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Stepwise backwards as default

538 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Apr 22, 2013 8:01 AM by DaPhil RSS
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Apr 20, 2013 7:30 AM

When pressing shift+left one is able to go back in the presentation step by step. This is not very feasible when using a presenter since you do not want to stand directly at your Mac. So the question is, is it possible to make the stepwise going backwards as default?

MACBOOK PRO (RETINA, 15-INCH,EARLY 2013), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • Gary Scotland Level 5 Level 5 (7,555 points)
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    Apr 21, 2013 5:18 AM (in response to DaPhil)

    To be precise,

    shift > left arrow is;   previous build

    left arrow is;   previous slide



    you do not want to stand directly at your Mac.

    If you are using keyboard commands; you would need to stand beside the mac and as long as the person is not standing in front a projector screen this is a valid way to present.




    Presentations can be controlled from anywhere in a large theatre to a small meeting room using either

    a wirless keyboard or a USB wireless remote control, most computer stores stock them for a few $

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    is it possible to make the stepwise going backwards as default?

    This is set by the operating system and cant be chaged.


    I dont uderstand why you would want to do this; 


    left arrow or right mouse button: previous slide

    right arrow or left mouse button: next slide


    What would you achieve in swapping them over as they work perfectly well as it is?

  • rodgerb4 Calculating status...
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    Apr 22, 2013 5:35 AM (in response to DaPhil)

    Just my two cents worth, and no I do not work for Apple. I bought the "SMK Link" from the Apple store. It works perfectly and is very inexpensive. It is connected  via Bluetooth. It has a forward arrow, a back arrow, a one click button that advances the slide and to top it off you can enable the touch pad on it and move the cursor around on the screen enabling you to point to a prticular item on the screen. You can also use it in the non play mode and use the cursor and the click button on the display of the computer. Great little device.

  • rodgerb4 Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Apr 22, 2013 6:01 AM (in response to DaPhil)

    each time you press the arrow it goes back to the previous slide. You can keep going back or forward as many slides as you want. I have not tried it yet but I will this afternoon, I would think that if you put the cursor where you want it on the slide and hit the enter button on the bottom you would be able to start the slide build from that point on. To answer your question, yes it will bring you to the previous slide. As a precaution I would lock the presentation so it is not possible to delete anything. You can do that by putting your cursor to the right of your presentation title at the top and an arrow will appear with a drop down menu and you can lock and unlock the presentation so nothing can be changed while it is locked. If memory serves the control is under a $100.oo It is very simple to connect. Turn Bluetooth on in the computer and there is one button on the remote, push and hold that while the blue LED blinks on the remote and an outline of the remote appears on the computer screen. Once that appears you are ready to go.

  • rodgerb4 Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Apr 22, 2013 6:42 AM (in response to DaPhil)

    If you knew that, why did you put us through all of this?


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