[Request/Idea] On-Screen Keyboard Input

[Request/Idea] On-Screen Keyboard Input

Postby Rich O Brien » Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:10 am

This may have been mentioned before but I couldn't find any threads? I'm wondering if SU can display on-screen keyboard presses. For example, if demonstrating how to do a particular task your keyboard input would appear in the modeling area. I've seen in thom's Vertex Tool selection info displayed so can ctrl+c etc be displayed?

Blender has a script which allows this and I see the value in such a tool.

One more thing.... Can you print keyboard shortcuts or send them to excel?
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Re: [Request/Idea] On-Screen Keyboard Input

Postby Dave R » Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:11 am

I would find that very useful, too.

As to the keyboard shortcuts, there is a plugin. I'll see if I can find it although someone else will probably beat me to it.

Edit to add: I found Shortcuts. It'll put the shortcuts into a window which can be copied and pasted into a document. http://rhin.crai.archi.fr/RubyLibraryDe ... php?id=373
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Re: [Request/Idea] On-Screen Keyboard Input

Postby Jim » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:46 am

Windows has an on-screen keyboard, but at least in XP, it does not show the key being pressed.

I haven't had a chance to use it much, but ShowOff looks good:
http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/S ... ml#ShowOff

The guy has a whole bunch of small utilities that you might also find useful.

Martin wrote a plugin to show your shortcut keys:
viewtopic.php?t=23093

I have one also which I can post in the plugins forum.
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Re: [Request/Idea] On-Screen Keyboard Input

Postby Rich O Brien » Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:19 pm

Thanks for all the links guys, much appreciated... :thumb:

But Showoff isn't exactly what i need. Maybe this can explain better than my earlier ramblings...

OnScreen Plugin.jpg
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Re: [Request/Idea] On-Screen Keyboard Input

Postby Dave R » Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:27 pm

Rich, that's an interesting idea. I can see some good uses for that.
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Re: [Request/Idea] On-Screen Keyboard Input

Postby TIG » Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:15 pm

Paste this into the Ruby Console
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puts Sketchup.get_shortcuts.sort
to make a sorted list.
To write the sorted list to a file you can change it to
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file=Sketchup.find_support_file('')+"/ShortCuts.txt";f=File.new(file,"w");f.puts(Sketchup.get_shortcuts.sort);f.close
this makes a file called 'ShortCuts.txt' in the current 'Sketchup' program folder.
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Re: [Request/Idea] On-Screen Keyboard Input

Postby Rich O Brien » Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:00 pm

Thanks TIG :thumb:

Is the OnScreen Rolling Reel possible?
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Re: [Request/Idea] On-Screen Keyboard Input

Postby TIG » Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:11 pm

Yes...
You'd make a piece of screen-text [say 6 lines long] in one corner, that has an observer and when you change your current tool it recalculates the text - avoiding duplicating the current one if you are doing lots of moves for example.
Adds a new top one and removes the last one in the list - it looks up the shortcut key for each tool listed [if any] and adds that to the tool's name as you suggest and adds it IF it has a shortcut...
:geek:
However, I can't see a big take up for this tool... so I won't be coding it any time soon... :(
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Re: [Request/Idea] On-Screen Keyboard Input

Postby Rich O Brien » Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:14 pm

Thanks for explaining that it's possible. It's more than enough what you provided earlier for sending the shortcuts to .txt. Maybe someday I'll dive into ruby but as you mention not 'any time soon'.
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Re: [Request/Idea] On-Screen Keyboard Input

Postby EarthMover » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:48 pm

Great idea for this. I think is would be useful if you could save them into a macro (action) command and rerun multiple commands in a single click to help speed up repetitive functions.
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Re: [Request/Idea] On-Screen Keyboard Input

Postby Rich O Brien » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:03 pm

Awash with memories..... :|
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Re: [Request/Idea] On-Screen Keyboard Input

Postby TIG » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:32 pm

The impossible I can usually do straight away... BUT miracles take a little longer - there's a looooong queue for those :roll:
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Re: [Request/Idea] On-Screen Keyboard Input

Postby cotty » Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:09 pm

TIG wrote:Yes...
You'd make a piece of screen-text [say 6 lines long] in one corner, that has an observer and when you change your current tool it recalculates the text - avoiding duplicating the current one if you are doing lots of moves for example.
Adds a new top one and removes the last one in the list - it looks up the shortcut key for each tool listed [if any] and adds that to the tool's name as you suggest and adds it IF it has a shortcut...
:geek:
However, I can't see a big take up for this tool... so I won't be coding it any time soon... :(


I think I have read about a plugin like this recently but I am not able to find it anymore (perhaps wrong search words...). Does anyone know this plugin? It will be helpful for video tutorials...
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Re: [Request/Idea] On-Screen Keyboard Input

Postby Rich O Brien » Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:30 pm

Onscreen rolling Reel

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Re: [Request/Idea] On-Screen Keyboard Input

Postby cotty » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:59 pm

Rich O'Brien wrote:Onscreen rolling Reel

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Thank you very much, I found it here. I searched osd, onscreen, ... but not "on screen" before :roll:
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Re: [Request/Idea] On-Screen Keyboard Input

Postby driven » Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:09 pm

# .../Plugins/shortcuts.rb - makes and pops up a web page showing your keyboard shortcuts
# Appendix AR (All Ruby) in Edges to Rubies - the Complete SketchUp Tutorial
# Copyright 2010, Martin Rinehart

# Version 1.0, March 10-11, 2010

this one work ok... john
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