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Old 27-09-2013, 19:20   #1
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Shortcut Keys List

Please add other "Hot Keys" or "Shortcut Keys" or "Function Keys" that you know and use.

Spacebar or Enter Place a Waypoint

"T" toggle Vector Text
"L" toggle Vector lights on/off.

F6 Night dimming
SHIFT + F6 to reverse night dimming
F5 Night dimming levels
F11 toggle fullscreen mode on/off
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Re: Shortcut Keys List

M Drop Mark
Ctrl+M creates a mark at the cursor position.
Pressing "Enter" or "Space" creates a mark at the boats position.
Ctl+Y Redo Delete Mark
Ctl+Z Undo move mark
Ctl+Space Drop MOB marker

F1
F2 Auto Follow
F3
F4 Measure
F5 Change color scheme
F6
F7 Shift to larger scale chart, Scale in
F8 Shift to smaller scale chart, Scale out
F9
F0

Esc End Route

+ Zoom in
- Zoom out
Arrow keys Pan
Ctrl - for fine scale zooming out.
Ctrl + scroll whe
Ctrl + for fine scale zooming in.
Ctrl + Wheel Scroll, zooming in/out in small steps.
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Old 27-09-2013, 19:41   #3
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Re: Shortcut Keys List

Ah finally found it in the Manual
Hot Keys and Shortcuts | Official OpenCPN Homepage

Are these current?

  • Ctrl + Space Man Over Board, sets MOB Marker at current GPS position.
  • Left clicking on a chart, centers the chart on that point.
  • Double clicking a vector chart, displays all info for that point (exception below).
  • When the cursor becomes a green arrow, clicking pans in the direction od the arrow.
  • Double clicking on an AIS target, displays the target query dialog.
  • Double clicking on a mark or waypoint, displays the Mark Properties Dialog
  • Double clicking on a route or track, displays the Route/Track Properties Dialog
  • Right clicking on any chart, access a context sensitive menu.
  • Keyboard Arrow Keys. Moves the chart view
  • Alt + Arrow Keys. Moves the chart view in very small steps.
  • + Zoom In,
  • - Zoom Out
  • Ctrl + for fine scale zooming in.
  • Ctrl - for fine scale zooming out.
  • Ctrl + scroll wheel, zooming in/out in small steps.
  • Esc ends the process of route creation or stops the measure pencil.
  • F2 Toggle Auto Follow on / off.
  • F4 Starts the measure tool. Esc Stops it.
  • F5 Toggle Daylight, Dusk and Night mode, if it is built into the Chart.
  • F6 General Dimming, in steps, of the entire Screen.
  • SHIFT + F6 reverses the dimming.
  • F7 or Ctrl + Left-Arrow Larger Scale Chart (Scale In)
  • F8 or Ctrl + Right-Arrow Smaller Scale Chart (Scale Out)
  • F9 Chart Quilting temoratily off/on, if quilting is on in the ToolBox
  • F11 Toggle Full Screen view.
  • Enter or Space Drops a Marker at current GPS position.
  • Ctrl + B hide/show the Chart Bar.
  • Ctrl + G cycles through (monochromatic) green, red and normal screen.∗
  • Ctrl + I toggles the small dialog, containing the GPS status and the Course/Up North Up Icons, on/off.
  • Ctrl + M Drops Marker at current cursor position.
  • Ctrl + N Activate next waypoint in an active route.
  • Ctrl + Q Quits OpenCPN
  • Ctrl + R Starts the Routing tool. Esc ends creating route.
  • Ctrl + Y Redo Mark/waypoint create, move or delete.
  • Ctrl + Z Undo Mark/waypoint create, move or delete.
  • L toggles all Lights on/off. ENC Mariners Standard display category.
  • O or F12 Show / Hide Chart Outlines.
  • T or F3 Show / Hide ENC Text.
  • S Show / Hide ENC soundings.
  • A Show /Hide bottom features, usefull when anchoring.
  • D Show /Hide CM93 Detail Slider. Hide only works, if the slider lost focus.
∗ Ctrl-G may not work on some Windows systems, depending upon the graphics driver implemented.
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Old 28-09-2013, 02:32   #4
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Re: Shortcut Keys List

Please keep in mind there might be different keys in different OS, e.g. you will need the accellerator key "fn" for F keys in Mac OS X and Ctrl is the cmd key at Mac keyboards.

