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Re: [Xlog-discussion] The problem with ctrl-a (suggestions?)

From: Ed
Subject: Re: [Xlog-discussion] The problem with ctrl-a (suggestions?)
Date: Tue, 09 Dec 2008 15:31:02 -0500
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Leonard J. Umina wrote:
Writelog uses Ctrl-w which might be "Write" QSO to move you to the QSO
entry dialog. This is easy to hit with your left hand.

As you make an entry you can tab to the fields which works well.

Good idea, but Ctrl-w is also close log. But I would prefer the Ctrl-w to add the qso. I never close the log, I always exit xlog, so the close could be moved to another key (Ctrl-i ?).

When you hit ENTER the QSO entry is transferred to the log.

A related feature I've tested is a hot key in the entry window which is
the space bar.
I know it sounds a bit crazy, but I wrote some logging software once and
it worked really
well.  Since nothing requires spaces except a comment field if you hit
the space bar from any field the software would clear all fields and abort the entry.
After you get used to it
its VERY fast - especially for search and pounce and pileups.

You can enter the call into the form - if it comes up a dupe you hit
space bar and its
gone, resetting to a blank interface.  It needs to be active in all
fields where space is not
permitted - so if you start to copy part of a previous exchange you can
abort as soon
as you realize the callsign is a dupe.

Also a good idea, but with Cabrillo as the default log to send to a contest robot, dupes don't enter into the equation any more.

Does anyone know if there is a way to use a USB LPT port for CW Keying?
I added
one and I still get an error message from the cw deamon.    That's my
hangup right now.  My linux PC has no parallel port which is how I key
with writelog.
I'd very much like to get away from Windows completely.

See if this might help ::



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