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I have the need to reassign keyboard keys 1 and 2 for use in Aerosoft's A329/A321 Checklist selections.  Therefore, I reassigned Selection 1 to Key 6 (which lists in the RC Keyboard.dat file as 54), Selection 2 to Key 7 (lists 55) etcetera through Selection 5 to Key 0 (lists as 48).  I reassigned Menu Page Right to "CTRL" plus "=" (lists as 699) and Menu Page Left to "CTRL" plus "-" (lists as 701) and saved and restarted FSX as required.

 

Running RC, I noted that "CTRL =" is displayed as Menu Page Right and creates a Page Right, but "CTRL 1/2" is displayed for Menu Page Left and there is no "1/2" key on my QUERTY keyboard and the "CTRL plus -" press does not create a Menu Page Left.  Going back into RC Keyboard reassign page, the "1/2" is listed.  Changing it to "-" again and saving and restarting FSX results in the same condition and looking in the Keyboard reassign page again shows the "1/2" still listed.

 

 Apparently in the RC Keyboard.dat file "701" equals a "1/2" key and not a "-" key.  I have tried other dat file numbers around 701, like 700 is a comma.  Does anyone know the correct code (other than 701) that I can insert in the Keyboard.dat file, so that RC displays "CTRL -" as a Menu Page Left selection, or knows what these code numbers stem from?  John

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Can't help you with that particular key. But I took a much simpler route: keep RC keys as the original numbers but make them all Ctrl + Shift (plus the original number).

This has worked for me with PMDG and FSPassengers..

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Ian, Thanks for the input, although an acceptable solution, that requires an extra key press.  I tried changing the 701 entry in the dat file and found the comma, as stated.  Using the 700 code, the screen displays "C," (CTRL comma), which then opens "Page Left". 

 

I just wish someone would know the significance of these numbers in the dat file.  I guess that I could just continue the process of changing this number in the dat file until I find the minus sign.  It is just a pain to have to restart FSX each time to see the result.  Using the minus and equals keys for left and right pages makes it simple as they are arranged "left and right" next to each other and have no affect on FSX or any other addon.

 

It is strange that the remaining screens (like emergency) are not affected by my changes of the original numbers.

Thanks again.  I will post if I can find it.   John

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The font being used is extended non-unicode I believe. I won't go into the binary details but in some fonts the ctrl-modifier shows an extended display character. Try "ctrl -" keypress in a flight and see what action happens. I see the same "1/2" on my XP3 system in the keyboard display.

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Ronzie:  Again thanks for your input as always.  The inflight keypress does not work, so I will keep trying manual insert in the dat file every so often until I find the correct number for the minus sign.  John

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Hi.

 

At the end of my working day... ...just a quick trawl through results for '1/2 in one keystroke' turned up a small application called SharpKeys which seems to be available at any number of freeware sites.

 

If you have no joy with finding the code for the minus keystroke then at a brief glance SharpKeys might allow you to map Alt+0189 (the long way of typing ½) to that mostly useless ¬`¦ key at the top left of your keyboard. Personally, having a couple of fingers to spare on my left hand, I did the Ctrl+Shift thing a long time ago for lots of other combination commands.

 

Cheers,

Dave

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Dave, thanks anyhow for your reply, which is really appreciated, but I am not attempting to map the 1/2 key, but instead amend the Radar Contact .dat file to map the CRTL minus key to display Page Left.  RC uses a code number for the minus key and I have to find that number.  I will. however, check out SharpKeys to see if that helps.  Thanks again.  John

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