'Sib. 7.0: User-defined keyboard shortcuts'

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Sib. 7.0: User-defined keyboard shortcuts - BrizzoRay, 21 Feb 01:11PM
     Re: Sib. 7.0: User-defined keyboard shortcuts - Daniel Spreadbury, 21 Feb 08:09PM
         Re: Sib. 7.0: User-defined keyboard shortcuts - Bob Zawalich, 21 Feb 08:36PM
             Re: Sib. 7.0: User-defined keyboard shortcuts - BrizzoRay, 21 Feb 11:41PM
                 Re: Sib. 7.0: User-defined keyboard shortcuts - dom.pothier, 23 Oct 11:58PM
                     Re: Sib. 7.0: User-defined keyboard shortcuts - Bob Zawalich, 24 Oct 05:31PM

Sib. 7.0: User-defined keyboard shortcuts
Posted by BrizzoRay - 21 Feb 01:11PM
Some time ago I succeeded in creating some keyboard shortcuts in Sibelius 7, including one for the the "^" accent over a note but now I cannot remember which keys I defined for that shortcut and I cannot remember how I created those keyboard shortcuts. I can select "Preferences" and then "Keyboard shortcuts" but I don't know what to do after that.

Questions:
1. How can I see the keyboard shortucts that I created in the past?
1. How can I create more keyboard shortcuts?

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Re: Sib. 7.0: User-defined keyboard shortcuts
Posted by Daniel Spreadbury - 21 Feb 08:09PM
You can create more keyboard shortcuts by using the Keyboard Shortcuts page of Preferences, as you've found. Unfortunately there's no good way to see which shortcuts you have already defined, but for things like accents and articulations, look in the 'Keypad (articulations)' category.

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Re: Sib. 7.0: User-defined keyboard shortcuts
Posted by Bob Zawalich - 21 Feb 08:36PM
There is no way to get a list of user shortcuts. About all you can do is look at each entry and see if it has a shortcut, which is pretty much non functional, or try assigning a shortcut to something to see if it is assigned to anything.

I had a look at trying to reverse-engineer the file that holds keyboard shortcuts, but I was advised not to do that, so I didn't.

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Re: Sib. 7.0: User-defined keyboard shortcuts
Posted by BrizzoRay - 21 Feb 11:41PM
Ray Morris has discovered that the apostrophe (') was mapped to create the marcato accent "^" so all is well. It would help if the next version of Sibelius placed a graphic character after each of the words "Fermata", "Marcato", "Accent", "Tenuto", "Wedge", "Upbow", "Downbow", "Doit", "Plop", "Scoop" and "Fall" so their meanings are clear to all users of the Preferences / Keyboard Shortcuts feature.

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Re: Sib. 7.0: User-defined keyboard shortcuts
Posted by dom.pothier - 23 Oct 11:58PM
It is truly unfortunate Sibelius has not fixed this, and I have been struggling with this same issue for years.

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Re: Sib. 7.0: User-defined keyboard shortcuts
Posted by Bob Zawalich - 24 Oct 05:31PM
You can go to Keyboard Shortcuts, select a tab, then arrow down the command list to see which shortcuts are available for a specific command.

What would be really useful would be a dynamic list of which shortcuts are used and which are available. I have asked for plugin access to the lists of commands and shortcuts but no luck so far. Even a way to reverse engineer the shortcut file could be useful, but I have been warned off even trying that.

There are definitely improvements that could be made in this feature!

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Sib. 7.0: User-defined keyboard shortcuts - BrizzoRay, 21 Feb 01:11PM
     Re: Sib. 7.0: User-defined keyboard shortcuts - Daniel Spreadbury, 21 Feb 08:09PM
         Re: Sib. 7.0: User-defined keyboard shortcuts - Bob Zawalich, 21 Feb 08:36PM
             Re: Sib. 7.0: User-defined keyboard shortcuts - BrizzoRay, 21 Feb 11:41PM
                 Re: Sib. 7.0: User-defined keyboard shortcuts - dom.pothier, 23 Oct 11:58PM
                     Re: Sib. 7.0: User-defined keyboard shortcuts - Bob Zawalich, 24 Oct 05:31PM