{"__v":9,"_id":"575818008abb520e00ea7b89","category":{"project":"55f0432035803d230000a9c2","version":"575818008abb520e00ea7b61","_id":"57584d29f71f5c19002d17ef","__v":0,"sync":{"url":"","isSync":false},"reference":false,"createdAt":"2016-06-08T16:51:53.330Z","from_sync":false,"order":6,"slug":"actions-and-automations","title":"Actions and Automations"},"parentDoc":null,"project":"55f0432035803d230000a9c2","user":"55f0431435803d230000a9c1","version":{"__v":11,"_id":"575818008abb520e00ea7b61","project":"55f0432035803d230000a9c2","createdAt":"2016-06-08T13:05:04.736Z","releaseDate":"2016-06-08T13:05:04.736Z","categories":["575818008abb520e00ea7b62","575818008abb520e00ea7b63","575818008abb520e00ea7b64","575818008abb520e00ea7b65","57582f278abb520e00ea7c10","575838ddf71f5c19002d1787","57584357163a4f2b002c75ed","57584d29f71f5c19002d17ef","575850cc163a4f2b002c7621","575850f1f71f5c19002d17fa","575851066a65ec0e004153e7","575a923ad5797e0e007518cf","575eae598be8aa0e00f59ceb","575eb065e7089c0e006d0cdf"],"is_deprecated":false,"is_hidden":false,"is_beta":false,"is_stable":true,"codename":"","version_clean":"2.0.0","version":"2.0"},"updates":["588bf5b87060910f00c6876d"],"next":{"pages":[],"description":""},"createdAt":"2016-03-21T18:10:41.302Z","link_external":false,"link_url":"","githubsync":"","sync_unique":"","hidden":false,"api":{"results":{"codes":[]},"settings":"","auth":"required","params":[],"url":""},"isReference":false,"order":2,"body":"To launch applications or issue commands related to a particular software, create a new Pad and select the category *Applications*.\n[block:callout]\n{\n  \"type\": \"warning\",\n  \"body\": \"Given the architectural differences between the different operating systems, the experience in creating actions varies considerably. Proceed to the paragraph related to your system, **Mac** or **Windows**.\"\n}\n[/block]\n\n[block:api-header]\n{\n  \"type\": \"basic\",\n  \"title\": \"Mac: Launch applications and issue commands\"\n}\n[/block]\n**To launch an application**, select it in the \"Installed Applications\" list.\n[block:callout]\n{\n  \"type\": \"info\",\n  \"body\": \"At the top of the “Installed Applications” list, you can see the application that is currently in the foreground on your computer. When switching to a different application, **Quadro** updates the current application in real time.\",\n  \"title\": \"TIP\"\n}\n[/block]\n\n[block:image]\n{\n  \"images\": [\n    {\n      \"image\": [\n        \"https://files.readme.io/ca8b76b-Screen_Shot_2016-08-08_at_17.27.59.png\",\n        \"Screen Shot 2016-08-08 at 17.27.59.png\",\n        396,\n        563,\n        \"#0f0f0f\"\n      ],\n      \"caption\": \"Current application on focus\"\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]\nAfter selecting it, tap on “Launch Application” to create the action.\n\n**To issue a command to a specific application**, there are two ways:\n\nOn a Mac you can recall the desired functions either via shortcut (more on this in detail in the next section) or via the menu items by selecting the software in the “Installed Applications\" list.\n[block:image]\n{\n  \"images\": [\n    {\n      \"image\": [\n        \"https://files.readme.io/74bc6bb-app.png\",\n        \"app.png\",\n        1376,\n        1077,\n        \"#402a37\"\n      ],\n      \"caption\": \"Shortcuts & Menu items\"\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]\nInside the newly opened tab, under the section header ”*Commands*”, you will find all recallable actions listed in the menu. Choose one and try to launch it.\n[block:image]\n{\n  \"images\": [\n    {\n      \"image\": [\n        \"https://files.readme.io/00a4bb4-app2.png\",\n        \"app2.png\",\n        1376,\n        1077,\n        \"#3e2935\"\n      ],\n      \"caption\": \"Menu items\"\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]\n\n[block:api-header]\n{\n  \"type\": \"basic\",\n  \"title\": \"Windows: Launch applications and issue commands\"\n}\n[/block]\nTo launch an application, select it in the \"Installed Apps\" list.