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Can script be assigned to a keystroke like Alt-C?


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Since I've done some great things to make it easier for the user to edit the db so that a drop down value list doesn't keep popping up, this has actually turned around and set back the ease of initial input somewhat. But I'm not going to change that. What will fix this completely and will stop user from continuously having to hit the button to pull down the box is if a script can be assigned to a keystroke combination like Alt+C.

Then I can underline the "C" in the field name ("Cateogory") and users like myself who use both mouse/keyboard interchangeably will know to press Alt+C to do this (I have the tab disabled for when user is editing; and in any case, that doesn't activate the pulldown now anyway.).

Thanks!

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That is a very good question, unfortunately in Filemaker pro you can only use the keyboard for the program's native commands like copy and paste, and for the first 10 scripts (0-9). However there is a plugin called Dacons MenuControl that not only allows to assign keystroke to your scripts, like CTRL+A or ALT+C, but also allows to totally change the menu.

You can reach this website at www.dacons.net

I hope this can help you out.

Carlos

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So, there's absolutely _no_ workaround that one can do without a plug-in? I just realized, a plugin would mean an extra installation for the user - so, first off payware and an extra install of a component = no good on both counts. <sigh>

Because suppressing the automatic popup of the pulldown is so necessary during editing, how can I get some of that functionality that back for inputing?

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