User Defined shortcuts


johnfirr@...
 

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?

John


Jane Taubman
 

I don't think so, unless you use something like autohotkey.

> I find myself constantly having to redefine the root person to get to their record.
I am not clear why you need to "redefine the root person to get to their record",  you can jump to the Property box or Focus window or anywhere else using the icons at the top and set the double click for the Record list to take you to the Property box and use Named Lists to hold the people whose records you are working with.



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colevalleygirl@colevalleygirl.co.uk
 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of johnfirr via groups.io
Sent: 02 July 2020 11:34
To: family-historian@groups.io
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?

John


Brian Horridge
 

John

I use Autohotkey for both FH as well as when typing into excel spreadsheets for my own ONS.

Brian

On 02/07/2020 11:34, johnfirr via groups.io wrote:
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?

John

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John Hanson
 

John

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

 

Regards
John Hanson - researching the Halstead/Holstead/Alstead names
Researcher, the Halsted Trust - https://www.halsted.org.uk
Research website - https://www.halstedresearch.org.uk

2021 Family History Conference - https://www.elizabethanancestors.org.uk

 

 

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of johnfirr via groups.io
Sent: 02 July 2020 11:34
To: family-historian@groups.io
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?

John


Mike Tate
 

It is not clear why you need to redefine the root person to get to their record.

There are numerous ways of easily finding a record, especially via the Records Window filters.

Perhaps, you are talking about opening FH with a particular record in focus.

There is the ‘Create Individual Shortcut’ Plugin that supports that via Desktop Shortcuts for each Individual you choose.

https://www.family-historian.co.uk/pluginstore/plugin-entry?id=1873

 

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of johnfirr via groups.io
Sent: 02 July 2020 11:34
To: family-historian@groups.io
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?

John


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johnfirr@...
 

Thanks everyone for the help.

Yes the issue is not getting to the individual record entry but getting that individual into the focus window when they are unlinked to any family. John ( Hanson) thanks that is exactly the method I have discovered I just wondered if there was a slightly quicker way.
I have been using FH for quite a while but probably tend to stick with the easy stuff and adapting it to a One name study where initially at least I have quite a lot of unlinked individuals is taking a bit of thinking about but having said that its my favourite bit of genealogy software as it seems so much more intuitive tan some of the competition.


Mike Tate
 

Having found the Individual record in the Records Window, or anywhere else, click the Focus magnifying-glass button in toolbar to open that record in the Focus Window.

 

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John Hanson
 

John

Interestingly in a survey a couple of years ago within the Guild of One-name studies Family Historian was the most popular program

 

Regards
John Hanson - researching the Halstead/Holstead/Alstead names
Researcher, the Halsted Trust - https://www.halsted.org.uk
Research website - https://www.halstedresearch.org.uk

2021 Family History Conference - https://www.elizabethanancestors.org.uk

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of johnfirr via groups.io
Sent: 02 July 2020 17:59
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] User Defined shortcuts

 

Thanks everyone for the help.

Yes the issue is not getting to the individual record entry but getting that individual into the focus window when they are unlinked to any family. John ( Hanson) thanks that is exactly the method I have discovered I just wondered if there was a slightly quicker way.
I have been using FH for quite a while but probably tend to stick with the easy stuff and adapting it to a One name study where initially at least I have quite a lot of unlinked individuals is taking a bit of thinking about but having said that its my favourite bit of genealogy software as it seems so much more intuitive tan some of the competition.


ioforum@...
 

If you are frequently working on a small set of individuals then why not create a named list and add them to that list.
You could create named lists for all individuals from a particualr town or city, other named lists for individuals grouped by period, endless possibilities.

They will always be on hand and easy to locate the individuals you want.