\n[block:callout]\n{\n  \"type\": \"info\",\n  \"body\": \"At the top of the “Installed Apps” list, you can see the application that is currently in the foreground on your computer. When switching to a different application, **Quadro** updates the current application in real time.\",\n  \"title\": \"TIP\"\n}\n[/block]\n\n[block:image]\n{\n  \"images\": [\n    {\n      \"image\": [\n        \"https://files.readme.io/2b00768-Screen_Shot_2016-08-08_at_17.27.59.png\",\n        \"Screen Shot 2016-08-08 at 17.27.59.png\",\n        396,\n        563,\n        \"#0f0f0f\"\n      ],\n      \"caption\": \"Current application on focus\"\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]\nNow, tap on “Launch Application” to create an action.\n\nTo issue a command to a specific application on a Windows, you can recall the desired functions via shortcuts (more on this in detail in the next section).\n\nIf you want to issue the commands either to the operating system or to the application currently in focus, choose a “Global Shortcut”, otherwise, if you want to direct the action towards a specific application, choose it in the “Installed Aplications” list.\n[block:image]\n{\n  \"images\": [\n    {\n      \"image\": [\n        \"https://files.readme.io/7530c7a-app.png\",\n        \"app.png\",\n        1376,\n        1077,\n        \"#402a37\"\n      ],\n      \"caption\": \"Shortcuts & Menu items\"\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]\nIn some cases, for a easier recall of the most common Windows functions, you will find a pre-built menu with a list of all the items covered by shortcuts. \n[block:image]\n{\n  \"images\": [\n    {\n      \"image\": [\n        \"https://files.readme.io/8d9195e-app2.png\",\n        \"app2.png\",\n        1376,\n        1077,\n        \"#3e2935\"\n      ],\n      \"caption\": \"Menu items\"\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]\nFollow the tutorial related to you operative system, Mac or Windows, to go into detail about how to use the shortcuts in Quadro.\n[block:api-header]\n{\n  \"type\": \"basic\",\n  \"title\": \"Create a shortcut for Mac\"\n}\n[/block]\nWhen creating a shortcut you can either choose to launch the action to a desired application by choosing the target or you can choose between Global and Foreground shortcut.\n[block:image]\n{\n  \"images\": [\n    {\n      \"image\": [\n        \"https://files.readme.io/umeJ4laKQFmwrLvofKqH_IMG_0023.PNG.jpeg\",\n        \"IMG_0023.PNG.jpeg\",\n        \"732\",\n        \"539\",\n        \"#277ae3\",\n        \"\"\n      ],\n      \"caption\": \"Create shortcuts\"\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]\nThere are a few differences between *Global shortcut* and *Foreground shortcut*:\n\n\n#### Global shortcut\n\nSends the hotkey to the operating system and to the toolbar applications\n\n**Example**: New folder on your desktop or a quick note in Evernote web clipper\n\n[block:image]\n{\n  \"images\": [\n    {\n      \"image\": [\n        \"https://files.readme.io/NNutaUhkTnWQVzyJf6CD_Screen%20Shot%202016-03-22%20at%2012.13.18.png\",\n        \"Screen Shot 2016-03-22 at 12.13.18.png\",\n        \"932\",\n        \"538\",\n        \"#97746a\",\n        \"\"\n      ],\n      \"caption\": \"Launch actions to your operating system\"\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]\n\n[block:image]\n{\n  \"images\": [\n    {\n      \"image\": [\n        \"https://files.readme.io/9th9rwxZQIaef7FlR61Y_Screen%20Shot%202016-03-22%20at%2012.10.50.png\",\n        \"Screen Shot 2016-03-22 at 12.10.50.png\",\n        \"321\",\n        \"434\",\n        \"#8b6070\",\n        \"\"\n      ],\n      \"caption\": \"Launch actions to your toolbar applications\"\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]\n #### Foreground shortcut\n\nSends the hotkey to the application actually in foreground\n\n**Example**: Set up a shortcut like *cmd+n* to open a new window in Safari.  \n\nNote: This means that if you have another application having the same shortcut for the same action, Quadro allows you to use this pad for any software currently in focus. So you can use the same shortcut (in this case \"New Window\") also for other applications without having to create the shortcut again.\n\nOr you would simply [duplicate the pad](http://support.quadro.me/docs/duplicate-pads) and [move the pad](http://support.quadro.me/docs/move-pads-between-palettes) to another palette without having to change the target. \n[block:image]\n{\n  \"images\": [\n    {\n      \"image\": [\n        \"https://files.readme.io/7rrnRZTCSSzMSbsR7Qrg_Screen%20Shot%202016-03-22%20at%2012.16.14.png\",\n        \"Screen Shot 2016-03-22 at 12.16.14.png\",\n        \"322\",\n        \"366\",\n        \"#aa7a51\",\n        \"\"\n      ],\n      \"caption\": \"Shortcuts description in softwares\"\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]\n### To Target \n\nDirects your shortcut to a specific application.\n[block:image]\n{\n  \"images\": [\n    {\n      \"image\": [\n        \"https://files.readme.io/k84Wfu3jQTiGZ9Ls17iQ_IMG_0026.PNG.jpeg\",\n        \"IMG_0026.PNG.jpeg\",\n        \"727\",\n        \"826\",\n        \"#2979df\",\n        \"\"\n      ],\n      \"caption\": \"Target shortcut\"\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]\n\n[block:callout]\n{\n  \"type\": \"info\",\n  \"body\": \"Check out the Advanced options at the bottom of the page\"\n}\n[/block]\n\n[block:api-header]\n{\n  \"type\": \"basic\",\n  \"title\": \"Create a shortcut for Windows\"\n}\n[/block]\nWhen creating a shortcut you can either choose to launch the action to a desired application by choosing the target or you can choose the Global shortcut, which sends the hotkey to the operating system or to the foreground application depending on the current focus. \n\nNote: In Windows there's no need of difference between global shortcut and foreground shortcut like in Mac, because it handles events differently.\n[block:image]\n{\n  \"images\": [\n    {\n      \"image\": [\n        \"https://files.readme.io/O5ByIYzESt6sY5yQZbsi_IMG_0024.PNG.jpeg\",\n        \"IMG_0024.PNG.jpeg\",\n        \"731\",\n        \"390\",\n        \"#277be3\",\n        \"\"\n      ],\n      \"caption\": \"Global shortcut\"\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]\n### To Target \n\nDirects your shortcut to a specific application.\n[block:image]\n{\n  \"images\": [\n    {\n      \"image\": [\n        \"https://files.readme.io/oy8JXdKyTnSPlPVY3B06_IMG_0025.PNG.jpeg\",\n        \"IMG_0025.PNG.jpeg\",\n        \"732\",\n        \"813\",\n        \"\",\n        \"\"\n      ],\n      \"caption\": \"Target shortcut\"\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]\n\n[block:api-header]\n{\n  \"type\": \"basic\",\n  \"title\": \"Advanced options\"\n}\n[/block]\n### Keyboard mapping\n\nApps are not all made equal. 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Applications

Shortcut commands and menus for any application

To launch applications or issue commands related to a particular software, create a new Pad and select the category *Applications*. [block:callout] { "type": "warning", "body": "Given the architectural differences between the different operating systems, the experience in creating actions varies considerably. Proceed to the paragraph related to your system, **Mac** or **Windows**." } [/block] [block:api-header] { "type": "basic", "title": "Mac: Launch applications and issue commands" } [/block] **To launch an application**, select it in the "Installed Applications" list. [block:callout] { "type": "info", "body": "At the top of the “Installed Applications” list, you can see the application that is currently in the foreground on your computer. When switching to a different application, **Quadro** updates the current application in real time.", "title": "TIP" } [/block] [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/ca8b76b-Screen_Shot_2016-08-08_at_17.27.59.png", "Screen Shot 2016-08-08 at 17.27.59.png", 396, 563, "#0f0f0f" ], "caption": "Current application on focus" } ] } [/block] After selecting it, tap on “Launch Application” to create the action. **To issue a command to a specific application**, there are two ways: On a Mac you can recall the desired functions either via shortcut (more on this in detail in the next section) or via the menu items by selecting the software in the “Installed Applications" list. