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Configuring Shortcuts for the Quick Drop Dialog Box

LabVIEW 2013 Help

Edition Date: June 2013

Part Number: 371361K-01

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Use the Quick Drop Shortcuts dialog box to specify a shortcut that represents an object. You can assign a shortcut name to an object so that you do not have to enter the entire name of the object in the Quick Drop dialog box.

Complete the following steps to configure shortcuts for the Quick Drop dialog box.

  1. Press the <Ctrl-Space> keys or select View»Quick Drop to display the Quick Drop dialog box. On Chinese keyboards, press the <Ctrl–Shift–Space> keys. (Mac OS X) Press the <Command-Shift-Space> keys. (Linux) Press the <Alt-Space> keys.
Note Note  You cannot assign shortcuts to LabVIEW project items using the Quick Drop Shortcuts dialog box.
  1. Click the Shortcuts button in the Quick Drop dialog box to display the Quick Drop Shortcuts dialog box. LabVIEW displays the Front Panel or Block Diagram page of the dialog box according to the window from which you access the dialog box.
  2. Type a shortcut in the Panel Shortcut or Diagram Shortcut text box. For example, enter cs in the Diagram Shortcut text box if you want to assign that shortcut to an object that you select, such as a Case structure.
    Note  You cannot use modifier keys, such as the <Ctrl> and <Shift> keys, to create shortcuts for the Quick Drop dialog box.
  3. Select an object from the Panel Shortcut Object or Diagram Shortcut Object pull-down menu.
  4. Click the Add button to assign the shortcut to the object. The Front Panel Shortcuts or Block Diagram Shortcuts table lists all the shortcuts you assign.
  5. (Optional) If you want to remove a shortcut, select a shortcut from the table and click the Remove Selected Shortcut(s) button.
  6. Click the OK button to close the dialog box.

To use the shortcuts you assigned, press the <Ctrl–Space> keys or select View»Quick Drop to display the Quick Drop dialog box. On Chinese keyboards, press the <Ctrl–Shift–Space> keys. (Mac OS X) Press the <Command–Shift–Space> keys. (Linux) Press the <Alt–Space> keys. Enter a shortcut that you assigned to an object. The shortcut and the name of the object, in parentheses, appear in the text box. For example, if you assigned the shortcut cs to a Case structure, enter cs in the text box. The text box displays cs (Case Structure). Click the block diagram to place the Case structure on the block diagram.

Note Note  If you want to transfer the shortcuts you configured for the Quick Drop dialog box to another installation of LabVIEW that supports the Quick Drop dialog box, copy QuickDropPanelShortcuts and QuickDropDiagramShortcuts from the existing LabVIEW configuration file and place them in the other LabVIEW configuration file.

 

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