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 ====== Keyboard Shortcut Preferences ====== ====== Keyboard Shortcut Preferences ======
  
-([[tools-menu|Menu Bar > Tools Menu > Preferences]])+([[tools-menu|Menu Bar > Tools]] ​> Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts)
  
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-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.+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
  
-Keyboard shortcuts can be assigned to most ToDoList menu items. Open menu>Preferences. At the bottom of the Categories is Keyboard Shortcuts.+**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:\\
  
-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 ​               ^ 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 column**\\ +-----
-This displays the active keyboard shortcut for the related menu item.+
  
-**Menu Item column**\\ +====(Grid)==== 
-This is essentially just the menu bar expanded into a listGrayed items indicate ​submenus which cannot have shortcuts.+ 
 +  * **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**\\ **Current Shortcut Key**\\
-When a menu item/line is selected this is the key sequence ​already assigned to the menu item.+This field shows the key sequence ​currently associated with the selected ​menu item.
  
 **Type new shortcut key**\\ **Type new shortcut key**\\
-To change the keyboard shortcut, move the focus to this field and type the shortcut you want. This can be single alphanumeric key, or alternatively an alphanumeric key modified with the Ctrl, Shift and/or Alt keys.+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 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.
  
-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**\\ 
 +Click this button to assign your new shortcut ​to the menu item. 
  
-**Assign button**\\ +**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.
-Click this button to assign your new shortcut to the menu item. Noteif 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**\\ +**Show menu item 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 keyboard shortcut to the menu.+This option displays the internal numeric value of the menu command after the item nameand is helpful when you want to use the ''​-cmd''​ commandline option to execute a menu command from script or a [[user-defined-tools|User Defined Tool]]
  
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-See also: [[preferences-dialog|Preferences Dialog]], [[tools-menu|Tools Menu]], [[ui-toolbar|Application Toolbar]]+See also: [[tools-menu|Tools Menu]], [[user-defined-tools|User Defined Tools]], [[user-defined-tools-prefs|User Defined ​Tools Preferences]],​ [[help-menu|Help ​Menu]] ​> Keyboard Shortcuts, [[active-keyboard-shortcuts-dialog|Active Keyboard Shortcuts Dialog]]  
  
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