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Darren's Occasional Nugget 11/14/2013

I just realized I haven't posted a nugget about my favorite LabVIEW 2013 feature yet. And it's not even an official feature! Smiley Tongue

 

In LabVIEW 2013 or later, add the following token to your INI file:

 

QuickBold=True

 

Now, whenever you are editing text on the front panel or block diagram of a VI, Ctrl-B will bold/unbold text:

 

boldtext.png

 

If you want this (or more generally, all standard font-editing keyboard shortcuts) to become an official LabVIEW feature, please go here and kudo the idea!

DNatt, LV R&D
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Only catch is that I usually need to remove broken wires much more often than I need to embolden text...

 

So here's my current thinking: 

Remap Ctrl+U to "Remove Broken Wires", because I don't much fancy the "Clean Up Diagram" tool anyway... Then Ctrl+B is ripe for the picking! (I wonder how long my muscle memory will take to readjust...)

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Chris Virgona
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QuickBold is only activated while you're editing a text field. If you're not editing a text field, Ctrl-B will remove broken wires as usual.

DNatt, LV R&D
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Oh... wow! That feels much better.

 

I hereby double my kudos.

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Chris Virgona
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@Darren wrote:

QuickBold is only activated while you're editing a text field. If you're not editing a text field, Ctrl-B will remove broken wires as usual.


So then why do we have to add a ini key to enable this feature? Just curious...

 

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dan_u wrote:

So then why do we have to add a ini key to enable this feature? Just curious...


As Darren said, it hasn't officially been released yet.  I believe NI just wants enough people to play with it before it is official, just in case there is a severe bug.  I would assume that once it is official that the ini token won't be necessary.


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Wow, after four years, they finally implemented it!

 

Darren, thanks for sharing this info.



"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
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Love it.  Saw it at NI Week and have been using it ever since.  As I suggested at NI Week this function should be supported in the VI Documentation editor as well.  Even if it is something simple like adding the <b> and </b> tags into the string when CTRL+B is detected.

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Thanks for that Darren! 

 

Now you know I've GOT to ask does QuickHyperlink or QuickBookmark work?

 

On second thought make that QuickHyperlink- No one really uses revision history but Help is fairly useful

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@JÞB wrote:

 

Now you know I've GOT to ask does QuickHyperlink or QuickBookmark work?


I can't help you with QuickHyperlink yet, but we've already got QuickBookmark in 2013...it's Shift-3. Smiley Wink

DNatt, LV R&D
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