While Quick Drop was added in LabVIEW 8.6, Quick Drop hotkeys weren't added until a year later in LabVIEW 2009. This allows us to use our own hotkeys (as well as some pretty handy ones supplied by LabVIEW) without having to worry about interfereing with Windows hotkeys.
There are currently three defined hotkey combinations:
Steps to Complete
Bring up Quick Drop with Ctrl-Space, and then use one of the above listed hotkeys. Or you can go to my blog and watch the video!
You can also make your own hotkeys or maybe you want to replace LabVIEW's with something better. So, Quick Drop keyboard shortcuts are a plugin architecture, and you are free to use LabVIEW Scripting to write your own shortcuts! You'll notice that the following folder now exists in LabVIEW 2009:
Inside this folder are d.vi, r.vi, and t.vi. Those are the VIs that define the Ctrl-[shift]-D, Ctrl-R, and Ctrl-T shortcuts in Quick Drop. If you want to write your own shortcut (let's say it's Ctrl-E), start with resource\dialog\QuickDrop\QuickDrop Plugin Template.vi, save it as e.vi in the plugins folder, and now you have a Ctrl-Space-Ctrl-E shortcut!
Is there any way to get Ctrl-T to affect Control/Indicator terminal labels that are not on the top-level diagram (i.e inside while loops, case structures, sequence structures, etc.)?