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For the benefit of those who prefer the keyboard over the mouse, Wenlin (starting with version 3.1.6) recognizes certain sequences of keystrokes, called "WenlinKeys", that can be used instead of the mouse for various commands.
Each WenlinKey starts with Shift+Ctrl+K (MS-Windows) or Shift+Command+K (Macintosh), then has one or more decimal digits, and ends with a semi-colon (;). In this documentation, we'll use "SCK" as an abbreviation for "Shift+Ctrl+K (MS-Windows) or Shift+Command+K (Macintosh)".
Some examples: Typing SCK followed by "1;" chooses the Hand tool in the toolbar. SCK and "4;" chooses the Brush tool. SCK and "119;" is equivalent to choosing "List radicals by stroke count" from the List menu. (Don't forget the semi-colon.)
WenlinKeys are primarily intended for use in conjunction with keyboard macro utilities that enable you to assign your own favorite key combinations, such as Alt+Shift+F10, which will automatically be converted into the WenlinKeys that Wenlin recognizes. Such utilities are created and published by other companies, not by Wenlin Institute, and must be obtained separately. A few such utilities are listed here, with links to their websites. The only ones we've actually tried at Wenlin Institute are iKey and KeyText. (These trademarks all belong to their respective owners.)
UltraKeyboard (for MS-Windows)
Please note that some keystroke combinations are assigned by the operating system. For example, on MS-Windows, Alt+F4 quits the current program, while Ctrl+Alt+Delete re-boots the computer (and may cause damage); on Macintosh, Shift+Command+3 takes a picture of the screen and saves it as a file, while Option+C produces the French letter "ç" (with some keyboard layouts). It's up to you, and/or your keyboard macro utility, to determine which keystroke combinations are available on your computer, and to choose how to map them to WenlinKeys.
In the following documentation, "C_" stands for "Ctrl (MS-Windows) or Command (Macintosh)".
The following WenlinKeys are currently assigned. A few of the commands are not documented beyond their brief mention here. Each WenlinKey consists of SCK (that is, Shift+C_+K) the given number, and a semi-colon (;). Remember the semi-colon!
3: GRAB (C_+B)
7: MOUTH-GENDER (switch between male and female voices)
File menu10: NEW (C_+N)
11: OPEN (C_+O)
13: CLOSE (C_+W)
14: SAVE (C_+S)
16: ENABLE-EDITING (C_+E)
20: PRINT (C_+P)
21: QUIT (C_+Q)
Edit menu30: UNDO (C_+Z)
31: CUT (C_+X)
32: COPY (C_+C)
33: PASTE (C_+V)
40: CLIP-FORMAT (open the Clipboard Format dialog)
(The following choose a particular Clipboard Format directly.)
60: SELECT-ALL (C_+A)
61: CONVERT (C_+T)
62: CONVERT-SINGLE (Shift+C_+T)
63: OTHERZI (C_+Y)
(Note: GRAB is defined above in the Toolbar section.)
Search menu100: FIND (C_+F)
101: FIND-AGAIN (C_+G)
102: REPLACE (C_+R)
103: REPLACE-AGAIN (C_+K)
List menu110: LIST-CHARACTERS-BY-PINYIN
Dictionary menu140: LOOKUP-WORD (C_+L)
141: LOOKUP-SELECTION (Shift+C_+L)
144: TOGGLE-DICTIONARY (C_+J)
Font menu150: FONT-PY-MONO
Size menu198: SIZE-DECREASE
(The commands for increasing or decreasing the size by one step are only available as WenlinKeys. 200 through 221 are for sizes "0" through "21"; 222 through 300 are reserved.)
Options menu(Most options can be turned on or off, or "flipped" to the opposite of the current setting.)
720: TONE0 (not yet implemented)
721: TONE1 (add pinyin 1st tone)
722: TONE2 (add pinyin 2nd tone)
723: TONE3 (add pinyin 3rd tone)
724: TONE4 (add pinyin 4th tone)
731: TITLEBAR-DOWN (C_+D)
Note that some WenlinKeys duplicate existing shortcuts. For example, the Grabber can be selected with its original shortcut, C_+B, or by its WenlinKey sequence, SCK and "3;". Of course, the WenlinKey sequence is less convenient for ordinary typing; it is included for completeness, and might conceivably be useful in conjunction with a keyboard macro utility.
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