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This document and most documents on the wiki use key symbols that look like {{K|t}} to indicate what keys are used for an operation. Note that these are '''case sensitive'''. In order to save space, {{K|Shift}}+{{K|t}} will be written as {{K|T}}. So {{K|t}} means "press the 't' key without the shift key" and {{K|T}} means "hold down shift and press the 't' key". Lowercase and uppercase keys will almost never perform the same function, so it is important to use the correct key. Sequences of keys will be written with dashes between them. So {{K|a}}-{{K|b}}-{{K|C}} means "press 'a', then press 'b', then hold shift and press 'c'".
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This document, and most documents on the wiki, use key symbols that look like {{K|t}} to indicate what keys are used for an operation. Note that these are '''case sensitive'''. In order to save space, {{K|Shift}}+{{K|t}} will be written as {{K|T}}. So {{K|t}} means "press the 't' key without the shift key" and {{K|T}} means "hold down shift and press the 't' key". Lowercase and uppercase keys will almost never perform the same function, so it is important to use the correct key. Sequences of keys will be written with dashes between them. So {{K|a}}-{{K|b}}-{{K|C}} means "press 'a', then press 'b', then hold shift and press 'c'".
  
 
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Sometimes you use the directional keys {{k|↑}} {{k|↓}} {{k|←}} {{k|→}} and {{k|Enter}} to make menu selections, but sometimes you will need to use the alternate selection keys ({{K|-}} and {{K|+}}) instead. Generally speaking, when dealing with menus, if the directional keys don't work try {{K|-}}/{{K|+}}.
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Sometimes you use the directional keys {{k|↑}} {{k|↓}} {{k|←}} {{k|→}} and {{k|Enter}} to make menu selections, but sometimes you will need to use the alternate selection keys ({{K|-}} and {{K|+}}) instead. Generally speaking, when dealing with menus, if the directional keys don't work, try {{K|-}}/{{K|+}}.
  
 
{{K|Esc}} will almost always take you back to the previous screen until you get to the top level of the UI, at which point it will display the options menu.
 
{{K|Esc}} will almost always take you back to the previous screen until you get to the top level of the UI, at which point it will display the options menu.

Revision as of 14:25, 11 November 2018

About key symbols

This document, and most documents on the wiki, use key symbols that look like t to indicate what keys are used for an operation. Note that these are case sensitive. In order to save space, Shift+t will be written as T. So t means "press the 't' key without the shift key" and T means "hold down shift and press the 't' key". Lowercase and uppercase keys will almost never perform the same function, so it is important to use the correct key. Sequences of keys will be written with dashes between them. So a-b-C means "press 'a', then press 'b', then hold shift and press 'c'".

Cursor movement, menu selection, and navigation

Esc Go back to the previous screen/menu
Change active menu option or move cursor
- + Alternate menu selection keys
Enter Select menu option

Sometimes you use the directional keys and Enter to make menu selections, but sometimes you will need to use the alternate selection keys (- and +) instead. Generally speaking, when dealing with menus, if the directional keys don't work, try -/+.

Esc will almost always take you back to the previous screen until you get to the top level of the UI, at which point it will display the options menu.