Feature request: Shortcut Mapper: jump to the respective key when pushing a key
When I’m editing the keyboard shortcuts (Settings -> Shortcut Mapper), I push the “Modify” button or I simply double click on a shortcut and a small window opens, allowing me to (re)define the shortcut keys. Then I choose the drop-down button in order to set the main key for that shortcut.
What I’m asking for is this: when I push F5, the F5 key should be automatically selected in the drop-down list, instead of me having to scroll dow to find the F5 key
Or at least a button could be provided which, when pressed, would tell the user to press the keycombination that is desired to be assigned for the current function. This is how the editor I used before Notepad++ worked. It is sort of laborious to assign a shortcut in Notepad++, but fortunately it isn’t something one does constantly.
Here’s how to do a proper Feature Request: https://notepad-plus-plus.org/community/topic/15741/faq-desk-feature-request
It’s not a full on “push
F5key” solution… but if you click the pulldown, instead of scrolling, you can type
Fa few times, and it will take you to the
Fcharacter, and then the
F1, and then
F2… at which point, the scrolling to the appropriate
F#isn’t as heinous.
I didn’t know about that, that’s useful to know. However, it would be nice to work for Numpad 0, Numpad 1, Insert, Delete, etc.
The solution @Scott-Sumner mentioned is the best, that’s how shortcuts are defined in Free Commander too.
I understand the solution you and Scott were thinking of would be best. I was just trying to give you a workaround, because even if you do submit a feature request, it may be quite some time (if ever) before that request is implemented.
The workaround does work for “Numpad 0” or “INS” or “DEL” or others: you just type the first character of the text of the menu item: for “Numpad 0”, you would hit “N” twice; for “INS”, you would hit “I” once (because the INS entry comes before the I entry); similarly type “D” for “DEL”. That’s the way it works in Notepad++, and quite a few other Windows applications with dropdown menus: if you type the first character of the option, it will go to the next option that starts with that character.