Eye4Software Hydromagic

  Hydrographic Survey Software

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Accelerator keys

An accelerator key, is a key on your keyboard which you can press to quickly access a menu item, tool bar button or other function. This can be used for frequently used functions, such as starting or stopping recording a raw data. When using an accelerator key, you do not longer have to use the mouse while trying to navigate your vessel at the same time.

Default accelerator keys

A couple of accelerator keys are already defined after installation of the software. These keys provide direct access to the functions in the "Survey" menu (amongst others) as shown in the screen shot below. When you want to restore the default accelerator keys, just select the "Reset Toolbar buttons (button order, text, sizes and visible buttons" option from the "Reset Factory Settings" window.

Predefined accelerators
Accelerator keys for menu items are showed next to the menu items.

Adding and modifying accelerator keys

In addition to the standard accelerator keys, there is the possibility to add keys by your own, to modify accelerators, or to reset all accelerators to their default values. To do so, click the small arrow at the right of the tool bar ,and select the "Customize..." option from the "Add or Remove buttons..." menu, as shown below:

Access the customization menu
Click the arrow right to the toolbar to customize accelerator keys.

In the dialog that appears, click the "Keyboard" tab to access the accelerator keys configuration:

Customize accelerator keys in the Hydromagic software
Click the "Keyboard" tab to access the accelerator key settings.

To create a new accelerator, for instance, the F1 key to access the offline user manual, select the menu item you want to associate with the F1 key as described in the following steps:

After performing the steps above, you should see something like this:

Accelerator customization example
Press the F1 key while in the "Press New Shortcut Key" box

To reset all accelerator keys to their default values, just click the "Reset All" button.

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