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Offline Eric

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IPTC screen starting field
« on: May 08, 2019, 08:44:34 AM »
Maybe there is a place in the settings to do this already??

When working on the IPTC edit window... once I have populated the fields and hit Save/next. I have to click on a field to start editing data for the next photo. Is there a way to have PM6 put the cursor in the Caption field so that I can hit save/next and just start typing without having to mouse to the field and select it?

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Re: IPTC screen starting field
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2019, 09:40:09 AM »
Eric,

Maybe there is a place in the settings to do this already??

When working on the IPTC edit window... once I have populated the fields and hit Save/next. I have to click on a field to start editing data for the next photo. Is there a way to have PM6 put the cursor in the Caption field so that I can hit save/next and just start typing without having to mouse to the field and select it?

Are you using a keyboard shortcut to do the save/next or are you clicking on the button with your mouse?

I expect that if you use the keyboard shortcut, the cursor will stay put.  Clicking on buttons on the Windows platform puts keyboard focus on the button you clicked on.

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Re: IPTC screen starting field
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2019, 06:07:56 AM »
I am using the mouse.... there is a keyboard shortcut for save/next??

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Re: IPTC screen starting field
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2019, 07:27:25 AM »
Eric,

I am using the mouse.... there is a keyboard shortcut for save/next??

Yes.  Put your mouse cursor over the various buttons and don't move for a moment.  A tooltip will appear that shows you the keyboard equivalents.

I just tested the "Ctrl+n" equivalent for "Save & >" and it saved the metadata change, advanced to the next image, and the cursor stayed in the Caption field.  I also tested the same with the Headline field and it also kept the cursor there.

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Re: IPTC screen starting field
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2019, 12:11:06 PM »
Thanks that will take care of my request!!