Shortcut Editor

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Introduction

A keyboard shortcut is combination of key strokes that runs a command.

Features that Use Keyboard Shortcuts

These features use keyboard shortcuts:

FeatureExample Property
Graphic Editor The ActionButtonShortcut property sets the keyboard shortcut associated with a graphic page item. When assigned:
  • A key press will run the ActionButtonDown operator action for the shape item.
  • If the key is held down, the ActionButtonWhileDown script for the shape item will be run at intervals.
  • A key release will run the ActionButtonUp operator action for the shape item.
Toolbar Editor The ActionButtonShortcut property sets the keyboard shortcut associated with a toolbar button. When assigned:
  • A key press will run the ActionButtonDown operator action for the button.
  • A key release will run the ActionButtonUp operator action for the button.

Editing a Shortcut

The Shortcut Editor provides a convenient way to enter a shortcut:

Shortcut editor dialog

To configure a shortcut:

  1. Use one of these methods to select an item:
  2. In the Properties Window select the ActionButtonShortcut property.
  3. Click the Browse button Property browse button to open the Shortcut Editor.
  4. Press the key combination you want to use as the shortcut. For example to configure the Shift + Up short cut, hold the Shift key down and press the up arrow. The dialog should automatically show you the key combination you entered.
  5. Click OK to confirm the changes.

Android Operator Interface Shortcuts

Android devices connected to a physical keyboard support operator action shortcuts. However some keyboard shortcuts are reserved by the Android operating system. For example, the combination Ctrl-S will always open the Google Play Store. Even if you assign the shortcut Ctrl-S to a graphic page item, or toolbar button, that shortcut will always open the Google Play Store.

Further Information

Graphic Editor

For information on using the graphic page editor.

Toolbar Editor

For information on using the operator toolbar editor.

Operator Action Editor

For information about editing operator actions.

Properties Window

For information about editing properties of items using the Properties Window.

Glossary

For the meaning of terms used in Fernhill SCADA.