Lost Marble wrote some basic tips for us so that we could change the default keystrokes in Moho. I put them together here, with one or two discoveries of my own:
You can change the shortcuts for menu items, it's just not a super-friendly process. To do this, you first need to download the Moho strings file - this is a text file that contains all the menu commands, dialog controls, etc. You can download it in English, or the language of your choice:
http://www.lostmarble.com/moho/extras/t ... ions.shtml
Then, copy this file (Moho.5.2.strings) to the Moho program folder. [mooncaine: "The file isn't there by default, so don't worry if you can't find one. Also, be sure you keep a backup of the original that you downloaded, in case you need to restore it"]
Now open the file in a text editor like Notepad and look for the menu commands - they're near the top of the file, starting with the number 3000. Here's an example entry:
The menu command is "New", and the shortcut key is 'N'. You can change the shortcut to anything you want, save the file, and start up Moho to get the new shortcut.
Commands that don't have a shortcut look like this:
3006 "Project Settings... "
Instead of a shortcut key at the end of the command, there is a space. To make a shortcut for this command, you would replace the space with a letter of your choice.
This isn't as friendly as a dialog box that lets you change menu shortcut keys, but it is possible if you really want to.
- The shortcuts can only use Ctrl (Windows) or Cmd (Mac). No Shift or Alt keys.
Moho isn't case-sensitive about these shortcuts: "NewN" works exactly the same as "Newn". The menu shows lower-case letters if you use them, but it doesn't matter to Moho which case you use. It treats an "N" like an "n".
If you accidentally specify the same shortcut key twice, the one that appears first in the .strings file will be the one that works in Moho.
You can save this file as plain ASCII. Line ending styles [which vary from Mac to PC to UNIX] don't matter.
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3041 "Preferences... "
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(Note that the name of the .strings file must match the name your version of Moho or Anime Studio Pro claims to be. Thus, for the Anime Studio Pro version 5.5, the name of this .strings file should be: "Anime Studio Pro.5.5.strings" ... don't forget the "Pro" if you have that version; leave out "Pro" if you don't have it.)