Saturday, February 28, 2009

OS Progress

The upgrade of the OS on my mac has had another surprising downside: I can no longer map Avid keyboard commands to keys F5-F9. The Mac OS has uses for them now.

I mapped my various Avid toolsets to those F keys and could rapidly bounce between them depending on the job I was doing at the moment. I find using the pull down much less convenient.

Its the little details that make a difference in useability.



Anonymous said...

System Preferences > Keyboard & Mouse > Keyboard.

Uncheck "Use all F1, F2, etc. keys

Now you can map them to whatever you like.

Peter Tubbs said...

Tip 'o the hat to you, sir!

That will teach me to trust the Avid manual as the final word on something.