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Re: Shortcut Keys List

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Ah finally found it in the Manual
Hot Keys and Shortcuts | Official OpenCPN Homepage


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+ Alt F12 for entering into Self debug mode

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+ Alt F12 for entering into Self debug mode

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No - there is no "Self debug mode".
Alt + F12 creates a crash for the purpose of testing the new "Crash reporting system" on Windows. On Linux, and I assume Mac, it just creates a crash, nothing else
This is certainly not anything we should list as a "normal" shortcut.
That would be cruel to unsuspecting users

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Re: Shortcut Keys List


Function Keys
(Shift+Fn or Alt+Fn is also available)
  • F1 -Unused?
  • F2 toggle Auto Follow on / off.
  • F4 Starts the measure tool. Esc Stops it.
  • F3 toggle ENC Text.
  • F5 toggle Daylight, Dusk & Night mode, if built into the Chart
  • F6 General Dimming, in steps, of the entire Screen.
  • F7 Larger Scale Chart (Scale In) or Ctrl + Left-Arrow
  • F8 Smaller Scale Chart (Scale Out) or Ctrl + Right-Arrow
  • F9 Chart Quilting temporarily off/on, if quilting is on in Options
  • F10 -Unused?
  • F11 toggle Full Screen view.
  • F12 toggle Chart Outlines
  • Shift+F5 Reverse Night Dimming, if built into the Chart
Hot Keys or Shortcut Keys
  • L toggle Vector ENC Lights on/off
  • O toggle Chart Outlines. or F12
  • T toggle ENC Text or F3
  • S toggle ENC soundings.
  • A toggle bottom features, useful when anchoring.
  • D toggle CM93 Detail Slider. Hide only works, if the slider lost focus.
  • Keyboard Arrow Keys. Moves the chart view
  • Alt + Arrow Keys. Moves the chart view in very small steps.
  • + Zoom In,
  • - Zoom Out
  • Left clicking on a chart, centers the chart on that point.
  • Double clicking a vector chart, displays all info for that point (exception below).
  • When the cursor becomes a green arrow, clicking pans in the direction od the arrow.
  • Double clicking on an AIS target, displays the target query dialog.
  • Double clicking on a mark or waypoint, displays the Mark Properties Dialog
  • Double clicking on a route or track, displays the Route/Track Properties Dialog
  • Right clicking on any chart, access a context sensitive menu.
  • Esc ends the process of route creation or stops the measure pencil.
  • Enter or Space Drops a Marker at current GPS position.

Control Keys
  • Ctrl + Space Man Over Board, sets MOB Marker at current GPS position.
  • Ctrl + for fine scale zooming in.
  • Ctrl - for fine scale zooming out.
  • Ctrl + scroll wheel, zooming in/out in small steps
  • Ctrl + Left-Arrow Larger Scale Chart (Scale In)
  • Ctrl + Right-Arrow Smaller Scale Chart (Scale Out)
  • Ctrl + B toggle the Chart Bar.
  • Ctrl + G cycles through green, red and normal screen.
  • Ctrl + I toggle small dialog, containing GPS status & Course/Up North Up Icons, on/off.
  • Ctrl + M Drops Marker at current cursor position.
  • Ctrl + N Activate next waypoint in an active route.
  • Ctrl + Q Quits OpenCPN
  • Ctrl + R Starts the Routing tool. Esc ends creating route.
  • Ctrl + Y Redo Mark/waypoint create, move or delete.
  • Ctrl + Z Undo Mark/waypoint create, move or delete.

Depending on the Operating System, you will need the accelerator key "fn" for F keys in Mac OS X and Ctrl is the cmd key at Mac keyboards.

Note: "toggle" = "show / hide"

These short cuts need to be tested in current beta.

