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Taxi Light Toggle - Documentation ?

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Recently I ran across a great tip in one the forums here showing how to add a couple of lines to the FS9.cfg file which allows you to toggle your taxi and/or beacon lights on and off. I failed to note which forum that was or who the poster was either.It works like a charm. My question is this - which SDK has that information? I have looked thru all of them and did not spot it.The addition to the FS9.cfg file was this:Under the KEYBOARD_MAIN label add the following:TOGGLE_TAXI_LIGHTS=75,8TOGGLE_BEACON_LIGHTS=74,10That allows you to use the "K" key for taxi lights and "CTRL+J" for beacon.I would like to explore this type of option further so am seeking the documentation.Thanks in advance for any suggestions.David "Opa" Marshall

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I guess that was me :) . There really isn't any documentation on that, they are just "K events" like you'd use in XML gauges. The panel SDK has them listed, but I prefer Arne Bartels' . There's a text file included named "k_events.txt" that lists possible events you could trigger with a click in an XML gauge, or in this case with a key assignment in the fs9.cfg. I doubt that every event will work, but any of them that "toggle" something should. "RELOAD_PANELS" also works, and is a great one to have set up on a key assignment if you mess with XML gauges at all. I use CTRL+SHIFT+R (82,11) for that one.For the keyboard codes, there's an ancient FS2000 file in the library by Pete Dowson that I use. Download [link:library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=4119&Name=&FileName=&Author=&CatID=root]fs2000ctls.zip][/b. It's a Word doc, check out Appendix 1.The biggest trick is to find keys that aren't already in use for something else. The way I do it is to go into assignments in the sim, grab the first event in the list and try to assign a key to it. It'll usually tell me that key is already in use, so I clear it and try another until I find something that's available. Then I just cancel out without ever actually assigning anything and go in to the fs9.cfg and add the event followed by the keyboard code for the free key.Jim

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Thanks Jim -I shall see if I can find those resources you mentioned.David

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Hi DavidPete Dowson gives all of the "keystrokes" for FS9 (ver 3) and FSX (ver 4) in his FSUIPC (3 or 4) Advanced Users Guide, current versions.RegardsPeter Hayes

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Thanks Peter -I had forgotton to check that as a possible resource.Everything you ever wanted to know is in that document for sure!David

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