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Capturing common keystroke combinations in Windows (Filemaker 11)

Question asked by pedantic on Jun 14, 2012
Latest reply on Jun 14, 2012 by pedantic

Hello everyone.

 

In the project runtime I have reduced the number of options in menus or removed them altogether. For example we don't want the user deleting data so the Cut command has been removed from the Edit menu. On the Mac, if the cursor is in a field and the user presses Command+X, nothing happens which is well and good. On the Windows box, however, if the user presses Ctrl+X, depending upon the computer, a special character (like this:├) is inserted.

 

The solution is easy, it seems to me. I just intercept the keystroke and discard it, but I can't find any way to do that in the references I have on hand.

 

First of all, is there an easy solution to the special character problem on Windows? If not, how can I intercept keystrokes and discard them?

 

TIA!

 

John

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