Shortcuts

Shortcuts

There are a number of shortcut keys that can be used for functionality or adding effects on the grid. These effects are stored in the xlights_keybindings.xml file and can be modified by the user. Note that you must edit this file while xLights is NOT running. Changes will be lost when xLights closes as this file is saved upon exit each time.

Key

Type

Function

t

Timing Add

Adds a timing mark to the currently selected position.

s

Timing Split

Splits the current timing mark in half

+

Zoom In

Also available by the Control+mouse wheel

-

Zoom Out

Also available by Control+mouse wheel

R

Random

Generate Random effects

Key

Type

Effect

o

Effect

On

O

Effect

Off

u

Effect

On - Fade Up

d

Effect

On - Fade Down

m

Effect

Morph

c

Effect

Curtain

i

Effect

Circles

b

Effect

Bars

y

Effect

Butterfly

f

Effect

Fire

F

Effect

Fan

g

Effect

Garland

p

Effect

Pinwheel

r

Effect

Ripple

x

Effect

Text

s

Effect

Spirals

w

Effect

Color Wash

n

Effect

Snowflakes

The On and Ramp Up/Down effects also enables the intensity to be defined as a shortcut key. Look at examples in the existing file which has a start intensity set to zero and and end intensity set to 100%.