Shortcut Keys

Keyboard shortcuts are available for accessing the main tableaux, windows, menus, and dialog boxes, and for certain actions.

Toolbar shortcuts:

B: Event Data window

H: History of Calculations window

N: Chart tableau

K: Cosmos tableau

C: Sky tableau

G: Geographical Map tableau

D: Database window

X: Interpretation Setup window

Y: Tables menu

M: Tools menu

T: Dynamics of Time control panel

P: Dynamics of Location control panel

U: Options menu

I: Help menu

R: Start/stop real-time clock

space bar: hide/display main window

Windows and dialogs shortcuts:

A: Aspects Grid (when Chart is displayed), -OR-

   Atlas window (when Geographical Map is displayed)

F: Calendar-Forecast window

Q: Astronomical Data window

W: Catalog of Stars window

V: Graphic Ephemeris dialog

L: Moon in Sign (influence for health) window

Z: Astro-calculator

O: Orb adjustment slider

F2: Orb table

Alt+F2: N-Chart tableau

Actions shortcuts:

Ctrl+C - copies the image of the screen or

         current window to the Clipboard

Ctrl+P - opens the Arabic Parts window

Ctrl+Z - restores the original time (after its change in dynamics)

Ctrl+T - displays the Technology window

Alt+A  - displays the Aspects  Direction window

Alt+B  - opens the Notebook

Alt+C  - displays the Configuration menu

Alt+P  - calculates stars (after precession)

Alt+F  - opens the Glyph Editor

Alt+H  - opens the Harmonic factor dialog

Alt+N  - toggles True Nodes on/off

Alt+M  - displays a table of stellar magnitudes

Alt+S  - records the current chart in the History log

Alt+U  - displays the Uranian chart Pointer tool

Alt+number - 0: saves the current chart to the repository of shortcuts

         1..7: saves the ring #1...#7 as a fixed chart

F1     - context-sensitive help

F2     - Orb table

F3     - Core data

F4     - Chart Type Selector window

F5     - display aspects of inner ring (Direction of Aspects: 1,1)

F6     - display aspects of outer/second ring (Direction of Aspects: 2,2)

F7     - display aspects between inner and outer/second rings (Direction of Aspects: 1,2)

F8     - toggles Auto-select mode for orb tables

F9     - General Settings window

F11    - toggles Full Screen mode on/off

F12    - Settings dialog for the current tableau, -OR-

         displays the popup menu for the current window

Ctrl+Alt+S - ZET Message for the current (real) time

Esc    - closes the current window

Alt+F2 - open N-chart tableau

Alt+F4 - exits the program

Alt+F11 - minimize the program

Alt+\  - open "Evolution by Conway" tableau

Alt+>  - toggles "Converging aspects only" mode on/off

Alt+<  - toggles "Separating aspects only" mode on/off

Shortcut keys for the Dynamics of Time window:

M     - minimize/restore the window (all keys of this window work

        in its minimized state)

space bar - start/stop

< >   - go one step of time back/forward

Arrows left/right - move the slider of the scroll-bar with the

        input focus to the left/right (with change of time)

R     - reverse (change the sign of the value of) the time step

I     - select core data

O     - select background data (for dual charts)

Tab, Shift-Tab - move the input focus between scrollers.

Shortcut keys for the Dynamics of Location window are identical.


Shortcut Key Manager

It is possible to assign custom shortcut keys to any control element of ZET. Buttons, menu items, lists, individual settings, and so on can be operated and switched directly, bypassing the need to use menus and dialogs.

As an example, let's assign a shortcut key for instantly switching between using the ZET font and a Truetype font for glyphs on the chart wheel.

  1. Open the window containing the control element (in this case, the Font page of the Chart Settings window, which contains the mutually exclusive options ZET Font and TrueType Font).
  2. Open the Shortcut Key Manager window by selecting it from the "Settings" Toolbar button or by using the menus.

  3. Find the name of the control element in the Manager's list (the name may be a mnemonic or abbreviation associated with the element). The ZET Font check-box is associated with the Font panel as part of the "ZET Font" grouping. Click this line in the list to select it.
  4. From the drop-down list of available hot-keys at bottom left, select one to use e.g. Alt+Z.
  5. Click OK. The entry Alt+Z appears in the selected line in the Key column of the window.
    Note: if you want to cancel the assignment of a shortcut key, select the blank item in the drop-down list.
  6. Test the new shortcut key, e.g. Alt+Z.
  7. Close the Manager window and the current window.