+O
Open as Library Ctrl+Shift+O Command+Shift+O
Close Ctrl+W Command+W
Save Ctrl+S Command+S
Import Ctrl+R Command+R
Publish Shift+F12 Shift+F12
Quit Ctrl+Q Command+Q
Edit Menu Commands
Command Windows Mac
Undo Ctrl+Z Command+Z
Redo Ctrl+Y Command+Y
Cut Ctrl+X Command+X
Copy Ctrl+C Command+C
Paste Ctrl+V Command+V
Paste in Place Ctrl+Shift+V Command+Shift+V
Clear Delete/Backspace Delete/Clear
Duplicate Ctrl+D Command+D
Select All Ctrl+A Command+A
Deselect All Ctrl+Shift+A Command+Shift+A
Copy Frames Ctrl+Alt+C Command+Option+C
Paste Frames Ctrl+Alt+V Command+Option+V
View Menu Commands
Command Windows Mac
Timeline Ctrl+Alt+T Command+Option+T
Snap to Objects Ctrl+Shift+/ Command+Shift+/
Work Area Ctrl+Shift+W Command+Shift+W
Hide Panels F4 F4
Insert Menu Commands
Command Windows Mac
Convert to Symbol F8 F8
New Symbol Ctrl+F8 Command+F8
Frame F5 F5
Remove Frames Shift+F5 Shift+F5
Keyframe F6 F6
Blank Keyframe F7 F7
Clear Keyframe Shift+F6 Shift+F6
Modify Menu Commands
Command Windows Mac
Document Properties Ctrl+J Command+J
Bring Forward Ctrl+up Command+up
Bring Back Ctrl+down Command+down
Bring to Top Ctrl+Shift+up Command+Shift+up
Bring to Bottom Ctrl+Shift+down Command+Shift+down
Control Menu Commands
Command Windows Mac
Play Enter Return
Test Movie Ctrl+Enter Command+Return
Window Menu Commands
Command Windows Mac
Align Ctrl+K Command+K
Color Mixer Shift+F9 Shift+F9
Color Swatches Ctrl+F9 Command+F9
Info Ctrl+ I Command+I
Transform Ctrl+T Command+T
Actions / Code window F9 F9
Library Ctrl+L/F11 Command+L/F11