Customize Keyboard Dialog

Applies to AQTime 8.81, last modified on January 18, 2022

This dialog allows you to specify an individual keyboard shortcut for each item of toolbars, menus and context menus that can be displayed in AQTime’s user interface. The Customize Keyboard dialog is only available if AQTime is running as a standalone application. To call the dialog, select Options > Customize Keyboard from AQTime’s main menuTools > Options from Visual Studio’s main menu and then switch to the Environment > Keyboard category of the ensuing Options dialogAQTime > Options from Borland Developer Studio’s main menu.

The Keyboard mapping scheme dropdown box lists all of the existing collections of shortcut keys. Some of these schemes are predefined ones, which means that you can neither change, nor delete them. To view or change a specific scheme, select it from the list. The scheme that is chosen when you press OK in the Customize Keyboard dialog will be applied to AQTime’s user interface. To copy the current scheme to another name, press Save As and then in the resulting dialog enter the desired name for the scheme. To remove the current scheme from the list, press Delete.

The Categories list box displays names of toolbars, panels and menus. Once you select something in this list, all the items the chosen toolbar, menu, or context menu holds are displayed in the Commands list box. Using these list boxes you can quickly locate the desired command.

The Press new shortcut key box lets you press a key combination to be used for the currently selected command. You can use one or more modifier keys: CTRL, ALT, or SHIFT.

Note: You cannot assign the following keys: TAB, HOME, END, PAGE UP, PAGE DOWN, Windows key, Application key, any of the ARROW keys, or ENTER. ALT, SHIFT, and CTRL cannot be assigned alone, you need to specify them with other keys.

Once you have entered the key combination, you should press Apply in order to bind this combination to the selected command in the chosen keyboard mapping scheme.

Note: If there is no scheme specified yet, you will be asked to create a new one: all you need to do is simply enter an appropriate name for the scheme in the subsequent dialog and press OK to confirm the scheme creation. If the current scheme is predefined, you will be asked to save this scheme under a different name and thus save the shortcut in this newly created scheme.

The new assignment will be added to the Current key box. If the key combination is already assigned to another command, the new assignment will not be performed. Instead, the Shortcut currently used by box will display that command. To replace the shortcut with a custom shortcut key combination you can either delete the old assignment and then specify the same key combination for the desired command (this way is not possible for predefined keyboard mapping schemes), or define a new scheme.

To delete the entire shortcut key combination, leave the Press new shortcut key box empty and press Apply.

To save the changes you have made in the Customize Keyboard dialog, press OK. If you press Cancel, all the changes will be discarded, including those made using the Apply button.

See Also

Toolbar Customization

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