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Hotkeys for reminders and reminder overrides?

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Hotkeys for reminders and reminder overrides? 16/09/2020 at 12:08 #131552
DonRiver
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There's probably a good reason or a deliberate choice this hasn't been added already - but could we have hotkeys to operate the Reminder and Reminder Override buttons?

E.g. press 'r' then click on a control to apply or remove a reminder, hold Shift when left-clicking on a control to operate the reminder override.

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Hotkeys for reminders and reminder overrides? 16/09/2020 at 12:10 #131553
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I was told the reason it hadn't been done, especially with the override option, was to force the user to think about what they are doing before using it. Which makes sense really, the override function shouldn't be used without some thought as to why.
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Hotkeys for reminders and reminder overrides? 16/09/2020 at 14:32 #131555
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I see! Do you know how it works with an IECC workstation keyboard?
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Hotkeys for reminders and reminder overrides? 16/09/2020 at 15:10 #131556
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Something sort of works for signal reminders, though, if you've got the context menu enabled: Open the context menu, and then press the letter corresponding to the respective option you want to pick, e.g. G for the general reminder.
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Hotkeys for reminders and reminder overrides? 16/09/2020 at 17:47 #131565
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Thank you Jan, that's really helpful - Shift-Rightclick, G - simple as!
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Hotkeys for reminders and reminder overrides? 16/09/2020 at 19:05 #131566
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DonRiver in post 131555 said:
I see! Do you know how it works with an IECC workstation keyboard?
IIRC it's something like:
[OVR] R123AM [SET]
[OVR] S123 S456 [SET]

where [OVR] and [SET] are special buttons on the keyboard, and the first line sets by route ID; the second by from and to signal.

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Hotkeys for reminders and reminder overrides? 17/09/2020 at 13:45 #132574
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Having seen the thread discussing IECC keyboards, I'm kinda intrigued by a keyboard input mode in SimSig / command terminal where routes can be set in a similar mouseless way. Almost certainly not worth the effort to put into the core game, but it occurs to me, might be possible via a third-party app and the interface gateway...
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Hotkeys for reminders and reminder overrides? 17/09/2020 at 13:49 #132575
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You could probably do it with the current gateway however you need more in depth documentation which include all possible routes and restrictions
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Hotkeys for reminders and reminder overrides? 17/09/2020 at 16:48 #132577
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To know the signalpost numbers and/or the routes? Would either need to print out the signalling plan or start the session by putting out dozens of sticky notes...

edit: it looks very simple indeed in the interface gateway. All that's needed is a parser that takes IECC-ish input and stomps it across the gateway as json. Harder to have it give success or failure, though

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Hotkeys for reminders and reminder overrides? 18/09/2020 at 15:01 #132585
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DonRiver in post 132577 said:
Harder to have it give success or failure, though :)
IECC commands don't give feedback anyway. Either something happens or... Nothing happens!

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Hotkeys for reminders and reminder overrides? 18/09/2020 at 22:17 #132591
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I made a stomp client in python some time ago for the gateway. if you have enough patience then just through normal gameplay you can discover all of the needed codes for the routes but it takes a long time to do.
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