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Telegram! - Using ALT key in Win v2019.6 to choose from Bins in Bin Container(s).

Published on: Tue, Jul 2 2019

                                                                                            July 1, 2019 Re: v2019.6

This tip was motivated by a forum question which asked about

switching Tabbed Bins- without using the Mouse to do it.

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I'm on a Windows system, In MC, along the top I see:

File Edit Bin Clip Timeline Composer Tools Windows Script AvidLink Object Help

I had never fully explored using these ALT Menu shortcuts until tonight, but I've (finally) learned that I can: 

a) Press and release the ALT modifier key  (do not Hold it down)

b) then press, for instance*, the W key to reveal Windows drop-down menu;

"Workspaces" should now be highlighted

c) then Arrow down** the opened Windows column, where all your “Bins-in-use” are listed.

** better yet, Arrow UP,which is a quicker way to get to the bottom of column, where all the Bins are listed)

d) then press Enter while on the highlighted Bin Name you want to make it active in its Bin Container.

 

I never realized how easy this was, for MC Drop-down Menu navigation, so thanks for asking!

I suspect the Mac version works the same way but I haven’t tried it. Please post here if it also works.

Tbe Animted GIF below*** also shows two mouse-methods for selecting Bins, but they reveal only the Tabbed Bins in a single Bin Container,

This ALT / Windows Menu approach will list All Bins available in any Bin Containers, if more than one is used in a workspace.

***[ Animated GIF will be re-posted here at a later date]

 

NOTES: 

There is an Interface Setting involving "Standard Windows ALT key Behavior", but it didn't seem to matter if it was enabled.

I tried but could not find a keypress or modifier combo that allows cycling from one Tabbed Bin to another, in a Bin Container. You can use Mouse Scroll wheel to do it, after hovering over the Bin Name.

* note each column has a different Underlined letter to access it via keyboard.

 

 

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