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Re: putting it all together was scheme custom keymap

From: aaron mehl
Subject: Re: putting it all together was scheme custom keymap
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 07:57:12 -0400

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On Sep 22 2020, at 3:34 am, Richard Shann <> wrote:
On Mon, 2020-09-21 at 21:41 -0400, aaron mehl wrote:

You have <Shft+s> instead of "Shft+s"
which is wrong and will cause an error message in the terminal from
which you run Denemo (if you run Denemo in a terminal).
 Very strange this is something that was corrected early on  it seems I must not of saved it or I overwrote it.
Also I see an advantage of opening denemo from the terminal...

> (d-AddKeybinding "hardcoded-bdown" <s>)
> (d-AddKeybinding "hardcoded-bmid" <ctrl+s>)
> When I try any shortcut keys that are not standard note entry  keys I
> hear a snare drum and nothing happens
> (d-AddKeybinding "hardcoded-a" <A>)
> (d-AddKeybinding "hardcoded-adown" <a>)
> (d-AddKeybinding "hardcoded-amid" <ctrl+ a>)
> (d-AddKeybinding "hardcoded-b" <S>)
> (d-AddKeybinding "hardcoded-bdown" <s>)
> (d-AddKeybinding "hardcoded-bmid" <ctrl+s>)
> (d-AddKeybinding "hardcoded-c" <C>)
> (d-AddKeybinding "hardcoded-c2" <c>)
> (d-AddKeybinding "hardcoded-cdown" <ctrl+c>)
> (d-AddKeybinding "hardcoded-d" <D>)
> (d-AddKeybinding "hardcoded-ddown" <ctrl+d>)
> (d-AddKeybinding "hardcoded-e" <E>)
> (d-AddKeybinding "hardcoded-eup" <e>)
> (d-AddKeybinding "hardcoded-edown" <Ctrl+e>)
> (d-AddKeybinding "hardcoded-f" <F>)
> (d-AddKeybinding "hardcoded-fdown" <f>)
> (d-AddKeybinding "hardcoded-g" <g>)
> (d-AddKeybinding "hardcoded-gdown" <G>)
> I did each one and these shortcuts don't work.
> Any help would really help
> Aaron
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> On Sep 18 2020, at 8:34 am, aaron mehl <>
> wrote:
> Well I did test each file and they all worked but I didn't click on
> the menu item to see if it caused the proper result, my shortcoming
> it seems.
> So I will take a few steps back and then I  can move forward.
> Thanks,
> Aaron
> p.s. us non techies find detailed instructions like on these emails
> most helpful.
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> On Sep 18 2020, at 7:32 am, Richard Shann <>
> wrote:
> On Fri, 2020-09-18 at 05:49 -0400, aaron mehl wrote:
> > Hi Richard thanks for the heads up, you were right I needed to post
> > the script in order to  get it working.
> > The conventions you mentioned of <> () ""  are they discussed in
> the
> > docs since I am totally a newbie on this it would be nice to have
> had
> > this written out.
> well the convention of writing <your name> meaning that you write
> your
> name in the place where <your name> appears is just a common parlance
> among techies.
> The () are the indicators for a list in the Scheme programming
> language
> - the most fundamental bit of syntax. The "" are also Scheme syntax
> denoting a string.
> But the convention that the Scheme procedure corresponding to a
> Denemo
> command of name <thecommandname> is d-<thecommandname> is mentioned
> in
> the docs in section 29, Writing Scheme Scripts.
> However, most people pick up this stuff by seeing examples and by
> testing out a small sample. So before creating all 18 shortcuts it
> would make sense to create just one of the note-insertion commands,
> check that it works when executed from the menu, then create just one
> of the (d-AddKeybinding ...) procedures and test it out by executing
> it
> in the Scheme window and seeing if the keypress does indeed execute
> the
> desired command and then turning that into the mode-switch command.
> When that is working you would add more of the same using the right-
> click->"Save Script from Scheme Window" to override the first version
> of your mode change command with the new keybindings.
> Richard
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