Accelerators (Shortcuts) configuration

Accelerators and their associated Genero Studio actions are defined in a default set called a profile.


Profiles correspond to a set of accelerators for each action. They are saved in Accelerator Profile files having an extension of apr. A default profile file is preinstalled in the Genero Studio installation directory. Initially, this is the only profile available, and it cannot be modified. You can create your own profile by duplicating the default profile and modifying the accelerators associated with an action. All the accelerators (except menu accelerators) are disabled during editing, and are re-enabled when editing is completed or you leave the Accelerators configuration window.

  • current - This combobox displays the currently active profile, with the names of other available profiles displayed in a dropdown list. The default profile, which cannot be modified, has a lock icon. To change profiles, select a profile from the dropdown list, and click OK.
  • Duplicate - Creates a new profile. The Duplicate Profile dialog allows you to enter the name of a new profile, which will be a copy of the currently active profile. The file is saved in this user directory:

    Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\<companyname>\Genero Studio<version>.

    Modifications in the accelerators can be made in your new user profile. All the user profiles that you create will have a user icon associated with their name in the list in the current combobox.

  • Remove - Removes the currently active profile. This removes the associated apr file. The default profile provided by Genero Studio cannot be removed.

Accelerator profiles can be shared with other users:

  • Import - Imports an .apr file. An Open dialog allows you to browse for the profile file. When you click OK, the selected file is copied into the user directory and appears in the current combobox.
  • Export - Exports an .apr file. A Save As dialog allows you to save your profile file.


The actions and the associated accelerators for a particular profile are displayed in a table, grouped by application by default. Expand the application group to display all its actions. The Search box allows you to locate a specific action in the tree.

You can sort the table to make the resolution of conflicts easier. Use the icons to switch between viewing the tree grouped by application, or in alphabetical order by action. To sort the tree by the accelerator column, click the column title.


The accelerators that are defined for an action display in a list. Use the icons or right-click for a menu of options to:

  • Add a new, or additional, accelerator to an action using the Add New Accelerator dialog
  • Edit the accelerator for an action using the Edit Accelerator dialog
  • Remove the selected accelerator from an action
  • Set the selected accelerator as the default for an action

Add New Accelerator/Edit Accelerator dialog

Enter your own key combination for the accelerator by hitting the keys in order; use the Tab button to enter a Tab key.

Use the Backspace key to erase the latest keypress, or the Clear button to erase the entire key combination.