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Crash Testing for Beta Versions

Alt+F12 creates a crash for the purpose of testing the new "Crash reporting system" on Windows. On Linux, and Mac, it just creates a crash, nothing else. Not recommended for new users.
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Re: Shortcut Keys List

The shortcuts that I know are here :

Description de l'cran : Les icnes, les diffrentes barres, la zone de carte.

Sorry, this page is in french
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Gillatarom, Here is the Google translate link.

French Shortcut Menus with Google Translate

Looks very much the same. Yours is more descriptive.

French Context Menus - with
Google translate
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Re: Shortcut Keys List

The new true/magnetic select feature may also need a "toggle".
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Re: Shortcut Keys List

Note: Serge has been working on some Shortcut aids for new users that relate to these lists and Feature Request
FS#954 - UI Add Toolbar Icon 'Hot Keys & Shortcuts' icon in OpenCPN Menu

FS#972 - UI Add Toolbar Icon for direct access to the AIS Pages (User Manual)
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Function Keys
(Shift+Fn or Alt+Fn is also available)
  • F1 -Unused?
  • F2 toggle Auto Follow on / off.
  • F4 Starts the measure tool. Esc Stops it.
  • F3 toggle ENC Text.
  • F5 toggle Daylight, Dusk & Night mode, if built into the Chart
  • F6 General Dimming, in steps, of the entire Screen.
  • F7 Larger Scale Chart (Scale In) or Ctrl + Left-Arrow
  • F8 Smaller Scale Chart (Scale Out) or Ctrl + Right-Arrow
  • F9 Chart Quilting temporarily off/on, if quilting is on in Options
  • F10 -Unused?
  • F11 toggle Full Screen view.
  • F12 toggle Chart Outlines
  • Shift+F5 Reverse Night Dimming, if built into the Chart
Hot Keys or Shortcut Keys
  • L toggle Vector ENC Lights on/off
  • O toggle Chart Outlines. or F12
  • T toggle ENC Text or F3
  • S toggle ENC soundings.
  • A toggle bottom features, useful when anchoring.
  • D toggle CM93 Detail Slider. Hide only works, if the slider lost focus.
  • Keyboard Arrow Keys. Moves the chart view
  • Alt + Arrow Keys. Moves the chart view in very small steps.
  • + Zoom In,
  • - Zoom Out
  • Left clicking on a chart, centers the chart on that point.
  • Double clicking a vector chart, displays all info for that point (exception below).
  • When the cursor becomes a green arrow, clicking pans in the direction od the arrow.
  • Double clicking on an AIS target, displays the target query dialog.
  • Double clicking on a mark or waypoint, displays the Mark Properties Dialog
  • Double clicking on a route or track, displays the Route/Track Properties Dialog
  • Right clicking on any chart, access a context sensitive menu.
  • Esc ends the process of route creation or stops the measure pencil.
  • Enter or Space Drops a Marker at current GPS position.

Control Keys
  • Ctrl + Space Man Over Board, sets MOB Marker at current GPS position.
  • Ctrl + for fine scale zooming in.
  • Ctrl - for fine scale zooming out.
  • Ctrl + scroll wheel, zooming in/out in small steps
  • Ctrl + Left-Arrow Larger Scale Chart (Scale In)
  • Ctrl + Right-Arrow Smaller Scale Chart (Scale Out)
  • Ctrl + B toggle the Chart Bar.
  • Ctrl + G cycles through green, red and normal screen.
  • Ctrl + I toggle small dialog, containing GPS status & Course/Up North Up Icons, on/off.
  • Ctrl + M Drops Marker at current cursor position.
  • Ctrl + N Activate next waypoint in an active route.
  • Ctrl + Q Quits OpenCPN
  • Ctrl + R Starts the Routing tool. Esc ends creating route.
  • Ctrl + Y Redo Mark/waypoint create, move or delete.
  • Ctrl + Z Undo Mark/waypoint create, move or delete.

Depending on the Operating System, you will need the accelerator key "fn" for F keys in Mac OS X and Ctrl is the cmd key at Mac keyboards.

