84 Shortcuts for Adobe Fireworks MX

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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