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F2 for rename

Malcolm_DanielMalcolm_Daniel Member Posts: 57 PRO
Please make the F2 button invoke Rename ... this is so universal, and it's driving me nuts I have to rt-clk or remember Shift+n.
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  • lougallolougallo Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,813
    @Malcolm in the browser it is not a shortcut we can use.
    Lou Gallo / PD/UX - Support - Community / Onshape, Inc.
  • Malcolm_DanielMalcolm_Daniel Member Posts: 57 PRO
    I'd install a desktop client or specific browser just to gain access to more standard keyboard shortcuts!  Onshape Browser anyone?
  • rune_thorsen229rune_thorsen229 Member Posts: 153 EDU
    lougallo said:
    @Malcolm in the browser it is not a shortcut we can use.
    Strange.
     F2 is not reserved see :https://www.w3schools.com/tags/ref_keyboardshortcuts.asp
    or https://css-tricks.com/snippets/javascript/javascript-keycodes/
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,855 PRO
    On the subject, F2 works in google sheets as well.
  • rune_thorsen229rune_thorsen229 Member Posts: 153 EDU
    lougalloMalcolm_Daniel I am a big fan of keyboard shortcuts. Please - Onshape - make them consistent. Use standards/defacto keys and make them work consistently across contexts. e.g. shift n doesnt work for renaming tabs.
    Btw. n is a nasty shortcut as it opens new window if ctrl is accidently used. 
  • thomas_aathomas_aa Member Posts: 19
    (I had totally missed shift+N. Renaming a sketch I'm working on without having to first hover to find the little pen and then click it? Such a time saver!)

    Here's a proof that F2 works and a workaround. (And a shameless plug): Add the bookmarklet for Reshape (from: https://thomasa88.github.io/reshape/ ), load a document, click the bookmark, configure [shift][N] -> [F2], Save & close, Click a feature and press F2.


    Is the problem that F2 might be used for other things on some computers/browsers? Some keyboards do map all the F keys to "nifty" special functions by default :S .





  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,855 PRO
    Cool hack, i'll need to look at that later
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