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TabSRMM keyboard shortcuts

This is a list of available keyboard shortcuts in the message window. Note that some of these hotkeys require that the message input area has the focus. Some others will also work when other parts of the message dialog are focused.

TAB key behavior

The TAB key should be considered a special key and there are some settings that can affect its behavior. Depending on Message sessions→Tabs and layout[tab]→Allow TAB key in typing area, TAB will do one of the following:

  • Option disabled → it will switch input focus (standard windows behavior)
  • Option enabled → you can insert tabulation characters when typing a message.

In group chats?, TAB can be used to auto-complete a user name. This will only work when the message input area contains at least ONE typed character and the cursor is not at the beginning of the text. Pressing TAB will try to complete with the first matching nickname. If none matches, nothing will happen.

ESC key behavior

The ESC key can be configured on Message sessions→Tabs and layout[tab]. There are 3 different ways to choose from and control what will happen when you press ESC. It is up to you what you select here.

Other available hotkeys

In TabSRMM v3, most hotkeys are customizable via Customize→Hotkeys. There are NO default values for many of these keys to avoid collisions with certain keyboard layouts.

This list is not complete, so you are advised to review the settings on the hotkey option page to set your own choices for some of the keys not listed here.
In TabSRMM 3, most non-standard keyboard actions can be customized in Customize→Hotkeys
CTRL-Owhile the input area has the focus Invoke the container options? dialog.
ALT-EBring up the smiley selection window
ALT-TToggle the toolbar.
CTRL-PInvoke the Protocol Menu (works with and without the toolbar visible).
CTRL-Arrow Up or CTRL-Arrow DownScroll through the stored messages quickly (see input history).
ALT-HInvoke the history window.
CTRL-U / CTRL-I / CTRL-BToggle text formatting (underlined, italics, bold).
SHIFT-RETURNAnother shortcut for sending a message (if the option "send on shift enter is enabled", otherwise it inserts a soft line feed).
CTRL-W, Ctrl-F4Close the active tab.
ESCMinimize container or Close current tab if enabled in the Options.
CTRL-SActivate the Send Menu.
CTRL-PActivate the protocol menu.
F12Toggles "freeze message log updates". When enabled, all updates to the message log are frozen until you disable it again. That means, new messages are NOT sent to the message log. However, these messages are not lost, they are internally queued and will be written to the message log when you unfreeze it. Useful, if you want to avoid automatic scrolling because of incoming messages while reading something in the message history. This feature does not work in group chats (yet).
CTRL-MInsert Math tags to the input area {Red
ALT-IQuick show / hide the info panel. This is temporary and not saved.
ALT-BToggle BiDi option (switch message log between RTL and LTR). Note that this is not needed for some protocols as they have automatic detection for incoming and outgoing RTL text.
ALT-MActivate multisend mode (and set the focus to the multisend contact list)
CTRL-DPaste and send immediately, pastes the contents of the clipboard to the message input area and immediately sends the message. Needs to be enabled under Miranda IM Options→Message Sessions→Message Window→General→Sending Messages.
CTRL-ALT-HOMEScroll to top of log.
CTRL-ALT-ENDScroll to bottom of log
CTRL-LClear log.
CTRL-ALT-Arrow UPScroll up the log.
CTRL-ALT-Arrow-DownScroll down the log.
CTRL-ALT-PageDownScroll down the log faster.
CTRL-ALT-PageUpScroll up the log faster.
ALT-1 to ALT-0Select the corresponding tab ("mIRC style" tab selection hotkeys) . ALT-1 will select the leftmost (first) tab, and ALT-0 the rightmost (last) tab. Maybe confusing if you have more tabs than actually fit on a single row.
CTRL-SHIFT-TABSelect the previous tab.
CTRL-TABSelect the next tab.
CTRL-UActivate the first tab with unread messages (flashing icon).
CTRL-RActivate the tab with the most recent unread event.
CTRL-SHIFT-U and CTRL-SHIFT-RGlobal search hotkeys. They are working exactly like CTRL-U and CTRL-R, except that they search all open containers for unread events. These hotkeys are global and always active, even when no Miranda window currently has the focus.
ALT-NumPad + and and ALT-NumPad -Cycle tabs

Other useful ways to use the keyboard or mouse

  • Move the Mousewheel while the Pointer is over the Tab Bar Area to cycle through tabs.
  • Multimedia keys like "Browser backward" or "Browser forward" can also be used to switch between tabs. This should work with all properly configured multimedia keyboards and most mice featuring extended button mapping. NOTE: requires Windows 2000 or later.
  • Clicking on the usermenu button (second button from the left) while holding the SHIFT key will copy the UIN to the clipboard
  • Double-clicking a tab in the Tab Bar Close the tab.
  • Middle-Mouse-Button-click a tab in the Tab Bar Close the tab.
  • Releasing the left mouse button when text is selected in the log Copy the selected text to the clipboard instantly (needs to be enabled in Miranda IM Options→Message Sessions→Message Window→Message log)
  • Releasing the left mouse button when text is selected in the log and while holding the CTRL key: Insert the selected text to the message input area (plain text) at the current cursor position (may replace any selection in the input area).
  • Releasing the left mouse button when text is selected in the log and while holding the CTRL key and the ALT key: Insert the selected text to the message input area (formatted text) at the current cursor position (may replace any selection in the input area).
  • Holding the SHIFT key while clicking the Sound Toggle Switch on the Status Bar: Apply the current state to all *open* containers

Author: admin Last modified: Friday, October 22, 2010 at 21:32 CET


Category: TabSRMM

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