eSignal 12 - Customize Keyboard

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eSignal 12 - Customize Keyboard
the customize keyboard feature allows you to create keyboard shortcuts for many of the commands and menu items used in esignal 12. this tool allows you to quickly access frequently used functions and windows.

opening the customize keyboard window

to launch the customize keyboard feature, click options from the main menu then select customize keyboard

for versions prior to esignal 11.4, the customize keyboard feature is located under the tools menu on the main menu bar.

window overview

create new shortcut key
to create a keyboard shortcut, select a command from the commands list. open edit chart dialog has been highlighted in the example below. click the field for add shortcut key, then select the key(s) you want to associate the keyboard shortcut with. you'll notice that a combination of keystrokes can be used (popular variations include the alt, ctrl, and shift keys). once you've entered the shortcut key, click the add shortcut button (+ sign) and you're ready to go. using the example shown, we've assigned the f11 key to open the edit chart menu. 

existing shortcuts
a few shortcuts have already been assigned. under the new menu, popular shortcuts include open new chart (ctrl+1) and open new watch list (ctrl+2):

in the chart window, helpful shortcuts exist for inserting a study (ctrl++) or symbol (ctrl+-):

restore all and restore selected
it's possible to assign new keys for existing shortcuts. if you wish to restore the default settings, you can use the restore all option in the customize keyboard dialog box. additionally, you can select an assigned key and click the restore selected option to eliminate keyboard shortcuts on an individual basis.