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/74bc6bb-app.png", "app.png", 1376, 1077, "#402a37" ], "caption": "Shortcuts & Menu items" } ] } [/block] Inside the newly opened tab, under the section header ”*Commands*”, you will find all recallable actions listed in the menu. Choose one and try to launch it. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/00a4bb4-app2.png", "app2.png", 1376, 1077, "#3e2935" ], "caption": "Menu items" } ] } [/block] [block:api-header] { "type": "basic", "title": "Windows: Launch applications and issue commands" } [/block] To launch an application, select it in the "Installed Apps" list. [block:callout] { "type": "info", "body": "At the top of the “Installed Apps” list, you can see the application that is currently in the foreground on your computer. When switching to a different application, **Quadro** updates the current application in real time.", "title": "TIP" } [/block] [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/2b00768-Screen_Shot_2016-08-08_at_17.27.59.png", "Screen Shot 2016-08-08 at 17.27.59.png", 396, 563, "#0f0f0f" ], "caption": "Current application on focus" } ] } [/block] Now, tap on “Launch Application” to create an action. To issue a command to a specific application on a Windows, you can recall the desired functions via shortcuts (more on this in detail in the next section). If you want to issue the commands either to the operating system or to the application currently in focus, choose a “Global Shortcut”, otherwise, if you want to direct the action towards a specific application, choose it in the “Installed Aplications” list. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/7530c7a-app.png", "app.png", 1376, 1077, "#402a37" ], "caption": "Shortcuts & Menu items" } ] } [/block] In some cases, for a easier recall of the most common Windows functions, you will find a pre-built menu with a list of all the items covered by shortcuts. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/8d9195e-app2.png", "app2.png", 1376, 1077, "#3e2935" ], "caption": "Menu items" } ] } [/block] Follow the tutorial related to you operative system, Mac or Windows, to go into detail about how to use the shortcuts in Quadro. [block:api-header] { "type": "basic", "title": "Create a shortcut for Mac" } [/block] When creating a shortcut you can either choose to launch the action to a desired application by choosing the target or you can choose between Global and Foreground shortcut. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/umeJ4laKQFmwrLvofKqH_IMG_0023.PNG.jpeg", "IMG_0023.PNG.jpeg", "732", "539", "#277ae3", "" ], "caption": "Create shortcuts" } ] } [/block] There are a few differences between *Global shortcut* and *Foreground shortcut*: #### Global shortcut Sends the hotkey to the operating system and to the toolbar applications **Example**: New folder on your desktop or a quick note in Evernote web clipper [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/NNutaUhkTnWQVzyJf6CD_Screen%20Shot%202016-03-22%20at%2012.13.18.png", "Screen Shot 2016-03-22 at 12.13.18.png", "932", "538", "#97746a", "" ], "caption": "Launch actions to your operating system" } ] } [/block] [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/9th9rwxZQIaef7FlR61Y_Screen%20Shot%202016-03-22%20at%2012.10.50.png", "Screen Shot 2016-03-22 at 12.10.50.png", "321", "434", "#8b6070", "" ], "caption": "Launch actions to your toolbar applications" } ] } [/block] #### Foreground shortcut Sends the hotkey to the application actually in foreground **Example**: Set up a shortcut like *cmd+n* to open a new window in Safari. Note: This means that if you have another application having the same shortcut for the same action, Quadro allows you to use this pad for any software currently in focus. So you can use the same shortcut (in this case "New Window") also for other applications without having to create the shortcut again. Or you would simply [duplicate the pad](http://support.quadro.me/docs/duplicate-pads) and [move the pad](http://support.quadro.me/docs/move-pads-between-palettes) to another palette without having to change the target. