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LMS Test.Lab Displays: Keyboard and Mouse Shortcuts

by Siemens Genius Siemens Genius on ‎07-11-2016 10:02 AM - edited

 

LMS Test.Lab Displays: Keyboard and Mouse Shortcuts

 

There are some nice tricks to navigating data displays in LMS Test.Lab, some in combination with the mouse, others using only the keyboard.

 

One of the "greatest of all time" keyboard shortcuts is to hold down the CTRL key when right clicking in a display.  By doing this, the main display menu with Single X Cursor, Double X Cursor, Harmonic Cursors, etc will always appear, regardless of where the right click is done in the display.

 

Here is a list of other shortcuts:

 

 

 

Shortcut Key

 

Action

 

For which display

Mouse

 

 

 

 

Drag horizontally

zoom in x-direction

all function displays

 

Drag vertically

zoom in Y-direction

all function displays

 

Drag diagonally

zoom in XY-direction

all function displays

 

Shift-drag horizontally

pan in x-direction

all function displays

 

Shift-drag vertically

pan in Y-direction

all function displays

 

Shift-drag on overview

pan over x-axis

upper/lower - overview

 

Shift-click on overview

pan over x-axis - shifts 1 range forward or backward

upper/lower - overview

 

Shift-scrollwheel on axis

scroll over axis

all function displays

 

Ctrl-scrollwheel on axis

zoom in/out on axis

all function displays

 

Ctrl-drag on axis

move axis position

all function displays

 

Ctrl-drag on splitter between upper and lower of a BODE

move splitter

Bode + Upper/Lower with 2 views

 

Ctrl-double click on Y-axis

expand axis

upper/lower (with more than 2 views)

 

Right-click on axis/curve/cursor/legend/empty space

axis/curve/cursor/legend/default popup menu

all function displays

 

Scrollwheel

Panning up/down

Table

 

Shift-scrollwheel

Panning left/right

Table

 

Ctrl-scrollwheel

Zooming (font sizing)

Table

 

Ctrl-right click (anywhere)

default popup menu of the display

all function displays

 

Double click on axis

"set fixed limits" menu comes up

all function displays

 

Double click on curve

"adjust curve properties" menu comes up

all function displays

 

Double click on cursor

"move to position" menu comes up

all function displays

Keyboard

 

 

 

 

Backspace

UNDO last axis setting (up to 20)

all functions display

 

Cursor keys (no curves selected)

move selected cursor (normal interval)

all functions display

 

Shift-cursor keys (no curves selected)

move selected cursor (small interval)

all functions display

 

Cursor keys (with one or more curves selected)

move selected cursor to next/previous sample

all functions display

 

Ctrl-cursor keys (with one or more curves selected)

move selected cursor to next/previous local maximum

X axes only

 

Shift-O keys (with the display selected)

Switch between Overlaid/Stacked mode

Upper/Lower + Multi-trace display

 

To get an up to date list of keyboard shortcuts for displays, right click on the display (while holding down the control key) and select "Mouse & Keyboard Tips".

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There are also nice keyboard shortcuts for the measurement applications: different keyboard combinations can be used for arming, disarming, stopping a measurement.

 

Related Links:

LMS Test.Lab acquisition tips:

LMS Test.Lab Display Tips:

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