Setting Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts can help you save time by keeping your hands on the keyboard when you want to open a favorite window. A keyboard shortcut is the combination of holding down the command (Apple) key on a Mac or the control key on Windows, with a letter, such as c. You may be familiar with using command-c or control-c to copy selected text.

In CDM+, you can set up your own keyboard shortcuts to open nearly any window using the Menus user preference pane. Under Windows, click File – Preferences – CDM+ User. On a Mac, click CDM+ – Preferences – CDM+ User. Select Menus under the General tab.

You will see a tree list set up in the same hierarchy as the CDM+ menus. Click on the name of a menu item and enter the key you want to use as a shortcut, such as “d” for Address Records. The full shortcut, including Ctrl or Cmnd, will appear in the Shortcut Key column. You can create even more shortcut combinations by checking Shift, Option (Mac-only) or both. Some items in the File and Edit menus have pre-programmed shortcuts, and CDM+ will warn you if you create duplicate shortcuts.

It is a good idea to use letters that will remind you of the window. But if you forget a shortcut, they always appear beside the function in the menus.

For an example with screen shots, click here.