Figure 633. The Keyboard Shortcuts section.Key bindings let you associate SONAR commands with keys on your MIDI or computer keyboard. This makes it easy for you to access specific features more quickly and efficiently.The Keyboard Shortcuts section lets you specify which keys and key combinations to use for specific SONAR commands.The Keyboard Shortcuts section contains the following settings:
Computer. Links computer keyboard commands to specific SONAR commands.
MIDI. Links MIDI keyboard commands to specific SONAR commands. The Enabled check box must be checked for MIDI keys to function.You can designate a MIDI Key or Controller (usually a pedal) to act as a key binding shift key. That way you can require that the key binding shift key be depressed before any command is triggered, so you only lose one note or pedal from its regular function.
Key. Clicking this option makes a key on your MIDI keyboard act as a key binding shift key. Choose which key by clicking the + or - buttons in the window that’s just to the right of the Key button.
Controller. Clicking this option makes a controller on your MIDI keyboard act as a key binding shift key. Choose which controller (usually the sustain pedal) by choosing one from the drop-down list that’s just to the right of the Controller button.The Key Bindings field has three lists, a button, and a line of text in it:
Key. Use this window to highlight a key that you want to bind to a command in the Function list. If a key or combination is already bound to a global command by default, the name of the key appears in bold text, and the command it is bound to appears at the bottom of the dialog box under Assigned to. Binding a key or combination to a command and clicking OK overwrites any default binding for that key or combination.
Function. Use this window to choose a command to bind to a highlighted key in the Key list.
Area. Use this window to choose in what context you want the key binding to work.
Search. The search filter allows you to only show key binding functions that includes a specific text string in the name.
Locate Key. Clicking this button allows you to quickly scroll the Key list to the key or keys that you press on your computer keyboard.
Assigned to. When you highlight an item in the Key list, this text line that’s below the Key list shows any command that the item is currently bound to.Click this button to remove all key bindings from whatever view is currently listed in the Area list.Click this button to import a different set of key bindings that you’ve created or that are identical to some other sequencer application’s.Click this button to export your currently-loaded set of key bindings so that you can reload them if you want.
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