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Universe Sandbox Legacy => Universe Sandbox 2010 Beta | Discussion => Topic started by: Dan Dixon on April 14, 2010, 04:00:30 PM

Title: New Keyboard Layout
Post by: Dan Dixon on April 14, 2010, 04:00:30 PM
The current layout is rather haphazard and accidental. I want to fix that for version 2.

I'd love for someone to take a pass at a new plan for the keyboard shortcuts.

Currently W & S are zoom, but does that really make sense?
Currently Ctrl+C toggles the 3D mode, but while it's not supported yet, I want to reserve Ctrl+C for a Cut command as well as the standard shortcuts for Copy, Paste, and Undo, Open, Save, etc...

Thoughts or ideas?

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Here's the current list of keyboard commands (applies to v1 and the current v2 beta):
http://universesandbox.com/support/reference.htm
Title: Re: New Keyboard Layout
Post by: deoxy99 on April 14, 2010, 04:38:13 PM
Ctrl+Shift+C could work for 3D mode.
Title: Re: New Keyboard Layout
Post by: Bla on April 14, 2010, 10:47:32 PM
I didn't see the plus and minus keys on the numpad doing anything, so maybe they could be used for zooming (too)? Or maybe for changing the timestep. I think I was able to change the timestep using them when I first got the program, in the trial I think.
Title: Re: New Keyboard Layout
Post by: Andreas on April 17, 2010, 09:20:31 AM
donīīt forget the Y and Z problem. You remember i told you, that when you use a german keybord and press z you get an y and when you press y you get an z.
Title: Re: New Keyboard Layout
Post by: deoxy99 on April 17, 2010, 09:30:22 AM
Yes, I changed my layout on the keyboard to German, and the Y is Z and Z is Y.