84 Shortcuts for Adobe Fireworks MX

Jump to: Shortcuts for selecting and working with Fireworks Tools, Working With Fireworks Files using Shortcuts, Using the Fireworks Zoom Feature with Keyboard Shortcuts, Working with Fireworks Objects, Image and Canvas Manipulation in Fireworks, Ruler and Guides with Keybaord Shortcuts, Basic Fireworks Commands using Keyboard Shortcuts, Working with Text in Fireworks

1. Shortcuts for selecting and working with Fireworks Tools

v or 0

Choose the Pointer tool (black arrow). Switching tools is a common task within Macromedia Fireworks. Pressing the v key or the 0 key switches to the Pointer Tool. Pressing it again switches between the Pointer and Select Behind Tool.

a or 1

Choose the Subselector Tool (white arrow). This tool is pretty handy for selecting parts of complex elements.

t

Choose the Text Tool

b

Choose the Brush Tool

c

Choose the Crop Tool

e

Choose the Erasor Tool

g

Choose the Paintbucket Tool

h

Choose the Hand Tool

i

Choose the Eyedropper Tool

j

Choose the Polygon Hotspot Tool

k

Select the Slice Tool

l

Select the Lasso Tool

m

Select the Marqee Tool

n

Select the Line Tool

p

Select the Pen Tool

q

Select the Scale Tool

r

Select the Blur Tool

s

Select the Rubber Stamp

u

Select the Rectangle Tool

w

Select the Magic Wand Tool

z

Magnify Tool

2. Working With Fireworks Files using Shortcuts

strg+n

Create a new Fireworks document. It directs you to the new document menu from where you can set canvas size, resolution and color. Also good to know: if you have an image in the Clipboard, Fireworks automatically pre-set the new documents dimensions

ctrl+o

Opens an existing Fireworks MX document

ctrl+s

Saves the current Fireworks MX document

ctrl+shift+r

Export File

ctrl+shift+x

Export Preview

ctrl+shift+s

Save As

ctrl+r

Import file

ctrl+p

Print file

ctrl+q

Quit Fireworks

ctrl+w

Close current Window

3. Using the Fireworks Zoom Feature with Keyboard Shortcuts

ctrl++ ahd ctrl+-

Zoom in and/or out: The easiest way to change the current zoom level is to press the ctrl++ keyboard shortcut to zoom in and to press ctrl+- to zoom out again.

ctrl+0

Fit Selection

ctrl+5

50 % Magnification

ctrl+1

100 % Magnification

ctrl+2

200 % Magnification

ctrl+4

400 % Magnification

ctrl+8

800 % Magnification

ctrl+3

3200 % Magnification

ctrl+6

6400 % Magnification

ctrl+alt+0

Zoom to selection

4. Working with Fireworks Objects

ctrl+g, ctrl+shift+g

Groups and un-groups objects. For ungrouping, just add the shift key to the combination and press ctrl+shift+g

ctrl+a

Selects all objects. Presssing this keyboard shortcut selects all objects on the active canvas. Easy to remember, since it is used in most applications for selecting all.

x

Switch Fill and Stroke colors in color wells

f9

Show/Hide blue lines around selected objects

ctrl+shift+arrow up

Bring object to front

ctrl+shift+arrow down

Send object to back

ctrl+arrow up

Bring object forward

ctrl+arrow down

Send object backwards

ctrl+alt+1

Align objects left (when multiple objects are selected)

ctrl+alt+2

Align objects center vertical (when multiple objects are selected)

ctrl+alt+3

Align objects right (when multiple objects are selected)

ctrl+alt+4

Align objects top (when multiple objects are selected)

ctrl+alt+5

Align objects center horizontal (when multiple objects are selected)

ctrl+alt+6

Align objects bottom (when multiple objects are selected)

ctrl+shift+u

Insert Hotspot

ctrl+alt+shift+c

Copy Attributes from one object

ctrl+alt+shift+v

Paste Attributes to another object

ctrl+alt+d

Duplicate Object

5. Image and Canvas Manipulation in Fireworks

ctrl+shift+t

Numeric Transformation

ctrl+alt+t

Trim Canvas

ctrl+alt+f

Fit Canvas

ctrl+shift+9

Rotate Object 90 Degrees Clockwise

ctrl+shift+7

Rotate Object 90 Degrees Counter-Clockwise

6. Ruler and Guides with Keybaord Shortcuts

ctrl+alt+r

Show/Hide Ruler

ctrl+;

Show/Hide Guides (if there are any guides in the document)

ctrl+shift+;

Snap/ Unsnap to Guides

ctrl+alt+;

Lock/ Unlock Guides

7. Basic Fireworks Commands using Keyboard Shortcuts

ctrl+z

Undo

ctrl+y

Redo

ctrl+u

Fireworks Preferences

f

Change between Full Screen and Normal Screen

tab, f4

Show/Hide Tool Windows

ctrl+shift+f

Convert object to Path

ctrl+shift+i

Inverse Selection (when for example part of bitmap is selected)

8. Working with Text in Fireworks

ctrl+shift+.

Increase Text size

ctrl+shift+,

Decrease Text size

ctrl+b

Apply bold formatting

ctrl+i

Apply italic formatting

ctrl+alt+shift+l

Align Left

ctrl+alt+shift+c

Align Centered Horizontally

ctrl+alt+shift+r

Align Right

ctrl+alt+shift+j

Align Justified

ctrl+alt+shift+s

Align Stretched

Created by bernd on 8/1/2010. Last updated by guest on 1/1/2010

 

2 Comments for 'Fireworks MX'   

 
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Comment #2 by Jiang Mar 2, 2011 at 01:31 am  Reply

Sorry, I meant Fireworks. Thanks!

Comment #1 by Jiang Mar 2, 2011 at 01:30 am  Reply

Maybe you should add this Firefox shortcut too:rnHold Ctrl + Spacebar: Zoom Window

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