View Full Version : LW Mac uses Control-keys not Command?

10-10-2008, 04:39 PM
It hasn't bothered me in the past, but when switching from Photoshop to Lightwave, I'm starting to notice it more.

The Mac version uses the CONTROL keys, which is the same as the PC, but almost all other apps on the Mac OSX use the COMMAND key in place of the control key.

Why is Lightwave against the standard? (It is known that UIs that are against a standard are not adopted as readily.)

Does this bother anyone else? I know it's a matter of changing the shortcut keys, but why isn't it default?

10-10-2008, 06:52 PM

Oh, it bothers the hell out of me, and that was one of the main reasons I kept giving up on LightWave back in the 5.x->8.x versions (obviously before I worked here).

FWIW, the 9.5.1 beta has a switch that lets you flip between the two.


10-10-2008, 08:21 PM
Oh snap! Way to go Chilton!

-drops everything and heads to the downloads page-

10-10-2008, 08:33 PM
-tests it out-

Chilton, you made my day. :)

For other Mac users, Chilton announced how to do this in the Mac UB forum.

10-12-2008, 06:52 AM
No,This don't bother me.
I like exactly use the control key; the command key I used it to copy and paste text inside Lightwave.
Keeping these key whit the same function.