Toolbar Creator - v. 2.2 beta available for download!

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  1. ponc

    ponc Pen Pal - Newbie

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    thx!
    wouldn't it somehow be possible to kinda just re-use that interface thats already there when you create a new toolbar and arrange the buttons?
    just take that, add a "edit" button to the "new/clone/delete toolbar tab"...
    I don't know crap about coding, so maybe it's not just as easy as copy/paste that interface, but it just feels like missing an essential function to be completely feature complete.

    anyway, still the most awesome tool i found since a long time!

    thx a ton!
     
  2. Pogibaer

    Pogibaer Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hi everybody,
    I still love using the toolbar creator software on my HP Zbook Studio X360 G5. It is the only sw that I can use 2 touchkey panels at the same time. In this youtube video I demonstrate the use of the toolbar creator software on editing photos with Adobe Lightroom Classic (I hope you understand german, subtitles and a translation is in work). Feel free to leave a comment on Youtube.
     
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  3. lblb

    lblb Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Nice video! I'm glad you find Toolbar Creator useful!
     
  4. lblb

    lblb Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Hi @Naiplak,

    I'm glad you find it useful! And that others find your template useful. It's a hell of a template, and it's clear you've put a lot of work into it.

    It's okay if you want to include Toolbar Creator in the bundle as long as you make it very clear (very clear!) that they are paying for your template and not for Toolbar Creator. Also please specify that Toolbar Creator will always be free, and is available in this thread.

    Nice work!
     
  5. lblb

    lblb Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    What do you mean that you have been using all possible keyboard shortcuts? Also, I'm not familiar with CUBASE, but are you using Toolbar Creator to send keyboard shortcuts to trigger functions that are native to CUBASE? Or did you define your own macros or keyboard shortcuts in CUBASE? Or something else?
     
  6. lblb

    lblb Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    @Naiplak

    So are you limited by what you can use in Cubase? My guess would be that you will run into hotkey limits in Cubase much faster than in Toolbar Creator (which is limited by what you can do in AutoHotkey, which allows a lot of hotkeys!)

    For example, in Toolbar Creator you can use as the basis for the hotkeys any of the 26 letters, the 10 numbers, F1-F20 (while there is F1-F12 on a keyboard, Windows recognizes up to F20), and several special characters and other keys (such as Home, Page Up, [, numpad4, etc.). Not even counting the last category and sticking to letters + numbers + F1-F12, that gives you 48 simple keys. Then each key can be modified by either one, two, three or four modifiers among Ctrl, Shift, Alt, Windows. So just for the letter "a", you find:
    a
    Ctrl + a
    Shift + a
    Alt + a
    Win + a
    Ctrl + Shift + a
    Ctrl + Alt + a
    Ctrl + Win + a
    Shift + Alt + a
    Shift + Win + a
    Alt + Win + a
    Ctrl + Shift + Alt + a
    ...
    ...
    ...
    Ctrl + Shift + Alt + Win + a

    Of course, there are combinations that you don't want or can't use (for example, Win + F19 is the click of the Windows Surface eraser pen button and you probably want to leave that alone, and there are many hotkeys native to Windows that you can't override), but you should be able to use way more than 280 hotkeys in Toolbar Creator. (However, you may need to edit your toolbar files manually to do so, in which case I would be happy to help you.)

    Does that help?
     
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  7. lblb

    lblb Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    @Naiplak

    Sorry for the late reply as I was away.

    Indeed, it looks like Cubase will limit you, and from the following link that indeed the Win key is not usable:
    https://steinberg.help/cubase_pro_a...mands/key_commands_adding_or_modifying_t.html

    That being said, using Crtl and Alt and Shift will probably allow more than 350 combinations. Which mean you might get away with 280 +100, or something like that, which is not bad!

    If you wanted to explore something else, the menu in Cubase (at least in Cubase Elements 9 that I just installed) is a classic Windows menu, which means that any command in its main menu can be triggered directly by commands instead of hotkeys. So any command that you can see in the main menu File, Edit.... and all associated submenus can be triggered directly without using a hotkey. So that could potentially free up a lot of hotkeys for you.

    In any case, let me know if you are interested in exploring this direction.
     
  8. lblb

    lblb Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    @Naiplak
    Sounds good, might be easier to continue the discussion by email.
     
  9. NeedsLoomis

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    Is there a custom "release" that can take any arbitrary key? Lots of apps have hotkeys that you have to hold while clicking the mouse (Z for zoom is a common one), so it would be nice to not have to use so many toggles.
     
  10. lblb

    lblb Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    @NeedsLoomis

    I'm not sure what exactly you are looking for... Can you explain in more detail what exactly you are trying to do with Toolbar Creator?
     

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