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/7rrnRZTCSSzMSbsR7Qrg_Screen%20Shot%202016-03-22%20at%2012.16.14.png", "Screen Shot 2016-03-22 at 12.16.14.png", "322", "366", "#aa7a51", "" ], "caption": "Shortcuts description in softwares" } ] } [/block] ### To Target Directs your shortcut to a specific application. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/k84Wfu3jQTiGZ9Ls17iQ_IMG_0026.PNG.jpeg", "IMG_0026.PNG.jpeg", "727", "826", "#2979df", "" ], "caption": "Target shortcut" } ] } [/block] [block:callout] { "type": "info", "body": "Check out the Advanced options at the bottom of the page" } [/block] [block:api-header] { "type": "basic", "title": "Create a shortcut for Windows" } [/block] When creating a shortcut you can either choose to launch the action to a desired application by choosing the target or you can choose the Global shortcut, which sends the hotkey to the operating system or to the foreground application depending on the current focus. Note: In Windows there's no need of difference between global shortcut and foreground shortcut like in Mac, because it handles events differently. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/O5ByIYzESt6sY5yQZbsi_IMG_0024.PNG.jpeg", "IMG_0024.PNG.jpeg", "731", "390", "#277be3", "" ], "caption": "Global shortcut" } ] } [/block] ### To Target Directs your shortcut to a specific application. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/oy8JXdKyTnSPlPVY3B06_IMG_0025.PNG.jpeg", "IMG_0025.PNG.jpeg", "732", "813", "", "" ], "caption": "Target shortcut" } ] } [/block] [block:api-header] { "type": "basic", "title": "Advanced options" } [/block] ### Keyboard mapping Apps are not all made equal. Some applications accept key characters and symbols via keycodes (e.g., Evernote) while others accept unicodes (e.g Chrome and all webapps). By default, Quadro sends keys as unicode, since Keycodes map directly to a physical key on the keyboard. This means that if you are using a different keyboard layout, the keyboard shortcuts that you use may map to different keys. (e.g "a" on an Italian keyboard has a position other than "a" on the French keyboard, and thus have a different keycode) The important thing to keep in mind, is that in case you encounter issues with a shortcut, the solution might rely in activating or deactivating this setting. ### Numeric keypad Certain applications may accept only numeric keypad input for some shortcuts with symbols such as (+), (-) , (*), (/) , or may accept only the Enter key from the numeric keypad instead of the one from the standard keyboard. The numpad's keys are digits 0 to 9, addition (+), subtraction(-), multiplication (*) and division (/) symbols, a decimal point (.), Num Lock, and Enter. Numeric keypads are also used for playing some computer games. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/9QoaJx6FS3a9LqbzJM5q_IMG_0082.PNG.jpeg", "IMG_0082.PNG.jpeg", "730", "934", "#7cb74e", "" ], "caption": "Advanced options" } ] } [/block] [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/eAHWW90QfuP3JJY3iqk7_IMG_0083.PNG.jpeg", "IMG_0083.PNG.jpeg", "729", "939", "#7bba46", "" ], "caption": "Numeric keypad & Keyboard mapping" } ] } [/block] [block:callout] { "type": "info", "title": "Numeric keypad", "body": "Thus the Numeric keypad option can be seen, select first a number or symbol that is available on the numeric keypad.\n\nOtherwise, if a letter or another character which is not located on the numeric keypad is selected, only the option keyboard mapping remains visible." } [/block]