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Archive for the ‘Keyboards and Keyboard Shortcuts’ Category

GExperts – when your predecessor has put it under the Tools menu

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/21

I totally forgot that GExperts can be under the Tools men

GExperts IDE configuration

GExperts IDE configuration

u (I’m so accustomed that Alt-X is GExperts and Alt-M is ModelMaker Code Explorer).

These keyboard shortcuts are only assigned when you install GExperts before you install ModelMaker Code Explorer.

If you reverse, then you have to fiddle by removing the ModelMaker Code Explorer expert, then re-add it.

Anyway: you can configure this in the “IDE” tab of the GExperts Configuration.

After that you have to restart the Delphi IDE to reflect the change.


Source: GExperts Help

Posted in Delphi, Development, GExperts, Keyboards and Keyboard Shortcuts, ModelMaker Code Explorer, Power User, Software Development | 2 Comments »

Ctrl-T — • View topic – Everything window is ‘Always On Top’

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/17

If you use everything search from VoidTools, then don’t be surprised that pressing Ctrl-T makes it “Always On Top”:

Ctrl-T sets

Ctrl-T sets “Always On Top”

Of course this is not defined in “Tools” -> “Options”.

I forgot in which version this was introduced, as in the past I never stumbled over it on keyboards that have Ctrl and Alt reversed.


via: • View topic – Everything window is ‘Always On Top’


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Factory restoring a 3rd generation Apple TV was more cumbersome, but I learned about BlueTooth keyboard sharing from my Mac

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/03

Apple TV needs iTunes

Apple TV needs iTunes

A while ago, my model A1469 3rd generation Apple TV had a slowly blinking white light but nothing displayed over HDMI any more, so I searched for Apple TV slow blinking white and

Reading Restoring your Apple TV (when its white light is flashing) | Comics and gadgets, I opted for the first option: a soft-restart of the Apple TV. To do that you have to press menu+down on the Apple Remote at the same time for 5+ seconds, then wait for the Apple TV to restart. That initially did show an image over HDMI which later disappeared. I didn’t get the image at first as I thought it was looking for iTunes media over USB (like from an iPhone or iPad), so I waited for a time-out to occur.

After a while that image disappeared and the Apple TV white LED started rapidly flashing. Not good.

Later I found the image was portraying a USB cable not having a connection to an iTunes logo and some dark grey text on a black background pointing to

I didn’t see that at first as the room was a bit brightly lit since we had a lot of sun that day so this non-descriptive image with grey on black UX worked really well.

Conclusion: I had to restore the Apple TV which I thought would be straight-forward as it had been connected to my iCloud account.


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Some notes on modifying NIB files on Mac OS X to add/change shortcuts

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/10/19

One of the nitpicks in VMware Fusion is that it has no keyboard shortcut for Resume or Suspend. I was trying to add Command-R and Command-S for those but that didn’t work out.

Since the links below seem to work for some other applications, I’ve kept them:


Posted in Apple, Development, Keyboards and Keyboard Shortcuts, Mac, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, OS X, OS X El Capitan, OS X Maverick, OSX Yosemite, Power User, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

InitialKeyboardIndicators registry setting to fix NumLock in a certain state.

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/09/30

There are odd things with the InitialKeyboardIndicators registry setting. Technet only documents bitflag value 2.

According to the docs it should be a bitflag, but sometimes you encounter InitialKeyboardIndicators value 2147483648 (0x80000000) especially as part of the .DEFAULT profile at HKEY_USERS.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard.

The problem I had was having these symptoms:

  1. while logging in locally, I manually turned of the NumLock (as I have a 46W6740 UltraNav keyboard without a numeric keypad)
  2. after logging in locally, it magically turned itself on even with InitialKeyboardIndicators=0 in my local profile at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard.
  3. after logging in locally and turning it off, future local logons would keep it off
  4. after logging in remotely, it would magically turn itself on while logged in
  5. after having logged in remotely, the local logon console would have it turned on again

After reading Num Lock problem: Strange number in InitialKeyboardIndicators in Registry, I set both values to 0.

Now that it is 0 in both at HKEY_USERS.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard and HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard, symptoms 4-5 still hold. Strange.

It is not the same problem as Num Lock state not retained after resume from Hybrid Shutdown in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.

If it persist, I might just put a script in: [Partially Solved: re-wired keyboard lol] Registry key “InitialKeyboardIndicators” NEVER keeps NumLock ON + ScrollLock ON (6) at startup and reverts back to NumLock ON (2).


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