You can run ImTranslator with shortcuts. The shortcuts can be used to run ImTranslator applications or to make translations.
ImTranslator shortcuts are fully customizable, and can be defined for each translation application.
To access Shortcuts menu, open ImTranslator Options (Ctrl+Alt+O), then Shortcuts panel.
To change shortcuts:
- click inside the shortcuts field where you want to make changes
- the permitted keys will be displayed
- enter new keys
- after a short delay the new shortcut keys appear
- click Save options to record your changes
You can use the following keys: Ctrl, Alt, Shift, A-Z, 0-9 in any combination, but no more than three keys.
Please keep in mind that some key combinations cannot be assigned, as they are used by the browser.
Setting identical shortcuts for different tasks is not allowed, as it will result in the shortcut conflict.
If the new key combination has been already reserved, the conflicting shortcuts will be highlighted in red and the shortcuts conflict window appears. You will be prompted to re-assign the shortcut keys to resolve the conflict.
You can also temporarily deactivate shortcuts, if desired, by clearing the checkbox next to the shortcut name.
Some shortcut fields include the clear (X) button. Clicking on this button removes the shortcut and replaces it by None. This mode allows you to make translations by selecting the text with the mouse only, without using shortcuts.
Note: This translation mode is not recommended. It may interfere with other tasks where making text selection with the mouse is implemented.