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Document Window Functions by Key

Special Keys

The mouse speed menu is accessed by clicking the Right Mouse button.

These keys look like typewriter keys(5- 6), but they actually perform functions:

Esc toggles activation between the List(4- 4) window and the current document window. Frequently Cancel in dialogs. Side + (and F12) changes the input mode(4- 2) to the next preferred mode(D- - 6). Side - (and Shift+F12) returns to the previous preferred mode. Side * (and Alt+F12) changes the input mode to The Same(3- 26) mode as the object type(4- 2). Space inserts a Space/Word Separator(5- 13). Ctrl+Space inserts a Syllable Separator(5- 13).

Windows Shortcut Keys

The Windows operating system recommends that the following keys perform the following commands:
Ctrl+Z invokes the Edit UnDo(3- 9) command. Ctrl+X invokes the Edit Cut(3- 9) command. Smart Characters uses this character in a document as the Katakana code(5- 9), but you cannot type it directly: type Ctrl+T instead. Ctrl+C invokes the Edit Copy(3- 9) command. Ctrl+V invokes the Edit Paste(3- 9) command. Smart Characters uses this character in a document as the Bpmf code(5- 9), but you cannot type it directly: type Ctrl+B instead.
Other Windows keys:
Ctrl+F4 closes a child window. Ctrl+F6 moves activation to the next child window. Shift+Ctrl+F6 moves activation to the previous child window. Alt+F4 closes the active top level window. If the window is a main frame window, the application also closes all child windows and terminates. Alt+Tab displays the name of the next task. Press and hold the Alt key, then press Tab repeatedly to cycle through the list of active tasks. Release the Alt key to switch to that task. The previous task becomes the next task so you can press Alt+Tab again to return to the previous task. Alt+Esc switches to the next task in a fixed task list order. Shift+Alt+Tab switches to the previous task. Ctrl+Esc invokes the Windows Task List dialog, so you can pick a task to switch to. Alt+SpaceBar drops the main frame window system (or control) menu. Alt+Minus drops the active child window system (or control) menu. Alt+Enter toggles a DOS box between full screen and windowed operation. Ctrl+Alt+Delete invokes the Windows Terminate Task dialog.

Syllable Separator

The syllable separator inserts the object type code(D- - 5) corresponding to the active input mode(4- 2).

Space/Word Separator

Space/New Word inserts a space in romanized or English objects, or starts a new word by inserting the notes(5- 8) object type code(D- - 5) word separator. Press this key after each occurrence of a "word" so that the word move keys (Ctrl+Right and Ctrl+Left) work as intended.

Hot Buttons

Hot Buttons are hypertext(D- - 4) topic references(12- 3) in a text or dictionary that you select for further explanation, or in response to a multiple-choice question in a self-teaching text.

To use hot buttons in a window, you must activate them. When a window is drawn or redrawn with the Redraw Window(3- 7) command, all visible topic references(12- 3) become active. Click the mouse on the hot button or use the Arrow Keys, and press Enter.

Deactivating Hot Buttons

To activate or deactivate all the buttons (and the insertion point(5- 1)) in a document, click to toggle the toolbar hypertext(D- - 4) button, or use the View Display Mode(3- 7) command to set Hypertext to hide or cell.

Back Tracking

Use the Edit Return to Anchor(3- 15) command to return to the previously selected topic reference(12- 3) or the previous anchor (see the Edit Drop Anchor(3- 15) command).

List Window Keys

The List(4- 4) window has special properties that accelerate movement, selection, and pasting from the list window into another document window. When working an another window, and the list window is active, the following keys manipulate the current selection in the list window:
Enter or Alt+Enter copies the current selection in the list window either into the clipboard(4- 3), or directly into your document according to the list window title, which displays either Copy to Clipboard or Paste into Document. Direct paste mode is the typical mode of operation, in which the list window entry replaces the corresponding key in the document. The less-frequent Copy to Clipboard mode is active when a query is made that in which it is unlikely or undesirable that the query result be pasted into the document directly (e.g., a Chinese character query). After Copy to Clipboard has been used, the title changes to Paste into Document. Arrow or Alt+Arrow moves the current selection up or down. Esc toggles activation between the list window and the current document window. The title bar changes to indicate the currently-activated window. If the list window is active, the Enter key will paste the current selection into the recipient document window. Page or Alt+Page scrolls the list.

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