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Offline devenh

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Windows IPTC Info dialog shortcut keys
« on: March 31, 2008, 08:09:16 PM »
The Alt+key combinations for <, Save & <, Save & >, and > only work when pressing the left Alt key.  They don't work when using the right Alt key  ???

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Re: Windows IPTC Info dialog shortcut keys
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2008, 09:07:07 PM »
Deven,

The Alt+key combinations for <, Save & <, Save & >, and > only work when pressing the left Alt key.  They don't work when using the right Alt key  ???

PM 4.5.3 XP SP2

True.  This was necessary because some european keyboards have problems when using the other Alt key and I could find no way of detecting what type of keyboard is in use.

So you'll just have to use the left Alt key.

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Re: Windows IPTC Info dialog shortcut keys
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2008, 07:41:12 AM »
Ouch!  The problem is with only the left Alt key it is quite a stretch to manage Alt+[, Alt+LeftArrow, etc., one handed.

As you must know, the Windows Alt key codes are VM_LMENU and VM_RMENU.  Couldn't you provide a general preference to enable the right Alt key for non European customers?

If not, I would suggest changing the rollover hints from Alt+[ to Left Alt+].

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Re: Windows IPTC Info dialog shortcut keys
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2008, 05:36:40 PM »
Ouch!  The problem is with only the left Alt key it is quite a stretch to manage Alt+[, Alt+LeftArrow, etc., one handed.

As you must know, the Windows Alt key codes are VM_LMENU and VM_RMENU.  Couldn't you provide a general preference to enable the right Alt key for non European customers?

Or simply make it an option in preferences to use both or don't.
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