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Arrow Keys not working for Mach3
« on: January 18, 2014, 01:30:27 PM »
I am new to Mach 3. I am running Windows 8, machine is a Legacy Criterion 4x8 table.

They used to work to jog the spindle, x and Y keys on laptop would move spindle in the x and y directions. But for some reason they no longer work, I have to move the x and y with my mouse in the Mach 3 window.

Obviously I have moved or altered something but I have no idea what. They work fine in other applications but do not function in Mach 3. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I've a small FAVI key board I used to take over to the table when I was setting the x&Y which was really nice, all the functions work except the arrow keys on the small portable key pad and on the laptop key pad. ???

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Re: Arrow Keys not working for Mach3
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2014, 01:40:20 PM »
Check your hotkeys. Config, hotkeys.

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Re: Arrow Keys not working for Mach3
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2014, 02:04:26 PM »
Have you clicked the Jog ON/Off button?  Its outline should be green.

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Re: Arrow Keys not working for Mach3
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2014, 02:06:54 PM »
I don't think that is his problem John because he said he can jog with the on screen buttons. But, it is probably worth mentioning that you can't jog if the page being displayed does not have the jog enable led on it.

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Re: Arrow Keys not working for Mach3
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2014, 04:04:59 PM »
I used to have a similar problem and I changed my laptop to a desktop and all was fine after.
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Re: Arrow Keys not working for Mach3
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2014, 04:06:22 PM »
John, I stand corrected. Hood told me you could jog from the MPG page even if jogging was disabled and he's right. I just tested it. So it could well be jogging is disabled.

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Re: Arrow Keys not working for Mach3
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2014, 05:28:18 PM »
Thanks Brett,
I was pretty sure I had it right, but I didn't take time to confirm my memory yet.  Glad to know that I have a ways to go before full senility sets in.  ;)
John
Re: Arrow Keys not working for Mach3
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2014, 07:31:44 PM »
To All,

Thank you all for your helpful replies. I just got back and have read your replies. I did the conf fig hot keys, several times before I posted, but thanks for think that. I suspect the answer is with the Jog button in Mach 3 as suggested.
I will get to the shop tomorrow, try that and let you know. :)

Cheers
Tom