TWS Xliff editor shortcuts without number keypad
Thread poster: McKee T9N

McKee T9N  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 22:25
Spanish to English
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Jul 6, 2015

I am using Translation Workspace Xliff Editor, and am on a laptop that has no number keypad. I have only the numbers (and symbols) on the usual line of numbers below the F1-F12.

To use the function "store, close, open next segment" you usually use the shortcut "Alt"plus"+" on the number keypad. Does anyone know how to do this without access to a number keypad?

There is not even a button for "store, close, open next segment" in the toolbar; even THAT would be better t
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I am using Translation Workspace Xliff Editor, and am on a laptop that has no number keypad. I have only the numbers (and symbols) on the usual line of numbers below the F1-F12.

To use the function "store, close, open next segment" you usually use the shortcut "Alt"plus"+" on the number keypad. Does anyone know how to do this without access to a number keypad?

There is not even a button for "store, close, open next segment" in the toolbar; even THAT would be better than what I've got now. As far as I can tell, the only way to access "store, close, open next segment" is through the "Translation" drop down menu! This is going to be the slowest job ever unless I can find a way to do it on a laptop keyboard.

Thank you in advance for your help.
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Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
Local time: 08:25
Finnish to French
Not possible Jul 6, 2015

mdomseattle wrote:
To use the function "store, close, open next segment" you usually use the shortcut "Alt"plus"+" on the number keypad. Does anyone know how to do this without access to a number keypad?

I recently made a video on the TWS XLIFF editor (which I recorded on a laptop that has no numeric keypad) and I noticed the exact same thing:

https://youtu.be/bY7LFj9K7zQ?t=1m40s


 

Philippe Etienne  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 07:25
Member
English to French
Spare full-sized keyboard? Jul 7, 2015

mdomseattle wrote:
...This is going to be the slowest job ever unless I can find a way to do it on a laptop keyboard.

What if you bought/used a real keyboard and connect it to your laptop?
If you waste so much time, such investment would be sensible.

Philippe


 

forever_youn (X)
United States
Local time: 22:25
Korean to English
What... Oct 22, 2015

A power outage overnight left my internet disconnected for some reason.

I was forced to come to my local library with my laptop, only to find out that there are no laptop hotkeys.

I guess that's that... Packing up and going home.


 

McKee T9N  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 22:25
Spanish to English
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SOLUTION FOUND! Oct 24, 2015

I've discovered that mapping a new function to a key can solve this problem! Using the freeware product called "Sharp Key" I assigned the function of "keypad plus sign" to the "windows"key on my keyboard, since I have no use for that anyway.

Now I can use the alt plus windows key to complete these tasks without issue, and the key remapping is simple, reversible, and easy to do. They include instructions with the freeware for Sharp Key and I did it in under 2 minutes.

Ho
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I've discovered that mapping a new function to a key can solve this problem! Using the freeware product called "Sharp Key" I assigned the function of "keypad plus sign" to the "windows"key on my keyboard, since I have no use for that anyway.

Now I can use the alt plus windows key to complete these tasks without issue, and the key remapping is simple, reversible, and easy to do. They include instructions with the freeware for Sharp Key and I did it in under 2 minutes.

Hope this helps everyone in the future!

@Philippe Etienne, I do have an external keyboard (foldable, by Goldtouch), but it also does not have a number keypad. I am a mobile, nomad translator, so I cannot bring along a huge, non-foldable keyboard with keypad. Thus the need for this work-around.
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Laura Cariola
Argentina
Local time: 03:25
English to Spanish
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Change hotkeys in XLIFF Editor May 23, 2017

Hi all,

This response may come a bit too late, but XLIFF Editor offers the possibility to change the hotkeys in the client.
I had the same issue and found the way to change it when preparing a short webinar on this CAT.
Just go to Tools - Preferences - Accelerator settings... and you'll find all the hotkeys in the application.
Store, Close and Open next is under the category "Segment actions", in the bottom half of the list.

Hope this helps!


Peter Gennet
 

Dylan Jan Hartmann  Identity Verified
Australia
Member (2014)
Thai to English
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Thanks but it doesn't let me change the accelerator keys Aug 2

Laura Cariola wrote:

Hi all,

This response may come a bit too late, but XLIFF Editor offers the possibility to change the hotkeys in the client.
I had the same issue and found the way to change it when preparing a short webinar on this CAT.
Just go to Tools - Preferences - Accelerator settings... and you'll find all the hotkeys in the application.
Store, Close and Open next is under the category "Segment actions", in the bottom half of the list.

Hope this helps!



When I click the 'Accelerator' space next to the 'Action', the text changes to 'New Accelerator' and I try to add a new key sequence but nothing happens.

I'm using TWS via Parallels on a Mac.


 

Stephanie Busch  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 07:25
Member (2010)
English to German
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Accelerator key changes possible on a Mac Aug 2

Dylan Jan Hartmann wrote:

Thanks but it doesn't let me change the accelerator keys

When I click the 'Accelerator' space next to the 'Action', the text changes to 'New Accelerator' and I try to add a new key sequence but nothing happens.

I'm using TWS via Parallels on a Mac.


I too am using Parallels on a Mac, and for me it works.

I changed the Copy Source shortcut whose default is Alt Insert.


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Maybe you tried a key sequence that is already in use, or one that doesn't work. E.g the program doesn't seem to accept German umlauts, whereas SDL Trados Studio does.


 


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