Follows a rant but apart from the option to set them up myself, I'm getting more muddled reading this and not less.
Maybe there should be a poll
What Shortcuts Do You Use?
The ones that get most used or are most wanted most should be simplest. Then try to make these as consistent/easy/intuitive as possible across operating systems.
] for route. Not CTRL+r
Note that CTRL stands for Control. Where would One would expect a "control"? I'd say, usually on incremental stuff. zoom, dimming,rotating,panning
Note that ALT stands for Alternate. as in two intuitive demands on a letter..the least-used gets the two-handed ALT condition..say between two demands on D...VectorDetail or Dimming Well, Hands up? Who needs a detail slider for charts
as a shortcut? and who Who dims their screen
at night? I'd hazard that ALT D is for VectorDetail..
Two handed shortcuts are awkward. so NOT useful for "commonly used" switches or toggles whichever these are deemed to be. Switching charts
doesn't need fine control. It just needs toggling through...after all, screen
brightness toggles, why not charts?
be used for panning and CTRL+ arrow should be control-pan, not choosing a chart.
should not be used to exit route pencil. just toggle r
because, Escape = Cancel
..because I know O
has keyboard shortcuts but can't possibly remember them all, I will maybe just tap the "best chance"letter to find them. Quilting? tap Q. Zoom? tap+. Dim=D? or N night or F for fade or S for screen
Yes,There'd as above there'd be conflicts: D for VectorDetail Or Dim Screen? ..but ...really- how many people need a shortcut for vector chart detail????? while dimming screen
is pretty useful at night .
(sub-rant: and Strange that such an important setting on a boat can only be accessed by keyboard !
while Vector Detail has a special box)
And Function keys are a pain.They are pretty small versus letters and F6 says nothing to me about dimming or brightness or screen I hit the ones next to it in error too often.