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Keyman Configuration - Hotkeys Tab

Note

This feature is only available in Keyman Desktop Professional.

The Hotkeys tab of Keyman Configuration lets you set hotkeys for Keyman Desktop functions, Keyman keyboards and Windows languages.

Opening the Hotkeys Tab

To open the Hotkeys tab of Keyman Configuration:

  1. Click on the Keyman Desktop icon , on the Windows Taskbar near the clock.

  2. From the Keyman Desktop menu, select Configuration….

  3. Select the Hotkeys tab.

    Tip

    Keyman Configuration opens in the same tab you last closed it in.

Setting Hotkeys

For help setting hotkeys in the Hotkeys tab of Keyman Configuration, see: How To - Set Hotkeys for Keyman Desktop, Keyman Keyboards and Windows Languages

Note

By default, hotkeys only turn on a function or keyboard. If you prefer hotkeys to turn on or off a function or keyboard, you can change this behaviour in the Options tab of Keyman Configuration. Tick 'Keyboard hotkeys toggle keyboard activation' and click OK.

Some hotkeys do not toggle even if this option is enabled. Only the following hotkeys will toggle with this option enabled:

  • Show On Screen Keyboard Pane

  • Show Keyboard Usage Pane

  • Show Font Helper Pane

  • Show Character Map Pane

  • Any Keyman Keyboard Hotkey

About Hotkeys

The General Hotkeys section of the Hotkeys tab lists hotkeys for Keyman Desktop functions:

  • Switch Keyman Desktop Off — Switches all Keyman Desktop keyboards off, but does not exit Keyman Desktop.

  • Open Keyboard Menu — Opens the Keyman Desktop Menu.

  • Open Language Switcher — Opens the Language Switcher. This option is only available in Keyman Desktop Professional.

  • Show On Screen Keyboard Pane — Opens or shows the On Screen Keyboard tool of the Keyman Toolbox.

  • Show Keyboard Usage Pane — Opens or shows the Keyboard Usage tool of the Keyman Toolbox.

  • Show Font Helper Pane — Opens or shows the Font Helper tool of the Keyman Toolbox.

  • Show Character Map Pane — Opens or shows the Character Map tool of the Keyman Toolbox. This option is only available in Keyman Desktop Professional.

  • Open Text Editor — Opens the Keyman Text Editor.

  • Open Configuration — Opens Keyman Configuration.

The Keyboards section of the Hotkeys tab lists hotkeys for all currently installed Keyman keyboards.

The Windows Languages section of the Hotkeys tab lists hotkeys for all currently installed Windows languages. This section is only available in Keyman Desktop Professional.

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