Assign keys to navigate through layouts

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21 Nov, 2020 05:10 PM

Is is possible to assign keys to navigate trough the layouts?
I have a total of 6 layouts and want to let people choose their layout.
Unfortunately I don't have a touchscreen, but I found this mentioning on the Facebook page of Sparkbooth.

It looks very nice, but is only usefull to me if it can program a button to navigate and select the chosen layout.
In the Keyboard settings of SB, I cannot find any setting for choosing and selecting the differtent layouts.
Maybe it isn't possible at all ?

Gr. Edwin.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Joe Connell on 21 Nov, 2020 05:36 PM

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    YES... I use that same 6 button controller
    You need to make the 6 layouts the only ones with a
    Red Heart Favorite in your Photo Layouts settings.

    Then set one of the 6 buttons for the keyboard press
    to Change Layout... Ctrl+J
    See attached...

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by John Wu on 21 Nov, 2020 06:25 PM

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    If you are using the selection screens that are displayed after starting
    the session, you can use the left/right arrows or page up/down to change
    the selection, and enter to select. If you are using keyboard only, this
    works best if only 1 layout is shown at a time.

  3. 3 Posted by edsulst on 21 Nov, 2020 06:25 PM

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    Hi Joe,

    I did exactly what you showed me in your pictures.
    I favorite my 6 layouts with the heart symbol.

    Now, when I got to the "select your layout en press Next" screen, I can
    press CRTL + J, but nothing changes.
    I don't have the button controller yet, but I it should work with
    pressing CRTL + J, does it not?

    One of my layouts is showing a check mark and I thought I could loop
    through the 6 layouts bij pressing the CRTL+J combination, but I don's
    see anything happening.

    Gr. Edwin.

    Joe Connell schreef op 21-11-2020 18:36:

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Joe Connell on 21 Nov, 2020 06:43 PM

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    It should work with holding down the Crtl key and pressing the J key at the same time

    we should do a Skype call together and I can show you how it is all set and works

    I have created a video showing the button controller in action
    see attached

  5. 5 Posted by edsulst on 21 Nov, 2020 07:40 PM

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    Ahh, I set all 6 layouts visable and then there is no possibility to select.
    Changed it into 1 layout visable and now I can change it with the arrow keys.
    Thanks John.

    Joe, Very nice video.
    It explained every question I have. I really gonna buy that controller !!

  6. edsulst closed this discussion on 22 Nov, 2020 01:21 PM.

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