Box Tricks

Hi All,

I just discovered a very useful trick buried within Freeway, and
thought I’d pass it along in the event that there may be at least one
other person that doesn’t know about it already.

I normally use the arrow keys to nudge boxes around my layout. I have
my preferences set to move a box 10 px with each click of the arrow
key, and add the Option key for a 1 px nudge. By accident, I discovered
that if I click and drag a box onto the layout, and then hold down the
Shift key while pressing an arrow key, I can RESIZE the box in 10 px
increments! Adding the Option key gives me 1 px changes in size. I
hope this description makes sense.

For me, this is so much easier than clicking in the Inspector and
entering number values. I’m using the ancient (and good-as-gold)
Freeway 3.5.12, but I’d be surprised if this functionality isn’t still
present in the newer versions.

Richard


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Nice one Richard!

Thank you…

regards
Elizabeth

On 17/07/2012, at 4:24 AM, Richard Houston wrote:

Hi All,

I just discovered a very useful trick buried within Freeway, and thought I’d pass it along in the event that there may be at least one other person that doesn’t know about it already.

I normally use the arrow keys to nudge boxes around my layout. I have my preferences set to move a box 10 px with each click of the arrow key, and add the Option key for a 1 px nudge. By accident, I discovered that if I click and drag a box onto the layout, and then hold down the Shift key while pressing an arrow key, I can RESIZE the box in 10 px increments! Adding the Option key gives me 1 px changes in size. I hope this description makes sense.

For me, this is so much easier than clicking in the Inspector and entering number values. I’m using the ancient (and good-as-gold) Freeway 3.5.12, but I’d be surprised if this functionality isn’t still present in the newer versions.

Richard


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