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How can I change F1 shortcut?

asked 2016-07-24 18:28:36 +0100

Owen gravatar image

In shortcut settings, F1 is grayed out. It looks like it can't be reassigned. Is there any way to reassign it to another function?

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What OS are you using?

vico gravatar imagevico ( 2016-07-25 21:18:23 +0100 )edit

@vico Linux

Owen gravatar imageOwen ( 2016-07-25 21:29:28 +0100 )edit

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answered 2016-07-24 19:34:29 +0100

peterwt gravatar image

The key F1 is used as a shortcut to Help so I guess that is why it cant be reassigned.

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It's a sensible reason, but I keep hitting it by mistake thinking I'm using Inkscape, then a web browser pops up and covers everything.

Owen gravatar imageOwen ( 2016-07-25 04:40:35 +0100 )edit
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answered 2016-07-25 21:20:23 +0100

vico gravatar image

There are a number of free tools that will allow you to disregard the keyboard key when that app is active. I can think of Autohotkey for Windows. There should be similar tools for Mac and Linux.

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Interesting I hadn't considered that. I will look into it.

Owen gravatar imageOwen ( 2016-07-25 21:29:41 +0100 )edit
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