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[GEN/Tools]Save and Recall Custom Keyboard Shortcut Settings


What is the way to save a shortcut function?



You cannot save the current shortcut key settings (Tools > Customize > Customize > Keyboard tab) in a file format.

This is because shortcut key settings are stored in binary format, which means machine code, and cannot be generated as text files. However, since they are stored in machine code, there is a way to copy them if the operating system and program version (Gen) are the same.

[Image-1] Shortcut Settings Tab

Firstly, the shortcut key function should be customized on your current computer, and here's how

1. Run the Registry Editor (Start > Run > regedit) and check to the folder Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MIDAS\midasGen_KR\BCGWorkspace.

[Image-2] Running the Registry Editor

2. Right-click on the BCGWorkspace folder and select "Export" to save it as a file (*.reg).

[Image-3] BCGWorkspace Folder in the Registry

3. Copy the saved .reg file to the computer where you want to save the shortcut key function.

4. Run the Registry Editor on the computer where you copied the .reg file (Start > Run > regedit) and delete the Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MIDAS\MIDASGEN_US\BCGWorkspace folder.

5. Close the Registry Editor and double-click the .reg file. This will restore the previously saved shortcut key functionality from the previous computer.

Please note that if the computer's operating system or program version is different, issues may occur because the settings are stored in machine code. In such cases, you may need to manually input the shortcut keys. Additionally, the BCGWorkspace folder not only stores shortcut keys but also program-related icons and window positions, so these will also be copied identically.

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