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unified keys

MonkeyPaste ignores the difference between left or right modkeys and num pad or home row number keys. They are all considered the same key.

Managing Shortcuts​

All available shortcuts can be found in the Settings->Shortcuts menu.

Changing a Shortcut​

You can change the keys for a shortcut by hovering over the keys and clicking the button.

Global Routing Types​

What are Routing Types?​

Routing Type is a term used loosely in MonkeyPaste to describe how and when keyboard input is delivered to the active application from the opearting system.

PassiveAll shortcuts are passed through to active application.
PreThe shortcut will be executed before the active application receives it so an active application shortcut can happen after.
PostThe shortcut will be executed after the active application receives it so an active application shortcut can happen before.
OverrideThe last key of the shortcut will be suppressed from input to the active application so it will be unknown to the active application.
Exclusive Override(Experimental) This is a special type of override mode designed for the locking keys (Num Lock, Caps Lock and Scroll Lock). It only allows one key (non-modifier) for its assignment but will be executed anytime no matter what other keys are down. This prevents the lock key from getting stuck in its lock state.
When in doubt Override

To ensure your global shortcut doesn't conflict with some other applications shortcut, set the Routing Type to Override. Also it helps to make it one you don't use in other applications then if it does conflict with one somewhere, it won't really matter since you don't use it anyways!

Why No Sequences!?!

Sequences are a series of key strokes instead of just one combination to trigger a shortcut. Initially MonkeyPaste was designed to allow sequences but there's serious complexities that arise when also trying to support Override becomes crazy!

So to keep the system stable I needed to pick one or the other and decided there's more advantages to Override since you likely won't have that many global shortcuts to deal with and it ensures they'll 'always' work.


Editor (read-only)​

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