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The best place to find out about the accelerator keys (i.e. the shortcuts, or hotkeys), is in the Help file.  Search for "accelerator".  Here is a snapshot of that information from September 2011.  Note that Upper-case and lower-case keys are significant - for example "W" and "w" have completely different functions.


Key Function
Cancel log replays and Multilateration attempts (if PP has the focus)
Help: open the help file
Aircraft: repeat a find operation
Chart/outline: find the largest scale chart containing the current display centre
Chart/outline: toggle GPX waypoint overlay
Chart/outline: toggle aircraft prediction
Chart/outline: toggle Mlat only display
Chart/outline: toggle display of Designated aircraft only
Ctrl-F10 Chart/outline: toggle Flag only display
Toggle "My sky" display
F12 Chart/outline: toggle Beamfinder beams
A Aircraft: display all aircraft
C Toggle the Mode-A/C altitudes window (Charlie)
Ctrl-C Chart/outline: copy the current view location to the clipboard
Ctrl-E Chart/outline: toggle Circles
F Aircraft: display aircraft with Flags defined
Ctrl-F Aircraft: find an aircraft in the View..Aircraft display
M Aircraft: display aircraft with Mlat possible
N Aircraft: display aircraft without the Interested tag
Ctrl-O Chart: open a new chart
Left-shift Map button Chart/outline: download a satellite chart
Right-shift Map button Chart/outline: download an OSM (Open Street Map) chart
Ctrl left-shift Map button Chart/outline: download a satellite chart which is larger than the screen window
Ctrl-Map button Chart/outline: download a chart which is larger than the screen window
P Aircraft: display aircraft with positions only
Ctrl-P Insert a manual position report
Ctrl-Quick button Chart/outline: redefine an existing Quick button to be the current chart, outline or sky view
Ctrl-R Refresh sharing
U Aircraft: display aircraft without positions only
V Define the Vignette window (Victor, note the capital "V"!)
Ctrl-V Chart/outline: paste a view location from the clipboard
W Toggle the Wind-rose window (Whiskey)
a Data: toggle Aircraft data window (alpha)
b Chart/outline: filter the chart display by radar interrogator identification
c Chart/outline: display all aircraft (charlie)
d Download sharer locations (sharerlocations.txt, used in the Circles method)
e MySky - face East
f Chart/outline: flight deck view (foxtrot)
i Aircraft: display aircraft with Interested tag (india)
i Chart/outline: display aircraft with Interested tag (india)
l Chart/outline: display Alerted aircraft (lima)
m Toggle Message rate window (mike)
n MySky - face North
o Outline: create outline; the same as the Outline button on the toolbar (oscar)
p Toggle profile window showing the vertical history of aircraft with Interested tag
r Toggle the radar interrogator identifier window
s MySky - face South
t Download NAT tracks file (mainly of interest to HFDL users)
u Toggle the Mode-A/C pulse rates window
v Toggle the Vignette window (victor)
w MySky - face West
x Aircraft: toggle display of Mode-A/C aircraft
z Chart/outline: filter the chart display by radar interrogator pulse rate
+ Chart/outline: zoom in to a chart or outline
- Chart/outline: zoom out from a chart or outline
> MySky - pan to the right
< MySky - pan to the left
Click and drag
Chart/outline: move the chart/outline around
Shift-click On some toolbar buttons, hides the button.  Press the ">" at the end of the toolbar to restore.
Left click
Aircraft: click on aircraft designates the aircraft and changes to the chart view with the aircraft in the centre
Left click
Aircraft: click on column heading In Aircraft View sorts the list in alternating order
Left click
Alert: goes to chart, outline or list showing chosen aircraft
Left click on aircraft In an Alert pop-up window : if the aircraft has a position, show the chart and centre on the aircraft; if not, change to the View, Aircraft screen with the aircraft highlighted
Ctrl-Left click Aircraft: initiates an Mlat process - makes one pair of Mlat requests
Ctrl-Left click Home Location Test window: changes the Home location to the clicked position
Ctrl-Left click Outline: change the colour of an outline boundary
Shift-Left click Aircraft: initiate an Mlat process series - makes an Mlat request with a flag that the Mlat is to be continued until it fails or it is cancelled
Ctrl-Shift left click Chart/outline: repeat an Mlat on a 'position-less' aircraft
Double left-click Chart/outline: designate/undesignate the aircraft
Right click Aircraft: click on aircraft consults www.airframes.org (may need to be in Administrator mode)
Right click
Aircraft: click on column heading In Aircraft View sorts the list in reverse order
Right click Chart/outline: display the information box for that aircraft
Ctrl-Right click Aircraft: shows the information box for that aircraft
Chart/outline: zoom out without refreshing the shared data
Mouse wheel click
On the View Aircraft screen, designate the aircraft without switching to the chart view



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