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Thread: Keyboard Shortcuts

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Posted: 2018-11-16 02:00
I've had no success searching for keyboard shortcuts altho I do understand the period character's purpose. Is there a shortcut for starting and pausing tests (e.g. code groups)?

Thx for any input!

Dave, W1VEM

Posted: 2018-11-16 16:47

Hi Dave,

Keyboard shortcuts is an excellent idea for visual impaireed people, wanting to learn Morse code on this website.

May be DJ1YFK will implement them, AFAIK they are not available right now.

However one of the things you have to learn by copying Morse code is : Forget about a missed character. Hard to learn, when you miss a character you try to decode it by replaying in your mind and the result will be that you copy it correct but in the meantime miss 5 or six characters following it.

So the choice is missing one or a bunch of six.

Conclusion: learn to drop a missed character immediately and copy the next six correct.

The opportunity to stop the transmission is a no go, you better exercise dropping a missed character in order to copy the next 5 or 6 correct.

In code groups you place a dot, and in plain text the chaacter is res.lved bij reading the received text, so you see immediately that res.lved shoud be resolved.

Posted: 2018-11-16 22:54
Thx for the advice.

Posted: 2020-04-20 10:28
Hello, please, any update on this? In deed, I am visually impaired and I would appreciate a feature letting me run the exercise right from the edit box (using a keyboard shortcut). Although navigating the page to the right control after the exercise has been started is good training for the real world. :-)

Posted: 2020-04-24 17:26
Hi Jan,

I played around with different methods for keyboard shortcuts to control the sound. In the Koch course lessons I implemented something simple: If you're in the text entry field and press "Ctrl" twice within 500 milliseconds, the sound will play/pause.

Note that initially the sound may not play in some browsers, depending on your settings, because automatically playing something usually requires a mouse click or pressing *enter* in the browser to work. Ctrl is not enough. In Firefox, this results in a little icon being shown next to the URL bar, with a crossed out "play" symbol. If you click on it, you may allow autoplay for this website, then it works.

Let me know if this is useful, or if you have other suggestions.


Posted: 2020-04-29 20:39
Fabian, Ctrl Ctrl works really well. Complete begiiner, using Firefox. The "start delay" is also useful to me. Thanks!

Posted: 2020-04-29 21:57
Fabian, thank you, it works like a charm and it really helps.

Posted: 2020-04-30 07:38
Thanks for the feedback, Alex and Jan. Happy to hear this! I will enable this feature on other parts of the site, too (code groups, etc.) and add it to the documentation.


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