Ocular Plugin: Hotkeys on non-US/UK keyboards

Bug #514530 reported by herbraab on 2010-01-29
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Stellarium
Fix Released
Undecided
treaves

Bug Description

Maybe it's just me, but I can't find any keys to change the oculars or telescopes on a German keyboard...

2010-01-29T23:10:09
Unsupported Windows version
Compiled with GCC 4.4.0
Qt runtime version: 4.6.1
Qt compilation version: 4.6.1
Addressing mode: 32-bit
Total memory: 2047 MB (unreliable)
Total virtual memory: 2047 MB (unreliable)
Physical memory in use: 27%
Processor speed: 2499 MHz
Processor name: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz
Processor speed: 2499 MHz
Processor name: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz
Processor speed: 2499 MHz
Processor name: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz
Processor speed: 2499 MHz
Processor name: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz
C:\Program Files\Stellarium\stellarium.exe
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[ This is Stellarium 0.10.3 - http://www.stellarium.org ]
[ Copyright (C) 2000-2010 Fabien Chereau et al ]
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Writing log file to: "C:/Users/Herbert/AppData/Roaming/Stellarium/log.txt"
File search paths:
  0 . "C:\Users\Herbert\AppData\Roaming\Stellarium"
  1 . "."
Attempting to use an existing older config file.
Config file is: "C:\Users\Herbert\AppData\Roaming\Stellarium/config.ini"
WARNING StelFileMgr::setScreenshotDir dir is not writable: "C:/Users/Herbert/Desktop"
WARNING: problem while setting screenshot from config file setting: NOT_VALID
Cache directory is: "C:\Users\Herbert\AppData\Local\stellarium\stellarium\cache"
Sky language is "de"
Application language is "de"
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"Loading "C:\Users\Herbert\AppData\Roaming\Stellarium/stars/default/stars_6_2v0_0.cat": 6_2v0_0; 26615233"
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navigation/preset_sky_time is a double - treating as jday: 2.45151e+06
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Warnings while linking shader: "Fragment shader(s) linked, vertex shader(s) linked.
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QGLShader::link: "Fragment shader(s) linked, vertex shader(s) linked.
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Warnings while linking shader: "Fragment shader(s) linked, vertex shader(s) linked.
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Creating GUI ...
Couldn't load the dynamic library: "C:\Users\Herbert\AppData\Roaming\Stellarium/modules/CompassMarks/libCompassMarks.dll" : "Cannot load library C:/Users/Herbert/AppData/Roaming/Stellarium/modules/CompassMarks/libCompassMarks.dll: Die angegebene Prozedur wurde nicht gefunden."
Plugin "CompassMarks" will not be loaded.
Couldn't load the dynamic library: "C:\Users\Herbert\AppData\Roaming\Stellarium/modules/Ocular/libOcular.dll" : "Cannot load library C:/Users/Herbert/AppData/Roaming/Stellarium/modules/Ocular/libOcular.dll: Die angegebene Prozedur wurde nicht gefunden."
Plugin "Ocular" will not be loaded.
Couldn't load the dynamic library: "C:\Users\Herbert\AppData\Roaming\Stellarium/modules/AngleMeasure/libAngleMeasure.dll" : "Cannot load library C:/Users/Herbert/AppData/Roaming/Stellarium/modules/AngleMeasure/libAngleMeasure.dll: Die angegebene Prozedur wurde nicht gefunden."
Plugin "AngleMeasure" will not be loaded.
Loaded plugin "AngleMeasure" .
AngleMeasure plugin - press control-A to toggle angle measure mode
Loaded plugin "Oculars" .
Ocular plugin - press Command-o to toggle eyepiece view mode. Press ALT-o for configuration.
Oculars::validateIniFile ocular.ini exists at: "C:\Users\Herbert\AppData\Roaming\Stellarium/modules/Oculars/ocular.ini" . Checking version...
Oculars::validateIniFile found existing ini file version 0.12
Oculars opened the DB successfully.

treaves (treaves) wrote :

The hotkeys are listed in the Help dialog. I've not updated the WIKI yet. The keys are the '[' and ']' keys, with the Alt & Command modifies (Ctrl for non-Mac users).

Changed in stellarium:
status: New → Invalid
herbraab (hraab2006) wrote :

I know that the hotkeys are listed in the Help dialog. However, on a German keyboard, '[' is 'Ctrl'+'8', and ']' is 'Ctrl'+'9'. So, obviously, one can't press 'Ctrl'+'[' (that would mean pressing 'Ctrl'+'Ctrl'+'8')...

dobson85 (b2936932) wrote :

Hi.

I use a german keyboard, too. Just press "Shift + Ctrl" at the same time to switch your keyboard from german to english.
After you have done that, you can use the ocular plugin without any problems. The german keys "ü" and "+ *" represent the "]" and "]" keys.

dobson85 (b2937850) wrote :

"Shift + Alt" <<<<<<<<

Sorry, "Shift + Ctrl" is wrong.

herbraab (hraab2006) wrote :

Sorry, I still can't get it to work. Pressing "Shift + Ctrl" does not change anything here on my system (Windows 7).

Wouldn't it be possible to simply use hotkeys that are available with any keyboard layout?

dobson85 (b2937850) wrote :

Hello.

As I wrote before, "Shift + Ctrl" was a mistake.
The right combination is "Shift + Alt".

This works on my Windows XP system.

herbraab (hraab2006) wrote :

None of the two shortcuts seems to work on Windows 7. I assume that the " Alternative User Input Services" (ctfmon.exe) handels this on Windows XP, but that is apparently no longer part of Windows 7.

herbraab (hraab2006) wrote :

Still can't toggle the oculars or telescopes in version 0.10.5 on my german keyboard. :-(

Fred_76 (fmichaud76-public) wrote :

It also happens with the french keyboard... and many other non american keyboards such as italian, spanish, german, french canadian, arabic, french belgium, cyrillic, danish, finnish, japanese, korean, dutch, norvegian, portugese, swedish ....

Therefore the Ocular plugin can only be used in a convenient way by english and american people only, i.e. a very minor part of the world.

Please urgently update the plugin in order to allow easy selection of oculars, DSLR and telescopes. One way would be to draw a small screen out of the pointed area, and let the user choose which setting he needs by clicking on it.

Best regard

Fred (neither american nor english... so frustrated by Ocular)

Peter Mousley (scrupeus) wrote :

This bug has been reported by several people using German, Italian and French keyboard layouts.

summary: - Ocular Plugin: Hotkeys on German Keyboard
+ Ocular Plugin: Hotkeys on non-US/UK keyboards
Changed in stellarium:
status: Invalid → Confirmed
treaves (treaves) wrote :

The committed code allows for key bindings to be edited.

Changed in stellarium:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
assignee: nobody → treaves (treaves)
Changed in stellarium:
milestone: none → 0.10.6
Changed in stellarium:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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