The Virtual Keyboard
Big fancy light boards are awesome. But at the end of the day they’re essentially a small computer with a giant custom keyboard; so it makes sense that we can use our personal laptops to run the same software … just without the tactile buttons, knobs, and displays.
The good news is that EOS has a Virtual Keyboard that is laid out in the same configuration as the large scale light boards such as the Gio or the Ti. You can open this Virtual Keyboard as one of your Display Controls.
But this Display Control takes up a significant amount of important real estate. So some people would rather use the Virtual Keyboard in the popup window. This can be access from the top right corner of your screen.
The more you use the EOS software, the more likely you are to utilize the hotkeys – keyboard letters, numbers, symbols, and combinations that represent the keys on the Virtual Keyboard.
Here are some common ones …
- 0 – 9 : On your keyboard, use the numbers 0 – 9. Yup. That’s a pretty obvious one.
- Enter : On your keyboard, use the Enter or Return key.
- At / Full / Out : On your keyboard, use the letters A, F, and O.
- Thru / + / – : On your keyboard, use the keys T, =, –
- Record / Sneak / Time : On your keyboard, use the keys R, N, I
There are also a few key combinations. The Address button, for example, is Ctrl+A.
You’ll quickly memorize these, but if ever you forget, notice that each button has the Hotkey in gray at the bottom right corner of the button. If you see a small C or small A next to a letter or number or symbol, that means Ctrl+ or Atl+
Learn your hotkeys! It’ll make you much much faster.