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BenMora3D
02-27-2011, 11:15 AM
I'm trying to insert a layer (shift others down) so I opened the "edit keyboard shortcuts" window and searched for and found the command I am looking for. I realize that I could just reassign it but I have to figure this out. How the heck do I do that command???
EDIT: As the title indicates, it is assigned to the "Insert" key but there isn't one on any current Apple Aluminum Keyboard.

JeffrySG
02-27-2011, 12:00 PM
If you don't have an insert key on your keyboard you could re-assign it to a key command that isn't being used by LW. But make sure the 'help' key on the keyboard is not acting as the 'insert' key before re-assigning it.

BenMora3D
02-27-2011, 12:50 PM
THe Apple keyboard doesn't have a help key. I know I could just reassign the key but what I want to figure out is what key it currently is. I also can't figure it out for MS Word, etc...

JeffrySG
02-27-2011, 04:46 PM
Honestly, there's no way I'd ever use a keyboard without a full set of keys and numeric keypad for 3d work. This is another option if you still want the apple keyboard: http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB110LL/A?fnode=MTY1NDA1Mg&mco=MTA4Mzc4ODA

I just couldn't ever use this version:
http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC184LL/A?fnode=MTY1NDA1Mg&mco=MTMzNzg5MDM

maybe check the apple site to see if there is some type of software addon that will let you access those missing keys? I bet there are apps that would let you do this somehow too.

BenMora3D
03-01-2011, 02:46 PM
Well, the full size Apple aluminum keyboard is the one I have. It has no help key either. hmm, maybe there is no hope.

JeffrySG
03-01-2011, 09:44 PM
ahhh.. yeah... on my mac keyboard the 'fn' key on the one you have is my 'help' key. I would just ask in the apple forums. I'm sure you'll get an answer pretty quickly.

http://discussions.apple.com/index.jspa