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What keyboard shortcuts (other than Mac-specific equivalents) are
missing from the Windows version of the product? All of the same esc
key shortcuts are there that have been available on all platforms
since releases of at least 16 years ago. Did you know that there is an
excellent utility available from Leximation (see
http://www.leximation.com/tools/info/listshortcuts.php ) called
ListShortcuts that will provide you with a listing of the over 1000
keyboard shortcuts available in the Windows version. Also, FM8 does
not require Vista, it runs just fine on XP and even Win2000 systems?
If you care to elaborate on exactly which features you can't seem to
find, then there may be a better understanding of what apparently
might need to be fixed, in your opinion. Perhaps some other users may
even have some suggestions on how they've overcome some of these
My requirement to use Vista is because I have to document the product in Vista. I used to do this with a Mac running FM and Windows running the product. This is so I didn't have to lose screen real estate and computing resources.
As for the list of shortcuts, I meant "real" shortcuts. The Escape functions are only like accessing the menu using the 'Alt' key. I never found that to be useful. The idiom should only be 1 step. Otherwise it's just as fast to use the mouse minus the time it took you to learn all those.
How about Cmd-option-M for Master page view vs. Escape v -Shift m
Why not just add the Ctrl+Alt+M for the same thing???? or better yet do like Photoshop and have customizable shortcuts.
Not only does this say "Sorry Mac users, but you'll need to buy a PC" it tells them, "Oh and BTW the way you are used to working will be totally changed." Have fun....
Charles,<br /><br />A shortcut is a shortcut. What is so "unreal" about any keystroke<br />combination that does what you require?<br /><br />You currently already have (and always have had) the ability to modify<br />any keystroke combination in FM to whatever you want. <br /><br />Every FM keystroke combination is defined in the cmds.cfg file located<br />in the \fminit\configui folder. The wincmds.cfg file (in the same<br />folder) contains the Windows specific customizations for the<br />established keystroke functions. <br /><br />For example, if you wish to modify the command to view Master Pages to<br />ctrl+alt M (note that is the same number of keystrokes as esc v M,<br />which was originally defined in first version of FM on unix some twenty years ago - before there ever was a Mac or Windows version) you would simply insert or modify the following line in the wincmds.cfg file :<br /><br /> <Modify ViewMasterPages <KeySequence ^~+m>><br /><br />This has always been documented in the online manuals<br />Customizing_Frame_Products.pdf file (see the section titled "Changing<br />Menus and Commands").
Interesting comment, however I did not find any reference to the information you have given here. I searched the docs you reference and didn't see the line you were referring to. It doesn't exist on my system. This is all I see:<br />-- View Menu Commands --------------------------------------------<br /><Modify ViewQuickAccessBar<br /> <Label &QuickAccess Bar>><br /><br /><Command ViewFormattingBar<br /> <Label Formatting Bar><br /> <KeySequence \!vF><br /> <Definition \x902><br /> <Mode All> ><br /><br /><Modify GotoPage<br /> <KeySeqLabel Ctrl+G> ><br /><br />-- Table Menu Commands -------------------------------------------<br /><br />if your telling me this is how I customize this, where is the doc that lists the command you are referring to??? And why do I have to dig so deep into the app for something so simple?
You won't see the exact line because this the new modification that
you have to add to the wincmds.cfg file. The documentation describes
the grammar and syntax of what is required, while the cmds.cfg file
lists the pre-defined functions/commands/keystrokes that you can
modify. The other lines in the wincmds.cfg file give you examples of
modifications made. It's a point where you have to learn by example.
Some tips: ^ is the ctrl key, + is the shift key, ~ is the alt key, \!
is the esc key. If you want a simple GUI method to update the
interface, it unfortunately is not available to the best of my
You might want to have a look at the ToolBarPlus Express for FM from
Shlomo Perets at Microtype: http://www.microtype.com/ToolbarPlus.html
This provides some interesting customizations and you can modify these
to suite your particular needs.