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How do I pause the movie at the first frame and make it so that when the users hits control and enter it begins to play

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How do I pause the movie at the first frame and make it so that when the users hits control and enter it begins to play from the 2nd frame on?
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Question by:groovymonkey
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SIMPLE SOLUTION:
On first keyframe create an empty keyframe with actionscript:

on (release, keyPress "<Enter>") {
     gotoAndPlay(3);
}

On second keyframe create an empty keyframe with actionscript:
gotoAndPlay(1);

On 3rd you start you movie or something.

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MORE advanced:

mykeyListener = new Object();
mykeyListener.onKeyDown = function () {
   if (Key.isDown(Key.CONTROL) and Key.isDown(Key.ENTER)) {
      gotoAndPlay(2)
   }
}
Key.addListener(mykeyListener);
stop();



And bellow the Macromedia Actionscript Dictionary about the subject:
http://www.macromedia.com/support/flash/action_scripts/actionscript_dictionary/actionscript_dictionary393.html

Good luck!
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by:techE_or_not_techE
ID: 11794264
Control and enter is a BAD combination -- that just starts the movie over.  You might want to think about something else, like:  CTRL + SHIFT

Try this:

var key:Object = new Object();
key.onKeyDown = function() {
      if (Key.isDown(Key.CONTROL) && Key.isDown(Key.SHIFT)) {
            _root.gotoAndStop(2)
      }
};
Key.addListener(key);
stop();
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