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HIde Front panel - enjoy Ctrl-Key shortcut

It is not a question, it is a link to a good old idea:

http://forums.ni.com/t5/LabVIEW-Idea-Exchange/Allow-ONLY-the-Block-Diagram-to-be-opened-Without-Fron...

and Ctrl-Key shortcut attached.

 

Shortcut hides (including taskbar) and restores front panel window.
It always activates block diagram after all:
If you use shortcut with the hidden FP, it will activate block diagram (unlike simple Ctrl+E activates front panel)

 

Attention! It will be hard to find VI, if you have hidden it's front panel and closed block diagram - that is why we still need this to be integrated into LabVIEW

 

PS Use: Place into C:\Program Files\National Instruments\LabVIEW 2011\resource\dialog\QuickDrop\plugins and set shortcut in VI Shortcut window (Ctrl+Space -> Shortcuts -> Ctrl-Key Shortcuts)

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I don't understand how to set the shorcut, can you give more details on how to do it?

 

It seems interesting

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It is a custom quick drop shortcut: Labview description is here:

http://zone.ni.com/reference/en-XX/help/371361L-01/lvhowto/qd_keyboard_shortcuts/

 

Place the vi to C:\Program Files\National Instruments\LabVIEW 2011\resource\dialog\QuickDrop\plugins

Next time labview launches, it will be available, but you need to set a quick button for it:

Press Ctrl+Space, it will open Quick drop window.

Press Shortcuts..., switch to Ctrl key shortcuts tab (see picture)

Set the button (E) for the selected plugin vi.

 

Next time you press ctrl+space, followed by Ctrl+E, LabVIEW executes plugin vi.

 

Correction for my description: if the front panel is hidden, closing block diagram closes the vi (with confirm dialog, as usual). This is not a problem

 

 

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