Fixed Plug-in Shortcuts (Windows only)

Added 03 Sep 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x, Sibelius 18.x, Sibelius 19.x, Sibelius 20.x, Sibelius 21.x, Sibelius 22.x and Sibelius 23.x

Did you ever want to assign keyboard shortcuts to your favourite plug-ins which do not change each and every time you install a new plug-in or change anything else in your plug-ins folder? If so, the Fixed Shortcuts plug-in is the right tool to use.

Assign from Sibelius one single shortcut to this plug-in, e.g. F5. Whenever Sibelius should decide to scramble shortcuts, only update this single shourtcut, F5 for the Fixed Shortcut plug-in.

You can define up to 26 plug-ins to be called by Fixed Shortcuts. These are accessed with the 26 letters A..Z. Develop your own memorizing scheme, and access your favourite plug-ins with a sequence of three keys which will no longer change. What about:

  • F5 c RET to call Cresc./Dim. Playback
  • F5 r RET to call Remove All Highlights
  • F5 s RET to call Split Bars

Of course you can always read the list on the screen, in case you forgot the chosen shortcut. Defining the 26 favourite plug-ins is only one additional keystroke away.

Updated 16 October 2010 by Corwin Newall
Now includes a 25% faster sort method which will be of great assistance to Sibelius 4 or 5 users who may have slower processors.

Plug-in written by Hans-Christoph Wirth & Corwin Newall.