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Keyboard only use of Mach3 - possible?
« on: December 06, 2009, 06:28:06 PM »
I'm just getting started with Mach3 after years of using the DOS based CNCPro.

One thing I like about CNCPro is the ability to do everything with the keyboard.  Given the extreme lack of space in the shop, not having to find room for a mouse is a BIG win.

Is it possible to run Mach3 pretty much entirely with the keyboard?

Thanks.


Alan

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Re: Keyboard only use of Mach3 - possible?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2009, 06:36:22 PM »
Not really, you could set up loads of hotkeys to do most buttons but things like selecting DROs I dont think you could do without some form of pointing device. I dislike mice on a machine, I do have a trackball on all of them but mainly use a touch screen and external buttons.
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Re: Keyboard only use of Mach3 - possible?
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2009, 08:18:55 AM »
How about a small keyboard with a built-in touchpad?

Ron