Continuing the discussion from Keyboard arrows: @LightBurn
I have a USB connected keypad, which is “supposed” to act like the keypad on a standard keypad, but apparently, does not. The arrow keys are ignored by LightBurn. They work for Carbide Motion, so I know they “work”. Since the driving computer is a laptop, there seems to be no way to control the movement without using the mouse…which is on the laptop, just barely an arms length from the CNC machine where the laser is attached. This makes it really inconvenient to position the laser.
I understand the desire to reserve the arrow keys for moving artwork…but of course, when I’m printing, I primarily need to move the head, not edit. So…the request would be:
To put a toggle on the Move dialog that would “Take over / lock” the arrow keys for its own usage. You click that toggle on and arrow keys are interpreted as move clicks; pgup and pgdn as Z-Axis moves; Home as home. Then, you can “click it off” to go back to editing if you want to.
THEN…(and isn’t there always more?)…I find the need to type in the distance to be traveled rather cumbersome. In Carbide Motion (which, I agree, is NOT the model for convenience), you can press 1-4 to set default distances (short to long). My workflow in CM is I press “Num Lock” on the keypad, then 1-4 to set the distance, then turn off numlock and use the arrows to move around or plunge. It works pretty well.
Could LightRoom provide some distance defaults assigned to 1-n; only when in the new “Locked” mode; which might even be user configurable?
Thanks for the great product. I’m enjoying learning!