How to use the Customize Shortcuts feature

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.


Pre-made Shortcut File Map
Key: Function:
Group 1 Measurement Tools
F1 Line Measure
F2 Circle Measure
F3 Clear Measurements
F4 Clear All
Group 2: Screen Tools
F5 Full Screen (No Tools)
F6 Full Screen (With Tools)
F7 Magnifier Tool
F8 Toggle LEDs
Group 3: Capture Tools
F9 Autofocus Spot
F10 Autofocus Center
F11 Autofocus Average
F12 Take Photo
Misc Other Functions
Alt + N Negative
Alt + M Monochrome
Alt + G Square Grid
Alt + C Circle Grid
Ctrl + S Save File
Alt + R Reticle (Crosshair)
Alt + D Delete
Alt + B Take Burst Photo
Alt + E EDOF

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.