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Toggle between preview and normal

Community Beginner ,
Dec 24, 2011 Dec 24, 2011

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What would be the keyboard shortcut to toggle in between preview and normal screen modes---or does one not exist? Thank you.

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LEGEND , Dec 25, 2011 Dec 25, 2011
Ummm...
How is that done? Surprising that Adobe hasn't built one in, but at least we can 'fix' that. Thank you.
Of course it is built-in! It is 'W'.This, is, of course, a problematic choice when you have the text tool selected (you must hit ESC,W).

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Valorous Hero ,
Dec 24, 2011 Dec 24, 2011

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I created a new keyboard shortcut set and assigned ctrl + shift + 1 for normal and ctrl + shift + 2 for preview.

Take care, Mike

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 24, 2011 Dec 24, 2011

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How is that done? Surprising that Adobe hasn't built one in, but at least we can 'fix' that. Thank you.

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LEGEND ,
Dec 25, 2011 Dec 25, 2011

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Ummm...

How is that done? Surprising that Adobe hasn't built one in, but at least we can 'fix' that. Thank you.

Of course it is built-in! It is 'W'.

This, is, of course, a problematic choice when you have the text tool selected (you must hit ESC,W).

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LEGEND ,
Dec 25, 2011 Dec 25, 2011

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Sorry to double-post.

MikeWenzloff wrote:

I created a new keyboard shortcut set and assigned ctrl + shift + 1 for normal and ctrl + shift + 2 for preview.

The more convenient choice is Tools: Toggle view setting between default and preview because it is one key, rather than two.

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Participant ,
May 17, 2014 May 17, 2014

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I've setted my «w» key to preview with bleed and was wondering why the toggle wasn't working anymore. Thanks John!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 17, 2014 May 17, 2014

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It should be working. Your choice of preview with Bleed or Slug should no affect the toggle.

See Replace Your Preferences

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 17, 2014 May 17, 2014

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Or maybe you mean you actually redefined the shortcut. I haven't played with that. You can set the default for preview to Bleed just by setting it in the toolbox with no files open.

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New Here ,
Nov 23, 2021 Nov 23, 2021

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Thanks so much for reminding me how to accomplish this. My old mac could do this and I could not for the life of me find the TOGGLE setting for preview and normal. You helped me out a lot!

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Valorous Hero ,
Dec 25, 2011 Dec 25, 2011

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Go to the Edit menu, select Keyboard Shortcuts...

In the Product Area: list box, select the View Menu. Scroll down to  Screen Mode: Normal and place your cursor into the New Shortcut box. Press the keys you wish to assign. I used the ones I listed above because there was not anything already assigned to them. You be told that you cannot modify the Default keyboard shortcut set and asked if you wish to create a new set. Answer Yes, base it upon the Default set, name the new set and then add the Preview shortcut to this new set.

Take care, Mike

Edit to add: You also need to click on the Assign button when creating each keyboard shortcut...

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New Here ,
Dec 16, 2019 Dec 16, 2019

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Um.  This is life-changing.  I can't believe I didn't know this until now when I thought to look for it.  You have just saved me approximately 20 minutes per day of clicking in between the preview and normal screens!  Thank you! (8 years later).

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