25 July 2010
The playhead in the Timeline in Adobe Flash Professional indicates the current frame displayed on the Stage. As a Flash project plays, the playhead moves from left to right through the Timeline. The speed of the playhead's movement is based on the frame rate setting. However, the published SWF file may perform more slowly due to the user's computer processing limitations and the speed of their Internet connection.
The playhead indicates the current frame being displayed on the Stage. The Timeline header shows the frame numbers of the animation. To display a frame on the Stage, move the playhead to the frame in the Timeline. Here the playhead is on Frame 10:
To display a specific frame when you're working with a large number of frames that cannot all be displayed in the Timeline at once, move the playhead along the Timeline:
Note: By default, Flash displays only one frame on the Stage at a time. If you are creating frame-by-frame animations, you can enable the onion skin feature to see multiple frames at once.
To learn more about the playhead, see the section titled The Timeline in the Flash documentation.