It would be nice if you could change a selected font style by using the standard windows (MS office) shortcuts, such as CTRL-B for bold and CTRL-U for underline. This would save many mouse clicks.
I realize that many people don't use Windows, so maybe it could be customized in the .ini file or would be dependent on what OS your are running.
Unfortunately, the Ctrl-B command is already in use for erasing bad wires.
It may be possible for the developers to differentiate between the front and block diagram panels. Keeping the Ctrl-B in the block diagram panel for cleaning up bad wires.
The best solution would be for the Ctrl-B/I/U shortcuts to work as text modifiers only when a text field is currently being edited. Any other time they would act as clean up, remove bad wires, etc.
I'm really surprised this idea hasn't received more kudos. One of the *first* things I noticed when I started programming with LabVIEW almost 11 years ago was the lack of Ctrl-B/I/U keystrokes to bold/italicize/underline selected text. Come on, people! Kudo this one!
Thanks, Darren. This issue is a HUGE annoyance to me, but I guess not so much with other people.
I would kudos this idea but only if you can lay out for me all the shortcut rearranging. In other words
ctrl+b = bold
ctrl+i = italics
ctrl+u = underline
ctrl+? = remove broken wires
ctrl+? = clean up diagram
ctrl+? = VI Properties
If you were mucking about with something like ctrl+d, which I pretty much never use and which few people it seems knows exist, I'd be fine. But you're suggesting changing three of the shortcuts I use most, and there aren't any other keys still availble. What operations would lose their shortcut?
Aristos, I think Darren pretty much covered this in an earlier comment
The best solution would be for the Ctrl-B/I/U
shortcuts to work as text modifiers only when a text field is currently
being edited. Any other time they would act as clean up, remove bad
I like the idea of standard text formatting shortcuts, don't get me wrong. But something just seems fishy about having different context actions for the same shortcut. The documentation on the LabVIEW Quick Reference Card would become a little more squirelly, "This means this here, but this means that there...." which can be a fundamental UI SNAFU.
As an alternative, we need flock en masse to the idea of A text toolbar.
> only when a text
field is currently
Yeah, I read that. Didn't like it so much... it wouldn't save me much time. I am rarely using LV as a text editor. Usually I'm selecting all the controls on my FP and changing the font of everything, and a ctrl+b to make everything bold face would actually be useful when I'm trying to magnify a front panel for display in a presentation.
I suppose I should kudos the idea anyway on the grounds that I would like this topic to be visited in some form/fashion.
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