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yves61
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#08-Sep-21 16:56

The shortcut to use a New Command Window (SQL) is Ctrl+Tilde (~). See attached picture.

Is this presently working ? On a Querty keyboard ? On a Azerty keyboard ?

I am using a AZERTY keyboard. In order to produce a Tilde on a Azerty-keyboard I need to press Ctrl+AltGr+Tilde ? Thanks in advance for any guidance what to press to start a New Command Window (SQL) with a Azerty-keyboard.

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jsperr115 post(s)
#08-Sep-21 21:36

It works as advertised for me on a QUERTY keyboard -- I have to disable "ditto" (a keyboard utility) first, which also uses that key combination to activate.

There's information here but I sense you may have already explored it -- it's not clear to me if you can just send a `, or if it is waiting for a second character so you get something like "ñ":

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AZERTY#Dead_keys

yves61
272 post(s)
#09-Sep-21 08:19

With my Belgian Azerty keyboard I need to press AltGr+"=" but then it is waiting for a second character in order get a tilde above the second character .

I am wondering what functional keyboard shortcut I could use to launch this New Command Window (SQL) with a Belgian Azerty keyboard.

jsperr115 post(s)
#08-Sep-21 23:03

Maybe "SharpKeys" would be able to produce it.

Also see below, an interactive diagram where it is called a dead key to be used with a, n, and o.

https://web.archive.org/web/20170331133127/https://www.microsoft.com/resources/msdn/goglobal/keyboards/kbdfr.html

rk
464 post(s)
#09-Sep-21 09:30

In my Estonian keyboard I have to click Ctrl+ü. The key for ü is next to p on the right. You can try the key next to p on your keyboard, but if it is a dead key it probably won't work.

Estonian - Keyboard Layout Info (kbdlayout.info)

French - Keyboard Layout Info (kbdlayout.info)

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yves61
272 post(s)
#09-Sep-21 10:48

Thank you all for the responses.

Just to be specific if so needed : I know how to produce a tilde with my Belgian Azerty keyboard.

What I am looking for is the correct keyboard shortcut (for my keyboard) to launch the New Command Window (SQL) with M9 (as shown in the initial image attached above Tilde.png) .

rk
464 post(s)
#09-Sep-21 11:07

OK, I was heading slightly wrong direction (with overview+scancodes)

Looking at US keyboard, I believe for New Command Window we must press Ctrl+OEM_3 (the virtual-key) http://kbdlayout.info/kbdus/overview+virtualkeys

on Belgian Azerty keyboard OEM_3 is next to m.

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yves61
272 post(s)
#09-Sep-21 12:25

Thank you Riivo. Spot on ! How did you find ?

adamw


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#12-Sep-21 11:01

Damn, I was late. Yes, we use VK_OEM_3 (with Ctrl). In the US keyboard layout this key has ~ and `, in other layouts it has other things. This is the only OEM key we are currently using, everything else is either a number, or a letter, or a common key like VK_RETURN.

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