If you feel like me and don’t like the new naming convention when duplicating a symbol in the library of “Adobe Flash CS5″ maybe here’s a solution.
The situation …
By default the name for a new duplicated symbol is something like this:
Kopie von NAME_OF_SYMBOL.. (german)
Copy of NAME_OF_SYMBOL.. (english)
How ugly is that ? Instead of just hitting the backspace to remove the “copy-part” you have to use the mouse and/or several key strokes to get rid of it. I want it more like this:
So here is how to do it ..
The solution …
Close your Flash if it’s running and go for a hunt for a file named “fl_dictionary.dat” and open it in your favourite editor. It’s a alway a good idea to make a backup before making any changes. ;) Assuming you’ve got installed Textmate and you’re on:
OSX, in a terminal it is:
find /Applications -iname "fl_dictionary.dat" -print0 | xargs -0 mate
M$, in the shell it is:
.. uhm, could you provide something .. ?(leave a comment and i’ll add it …)
Now search for “
Kopie von %s” or “
Copy of %s” (without the quotes)
and change it to what ever you want to see when duplicating a symbol. The
%s is the placeholder for the symbol you’re going to duplicate later. I changed my to “
%s copy” which gives me the above mentioned format of
Save the file restart Flash and (hopefully) you’ll see your made changes.
That’s it … Feel free to spread and or leave a comment below..