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Jan 06, 2020

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I have a problem:

On the timeline, I can select empty frames by clicking on them. So far so good.

But if there is something on the timeline, I can't select a single frame, but the whole of the timeline gets selected.  

I used to make keyframes on the timeline by selecting a frame> then shortcut F6> voila a keyframe. Now I get keyframes all along the timeline. Why is that?

Hi mate,

 

Make sure you switch off "Span Based Selection" in Timeline hamburger menu:

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Selecting frames on timeline

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Jan 06, 2020

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I have a problem:

On the timeline, I can select empty frames by clicking on them. So far so good.

But if there is something on the timeline, I can't select a single frame, but the whole of the timeline gets selected.  

I used to make keyframes on the timeline by selecting a frame> then shortcut F6> voila a keyframe. Now I get keyframes all along the timeline. Why is that?

Hi mate,

 

Make sure you switch off "Span Based Selection" in Timeline hamburger menu:

Clipboard-1.png

 

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you can't select a keyframe by left or right clicking it?

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I can indeed select a keyframe by right clicking it> then scroll down to > 'Insert Keyframe' 

BUT I used to just click the frame> hit the key F6>voila keyframe, which is much faster. That doesn't work anymore. When I do that now, the entire layer gets selected and all of the frames on it turn into keyframes...

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Jan 07, 2020

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Oh when I look at the shortcut keys behind the function I see that has changed since the update 😞 See attachment.

Is there a way I can change it? Untitled-1.jpg

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I cannot reproduce this in 2020. When I single-click a frame on a populated layer and press F6, it creates a single keyframe at that frame.

 

Also, the mapping of F6 has not changed. Even back in CS6, F6 meant "Convert to Keyframes".

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Thanks for your replies. A strange rectangle pops up next to my mouse pointer when I hoover above a populated layer(see attachment) Or was it always there and I didn't notice..?

Or maybe something wrong with my pen?

I still cannot single click on a populated layer without selecting the entire layer. BTW it also happens on an empty layer.

I'll try installing previous version Animate and see if it changes.

 

IMG_20200107_221702400.jpg

 

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There's nothing strange about that rectangle. It indicates that the mouse cursor is over a selected span of the timeline. Flash and Animate have always shown that.

 

And what's this about a pen? Are you using a pen or a mouse to select frames on the timeline?

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Hi mate,

 

Make sure you switch off "Span Based Selection" in Timeline hamburger menu:

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- Nick: Character designer and animator, Flash user since 1998
Member of Flanimate Power Tools team - extensions for character animation

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THANK YOU!!!

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The rectangle disappeared after I turned off Span Based Selection which was suggested by n_tilcheff. Everything(almost..) is working like it used to!

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