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The Keys-tab is where configurable special keys used by CursorNode are defined. The main point of interest is the Hotkey-combo. The combo is used for nearly all keyboard and mouse initiated functions in CursorNode. The combo is used either by itself or in conjunction with an additional function selector. Throughout this manual and within CursorNode, the symbols [Hotkey] and [CursorNode Hotkey] refer to the Hotkey-combo.

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  1. Available keys for use as part of the hotkey combo. The combo can include any number of these keys. Tick one or more to include.
  2. Keys on left side of keyboard
  3. Keys on right side of keyboard
  4. Cursor sizing keys menu. For selecting a pair of keys to be used with the hotkey combo for changing size on the built-in custom cursors. User custom cursors can be resized using external editors. OS cursors can be resized using Windows Control Panel.
  5. Fast switching key menu. For selecting a key to switch between a pair of cursors defined in the Pairs-tab. This key is not used with the hotkey combo. The selected key loses its normal function until deselected or CursorNode shuts down.


Using the hotkey combo

When used by itself, the hotkey combo toggles on and off cursor customization or the tag in tagging mode. This is done by pressing all keys of the combo, and then releasing them simultaneously. If the combo is used with an additional function selector, then the hotkey combo must be held down while the selector is pressed or clicked. Once the required function is triggered, the hotkey combo can be released.



Function selectors

The function selector is either a key press or a mouse click used with the hotkey combo to initiate various useful functions. This enables fast access to the functions without having to use the Settings Panel. Some functions are accessible only through a selector.

Selector Function
Keyboard = Increases size of the currently active built-in custom cursor, if this key is enabled from the 'Adjust cursor size using' menu.
Numpad + Ditto
Cursor UP Ditto
Keyboard - Decreases size of the currently active built-in custom cursor, if this key is enabled from the 'Adjust cursor size using' menu.
Numpad - Ditto
Cursor DOWN Ditto
Cursor LEFT Sets the x,y values of the Snap-to Spot #1 to the current coordinate of the cursor.
Cursor RIGHT Sets the x,y values of the Snap-to Spot #2 to the current coordinate of the cursor.
Keyboard RETURN Toggles the tagging mode ON/OFF.
Keyboard 0..9 F1..F12 Recalls a saved cursor customization. The selector key is specified within the save.
Left mouse button Toggles ON/OFF confining the cursor to the clicked window.
Right mouse button Temporarily disables cursor confinement for the clicked window, allowing the cursor to leave the window. This works whether the confinement is set by CursorNode or by the program itself.
Middle mouse button Toggles the Topmost state of the clicked window. The topmost state causes the window to stay in front of all non-topmost windows. The Z-order of multiple topmost windows may appear to be arbitrary.



Limitations of special keys

The special keys used by CursorNode may fail to work for a small number of programs. It is known most of the special keys don't work on the host system when a Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machine window has focus. This problem can be overcome by taking focus away from the window before using the affected special keys. The same problem and solution may apply to other affected programs. For the Hyper-V VM window, the hotkey combo and the function selector mouse clicks work. But, all other special keys don't.



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