Bug #213 - OS conflict with F10 key as defined in the "Redraw Window" script
Product:PageStream (Windows)Reported By:Steve Bowman
Severity:NormalAssigned To:Deron Kazmaier
Priority:Average sign in to watch (3 are watching)
Status:ReopenedReported:2008-01-16 21:43:38
Category:Display/User InterfaceUpdated:2008-01-16 21:43:38
Summary:OS conflict with F10 key as defined in the "Redraw Window" script
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By default the "Redraw Window" script defines F10 to activate it. The problem with this is that the F10 key is used to activate the menu bar in the active program under Windows, so another default key needs to be used.

I've just used F11 which doesn't conflict with anything according to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/301583. MS don't appear to have a list for Vista yet.

T.J. Zweers wrote...2008-01-17 02:00:00

You can change this in PageStream!

Open menu Window / Show Script Palette. Click in that palette on Redraw Window.
Now click on the mini menu (thick down arrow) in that Scripts Palette. Now select Edit...
The Edit Script window opens.
Just above the OK button there is a Key selection. Click on the down arrow and select F11. Now click on OK.

The make the change permanent: click in the Scripts Palette on the down arrow (mini menu), and select Save.

[Status updated to 'Works for Me' on Thu, 17 Jan 2008 02:00:00 -0500]

Steve Bowman wrote...2008-01-18 19:18:19

Indeed, this is what I have done.

Because under Windows F10 is "reseved" for an OS operation I don't think it should be a default in PgS. I was alluding the default should be something else, perhaps F11.

Then again...

This is not easy problem as different platforms have various keys reserved (or set as default) to something or other. For example, OS X has F9, F10, F11 used for Expos? by default, F12 for Dashboard.

Either PgS will need to intercept (or have a higher prioity, whatever) F keys while the active app, or perhaps a review is needed of the default keys PgS has set for scripts by default. Not easy, by the time you "NAND" all the reserved keys of all OSes together I don't think you would be left with much!

In any case, F10 should change. I was originally going to submit a bug report the F10 wasn't working as expected even though the script Palette indicated it should. It wasn't until further research I saw why this was the case. I am sure I will not be the only person who has been, or will be, caught out with this.

[Status updated to 'Reopened' on Fri, 18 Jan 2008 19:18:19 -0500]

Henry G Belot wrote...2008-02-02 20:43:02

I use F5 in Windows because it's the default for this kind of thing. It redraws the screen in programs like Windows, updates lists in Explorer and other file-handling dialogs, and reloads pages in a browser. As I remember, it does require resetting whatever F5 is assigned to by default. But it does keep the interface fairly consistent across applications and is one less thing to remember.

Since some other OSes use other assignments,it wouldn't be to tricky to provide files for Mac or Linux with the key assignments set otherwise. Maybe when we get back to having an installer, the assignments could be made before the preferences file is loaded. That could be the right place to preset defaults for the "Send to..." scripts as well.

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Bug #213 - OS conflict with F10 key as defined in the "Redraw Window" script by Steve Bowman   
  created:2008-01-16 21:43:38   last updated:2008-01-16 21:43:38
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