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Quick Drop Palette Object Shortcuts (English)

NOTE: If you are using LabVIEW 2016 or later, these shortcuts are automatically installed on your first use of Quick Drop, assuming you did not copy over your LabVIEW INI file from a previous installation. Thus, this page is only necessary if you are using LabVIEW 2015 or previous.

 

One of the most useful features of Quick Drop is the ability for users to define custom shortcuts for commonly-dropped palette objects.  For example, I use the shortcut 'cs' to drop a Case Structure.  Attached below are all the shortcuts I have configured for Front Panel and Block Diagram objects.  Note: Most of these shortcuts can be typed easily with the left hand, which allows me to keep my right hand on the mouse while using them.

 

Instructions:

Copy the lines from the attached text file into your LabVIEW INI file (for LabVIEW 8.6 and later).  No LabVIEW restart is required.  Note: If you already have your own Quick Drop shortcuts configured, you will need to manually merge your existing QuickDropDiagramShortcuts and QuickDropPanelShortcuts INI entries with these, keeping in mind that the lists are sorted alphabetically by shortcut.

 

The shortcut lists were last updated 2016-01-26.

 

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