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macjohnmcc

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Are there keyboard shortcuts for VSDIFF?
« on: July 23, 2014, 08:10:30 pm »
I am reviewing changes to a file and would like to be able to go from difference to difference without using a mouse. Is there a key I can press to go to previous and next diff?

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Re: Are there keyboard shortcuts for VSDIFF?
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2014, 07:03:04 am »
Use the accelerators ie. '<ALT>-N' for 'Next Diff'.
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Tim Kemp

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Re: Are there keyboard shortcuts for VSDIFF?
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2014, 04:06:51 pm »
If you look in the key bindings, the keyboard commands you are looking for all start with diff-.

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Re: Are there keyboard shortcuts for VSDIFF?
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2014, 06:26:17 pm »
Thanks. That works. I would have expected that the buttons would have the underlines on the keys that work with the accelerators. I tried to find this in the online documentation but didn't see anything.


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Re: Are there keyboard shortcuts for VSDIFF?
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2014, 08:02:28 am »
Hmm - that could be a platform issue. I can only tell that on Win7x64 the accels are underlined as usual.
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Re: Are there keyboard shortcuts for VSDIFF?
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2014, 02:57:51 pm »
I'm running on Windows 8.1 Update 1. (x64) but I don't believe I've ever seen the accelerator underline even on older OSes.

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Re: Are there keyboard shortcuts for VSDIFF?
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2014, 03:01:07 pm »
Perhaps it depends on your emulation mode. I don't think I've ever seen the underlines either.

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Re: Are there keyboard shortcuts for VSDIFF?
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2014, 03:02:00 pm »
I'm using the default emulation mode. Nothing fancy.

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Re: Are there keyboard shortcuts for VSDIFF?
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2014, 03:11:27 pm »
While we are on the topic of accelerators, I thought I should mention that the Mac version of our product supports accelerators. Unfortunately since this is a very non-standard feature for Mac, the accelerators are NEVER visible. You have to know what the are from another platform or guess. I use them all the time. Use option/alt key+<hot key letter>. There's an option for Command+<hot key letter> to work but it's only supported in tool windows like the Find and Replace tool window. Better to use Option/Alt.

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Re: Are there keyboard shortcuts for VSDIFF?
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2014, 03:59:04 pm »
On Windows (especially later versions), the go to great lengths to hide accelerators.  Too many mousers wondering why their menus have underlined letters.

To show them temporarily, press & release the <Alt> key. 

To show them permanently (Win XP & earlier), - Tools -> Folder Options -> View - then search through that list.

In Windows 7 & 8, go to "Ease of Access Center" -> "Make Keyboard Easier to Use" -> "Underline keyboard shortcuts and access keys".

The Windows 7 & 8 thing works _most_ of the time.  XP always (in my experience).

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Re: Are there keyboard shortcuts for VSDIFF?
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2014, 04:01:37 pm »
Well that certainly fixed it. Thanks. Learn something new everyday.

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Re: Are there keyboard shortcuts for VSDIFF?
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2014, 07:10:34 pm »
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In Windows 7 & 8, go to "Ease of Access Center" -> "Make Keyboard Easier to Use" -> "Underline keyboard shortcuts and access keys".
Oh yes - that's of course what I always configure very early when setting up a Win-box.
Thanks jimlangrunner for the reminder :)
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