Asked Questions

Q. How do I use macros?

  • Select a macro (e.g. Macro 1) on the macro screen, then select the action to take for that macro. Notes:
    1. You can input the action in either the top or bottom section of the screen
      • if you input your macro in the bottom section, the top section must be set to "Default". If you use multiple layouts, you can use a macro in all of them if it is in the bottom ("Default") section.
      • If you ever want to share your layout with someone else, keep in mind that the macro is associated with your layout only if only if it is in the top section ("this layout only")
    2. To share a layout, open the menu and choose 'Export to memo'; then you can send the memo to other people.
  • Use the Edit screen to assign the macro to a key. Macros are represented by the special keys \1 through \9. For example, if you assign \2 to a key, macro 2 is run when you press that key.
  • Use the Test screen to make sure it works.

Q. How do I assign Cut/Copy/Paste to a key?

A. With macros.

  1. If you want to modify the built-in layout, make a copy of it first using "Duplicate" on the Manage screen.
  2. Select a macro (e.g. Macro 1) on the macro screen, specify "Input Keys", then input the key sequence for Cut, Copy, or Paste. Generally, Cut is Command-X, Copy is Command-C and Paste is Command-P. The Command stroke is represented in text by \/ (a backslash followed by a forward slash--not V!), So use \/X for cut, \/C for copy, and \/P for paste.
  3. Use the Edit screen to assign the macro to a key. For example, use \2 to represent macro 2.
  4. Use the Test screen to make sure it works.

Q. How do I put layouts from my handheld onto the internet?

A. The normal way is to export the layout to a memo.

  1. Select the layout within MilliKeys and choose "Export to Memo" from the menu.  Confirm.
  2. HotSync to get the memo on your desktop computer.
  3. Start Palm Desktop and click the "Memo" button to reach the memo editor.
  4. Find the memo that represents your layout.  It starts with "MilliKeys Layout:"...
  5. Select the entire memo and copy it to the clipboard.
  6. Paste it into your email, web page, board post or whereever you want to put it.

To put layouts from the internet onto your handheld, follow the instructions in the MilliKeys ReadMe file.

Q. How do I beam MilliKeys to another handheld?

A. There are three things that must be transferred.

  1. The MilliKeys app.  Beam this just like any other application:
    1. From App Launcher, choose (from the menu) App | Beam...
    2. Select MilliKeys from the list and choose Beam.
  2. The extension manager (e.g. X-Master).  You only need to beam this if the recipient has no extension manager.
  3. The MilliKeys hack.  To beam this, start your extension manager and beam it from there.  In X-Master this is accomplished as follows:
    1. Select MilliKeys from the list.
    2. Choose (from the menu) Extensions | Beam.

Q. How many users are there in the world?

A. No idea. Somewhat less than the number of downloads, I imagine, of which there have been about 3000.SourceForge Logo

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