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Keyboard Shortcut Preferences

(Menu Bar > Tools > Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts)

A keyboard shortcut is a character sequence that saves you from having to use the mouse to perform menu commands. One or more “modifier keys” are held down, and then the final key is pressed to complete the shortcut. There are three primary modification keys, <Ctrl>, <Shift>, and <Alt>. As an example, <Alt+F4> means you hold down the Alt key and then press the F4 function key at the top of the keyboard. Keyboard shortcuts can be assigned to all ToDoList menu items.

Note: When a edit field has the focus (including the Comments fields) <Ctrl+C>, <Ctrl+V> and <Ctrl+X> will operate on the edit field not the application as a whole.
Note: The following shortcut combinations have been reserved by the application itself:

Shortcut Purpose
<Alt + B> Move focus to Task View
<Shift + Up> Extended tasklist selection
<Shift + Down> Extended tasklist selection
<Shift + Page Up> Extended tasklist selection
<Shift + Page Down> Extended tasklist selection


  • Shortcut
    This displays the active keyboard shortcut for the related menu item.
  • Menu Item
    The name of the menu command associated with the shortcut.
    Note: Sub-menus are greyed to indicate that they cannot have shortcuts.

Current Shortcut Key
This field shows the key sequence currently associated with the selected menu item.

Type new shortcut key
To change (or add) the keyboard shortcut for the currently selected menu item, move the focus to this field and type the shortcut you want.

Note: Once you have typed a new shortcut ToDoList will show you if the chosen shortcut is already assigned to another menu item. If it is and you choose to reassign it then the original assignment will be removed.

Click this button to assign your new shortcut to the menu item.

Note: If you make a mistake or decide that you don't want to apply the modified shortcuts, simply click the <Backspace> key to erase the shortcut and re-click 'Assign'. Alternatively, just <Cancel> out of the Preferences dialog.

Show menu item IDs
This option displays the internal numeric value of the menu command after the item name, and is helpful when you want to use the -cmd commandline option to execute a menu command from a script or a User Defined Tool.

See also: Tools Menu, User Defined Tools, User Defined Tools Preferences, Help Menu > Keyboard Shortcuts, Active Keyboard Shortcuts Dialog

keyboard-shortcut-prefs.txt · Last modified: 2020/11/21 02:21 (external edit)