ArcPro Keybind (Accelerator) Customization

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09-11-2019 08:37 AM
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PeteJordan
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  In ArcMap it was great to be able to keybind such things as the F keys (without using SHFT, CTRL, etc) as well as the single keys of Insert, Home, PgUp, Delete, End, PgDn and the other keys such as the -/_, +/=, [], ;', <>,/ and those types of keys.

  It made editing so much easier when one didn't have to press a secondary thing such as Ctrl-PgUp which is what I have to do now in ArcPro due to these single key presses being locked to a default that can't be changed in the "Customize the Ribbon" Option.  Currently right now most the F-keys aren't useful now and neither are any of the other keys mentioned as a single click for me which I feel is a waste for some of us that edit so much and want to have less key presses.

  Another thing is it would be nice to have a crosswalk of ArcMap names to ArcPro names for features.  Things such as "Flip" is now "Reverse" and other thing are not that easy to find (if they even exist anymore).

  We should also be allowed to enable and disable snapping as a toggle rather than as hold down key press of the space bar each time.

  It would also be great to have panes be able to be toggled on and off by a keybind (accelerator) as well.  Currently those such as the "Create Pane" can be turned on by adding an accelerator, but can't be toggled off using the same keypress.

  Bring back the Rectangle Zoom out as well.  There is the Rectangle zoom in, but no rectangle zoom out.  Having both of these in ArcMap keybound to the PgUp and PgDown was so much faster to move around for example for me.

  

  I can understand the actual letters might have to be locked as they were in ArcMap and that's fine.  I just want the same functionality that ArcMap had when customizing keybinds...

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PeteJordan

I would love for Pro to expand the functionality of their keybinds to much like how ArcMap had them.  I wrote about this back in 2019 when first using Pro in the general forums as I was thinking I was missing something or it was a bug, but it appears it's not actually a bug (since it's still the case).

Here's my original link https://community.esri.com/t5/arcgis-pro-ideas/arcpro-keybind-accelerator-customization/idi-p/940266 

  To sum it up, it seems Pro has hard locked many of the keys that once could be customized by keybinds in ArcMap.  Many of the special characters and such, but more importantly the group of the INS, DEL, HOME, END, PG UP and PG DOWN.

  Currently 4 of those are hard coded to quick pans left/right or up/down which only makes sense on some keyboards that have those keys in that configuration (2 rows of 3).  Many other keyboards are set up with 3 rows of 2 (INS/Home/PG UP) for example on the top.  So the hard code panning using these keys isn't very useful and would be much better opening them up to personalized customization for any other commands the user wishes instead (in ArcMap) these 6 keys were more my most commonly used tools and made life so much easier.  

  Other keys such as the "Q" for both Alt/Ctrl and Shift is hard locked, as well as many of the other ones such as ,./ []\ and so on and would be much nicer to just allow these base keys to be keybound as well.

  For example I used to use the "." key for LRS and used 2 different functions for it, using the . and <alt>+. ,was easy on the hands, but now I have to use an awkward combination of Alt+. and either <Shift> or <Ctrl> which isn't as natural to use.

  Just hoping keybinds at some point can revert back to the power and functionality they had back in ArcMap is all...