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June 24, 2013 /General /

Flash Pro CC | User Interface | Then and Now

The UI of Flash Pro CC has been completely redesigned to provide a crisp, focused, and fresh experience. Some of the key changes are:

Dark UI Theme

The dark UI theme allows you to focus completely on the stage and your content when working with Flash Pro. Although you can switch over to a lighter theme, Flash Pro CC is available to you with the Dark UI enabled.


Keyboard Shortcuts

  • (A) The Keyboard Shortcuts panel is now equipped with a Search facility that allows you to drill-down to the right Command, easily.
  • (B) You can also copy the entire list of Keyboard Shortcuts to the clipboard and then, to a text editor for quick reference.
  • (C) In a conflict, when setting a keyboard shortcut for a command, a warning message is displayed. And you can quickly navigate to the conflicting command, modify it to resolve the conflict.
  • (D) You can modify a set of shortcuts and save them as a preset. You can then select and use the preset per your convenience.


Preferences Panel

  • Sync Prefernces to Creative Cloud and download on another machine.
  • Fully streamlined options for handling Flash Pro Warnings.
  • Code editor related preferences integrated into one tab.


ActionScript Editor

  • New and completely streamlined editor
  • Intelligent commenting
  • Integration with Scintilla

Find and Replace dialog

  • Ability to search across all open documents(both  fla’s and scripts)
  • Ability search test fields and code (i.e in actions panel and in scripts) separately
  • Limit search to current frame
  • Streamlined UI for better usability



Join the discussion

  • By Louis Lionel Arnold - 3:14 AM on June 24, 2013  

    is it possble to get

  • By PBB - 10:59 AM on June 24, 2013  

    Is there still motion editor? I didn’t find it under windows menu anymore.

    • By meenakshi - 3:17 AM on June 25, 2013  

      Motion editor has been dropped in Flash Pro CC


      • By Nick - 12:52 PM on June 25, 2013  

        Why the heck would Adobe do that? That was one of the most important features of Flash for me..

      • By sb - 8:30 AM on July 3, 2013  

        Terrible regression since there is nothing to replace it.
        The motion presets system is a baby’s toy.
        The easing for motion tweens is unreliable.

  • By Ferri - 3:38 AM on July 2, 2013  

    We can’t find in ouput window. Why?

  • By allocater - 4:38 AM on July 2, 2013  

    Where is the authoring-time sharing export/import?

  • By Mark - 12:36 AM on July 4, 2013  

    Strange that none of the motion graphics on this blog are flash??? What gives?

    • By Suhas - 5:39 AM on July 4, 2013  

      Hi Mark,

      They were indeed created in Flash, but the graphics just display Flash’s capability publishing to HTML5, that’s all.

      Suhas Yogin

  • By Dani - 7:38 AM on July 12, 2013  

    I agree with others in this thread, the motion editor was an essential feature of
    Flash, and, as it’s not been replaced by any new features, Flash lost a lot I believe…

    • By ajaykumarshukla - 9:35 PM on December 11, 2014  

      Now that a redesigned Motion Editor is back, we’d like to hear your feedback.

  • By leo - 12:59 PM on August 13, 2013  

    removing the motion editor was a horrible idea. It’s impossible to know what is happening in each frame. Flash team, seriously.

    Plus the animation in the bottom right corner is horrible. Take it off.

    • By ajaykumarshukla - 9:34 PM on December 11, 2014  

      Is the new Motion Editor helpful?

  • By leo - 1:11 PM on August 13, 2013  

    The motion tween is totally buggy. Have to go back to classic tween animation.
    Which is super outdated. The AfterEffect time line logic was much better.
    Not only was removing the motion editor a bad idea, but the motion tween aren’t
    working properly?!?!?

    • By ajaykumarshukla - 9:33 PM on December 11, 2014  

      Do you see any improvements with the new Motion Editor.