Igor 7 keyboard shortcut changes

I recently upgraded from Igor 6 to 7 and love it. The shading option for error bars alone is worth the upgrade! However, I have not figured out how to keep using a few details of the interface.

1. The following keyboard shortcuts no longer seem to work in Igor 7 in Mac OS:

Cmd-Ctl-e: move active window to the back
Cmd-Ctl-Shift-e: move backmost window to the front

I found these more convenient than the Mac OS’s own standard shortcut, Cmd-`, because the Igor version kept the windows in a “circular” stack (front moves to back or back moves to front).

Are there new keyboard shortcuts for moving windows back and forth?

2. The up arrow used to reliably take the cursor from the command line to the history window. Now it usually does, but not always. Is this normal behavior? Is there another shortcut to go from the command line to the history pane?

Pietro
Pietro-

1. We believe that we blocked the OS-driven window cycling (which we and I think most of our customers dislike) and replaced it with, I hope, the old behavior. So Cmd-` should be Move to Back and Cmd-Shift-` should be Move to Front. If it's not, please send a bug report to support@wavemetrics.com.

2. Up arrow in the command line should always highlight the first command that can be found in the history. It looks for the bullet character to find commands. Up arrow in the history should take you to the command above whatever line is currently highlighted in the history. If there are no commands, these situations should highlight the last line of the history, or the next line upward. Is it possible that you have a modified key (like Shift) accidentally held down when you press up arrow?

John Weeks
WaveMetrics, Inc.
support@wavemetrics.com
Thank you for your reply, John.

1. I had not noticed that the keys that normally trigger the OS-driven window cycling, Cmd-` and the same thing plus Shift, have replaced the role of Ctrl-Cmd-e that I was looking for. Yes, they do exactly what I wanted, i.e. cycle through the windows in a ring, not in some non-commutative stacking manner. Thanks!

2. The strange behavior of nothing happening when i press the up arrow occurs regularly, without me accidentally pressing another key. I have not figured out how to make it happen, but it may occur specifically when I got to the command window from a procedure window, pressing Cmd-j. Today Igor on the same computer also showed other strange behavior like a popup menu selection not being the one that I had tried to select, which makes me worry about some serious instability possibly related to the OS (i just upgraded to Mac OS High Sierra). I may try a reinstall of the OS and go from there. Good to hear the intermittent arrow-key failure not a recognized bug.

Pietro
I'm glad we have problem 1 nailed down!

Does the problem with up-arrow happen just since you started using High Sierra? Is it possible that you have some sort of Mission Control shortcut defined (possibly accidentally...) that is stealing the key press?

John Weeks
WaveMetrics, Inc.
support@wavemetrics.com