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How to disable Enterprise Guide Short-cut keys

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How to disable Enterprise Guide Short-cut keys

Does anyone know how I can disable the F-8 Short-cut key in Enterprise Guide?   It just ruined my morning.  Ugh.

 

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Re: How to disable Enterprise Guide Short-cut keys

Hi Linda,

 

You can't really "disable" the short-cut keys per say, but you can re-program them to do nothing: 

 

From the list of pull-down menus across the top, start with Program, then

 

Editor Macros -> Record New -> hit the space bar once and then hit the backspace key once to delete the space you just typed -> Program - > Editor Macros - > Stop Recording -> enter a name for your new "do-nothing" macro in the Keyboard macro name text box -> click on the Assign keys button -> place your cursor in the Press new shortcut key text box -> press the F8 key -> click on the Assign button -> click Ok

 

Note that if you delete this "do-nothing" macro that you just created, the F8 key will go back to doing what it did before. 

 

A bit of a round-about approach, but if you really want the F8 key to do nothing when you hit it, this will work.

 

John

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Re: How to disable Enterprise Guide Short-cut keys

Hi Linda,

 

You can't really "disable" the short-cut keys per say, but you can re-program them to do nothing: 

 

From the list of pull-down menus across the top, start with Program, then

 

Editor Macros -> Record New -> hit the space bar once and then hit the backspace key once to delete the space you just typed -> Program - > Editor Macros - > Stop Recording -> enter a name for your new "do-nothing" macro in the Keyboard macro name text box -> click on the Assign keys button -> place your cursor in the Press new shortcut key text box -> press the F8 key -> click on the Assign button -> click Ok

 

Note that if you delete this "do-nothing" macro that you just created, the F8 key will go back to doing what it did before. 

 

A bit of a round-about approach, but if you really want the F8 key to do nothing when you hit it, this will work.

 

John

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Re: How to disable Enterprise Guide Short-cut keys

Thanks John.  Worked like a charm !   Smiley Happy

 

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Re: How to disable Enterprise Guide Short-cut keys

Glad I could help Smiley Happy

 

Have a great day,

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Re: How to disable Enterprise Guide Short-cut keys

[ Edited ]

AutoHotKey (a free tool) is another way to accomplish...  see Chris' comment in this post:

https://communities.sas.com/t5/SAS-Enterprise-Guide/Remap-Enterprise-Guide-hotkeys/m-p/341547#M22619

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