31.1 QWERTY Keyboard Shortcuts

You can use an external keyboard to operate many of the Hog 4 OS's functions. This is especially useful if you are using Hog4PC.

You can toggle keyboard shortcuts on and off using the Pause or Break key on the computer keyboard. When shortcuts are enabled (known as map mode), the computer keyboard is mapped to the shortcuts; when disabled, text entry via the computer keyboard is possible. The current status is shown in the Command Line Toolbar; see Figure 31.1, “Keyboard Status in the Command Line Toolbar”. Whenever possible, Hog 4OS intelligently disables the keyboard shortcuts when text entry is expected (after pressing Set or double clicking in a cell). When the text entry session is completed, the shortcuts are automatically re-enabled.

By default, shortcuts are disabled when you start a show. When shortcuts are disabled, only the shortcut mapped to the Set key remains functional to allow quick labeling from the external keyboard.

Figure 31.1. Keyboard Status in the Command Line Toolbar

Screenshot fragments showing the keyboard status in the command line toolbar

The following table show how keys map to Hog 4OS functions when using a US keyboard:

Function

Keystroke

Function

Keystroke

Toggle Shortcuts

Pause/Break or Ctrl + Q

Main GO

} or ] or Space

Pig

CTRL

Main Pause

{ or [

Open

ESC or O

Skip Fwd

K

Set

NumLock or Insert or i

Skip Back

J

Intensity

F11

Goto

G

Position

F2

Release

Z

Colour

F3

Pig + Release

ALT + Z

Beam

F4

Assert

A

Effects

F7

Next Page

: or ;

Macro

F5

@

' or @

Group

F1

Full

~ or #

Fixture

F12

Thru

*, > or X

Scene

F9

Minus (-)

- or _

Cue

F10

Plus (+)

= or +

List

F8

slash (/)

/ or ?

Page

F6

Point (.)

. or >

Record

R

Choose Master 1-10

ALT + 1 - 0

Merge

E

GO Master 1-10

TAB + 1 - 0

Move

M

Pause Master 1-10

Backspace + 1-0

Copy

P

Undo

CTRL + Z

Delete

D or Delete

Redo

CTRL + Y

Update

U

Visual Cut

CTRL + X

Live

V

Visual Copy

CTRL + C

Time

T

Visual Paste

CTRL + V

Setup

S

Visual Select Range

CTRL + cursors

Control

L

Backspace

backspace

Fan

F

Enter

Enter

Highlight

H

GM

\ and or |

Blind

B

Central Choose

ALT + -

Clear

C

Bottom Right toolbar

TAB + F1 - F12

Next

N

Top Right toolbar (main toolboar in nano mode)

ALT + F1 - F12

Back

Y