I’ve started out on the Mac, but with Adobe’s consistency across platforms, I have no issues with jumping over Windows once in a while. That being said, I do take issue with one of the frustrating things about customizing shortcuts on the Windows side of things. We have one less modifier key available to us, doh!
I’m just experimenting with formatting blockquote. You can safely ignore my nonsense…
As a result, it’s much more difficult to come up with a personalized list of keyboard shortcuts that are not already in use by other commands within Adobe InDesign…
- Mac’s command key to Window’s control key
- Mac’s option key to Window’s alt key
- Mac’s shift key to Window’s shift key
- Mac’s control key to Window’s… ummm, errrr…
As Bob mentions below, there is a fourth key on the Windows side. Appropriately named the Windows key. Not being a Windows expert, I believe this is relegated to system-wide function, and cannot be utilized by applications like Adobe InDesign.
The beautiful part, on the Mac side, is that the keyboard shortcuts involving the ctrl key rarely, if ever, are programmed within Mac applications. In this case, it opens up an a rather large range of possibilities for those running good ol’ Mac OS X. Sadly, that same opportunity is not available to Windows users.