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New keyboard shortcuts

Postby Merik » Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:30 am

Hi

How can I assign keyboard shortcuts for certain dialog boxes, such as GPS settings or Flight Manager?

Thanks in advance,

Merik
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Re: New keyboard shortcuts

Postby Gijs » Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:43 pm

Hi Merik,

do you want to open the dialgo by a shortkey, or do you want to control the dialog by a shortkey (after it's opened)? The first is simple, just create a key binding in keyboard.xml with:
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<binding>
   <command>dialog-show</command>
   <dialog-name>route-manager</dialog-name>
</binding>

You can lookup those bindings in gui/menubar.xml (there are all the menu dialogs defined).

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Re: New keyboard shortcuts

Postby Merik » Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:12 am

That's just what I wanted to do. And thanks for guiding me to the menubar XML file. :)
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Re: New keyboard shortcuts

Postby Merik » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:26 am

Can you also explain how I can get the code for each key? So for example, I know the code for F1 is 257. Is there a list of these keycodes? I'm asking because apparently, the extended ASCII codes are not being used.

Another question I have is, where are the default keyboard shortcuts for menu items set? So for example, F12 brings the radio settings dialogue up, but I can't find this defined in the keyboard.xml file.
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Re: New keyboard shortcuts  

Postby Gijs » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:46 am

Merik wrote in Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:26 am:Can you also explain how I can get the code for each key?

With FlightGear started, open the property browser (/ key) and browse to devices/status/keyboard/event/key that'll you show you the number of the key you currently press; IIRC.
where are the default keyboard shortcuts for menu items set?

In $FG_ROOT/keyboard.xml, all default keyboard items are set there.
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Re: New keyboard shortcuts

Postby Merik » Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:54 pm

Gijs wrote in Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:46 am:With FlightGear started, open the property browser (/ key) and browse to devices/status/keyboard/event/key that'll you show you the number of the key you currently press; IIRC.

Thank you, it worked.
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