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How to replace mouse click-functions with keyboard?

How to replace mouse click-functions with keyboard?

How to replace mouse click-functions with keyboard?

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Is it possible to replace mouse click-functions with function-keys? I would like to use the mouse to place the cursor only and programme function keys to replace left/right click and double click of the mouse. By using the keyboard with the other hand it should be possible to prevent RSI (repetitive strain injury). Thanks S

RE: How to replace mouse click-functions with keyboard?

You mean you want to do things like place a tentative point using a function key. Accu-View might already do things like that. Check Help search for  Accu-View or Accue-Draw.

RE: How to replace mouse click-functions with keyboard?

Micrip,
Here it is cut and dry: Workspace>Function Keys... This will allow you to set what ever function you want to do. For example I set F1 to undo, F2 Zoom Window....etc. You have this ability and you can use key combinations with the function keys.
Let Me know if you have any questions.
Regards,
Namdac

RE: How to replace mouse click-functions with keyboard?

Actually, you can have virtually unlimited commands using the function keys.
Simply by making a few command files {each with different commands that you would want to use} then dedicate 1 or 2 function keys {with the shift/ctrl/alt that's up to 6 different command files} for switching between those files. Of course, you might want to map all those lovely commands and print it out so you remember what's what.

{Just posted this in another thread too. It's one of my favorite aspects of MS!}

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RE: How to replace mouse click-functions with keyboard?

DraGon25,
Dude, you are like 4 months behind. You just rehashed what I have explained. What's up? Got to be on top of things in this industry. Program changes happen almost daily.
Regards,
Namdac
P.S. Command files are generally taken care of by most I.T. Depatments. They do not want anyone to mess with them. But, as with most of us, we do know how.

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