Discussion in 'Software' started by lblb, Jun 27, 2014.
sorry, I must be confused with other toolbar editor
This thing looks great! Just got a surface book 2 and was on the hunt for just such a thing. Apologies if this has been asked in the prior 55 pages, but is there a 'standard' toolbar with alt, ctrl, shift, copy/paste, undo/redo etc anyone has done? The .zip file didn't appear to contain one, and I thought I'd ask before I started cooking one up. I did see a grid style editor on the screenshots but didn't come across it in the settings app.
There is no standard toolbar like that, but you can either go in the toolbar Options and re-assign the buttons of an existing toolbar on the "Toolbar customization" tab, or design a new one on the "General Settings" tab. Let me know if you need more help!
I've setup my first toolbar and was really impressed with how well thought out this thing is! Amazing.
The only question I had was about the 'momentary' presses (ie it holds a key for as long as you press the toolbar button). I see a few pages back you've suggested the toggle button. I was thinking of trying to control Kerbal space program (ie the WSAD keys) with it, and I think you'd really need it to be the momentary press instead of toggle. Is that something that I could do by editing the .ini file for example?
I'm glad you like it.
As far as "momentary" press, you can use the timed toggle (for which you can set the un-toggling delay, which will happen only once the pen has left the canvas). But, rather, I think what you are asking for is to simultaneously press a button (maybe with a finger) while you click somewhere else on the screen (maybe with the pen). That is indeed by far the most common request, but it is not possible with Toolbar Creator. If you are interested in that, you may want to look at the very cool but not free TabletPro, or at the slightly deprecated RadialMenu (which I haven't tested in a long while so I don't know if it works anymore in Windows 10.)
Not as fancy as the double touch thing you mentioned. Just basically making a button work like a real key - ie I start holding it, key is down. I let go 3 seconds later, key no longer down. For game control (and let's face it, I'm only experimenting anyway!) a timed period wouldn't work too well as you might need to hit the thrust key for example for 0.1 seconds or 15 seconds, it'll depend.
I did have a bit of a look at tabletpro but really like the flexibility and openness of what you've created. I'm not sure how active they are, I registered for their updates and nothing has come through.
Ok, thanks for the clarification. I understand what you mean and agree that it could be a nice addition since there is no way to really do this. Unfortunately, Toolbar Creator is no longer in development...
In terms of using toolbars to play games, TabletPro (which is still under development, by one dude) has an onscreen game pad/controller component. I've never used it though, as I much prefer the simplicity of Toolbar Creator (TabletPro is a nightmare to install and configure! but it's cool once you get it going).
Is there a way to add or remove tiles to an already created toolbar, this is the only annoyance that i've encountered so far, it takes a while to create and customize a toolbar, having to go through the entire process just to add an extra button later on is really painful.
Yes you can do that rather easily. But I never developed an interface for it so you have to do it manually by editing the text file for your toolbar. The instructions to do this are in the pdf file posted separately in the first post. Once you understand how to do it, it's quite easy.
Let me know if you need any help!
I wanted to reach out and ask you an AutoHotKey question...
So, I just picked up one of those fancy new Dell Canvas boards. -One of the main reasons I picked it over other options was that reviews described a particularly well-tuned touch interface. I can attest to that! It's great.
I have my physical keyboard placed at the top of the screen, and I lay my arms on the screen while typing.
Obviously, this causes some distress as window focus gets pulled all over the place in a chaotic fashion. Dell provides a very handy on/off button for the touch feature, and that's great. BUT.., I was wondering, (and I looked but couldn't find), if it is possible to write some AHK program to temporarily suspend touchscreen input while using the keyboard.
It seems like the kind of thing AHK should be able to do.
What do you think? Is it possible and would you be interested in helping me explore this? Your expertise is far beyond mine and I could definitely benefit from your guidance.
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