Customizing TrainPlayer Control
On a Mac running OS X (OS 10.5 Leopard at least), keyboard shortcuts may
be set up so that many operations can be achieved with "one finger
control." Open up "System Preferences", select "Keyboard & Mouse" and at
the bottom of the window click the "+" button. Restrict shortcut to
TrainPlayer and select the shortcut key.
Alternately, the third part program, such as QuickKeys, available for both
Macintosh OS X and Windows, may be used to set up “one finger control.”
A convenient control pad set up with QuicKeys for Macintosh OS X is shown
to the right.
Press Keypad Number "6" to START
the train and accelerate it to 3
Press Keypad Number "9" to
ACCELERATE the train by 1 "MPH."
Press Keypad Number "3" to
DECELERATE the train by 1 "MPH."
Press Keypad Number "5" to
DOUBLE the presently set speed.
Press Keypad Number "2" to HALVE
the presently set speed.
Press Keypad Period "." to STOP the train (at the previously set acceleration
Press Keypad number "4" to move location of the UNCOUPLER FORWARD.
Press Keypad number "1" to move location of the UNCOUPLER BACKWARD.
Press Keypad number "0" to ACTIVATE UNCOUPLING.
Press Keypad number "8" to REVERSE the trains direction.
Press Keypad number "7" to shows/hide CAR ID's.
Press Keypad "*" to start/stop AUTO FOLLOW.
Press Keypad "/" to FIT TO WINDOW.
If you have the TrainPlayer/TrackLayer program (Unfortunately, "hide track"
and "Run" mode are not the defaults, at least on a Mac):
Press Keyboard key "End" to shows/ hide TRACK.
Press Keyboard key "Page Down" to switches between EDIT and RUN modes.
Two additional short cuts are very useful, at least for the current Macintosh
version of TrainPlayer, as they are located only on the Right Click (or
Control, Left Click) pop-up menu.
Press Keypad Board Number "W" to "ZOOM TO."
Press Keypad Board Number "Q" to "ZOOM FROM."