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

Posted on 2004-08-13
Last Modified: 2010-04-03
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?
Question by:groovymonkey

Accepted Solution

dutchfoxer earned 250 total points
ID: 11794206
On first keyframe create an empty keyframe with actionscript:

on (release, keyPress "<Enter>") {

On second keyframe create an empty keyframe with actionscript:

On 3rd you start you movie or something.

MORE advanced:

mykeyListener = new Object();
mykeyListener.onKeyDown = function () {
   if (Key.isDown(Key.CONTROL) and Key.isDown(Key.ENTER)) {

And bellow the Macromedia Actionscript Dictionary about the subject:

Good luck!

Expert Comment

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)) {

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