How do I use custom shortcuts in DinoCapture?

Note: The Customize shortcut feature is available on DinoCapture 2.0 software versions 1.5.17 or newer, click here to download the latest version.

Customize shortcuts allows users to assign key and key combinations to DinoCapture functions to help improve the efficiency of the users work flow.
We have created a standard shortcut key setting .dat file for all users. See the chart below for the Shortcut settings from our pre-made Shortcut.dat file

How to use Customize Shortcuts on DinoCapture 2.0

1. Make sure you have the latest version of DinoCapture 2.0 (Version 1.5.17 or newer)
2. Go to Settings and select “Customize Shortcut Keys”
3. Find and select the Command you want to use with a shortcut
4. Under “New shortcut key” select the desired shortcut key
    (At least one box must be checked for any key A-Z,1-0. This does not apply to the F1-F12 keys.)
5. Click Close

How to use our pre-made Shortcut settings:

1. Download the zipped Shortcut.dat file here.
2. Unzip the Shortcut.dat file
3. Make sure the DinoCapture 2.0 software is closed.
4. Navigate to C:\Users\*USERNAME*\Documents\Digital Microscope\Setting
5. Replace the file labeled “Shortcut.dat” with the downloaded and unzipped file of the same name.
6. Open up DinoCapture and verify that the shortcuts are working.

Group 1Measurement Tools
F1Line Measure
F2Circle Measure
F3Clear Measurements
F4Clear All
Group 2:Screen Tools
F5Full Screen (No Tools)
F6Full Screen (With Tools)
F7Magnifier Tool
F8Toggle LEDs
Group 3:Capture Tools
F9Autofocus Spot
F10Autofocus Center
F11Autofocus Average
F12Take Photo
MiscOther Functions
Alt + NNegative
Alt + MMonochrome
Alt + GSquare Grid
Alt + CCircle Grid
Ctrl + SSave File
Alt + RReticle (Crosshair)
Alt + DDelete
Alt + BTake Burst Photo

Copying shortcut keys from one computer to another:

1. Once your shortcut keys are set up as desired on the first computer, close DinoCapture to make sure these settings are saved.
2. Navigate to C:\Users\*USERNAME*\Documents\Digital Microscope\Setting
3. Copy the file labeled “Shortcut.dat” and move it to the second computer.
4. On the second computer, navigate to C:\Users\*USERNAME*\Documents\Digital Microscope\Setting and place the “Shortcut.dat” file that you copied from the first computer in this folder. If prompted, choose to overwrite existing files.

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