Navigating to a specific view on screen, for example, to check for progress
of a train or disposition of cars at a particular location, is cumbersome (on
a Mac at least). Navigating can be facilitate by creating "location markers."
Using QuicKeys software, available for both Macintosh OS X and Windows,
to select these location markers can further facilitate navigation.
On the TrainPlayer (.rrw) files "locations" have been "marked" by hiding
short pieces of track and a locomotive (without an identifying number) at
specific locations, labeling the corresponding "train" as, e.g., "Great Divide
Location." By selecting these location labels from the Trains Menu (Mac
version) the view can be rapidly switched from one location to another.
Programming QuicKey shortcuts using, for example, the Option Key as a
modifier aids in selecting locations. Below is a list of QuicKey shortcut
which match the Town Codes presented previously:
Switching between locomotives (trains) can also be facilitated using
QuicKeys. In this case, use a different modifier key combination e.g.,
Control key in combination with the Option key. This may again be followed
by the Town Code for selection of the town's respective yard switcher, e.g.,
"⌃ ⌥ A" for the Andrews yard switcher. For road locomotives, I use the
number keys 0 through 9.