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  1. Browse by label or search in the LabVIEW Idea Exchange to see if your idea has previously been submitted. If your idea exists be sure to vote for the idea by giving it kudos to indicate your approval!
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  4. As NI R&D considers the idea, they will change the idea status.
  5. Give kudos to other ideas that you would like to see in a future version of LabVIEW!
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Use standard Windows keyboard shortcuts to change font styles

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.


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"There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus." - Blaise Pascal

What about some kind of floating window, which is available in design mode only for the text being edited...

Like in WINWORD for example:

text format.png


Example Gatekeeper
Status changed to: In Beta
DNatt, LV R&D
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In Beta NXG or In Beta 2018?

Example Gatekeeper

LabVIEW 2018 beta.

DNatt, LV R&D
Example Gatekeeper
Status changed to: Completed

Available in LabVIEW 2018 and later. The Ctrl-B, Ctrl-I, and Ctrl-U shortcuts now bold, italicize, and underline text, respectively. This behavior only occurs while a text field is being edited. Otherwise, these keyboard shortcuts maintain their normal behavior.

DNatt, LV R&D