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I noticed the * is for record but when i hit the 8 or * button to record in Logic it does not record. Is this the correct key command for this ?

 

First make sure it's really assigned to record on your machine (Logic 8 now has it assigned to "R" on laptops). If it is, then try Fn-P (notice the little * on the P key?).

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I get the "on numeric keypad" symbol whenever I make a key command assignment using "Learn by Key Position" -- even if the key position is NOT on the numeric keypad (e.g. if it's a regular alphabetical key).

 

http://pnauert.googlepages.com/not-keypad.png

 

What's up with that?

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I get the "on numeric keypad" symbol whenever I make a key command assignment using "Learn by Key Position" -- even if the key position is NOT on the numeric keypad (e.g. if it's a regular alphabetical key).

 

http://pnauert.googlepages.com/not-keypad.png

 

What's up with that?

 

Same here!

I always thought that the little rectangular icon ment that it was learned by key position.

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I get the "on numeric keypad" symbol whenever I make a key command assignment using "Learn by Key Position" -- even if the key position is NOT on the numeric keypad (e.g. if it's a regular alphabetical key).

 

http://pnauert.googlepages.com/not-keypad.png

 

What's up with that?

 

It appears you're right! My mistake.

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I get the "on numeric keypad" symbol whenever I make a key command assignment using "Learn by Key Position" -- even if the key position is NOT on the numeric keypad (e.g. if it's a regular alphabetical key).

 

http://pnauert.googlepages.com/not-keypad.png

 

What's up with that?

 

It appears you're right! My mistake.

 

I have a lot of custom key commands that I am forced to use due to the Swedish keyboard that I'm using.

For some of the commands I was forced to use the "Leran by key label" option to get them to recognise the key. Thats how I found the meaning.

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I just learned this a few days ago, thought I'd share it.

 

system preferences --> international --> input menu --> keyboard viewer

 

check it, then close out of system preferences. An American (or other national) flag will appear in the upper right menu bar. Click on the flag and click Show Keyboard Viewer

 

A floating keyboard will appear and shadow all your moves on the computer keyboard. And best of all, it shows ALL the right symbols that Apple uses.

 

You can have more than one keyboard in the list, so you can switch between two languages. Just scroll down and pic the maps you need

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I just learned this a few days ago, thought I'd share it.

 

system preferences --> international --> input menu --> keyboard viewer

 

check it, then close out of system preferences. An American (or other national) flag will appear in the upper right menu bar. Click on the flag and click Show Keyboard Viewer

 

A floating keyboard will appear and shadow all your moves on the computer keyboard. And best of all, it shows ALL the right symbols that Apple uses.

 

You can have more than one keyboard in the list, so you can switch between two languages. Just scroll down and pic the maps you need

 

Very nice. Thank you.

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Hi,

thanks this is most helpful.

ever seen this one:

 

thanks so much!

-Shay

 

It's the key next to 1 on my swedish keyboard.

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Hi,

thanks this is most helpful.

ever seen this one:

 

thanks so much!

-Shay

 

I just found out a whole new set of symbols appear if you press the Option key, and a second set appear if you press Shift-Option.

 

The symbol you ask for § is Option 6.

 

` ¡ ™ £ ¢ ∞ § ¶ • ª º – ≠

 

That is Option and the top row of the keyboard

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Logic's key command equivalents

 

Nice, incomplete though, since it assumes the user has a keyboard with a numeric keypad.

 

For those on a Macbook (without a numeric keypad):

 

Home = fn + ←

End = fn + →

Page Up = fn + ↑

Page Down = fn + ↓

 

Should one ever want to tweet a shortcut, use

 

http://mackeys.info/

 

if you're really really worried about how Unicode will render, use

 

http://mothereff.in/html-entities

 

Id like to stress that both sites are not mine.

 

Hope this helps.

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did I miss the entry about the ENTER key? On non-extended keyboards it is FN+RETURN

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