Note: "toggle" = "show / hide"

These short cuts need to be tested in current beta.

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Crash Testing for Beta Versions

Alt+F12 creates a crash for the purpose of testing the new "Crash reporting system" on Windows. On Linux, and Mac, it just creates a crash, nothing else. Not recommended for new users.
I have made a Task Oriented list, making it easier to find a shortcut for a given situation.
It's not an either or situation, both may be needed. Both are usefull in different situations.
For each group shortcuts are ordered in "importance".

My Task oriented list.


Emergencies
Ctrl + Space Man Over Board, sets MOB Marker at current GPS position.

OwnShip
F2 Toggle Auto Follow on / off.

General
Ctrl + Q Quits OpenCPN
F11 Toggle Full Screen view.

Hide Show features
F3 Show / Hide ENC Text.
D Show /Hide* CM93 Detail Slider. Hide only works, if the slider lost focus.
Ctrl + B hide/show the Chart Bar.
Ctrl + I toggles the small dialog, containing the GPS status and the Course/Up North Up Icons, on/off.

Chart features
O Show / Hide Chart Outlines.
F12 Show / Hide Chart Outlines.
F9* Chart Quilting temporarily off/on, if quilting is on in the ToolBox

Moving the Chart
Left clicking on a chart, centers the chart on that point.
Keyboard Arrow Keys. Moves the chart view
Alt + Arrow Keys. Moves the chart view in very small steps.
When the cursor becomes a green arrow, clicking pans in the direction of the arrow.

Zooming the chart and charts with different scales
+* Zoom In
-* Zoom Out
Ctrl + for fine scale zooming in.
Ctrl - for fine scale zooming out.
Scroll Wheel, zooming in/out
Ctrl + scroll wheel, zooming in/out in small steps.
F7 Larger Scale Chart (Scale In)
F8 Smaller Scale Chart (Scale Out)
Ctrl + Left-Arrow * * Larger Scale Chart (Scale In)
Ctrl + Right-Arrow** Smaller Scale Chart (Scale Out)

Night Navigation
F6 General Dimming, of the entire Screen, in steps.
SHIFT + F6 reverses the dimming.
F5 Toggle Daylight, Dusk and Night mode, if it is built into the Chart.
Ctrl + G cycles through (monochromatic) green, red and normal screen.∗

Vectorcharts
D Show /Hide* CM93 Detail Slider. Hide only works, if the slider lost focus.
Double clicking a vector chart, displays all info for that point (exception below).
F3 Show / Hide ENC Text.
A Show /Hide bottom features, usefull when anchoring.
L toggles all Lights on/off. ENC Mariners Standard display category.
S Show / Hide ENC soundings.
T Show / Hide ENC Text.

Feature Properties Info
Double clicking on an AIS target, displays the target query dialog.
Double clicking on a mark or waypoint, displays the Mark Properties Dialog
Double clicking on a route or track, displays the Route/Track Properties Dialog
Right clicking on any chart, access a context sensitive menu.

Routes
ESC ends the process of route creation or stops the measure pencil.
Ctrl + N Activate next waypoint in an active route.
Marks and Waypoints
Enter or Space Drops a Marker at current GPS position.
Ctrl + M Drops Marker at current cursor position.
Ctrl + Y Redo Mark/waypoint* create, move or delete.
Ctrl + Z Undo* Mark/waypoint create, move or delete.


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Re: Shortcut Keys List

Thomas, I think that Task grouping is good.


Perhaps "Hide Show Features" and "Chart Features" should be near "Feature Properties Info" towards the bottom as they are similar. Also "Vector Charts" toggles features so perhaps it should be nearby.

For some reason, I'd like to see "Routes" with "Moving the Charts" and "Zooming Charts" because that is the business end of operating Opencpn.
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need the ability to customize keyboard shortcuts for themselves
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What a great idea. We have this for our CAD program.
We can create keyboard shortcuts by editing a simple text file.
Also we can string together keyboard shortcut commands to make new shortcuts.
This would require a new programmer in all likelihood due to time constraints.
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