41Re: [NTS] Hotkeys for clips using Windows shortcuts
- Sep 10, 2002Hi Sheri,
>You cannot be operating from a library with a clip named:Both of the clips that I initially couldn't activate with the shortcut keys
>OnClipBoardChange in it. It makes no difference what is done in the
>OnClipBoardChange. The best way to get around it is to temporarily
>rename the clip. There also cannot be an OnClipBoardChange clip in
>the library from which you are highlighting a clip for hotkey. What
>happens in this case, is the clip "hangs" at the point that it should
>be editing the shortcut properties (to insert the startup directory
>and hotkey chosen).
contained OnClipBoardChange, and used a different ini file. I had no
problem creating the clip shortcuts, though, through your clip. (This is
Win98 is it makes a difference at all.)
>(Julie, if you tell me where on the Start Menu ShortCuts Map goes and itsThe default path to the program is "C:\Program Files\Shortcuts
>shortcut name, I'll add that as other option).
Map\shctmap.exe". It's not in it's default location on the start menu.
>Julie, I'm not sure I understand where your Hotkeys shortcuts areThe shortcuts are in a folder called Hotkeys on the start menu. When I
>now. It is my understanding from the documentation that hotkeys are
>not recognized from the launch menu on the Taskbar, so surely not
>there. Why/what is the menu you mentioned on your taskbar? The idea
>of the hotkeys is to use the keyboard, not to click an icon <g>. When
>the hotkey is working properly, your press the Ctrl+Alt+(assigned
>character) and it is just as if the clip was run from a clipbar or
>from clicking the clip in the clipbook.
couldn't get them to work as shortcut keys, I decided to have them
accessible through a Toolbar. What I did was right click on the Taskbar,
went to Toolbars, New Toolbar, browsed to the Hotkeys folder, and created a
new toolbar from the contents of the folder with the intent of using the
clips that didn't seem to want to work with the keyboard shortcuts (whew).
Suddenly though I could use the keyboard shortcuts to run the clips(?).
These two clips contain the ^!Pasteback command and are used outside of
Notetab, so even being able to click on them without having to open/switch
to Notetab was very nice :-).
I do prefer the keyboard... which is why a program like Shortcuts Map comes
in very handy. I open all the most frequently used programs with three
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