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So, I'm working with a whole bunch of programs in order to
write a paper. Adobe Illustrator, Canvas, MS Office, Origin
and a few more. Now, I like keyboard commands.
However, multiple selections is Ctrl+ clicks in MS Office,
but Shift+ clicks in another program. This is not too bad,
Alt+ clicks in a third program. Similarly, scroll-to-
zoom is handled differently in all of the programs.
So, take a small program that identifies the active
window, and the program running in it, and use it to
translate the key commands for common functions.
I'm sure that I COULD go into all the programs and change
them, but I may die before that works its way to the top of
my to-do list.
I googled "Keyboard shortcut manager", none seem to offer
this functionality, however, I'm happy to be educated.
Keyboard harmonizing ([+])
[pashute, Dec 09 2013]
||[+] One additional benefit to this would be that you could save your configuration separately. In some cases I have gone to the bother of changing keyboard shortcuts in a program, but when I upgrade the computer and reinstall or upgrade the software, it seems like this I always have to manually reconfigure it.
||It might be nice to make the configurations portable. When the shortcut manager detected a thumb drive with a specific file name, it could ask if you'd like to temporarily remap your keyboard. As soon as the thumb drive was removed it could revert. Also, it should be pretty small executable, so the executable might be launchable from the thumb drive for computers that don't have it installed already. Though preventing this from becoming a virus carrier would need to be considered.
||It turns out that clipboard managers (newly
enhancing my life thanks to 21 quest) can migrate
their contents over a network across multiple
computers. I see no reason that this couldn't be
implemented with the shortcut system.
||In fact, a keyboard-mapping and clipboard manager
would be part of a whole customization system
that could migrate from computer to computer.
You log in to a new computer and your cloud
storage, keyboard settings, sound profiles,
whatever, are migrated.
||Basically like a subset of the Roaming Profiles feature of Windows, but over the internet rather than just the corporate network...
||Protip: just use emacs for everything