Re: User Defined shortcuts

John Hanson


I run a large ONS myself and the easiest way to change file root is


I never use the focus window because I have over 1200 family trees in the same file
Find the name on the list “edit menu/File Root/Set as file” no extra menus or anything
Any hot may mean that you might have to turn it on or off which adds even more keystrokes


John Hanson - researching the Halstead/Holstead/Alstead names
Researcher, the Halsted Trust -
Research website -

2021 Family History Conference -




From: <> On Behalf Of johnfirr via
Sent: 02 July 2020 11:34
Subject: [family-historian] User Defined shortcuts


is it possible to set up user defined shortcut keys in FH? As well as for family history I am using FH to record master data for a one name study. As it is not designed really for this type of study which initially at least throws up a lot of unlinked individuals I find myself constantly having to redefine the root person to get to their record. It would be good If I could set up a shortcut or function key allowing me to redefine root directly from the individuals list without going via a seperate menu. Is this possible?


Join to automatically receive all group messages.