Wish: Multiple highlight hotkeys

Va
Vasir
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:59 pm
Platform: Windows

Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:57 pm Post

Hello. Is there any way I can set a hot key for a specific highlight colour? For example, I tend to be sporadic with my tenses. I am currently using yellow for current tense, while I use orange for past tense. Pressing control and shift and H is nice, when I want to highlight the previous selected colour.

But what if I don't want to use the previous colour? I use my laptop without a mouse, and it would be much easier if I could, say, Control + shift + H + 1 for the first colour, Control + shift + H + 2 for the second, etc.
And I know for a fact that this wouldn't be hard to implement.

Edit: I have no idea if this feature is on the mac one, and I understand this is made by one developer. But, even so, thank you for reading this.

js
jstovell
Posts: 22
Joined: Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:56 am
Platform: Mac

Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:56 pm Post

You can define a custom keyboard shortcut for any menu item in any application by going to the Shortcuts tab of the Keyboard panel in System Preferences. See http://support.apple.com/kb/PH13916?vie ... cale=en_US

EDIT: Oh, wait. You are using Windows. Sorry, I don't know how to do that on your system.

Va
Vasir
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:59 pm
Platform: Windows

Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:00 pm Post

Yeah, unfortunately it does not help me much but thank you for the link anyway.
Hopefully this will be considered in the future. It would be nice.

za
zaqx
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Joined: Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:16 pm
Platform: Mac

Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:21 pm Post

maybe this will help, if not there are other programs for creating macros :-)

http://www.autohotkey.com

cheers, zaqx

Va
Vasir
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Joined: Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:59 pm
Platform: Windows

Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:06 pm Post

Hi Zaq, how would I use this to change the colours? I'm familiar with programming/scripting, I'm just not sure how I would do that.