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  • Mapping Enter or Return keys

  • Graham Tillerson

    December 26, 2021 at 5:43 pm


    On a PC, I want to map the Enter or Return key to my Mouse; I want to map it to the button that is built into the Scroll Wheel. I am able to map all other usual keys and functions to it with the Mouse setting in MC, so the mouse is working.<div>
    </div><div> I tried a few macro programs but so far only found one, AutoHotKey, that seems to support using the Mouse Wheel as a hotkey to trigger a script which presses Enter. I didn’t have begginer’s luck when I tried my hand at an ahk script which included WheelDown:: </div><div>
    </div><div> Does anyone here have AHK scripts running in Media Composer version v2018 or later?

    Thanks in advance for any assistance!

  • Glenn Sakatch

    December 27, 2021 at 3:22 pm

    google search x mouse control.

    I use it to zoom in and out of my timeline with the mouse wheel.

    You should be able to control any mouse function with any key click combination.

  • Graham Tillerson

    December 27, 2021 at 7:05 pm

    That’s what we call a bull’s eye, Glenn.

    That Return key via mouse Scroll button is working fine.

    I had gotten an AHK script to work yesterday, but the X-Mouse Control app looks like it can provide ALL I could ever ask for. Much thanks!

    It’s a lot to absorb. On your Zoom Timeline setup, is the mouse accessing the MC Scale Bar or some keys, like the Fast Menu’s More Detail, Less Detail?

    Noticed the Docs say it can be set up with optional context-sensitive actions and Layers. I wonder if the Scroll Wheel can recognize when MC is in Trim mode?

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  • Glenn Sakatch

    December 28, 2021 at 5:50 am

    LOL..glad it works for you.

    From memory, im mapping a fast menu to wheel up ctrl +] and wheel down ctrl [

    I also have a shortcut on my Avid dock to toggle x mouse on and off, in case I want to use the wheels as originally designed.

  • Glenn Sakatch

    December 28, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    I should add, i do use auto hot key scripts as well, but usually for more complicated actions, and multiactions, including moving the mouse around to click on specific menus.

    I have an AHK to do automated audio replacement on a particular track number of the timeline,… deslect all audio and video tracks, then select only the track i want…create a freeze frame. Things that i do all the time, but that require multiple steps, and quite often items that don’t have a shortcut keym but require a mouse click at a specific position on screen.

    As a further aside, back to your original post, my enter key is mapped to a stream deck button, as are most of my controls. I actually try to handle the mouse as little as possible.

  • Graham Tillerson

    December 31, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    Glenn, I saw your online demo involving Resolve and MC. Thank you

    for doing that as well!

    I see that there is an Elgato mobile app available priced as a low monthly subscription. Do you have an opinion on using that? I wonder if the software is as capable as the Mini or other units.

  • Glenn Sakatch

    January 1, 2022 at 5:25 pm

    I don’t use the mobile app. It used to be just be for apple phones, which I don’t use.

    Not sure if they’ve opened it to Android or not yet.

    (Plus, the idea of playing a monthly subscription for something like that makes my skin crawl)

    I have 4 streamdecks, and an XL plus the Avid dock with a tablet for other controls…the last thing I need is another screen on my desk. )

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