Solaris Common Desktop Environment: User's Guide

To Edit a Hotkey for an Application, Action, or Document

  1. In the Hotkey Editor window, double-click a hotkey.

    Alternatively, select a hotkey and click Open.

    The Edit Key dialog box opens with the specifics for that hotkey.

  2. For Step 1, from the pull-down menu, select An application, action, document.

    To change the type of target that the hotkey will trigger, select the appropriate option from the pull-down menu.

  3. In Step 2, establish the target that the hotkey will affect.

    1. Click either the Application Manager or File Manager to display their respective icons.

    2. Select an icon and drag and drop it into the Drop the target here field.

  4. Under Step 3, in the text field, type the keystrokes of your choice that will replace the currently defined hotkey

    To determine where the hotkey will be effective, click Show Details.

  5. (Optional) Modify where the target event will be active and the path to the target event.

    Unless specified the hotkey will be effective everywhere. You can also modify the hotkey's target name or path if no drag and drop option exists for the target.

    1. Specify where the hotkey will be active.

      • Everywhere - The created hotkey takes precedence over an application assigned hotkey

      • Only in application windows - The hotkey is effective only in an application window

      • Only on the desktop - Hotkey is effective only on the backdrop of the monitor

    2. Type the path to the target event that the hotkey will affect.

      You can also click Browse to navigate to the target event directory.

    3. Enter the command-line argument.

      This permits you to have extra command line arguments associated with the target.

  6. Click Update.

  7. Click Cancel to close the dialog box.

  8. In the main Hotkey Editor window, choose Save from the File menu.

    This will activate the hotkey.

You cannot edit multiple hotkeys in the same Edit Key dialog box. You will have to complete the edits on the current hotkey, close the Edit Key dialog box, and then select and open the next hotkey to be edited.