Mapping arrows on keyboard

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Mapping arrows on keyboard

Postby m0ute » Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:33 pm


I was wondering how to map in Standard.kbd.cfg the arrow keys (left & right arrows). Can you help me?

Thank you,

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Re: Mapping arrows on keyboard

Postby jus » Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:35 pm

The standard shortcuts are defined in a text file, and can be changed by the user.
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Linux: /usr/share/mixxx/keyboard/Standard.kbd.cfg
MacOS X: <Mixxx bundle>/keyboard/Standard.kbd.cfg
Windows: <Mixxx directory>\keyboard\Standard.kbd.cfg

If you save your edited file as Custom.kbd.cfg at the corresponding path , Mixxx will use this file instead on re-launch.

Arrow keys are mapped with "Up","Down","Left","Right"

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LoadSelectedTrack Left
LoadSelectedTrack Right

This would load a selected track from the library in either Channel 1 (Left arrow) or Channel 2 (Right arrow)

Looks like there is a bug with Modifiers and arrow keys, e.g. if you want to use "Shift+Left" it might not work (at least it does not work for me on MacOS).
The Mixxx Manual, Wiki and FAQ are the best place to start for documentation and support.
Please report any bugs you find to our Bug Tracker.

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Re: Mapping arrows on keyboard

Postby m0ute » Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:54 pm

Thanks, this is exactly what I wanted to know.

FYI, Shift+Arrows doesn't work for me either (Mixxx 1.9.0 & Mac OS 10.6).
Nice software by the way, can't wait to see how it's gonna evolve :)
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Re: Mapping arrows on keyboard

Postby Rosario » Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:30 am

I concur, very helpful!
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