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Keyboard Shortcut Preferences

(Menu Bar > Tools Menu > Preferences)

A keyboard shortcut is a character sequence that saves you from having to use the mouse to perform some function. One or more “key modifier” is pressed, and then the final key is tapped to perform an operation. There are three primary modification keys, Control (abbreviated 'Ctrl'), Shift, and Alt. As an example, Alt+F4 means you hold down the Alt key and then tap the F4 function key.

Keyboard shortcuts can be assigned to most ToDoList menu items. Open menu>Preferences. At the bottom of the Categories is Keyboard Shortcuts.

Note: if you have picked shortcuts which conflict with the built-in shortcuts used by edit controls then these will not work when an edit field has the focus. This is by design.

Shortcut column
This displays the active keyboard shortcut for the related menu item.

Menu Item column
This is essentially just the menu bar expanded into a list. Grayed items indicate submenus which cannot have shortcuts.

Current Shortcut Key
When a menu item/line is selected this is the key sequence already assigned to the menu item.

Type new shortcut key
To change the keyboard shortcut, move the focus to this field and type the shortcut you want. This can be a single alphanumeric key, or alternatively an alphanumeric key modified with the Ctrl, Shift and/or Alt keys.

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 proceed to reassign it then the original assignment will be removed.

Assign button
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 Cancel button to exit the preferences dialog.

Show menu IDs
Every menu item is assigned a unique numeric ID. This is used with User Defined Tools (UDTs), so that external tools can activeate menu items. This is essentially a UDT shortcut to the menu rather than a keyboard shortcut to the menu.

See also: Preferences Dialog, Tools Menu, Application Toolbar

keyboard-shortcut-prefs.1475381269.txt.gz · Last modified: 2016/10/02 04:07 by admin